How would you like to save money on plants? Start perennials from seed with this easy method: Plant your seeds in a milk jug, set it outside and let Mother Nature do the rest ;-) Sow seeds in winter | Garden Gate eNotes
One of the most exciting developments in gardening over the past 20 years has been the proliferation of perennials that combine Liberace's showiness with Mo Farah's stamina to flower from spring until autumn. Some are stalwarts recognised for their staying power, others come via the cut-flower industry, but most are the fruition of decades of work by breeders. Over the summer, these marathon performers come in particularly handy when school's out
20 favorite perennial flowers | Forget-me-not (Myosotis sylvatica) | Sunset.com Must-haves for lightly shaded woodland gardens, these much-loved plants bear tiny but exquisite blue flowers in spring in mild climates. Baby Blue, a hybrid from Proven Winners, has true blue flowers and grows 6 to 8 inches tall.
20 Best Perennial Flowers -Coneflowers (Echinacea) Colorful and super tough, Ruby Star from Monrovia nurseries has large pinkish-purple blooms with pronounced coppery centers. The plant grows 2-feet tall; the flowers are 4 inches across. Among the many showy hybrids are Orange Meadowbrite, butter-yellow Sunrise, and reddish-orange Sundown.