Each year, the National Garden Bureau selects categories of plants to spotlight. This year, the light shines on five home garden favorites: lantana, lavender, hydrangeas, sweet corn, and iris. Learn more about including them in your garden this year.
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Perennials need the wetter weather and cooler nighttime temperatures in fall to focus their energy on establishing roots. While annuals like impatiens and begonias bloom for just one season, perennials will die back in winter and return in spring.
Garden wisdom holds that spring is the time to plant, when the earth is just waking up from winter’s chill and the long, hot days of summer are ahead.