An ideal time to divide perennials is just as they are emerging from the ground. There will be a minimum amount of disturbance. They should be divided before flower buds are visible if possible. If you want to move plants to another area, dig the entire plant and then divide it into 2 or more pieces before replanting. You can also dig half a plant and leave the other half in place. Excess plants can be placed in pots to share with friends or neighbors. Perennial flowers which bloom early in the spring can be divided when they complete blooming.

March 6, 2015

Dividing Perennial Flowers

An ideal time to divide perennials is just as they are emerging from the ground. There will be a minimum amount of disturbance. They should be […]
March 6, 2015

Fall Bulbs

September through December are the best months to plant spring-flowering bulbs such as tulips and daffodils. Complete selections of bulbs are available in stores starting in […]
March 6, 2015

Hybrid Varieties Have More Vigor

In selecting plants and seeds, you often find the word “hybrid” as a descriptive term. Some organic gardeners shy away from hybrid varieties because they have […]
March 6, 2015

Test Left Over Seeds

Do you have some old vegetable or flower seeds laying around in a drawer or on a shelf? Do you wonder if they are still any […]
March 6, 2015

Deep Wastering Is Best

Our seasonal dry period in the Pacific Northwest usually starts in June and we need to irrigate to keep plants green and growing. Automatic sprinkler systems […]
March 6, 2015

Hardy and Tender Flowers

Annual flowers are divided into two groups, hardy and tender. Hardy annual flowers can usually withstand temperatures down to 26 degrees F. (some varieties as low […]
March 6, 2015

Landscaping With Flowers

Flowers add excitement, variety, accent and color to the landscape. They are often the first element noticed in a landscape design. Sometimes flowers can be a […]
March 6, 2015

Flower Beds And Borders

Flower beds and borders can be located in many parts of the landscape. In most cases, flowers look best when they have some kind of background, […]
March 6, 2015

Flowers in Containers

If you are purchasing a container planting, consider the location where it will likely be placed. Will it get at least 5 hours of direct sunlight […]