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Advice Needed: How to Establish Perennial Plants from Seeds on Large Area with Overgrown Vegetation?

I'm looking for some advice on how to establish perennial plants from seeds on a large area that is currently overgrown with vegetation. Specifically, I'm interested in planting perennial plants that ...
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Planning a Large Garden Inspired by Piet Oudolf: Planting Perennials Without Annuals?

I have a large garden space, approximately 4000 square meters, consisting of a mix of fruit trees, a sizable lawn, and open meadows. Inspired by the renowned Piet Oudolf's Kengsington Garden, I am ...
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How to Find a Perennial Seed Mix Resembling Piet Oudolf Gardens for Large-Scale Project?

I'm planning to create a garden inspired by Piet Oudolf's iconic designs, particularly those seen in locations like Kensington Garden. However, I'm facing difficulty in sourcing a perennial seed mix ...
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Best Seed Drill for Planting Perennials with Small Seeds in a Large Garden Area?

I am planning to plant a variety of perennials on a 1000 m2 area in my garden, and the seeds I'll be using are quite small. I want to achieve a precise and efficient planting pattern with 10cm spacing ...
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Recommendations for a Precision Seeder for Planting Perennial Seeds in a 100-cell Tray [closed]

I am looking for recommendations on a precision seeder that is suitable for planting perennial seeds in a 100-cell tray. The seeds I am working with are very small, and I need a seeder that can handle ...
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Planning a Garden with Sparse Planting: Will Emerging Plants Fill in Gaps Over Time?

I'm currently in the process of planning a garden, and I'm considering a more sparse planting arrangement. My concern is whether emerging plants, particularly those with spreading habits, will ...
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Creating a Piet Oudolf-Inspired Perennial Garden - Guidance Needed [closed]

I'm planning to create a perennial garden inspired by Piet Oudolf's style on a 1000 m2 plot. I have a few questions regarding the process, and I would appreciate some guidance from experienced ...
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Kniphofia caulescens not flowering

I planted two Kniphofia caulescens in a sunny spot in my garden back in 2016. The plants have thrived and now form a sizeable clump. However, they haven't flowered for several years. Any idea why this ...
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Why does my snow in summer look terrible after flowering [closed]

Snow in summer looking bad after flowering. Does it need to be cut back
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Can I sheet mulch over perennial bulbs?

By sheet mulching I mean laying cardboard and then 2-3 inches of mulch on top of it. I want to do this to an area with daffodils. Since they have already bloomed, is it ok to do this, and in theory, ...
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Hauser & Wirth garden plan

Is it at public source to get Hauser & Wirth garden plan made by Piet Oudolf? I would recreate this scene in my garden.
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How to "clean up" a garden after everything has flowered?

Newbie question here. I am a first-time gardener; last year, I bought a house with a beautiful garden and I fell in love with the flowers, so I'm trying to learn how to take care of it. Over the ...
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Using Pine Chips for Perennial Beds

Took down 13 eastern white pine trees and was left with a significant pile of chips (plus lots of millable wood for flooring and other projects). I have several mature perennial beds and am planning ...
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What is this perennial plant that my wife's family call "pot cheese"?

My daughter has recovered a plant from her grandmother's house in southern Ontario that my wife says has always been referred to as "pot cheese" because the flowers just before they open ...
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Is it possible to continuously harvest asparagus?

Like this: From what I understand: It's a perennial that emits spears from a central crown - those are what we eat. If we don't eat the spears, they turn into ferns. Those ferns absorb sunshine and ...
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Help identifying perennial in bloom currently in Denver

This plant just started blooming in my front yard. It has a deep green foliage as seen in the picture. It’s about a foot wide and at least 2 feet tall. It just started blooming these quarter to half-...
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Perennial geranium collapses in late spring

How can I care for this plant differently so it doesn't collapse in on itself? Do all geraniums fall in on themselves? Every year these geraniums grow like crazy and get full, tall and beautiful like ...
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Planting bare root perennials

I bought some bare root perennial flowers which have some fairly long roots attached. Should I trim up these roots before planting? As is, the hole will need to be very wide lest the roots be twisted ...
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Small mail order perennials - OK to plant now?

I've just received a load of mail-ordered perennial plants, things like vinca minor. They're quite small, some don't even have any visible plant part. Here in the UK it's pretty cold at the moment, ...
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Egyptian walking onions; perennial how?

Are Egyptian walking onions strictly perennial (by this I mean that the same plant base will regrow the next year) or only perennial in the sense that they fall over and replant the bulbils as “new” ...
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Can a plant that grows back from the roots each year be considered a perennial?

I have a pot with mint plants growing in it. These plants die off in the winter and resurface from the ground in spring each year. Does that make the mint plants perennial? If not, is there a special ...
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Identification Can anyone advise on care of this plant?

Just purchased this perennial, but it did not have any information with it. My plant identifier states it is Carpet Bee Balm, but because of the red leaves I am unsure. Anyone any other ideas?
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Can I grow low-growing heathers in containers with soil depth of 10cm?

I am building a small shed with a heather/heath roof using low growing varieties that reach 10-15cm. I plan to use 4 separate 60x40cm Euro trays, lined with soil barrier, so that I can lift these off ...
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Aphids killing my Lenten Rose

Aphids are killing my Lenten Roses (Hellebores). I have treated them with natural spray (water, vinegar and Dr Bronner's soap) and with Neem oil. They keep reinfecting; I can't get rid of them. How ...
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What is the name of this fragrant flower?

