Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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The Well-Mannered Perennial Garden

An artfully designed perennial garden can be a great delight. But, for a perennial garden to reach its full potential, it must be managed after planting with great care and deliberation. How do you know, for instance, which plants need to be pinched back, and when this should be done? Which perennials have a tendency to be invasive and what you can do about this? What plants are best suited for the hot, humid summers? Successful gardens do not happen by accident. Learn what you can do to ensure that your garden is a source of pleasure and not one of frustration and disappointment.

The Well-Mannered Perennial Garden
  • vsmyard20. Rose Garden at sunrise. From the front cover of the book "Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania: Through the Lens of Paul W. Meyer". Credit: PAUL W. MEYER. Source: Morris Arboretum PAUL W. MEYER
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
100 E. Northwestern Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19118
An artfully designed perennial garden can be a great delight. But, for a perennial garden to reach its full potential, it must be managed after planting with great care and deliberation. How do you know, for instance, which plants need to be pinched back, and when this should be done? Which perennials have a tendency to be invasive and what you can do about this? What plants are best suited for the hot, humid summers? Successful gardens do not happen by accident. Learn what you can do to ensure that your garden is a source of pleasure and not one of frustration and disappointment.
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100 E. Northwestern Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19118

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