Herbaceous perennials Ireland

Herbaceous perennials Ireland

So, your perennial border is prepared with the requisite quantities of plant food soil and drainage grit if required. What s next? Once you have gotten this far in the process, it is time to think about actually selecting the plants that will populate the bed or border itself. My first piece of advice to gardeners selecting perennial plants is to let your mind drift . Groupings of plants that weave and interlock with other groupings of plants within the same bed are known as …

Define herbaceous perennials

Define herbaceous perennials

Annuals are plants that go through their entire lifecycle in one growing season. Hardy annuals are plants that go through their entire life cycle in one season and that can be sown outside in the open garden in spring where it is to flower, for example, Centaurea cyanus – cornflower. Half-hardy annuals are plants that die if exposed to the cold, so they can’t go into the garden until after the last frost and should be sown indoors in spring. They’ll keep going until killed by …

Perennial herbaceous plants Grand Canyon

Perennial herbaceous plants Grand Canyon

Because of its over 8 feet of elevation change, the Grand Canyon is one of the most diversified ecologies found in any region this small. Plant life in particular changes dramatically from top to bottom as you descend from alpine forest to desert scrub to riparian forest. There are more than 1, 500 known species of vascular plants, 167 species of fungi, 64 species of moss and 195 species of lichen in the Park. About a dozen of the plants in the Park are found nowhere else (endemic) …

September Flowering herbaceous perennials

September Flowering herbaceous perennials

Recently while I was researching a plant profile article on the genus of Sanguisorba for The Irish Garden magazine, I consulted my old and slightly battered copy of Webb’s Irish Flora. This versatile and showy genus of plants has two Irish natives amongst its members. The salad burnet, S. minor, which is small and not very attractive, although useful as a salad ingredients, and the taller more showy greater burnet, S. officinalis. According to the old book, S. officinalis is not …

Herbaceous Perennial Plants Allan Armitage

Herbaceous Perennial Plants Allan Armitage

Finally,here is an an app about perennial and annuals that spans the gap between industry and the consumer. Dr. Allan Armitage,a world-renowned expert on annuals and perennials has sorted through the thousands of plants available and picks his favorites. Consumers can read why he chose them,and get growing tips to help them succeed. App users can use the search feature to filter annuals or perennials and select sun,shade and USDA hardiness zones. Armitage provides a deer browsing …

Herbaceous perennials for clay soil

Herbaceous perennials for clay soil

(Author’s Note: The following article is excerpted from my upcoming book, The New England Gardener’s Year. The book is scheduled to be published as an e-book later this year (November) and in print version early next year (February). To see more photographs of the herbaceous perennials discussed in this article, visit the The New England Gardener’s Year Facebook page, There are several herbaceous perennials that belong in the October garden. Some, like the heleniums, begin flowering …

Top 10 Herbaceous perennials

Top 10 Herbaceous perennials

Being tall is often equated with attractiveness. Men are asked to be ‘Tall, Dark and Handsome’ while women who are ‘Tall and Slender’ are considered beautiful. To a certain extent, your height depends on genetics. If you have short parents, it is unlikely that you will be tall enough to play NBA! But genetics do not mean that you cannot grow taller than average. Generally our height stops growing when we say goodbye to our teenage years. But if you have crossed that threshold …

Difference between herbaceous and woody perennials

Difference between herbaceous and woody perennials

1. Leaf life spans, determined as half-lives, of 16 herbaceous perennial plant species from the aseasonal, tropical Andes at altitudes between 4 and 4600 m were on average 193±19 days and thus two to three times greater than those of herbaceous perennials from the seasonal northern hemisphere. The duration of lamina expansion was positively correlated with life span. Growth was continuous all year round, but rates of leaf initiation in the high-elevation tropics were lower than …

Definition of herbaceous perennial plants

Definition of herbaceous perennial plants

Perennial, any plant that under natural conditions lives for several to many growing seasons, as contrasted to an annual annual, plant that germinates from seed, blossoms, produces seed, and dies within one year. Annuals propagate themselves by seed only, unlike many biennials and perennials. They are thus especially suited to environments that have a short growing season. Click the link for more information. or a biennial biennial, plant requiring two years to complete its life …