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PerennialsPodcast

How to Grow: Ornamental Grasses

Learn about ornamental grasses, including how to plant and grow them. Listen to podcast: podcast transcript How to Grow: Ornamental Grasses various species   Other Name Many different types   Sun Requirements full sun, part sun   Bloom Period and Seasonal Color late summer and fall in shades of brown, purple, red, and silver   Mature Height x Spread 1 to 6 feet x 1 to 3 feet   Added Benefits native, attracts beneficials, drought tolerant, deer resistant   Ornamental grasses have become all the rage in landscaping circles and...

PerennialsPodcast

How to Grow: Asters

Learn how to grow asters, including how to plant and grow them. Listen to podcast: podcast transcript How to Grow: Asters Aster spp and hybrids Other Name Michaelmas daisy   Sun Requirements full sun   Bloom Period and Seasonal Color late summer to fall in colors such as blue, purple, red, pink and white   Mature Height x Spread 1 to 6 feet x 2 to 4 feet   Added Benefits Native, attracts beneficials   This native wildflower is a sure sign of late summer and early fall in New England. You can see it blooming next to goldenrod...

PerennialsPodcast

How to Grow: Hardy Hibiscus

Learn how to grow hardy hibiscus, including how to plant and grow them. Listen to podcast: podcast transcript How to Grow: Hardy Hibiscus Hibiscus moscheutos Other Name Swamp rose mallow   Sun Requirements Full sun   Bloom Period and Seasonal Color Late summer to fall in colors such as white, pink, red, and bi colors.   Mature Height x Spread 2 to 5 feet x 2 to 5 feet   Added Benefits attracts beneficials, attracts hummingbirds   Yes, you can grow hardy hibiscus in New England. Often people think of the tropical houseplant when I...

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How to Grow: Elderberries

Learn about elderberries, including how to plant and grow them. Listen to podcast: podcast transcript How to Grow: Elderberries Sambucus spp and hybrids   Other Name Elder     Sun Requirements full sun, part sun   Bloom Period and Seasonal Color Spring with white or pink flowers. It also has attractive red or black berries     Mature Height x Spread 5 to 12 feet x 5 to 10 feet     Added Benefits Native, attracts beneficials   Elderberries are common shrubs often found growing wild in meadows, abandoned fields and...

PerennialsPodcast

How to Grow: Peonies

Learn about peonies, including how to plant and grow them. Listen to podcast: podcast transcript   Go here for the All About Growing Peonies Video How To Grow: Peonies Paeonia spp   Other Name Garden peony   Sun Requirements full sun   Bloom Period and Seasonal Color Late spring to early summer in colors such as white, coral, pink, red, yellow, and bi colors   Mature Height x Spread 3 to 4 feet x 3 feet   Added Benefits attracts beneficials, deer resistant   Peonies give your garden a boost in late spring with their large,...

BulbsPodcast

How to Grow: Tulips

Learn about tulips, including how to plant and grow them. Listen to podcast: podcast transcript How to Grow: Tulips Tulipa spp and hybrids   Other Name NA   Sun Requirements full sun, part sun   Bloom Period and Seasonal Color Spring to early summer in a wide range of flower shapes and almost every color of the rainbow   Mature Height x Spread 4 to 24 inches x 6 to 8 inches   Added Benefits attracts beneficials   Tulips are the standard bearer for spring flowering bulbs. They are a vast group with a variety of plant sizes, flower...

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How to Grow: Dahlias

Learn about dahlias, including how to plant and grow them. Listen to podcast: podcast transcript How to Grow: Dahlias Dahlia hybrids   Other Name garden dahlia   Sun Requirements full sun, part sun   Bloom Period and Seasonal Color late summer into fall in colors such as pink, salmon, white, cream, red, and bi-colors   Mature Height x Spread 1 to 5 feet x 1 to 3 feet   Added Benefits attract beneficials, attracts hummingbirds, deer resistant   If you're looking for a big showy flower to cap off the end of the growing season and...

PodcastShrubs

How to Grow: Rose of Sharon

Learn about rose of sharon, including how to plant and grow them. Listen to podcast: podcast transcript How to Grow: Rose of Sharon   Hibiscus syriacus   Other Name Shrub Althea   Sun Requirements full sun   Bloom Period and Seasonal Color Mid-summer to fall in colors such as white, pink, blue, lilac, red and bicolor   Mature Height x Spread 8 to 10 feet x 6 to 8 feet   Added Benefits attracts beneficials, attracts, hummingbirds, deer resistant   Rose of Sharon is a rare shrub because it blooms from mid to late summer...

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How to Grow: Hydrangeas

Watch this video about some new, smaller hydrangea types how to care for them in your yard. Learn about hydrangeas, including how to plant care for, and grow them. Listen to podcast: Listen To Podcast on New Hydrangeas:   podcast transcript How to Grow: Hydrangeas Hydrangea spp and varieties   Other Name hortensia   Sun Requirements full sun, part sun, part shade   Bloom Period and Seasonal Color Mid to late summer in colors such as white, pink, red, and blue,   Mature Height x Spread 3 to 15 feet x 3 to 12 feet   Added Benefits...

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How to Grow: Controlling Poison Ivy

Learn about poison ivy, including the best and safest ways to control it. Listen to podcast: For as long as I can remember, each summer I get some amount of poison ivy rash. Poison ivy is best identified by the “leaves of three, let them be," rhyme. It grows as an aggressive ground cover and up trees. I once saw a whole tree enveloped in poison ivy vines. I stayed away! It’s best to avoid contact with leaves, stems and roots since the chemical urushiol can stay active for months on clothes, tools and machinery. So how do you eliminate...