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If you’re interested in preparing your perennials for winter, you’ll appreciate this practical guide. We’ve compiled some of the best tips, all of which are easy to understand and simple to follow. Now, let’s take a look at the smartest, most sensible ways to prep these types of flowers for the winter, with a mind

Why do I need a design? If you think about your garden as a trip, your design itself is the map on how to get there.  Without a map you are liable to end getting lost, or somewhere you didn’t want to be.

Gopher Resistant Plants   Annuals: Cyclamen sp. Cyclamen Nerium oleander Oleander Rosemarinus officinalis Rosemary Salvia officinalis Sage Solanum jasminoides Star of Bethlehem/Potato Vine Bulbs: Allium sp. Ornamental Onion Amaryllis belladonna Belladonna Lily Anemone blanda Winter Windflower Colchicum autumnale Autumn Crocus Hyacinthus sp. Hyacinth Muscari sp. Grape Hyacinth Narcissus sp. Daffodils Scilla siberica Siberian Squill Perennials:

Toxic to Cats Botanical name Symptoms Common names Abrus precatorius Severe vomiting and diarrhea (sometimes bloody), tremors, high heart rate, fever, shock, and death. Seeds are highly toxic. Buddhist Rosary Bead, Indian Bead, Indian Licorice, Love Bean, Lucky Bean, Prayer Bean, Precatory Bean, Rosary Pea, Seminole Bead, Weather Plant Achillea millefolium Vomiting, diarrhea, increased urination,

Hardy Shrubs Zone 3 or less Evergreens: Abies balsamea Balsam Fir Juniperus communis ‘Depressa’ Prostrated Common Juniper Juniperus horizontalis Creeping Juniper Juniperus horizontalis ‘Bar Harbour’ Bar Harbour Juniper Juniperus horizontalis   ‘Icee Blue’ Icee Blue Juniper Juniperus horizontalis ‘Plumosa Compacta’ Dwarf Andora Juniper Juniperus horizontalis ‘Wiltonii’ Blue Rug Juniper Juniperus sabina Sabin Juniper Juniperus scopulorum ‘Blue

Plants for Wet Soil (tolerate some standing water) Trees : Abies balsamea Balsam Fir Abies sibiria Siberian Fir Acer rubrum Red Maple Acer saccharinum Silver Maple Betula nigra River Birch Catalpa speciosa Northern Catalpa Quercus palustris Pin Oak Salix sp. Willow Thuja occidentalis White Cedar Ulmus americana American Elm Shrubs: Abies balsamea ‘Nana’ Dwarf Balsam

  Plants for Hummingbirds Annuals: Fuschia sp. Fuschia Impatiens balsamina Balsam Impatiens capensis Jewelweed Lantana sp. Lantana Petunia sp. Petunia Phlos drummondii Annual Phlox Saliva splendens Scarlet Sage Tropaeolum majus Nasturtium Verbena sp. Verbena Perennials: Achillea sp. Yarrow Aconitum sp. Monkshood Adenophora sp. Ladybells Agastache sp. Anise-Hyssop Alcea rosea Hollyhock Aquilegia canadensis Wild Columbine Delphinium

Plants for Butterflies Annuals: Ageratum spp. Flossflower Comos spp. Cosmos Pelargonium spp. Geranium Gomphrena globosa Globe Amaranth Impatiens spp. Impatiens/Balsam Lantana spp. Lantana Tagetes spp. Marigold Petunia spp. Petunia Phlox drummondii Annual Phlox Verbena spp. Verbena Zinnia spp. Zinnia Perennials: Achillea millefolium Yarrow Aconitum spp. Monkshood Adenophora sp. Ladybells Agastache foeniculum Anise-Hyssop Ajuga reptans Bugleweed

Container Gardening Perennials (zone 1-3b) Achillea millefolium Yarrow Aconitum nappellus Common Monkshood Aconitum x cammarum ‘Bicolour’ Bicolour Monkshood Adiantum pedatum Five Fingered Maindenhair Fern Aegopodium podagraria Goutweed Agastache foeniculum Anise-Hyssop Anemone sylvestris Anemone Aquilegia alpina Alpine Columbine Aquilegia canadensis Wild Columbine Aquilegia vulgaris Columbine Arabis caucasica Wall Cress Armeria juniperifolia Juniper-Leaved Sea Thrift Armeria maritima

Trees for Under Power Lines Acer ginnala Amur Maple Acer platanoides ‘Globosum’ Globe Maple Amelanchier x grandiflora Serviceberry Chamaecyparis nootkatensis ‘Pendula’ Weeping Nootka Falsecypress Cornus alternifolia Pagoda Dogwood Crataegus x mordenensis Hawthorne Elaeagnus angustifolia Russian Olive Euonymus alatus std Burning Bush Standard Magnolia x loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’ Leonard Messel Magnolia Malus spp. Apple/Crabapple Pinus mugo

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