Can anyone identify this flower? It started its flower about a week ago and has an amazing frangrance.
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Iceland poppies

I have a couple plants of Iceland poppies that bloomed back in the fall. I’d like to transplant them into a different container but I’m not sure if they can handle being moved/if it’s the right time ...
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good plants for a marshy area?

I'm trying to add some plants to our backyard that can do well in healthy soil that does get very marshy several times during the summer. It's an area that receives some sun and some shade - probably ...
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How to cure burns in perennial flowering plant's due to dose of excess urea?

I had planted few stone apple plants (perennial, flowering and mid summer fruiting trees) in plants. Due to insect larvae most of leaves were eaten. So I put in handsome amounts of Urea, Diammonium ...
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What is this pink flowered perennial found in a garden on Long Island?

The deer don't seem to touch it here, whereas virtually nothing else escapes their attention.
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Methodology and resources for planning a perennial flower garden

I'm new to landscaping and completely unfamiliar with different types of flowers and bulbs. What is the best way to plan a small perennial flower garden? Is there a website with charts comparing ...
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First year to grow gladiolus and they all seem to be the same colors?

I planted a ton of gladioli this year and each stalk was suppose to be different colors, there were 7 or 8 different colors they could be but for some reason they are all pretty much orange. The first ...
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Which plants relate simbiotically to chillis?

I have been reading about symbiotic plants and mutualism and I am wondering which plant to introduce to the pot of my perennial chilli plant. Any hints? thanks!
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Can someone tell me what this 5 petal pink flower is?

5 petal perennial blooms in late May early June in zone 5.
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Rumex? Burdock? Perennial fast-grower has us stumped in Illinois

I figured this would be an easy ID given the size of the leaves, segmented stem, and such but haven't been able to nail it down. The fence pictured is 5 feet tall.
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Need perennial cover crop/grass suggestion

We don't live in our native town through out the year and instead visit on some days of the year, but have some help from people who do live to water plants growing in our house there, occasionally. ...
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I need advice about climbing vines/plants for my handicap ramp

I am having my handicap ramp rebuilt and will have wood lattice installed on both sides. I live right outside Kases City, MO. I want to plant something that can climb on the lattice. I want something ...
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Why are the leaves of my peace lily plant turning yellow?

My peace lily plant was very robust and had lots of flowers. However, its leaves started turning yellow and now it looks like I am going to lose it. What can I do?
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Plants for under blue spruce tree

Along the west fence of my yard, just on the other side in the neighbours yard, are three towering blue spruce trees basically stacked on top of each other. Because of this, the grass doesn't grow ...
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How close can i plant perennials to a grapevine?

I have a few grapevines trained onto a pergola. I was thinking of planting a few perennials like roses and geraniums at the base of the pergola on all sides except the front. However my vines are ...
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Can I take cuttings from hydrangea?

I have these hydrangeas from last year and I saw that they started growing new cuttings at the bottom. Now you can see that the older ones are the taller ones and I was wondering if I can cut them and ...
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Liriope muscari - why no flowers?

I live in west Essex, England. Several years ago I planted a group of three Liriope muscari in partial shade in very heavy clay soil. They flowered the first year, but have not done so since and haven'...
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What is this perennial that has accordian-pattern flowers with pink and purple tips?

What is this beautiful perennial that has flowers that turn purply pink as it cools? The flowers have rows in an accordion-type shape, for lack of a better term.
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Pretty little flower but identity unknown, any ideas?

I ordered datura seeds and received 10 seeds in a clear ziplock packet, no label or instructions. I planted 7 undamaged seeds and only 1 came up. It is not a datura, but no one seems to know what it ...
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Can I start germinating plant seeds indoors in August, and keep them inside for planting next April?

I intuitively feel this is wrong, but I'd like to start the seeds of a plant indoors now, in August, and keep the young plants in containers until the next spring. I'd want to transplant them outside ...
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What is this succulent's name?

I bought this from theheartcompany at metrotown. But i do not know the name of it, any answers?
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What is this evergreen perennial shrub with rosette-style pattern of leaves?

I would like to know how to care for this plant but have no idea what it is. It is approimately 4ft (1.2 m) high and 6ft (1.8 m) spread. Woody stems. I need to find out about pruning, cutting back and ...
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Is this rudbeckia?

This perennial is sold to me as rudbeckia. It is similar to my other yellow rudbeckia, but the petals (apart having different color) are much finer while touching. Is this really rudbeckia?
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Is this rose seed going to germinate?

I am trying to germinate this rose seed, first I soaked this one seed into the egg incubator at 40 celsius lukewarm temperature water for nearly 1 week or less. Before when it was unsoaked I saw its ...
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Growing fava beans when too hot for flowering; since perennial, will they eventually fruit later in the year?

I read that fava beans' flowers become sterile if temperatures are sustained >80dF. I have fava beans given to me from a sub-tropical climate and wonder if I can grow them in temperature climate (...
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Do you know what this wild perennial is?

Do you know what his wild perennial is? Zone is 8a, central Europe. Photo taken mid-May. Removed from the ground because of fence construction. Is it worth transplanting?
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