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'Northwind' Will Blow You Away! An Interview with the Perennial of the Year

Winning awards isn't just for movie stars, musicians and the like; plants also compete for accolades. Each year since 1990, the Perennial Plant Association nominates a number of perennials that can stand up to some tough criteria: relative disease and pest resistance, suitability for a wide range of climatic conditions, low maintenance, availability and multiple seasons of interest.


Making the Most of The Rain

In the midst of sticky summer heat, I can't help but look forward to an evening shower to wash away the humidity and breathe cool, fresh life into the air. I know I am not the only one who enjoys the event; the hot, dry earth must also rejoice in the wet relief. Water trickles down into the soil and thirsty roots take up their fill, while animals and insects alike gather around pools teeming with hydration.