Problem-Solving Design: Perennial Hedges

Problem-Solving Design: Perennial Hedges

Posted by on May 17, 2011 in All, Design, Plants | 10 Comments

By Jennifer Silver, JMMDS Spring is a great time for gardeners to take stock. Before plants get too big, there’s still time for decisions and divisions. Here’s one way of dealing with those overgrown perennials who keep crowding out their neighbors and refusing to play nice: perennial hedges. Helianthus laetiflorus, Vermont’s native perennial sunflower, is tall, […]

Anna’s Annuals (and Perennials!): Saving the Seeds of Summer

Posted by on Oct 14, 2010 in How-To, New Homestead, Plants | 2 Comments

by Anna Johansen Get harvesting! Now’s the time to collect all sorts of seeds to save or scatter. Keep reading for seed saving tips: L: The curled seed shapes of Calendula ‘Solar Flashback Mix’; R: Papaver nudicaule ‘Meadow Pastels’ Poppy seed heads ready to be scattered. Photos: Anna Johansen.