Perennial Plant Articles


Welcome to our on-line plant articles page. Here you will find a series of in-depth articles about an array of wonderful garden perennials from Arisaema to Tricyrtis as well as other topics. Many of these are reprints of articles that we have written for publication in various venues over the years, but several were written specifically for this website. These are not the typical on-line plant articles which are short and fluffy, but instead often go into great detail...you know, the stuff that everyone says is worthless on a website. We think you will find a wealth of information about garden perennials in these articles, and we thank the other authors that have also allowed their work to be republished here.

Amorphophallus from Leaf Cuttings

Arisaema, Arisaema, Arisaema (Cobra Lily, Jack in the Pulpit)

Bananas - Apeeling Plants for the Garden (Winter Hardy Ornamentals)

Baptisia - Revenge of the Redneck Lupines

Bizarre Plants Only a Mother Could Love

Buddleia - The Butterfly Bush

Building a Pitcher Plant Bog

Canna, Canna, Canna

Cacti in the Southeast

Cold Hardy Palms for Temperate Gardens

Cold Hardy Palm Suvival Report

Colocasias - Cool Elephant Ears for the Garden

Crape Murder - The Unkind Cut

Crape Murder - Stop! (Cut the Crap, not the Crape)

Curcuma Hidden Cone Gingers

Cyclamen for the Garden

Cypripedium Orchids - Does the Lady Slipper Fit Your Garden?

Danae racemosa (Poet's Laurel)

Dear Deer, We're Closed for Dinner

Echinacea Explosion - The Coneflower Chronicles

Edgeworthia chrysantha (False Winter Daphne)

Epimedium World (Fairy Wings for Your Garden)

Fuel Sources for your Hummer (Hummingbird Plants for Your Garden)

Gardening in the Shade

Hardy Terrestrial Orchids

Hedychium - Ginger Lilies for the Garden

Hellebores (A Rose is a Rose except...)

Hellebores, Hellebores, Hellebores

Hosta Breeders and Other Strangers

Hosta, Hosta, Hosta

Hostas for Warm Climates

Hostas with Fragrant Flowers

How do I overwinter my hardy tropical perennials? (Palms, Canna, Banana, Colocasia)

If You Can't Stand the Heat, Get Out of the Garden

Juniper Level Botanic Garden Winter Temperature Data 1973-2013

Leaves that Light Up the Garden - Variegated Plants

Matteuccia struthiopteris 'The King' (Ostrich Fern)

Native Plants Myths and Realities

Neonicotinoid Pesticides in perennial gardens - Understanding the Issue

Organi-size Your Garden

Paul Aden Hosta Introductions/Breeding

Plant Delights Nursery Hosta Breeding Program

Pruning Green Meatballs - Save them for Spaghetti

Plant Hardiness and Mapping Out a Strategy

Pulmonaria, Pulmonaria, Pulmonaria - Lungworts for the Garden

Rain Lilies Book 1

Sabal × brazoriensis - A preliminary evaluation of the ancestry of a putative Sabal hybrid.

Salvia, Perennial Sages for the Garden

Ringing the Coral Bells - The Heuchera and xHeucherella Story

Sabal Minor (Scrub Palmetto Palm)

Sarracenia - The North American Pitcher Plant

So You Want to Start a Mail Order Perennial Nursery

Soils and Soil Preparation

Spigelia marilandica (Indian Pink)


Stokesia laevis 'Peachie's Pick' (Peachie's Pick Stokes Aster)

Tiarella - A Crown in the Garden

Tony's Top Ten Hosta Myths

Trademarks in Horticulture - Their Misuse and Abuse (Name that Plant)

Tricyrtis Toad Lilies

When Should I Plant My Plants?

Zingiber mioga (Myoga Ginger)

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