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Old 08-05-2018, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Which Perennials Are You Growing In Your Garden?

Just planned some May Night Salvia and Wild Berry Pow Wow Echinacea.

Want to also get some Black Eye Susan and Veronica Royal Candles.
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Old 08-05-2018, 05:50 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Oh. some Black Eye Susans would look good at this time of year. The other day I was driving along in MA and the wild flowers by the side of the road looked gorgeous--Black Eye Susan types and Purple Loosetrife. Made me want to get something gold for August and into fall.

This year I only have yarrow mostly--just moved here. I bought yellow yarrow and red yarrow. They are doing very well and looking good with low maintenance. I also bought two types of purple bell flowers but the rain pours down from the roof and washes the soil away! Those poor bell flowers are struggling and I have to find a way to keep the soil in.

Portulaca--I hope it's a perennial here! It's done beautifully around the little Cape Cod type fence, pokes its pretty flowers through the openings.

^^^Those flowers you talked about sound like they will be tall. That can look very dramatic--I would like to get some tall pink astilbe for the back where there is deep shade around the shrubbery.

It's always perennials for me. I love to see them come back year after year.
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Old 08-06-2018, 08:53 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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This is kind of a slow time in the south. Everything is getting ragged and tired. The repeat blooming day lilies are going strong, roses, bougainvillea in a window box, and geraniums in planters. Otherwise, not much.
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Old 08-07-2018, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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I have a bad habit of getting one of everything. So, I have a wide variety of plants, but not a lot of impact.

To answer the question, I have: Russian sage, sedum, cardinal flower, butterfly bush, salvia, creeping phlox, yarrow, hostas, heuchera, lots of old-fashioned ditch lilies. (I have lots of these because a neighbor gave them to me)
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Old 08-07-2018, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Yes, the bright colored Black Eye Susans always add a splash of color.


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Oh. some Black Eye Susans would look good at this time of year. The other day I was driving along in MA and the wild flowers by the side of the road looked gorgeous--Black Eye Susan types and Purple Loosetrife. Made me want to get something gold for August and into fall.

This year I only have yarrow mostly--just moved here. I bought yellow yarrow and red yarrow. They are doing very well and looking good with low maintenance. I also bought two types of purple bell flowers but the rain pours down from the roof and washes the soil away! Those poor bell flowers are struggling and I have to find a way to keep the soil in.

Portulaca--I hope it's a perennial here! It's done beautifully around the little Cape Cod type fence, pokes its pretty flowers through the openings.

^^^Those flowers you talked about sound like they will be tall. That can look very dramatic--I would like to get some tall pink astilbe for the back where there is deep shade around the shrubbery.

It's always perennials for me. I love to see them come back year after year.
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Old 09-03-2018, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Perennials are growing strong here with the continued rains and warm temps.
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Old 09-05-2018, 06:09 AM
 
Location: The Mitten
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I have bought a house early in this year but un/fortunately [for me], the outside areas haven't been taken care of in a long time. So now I'm going through each landscaping bed, pulling weeds, adding mulch, and removing the over-growth.

I grabbed two Easter Lillies from my church on Easter. I thought those guys would die off and regrown next season but, surprise, surprise, they're growing now with new flower buds coming up.

Other than that, I got tons of other lilies that are staying green. They did bloom over the summer, though. I also had poppies, that flowered and then died off really early. I have some pink and purple flowers, which also bloomed at the beginning of summer. Otherwise, I have no idea what else there is. Wild flowers, some flowers that represent milk weed...
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Old 09-05-2018, 09:59 AM
 
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My Cranberry and Happy Return daylilies are in full bloom. I also have some hybrid tea roses that are blooming as well. My hydrangeas that have bloomed for years didn't bloom last month or this month!
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Old 09-05-2018, 08:35 PM
 
Location: The High Seas
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Lemon Verbena- makes a great tea. That, and a bunch of other spices such as oregano, rosemary, sage...
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