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Week of May 8, 2023

Stake perennials that tend to flop.Stake perennials that tend to flop. 

Attracting many different types of bees, sneezeweed (Helenium spp.) will thrive in swampy conditions. Full sun with average to wet soil conditions, sneezeweed will bloom bright yellow or orange flowers from summer to autumn. Growing up to 5′ tall, it is hardy in zones 3-9.

Spring is the best time to repot houseplants. It’s time to replant when actively growing houseplants outgrow their containers.


Dicentria eximia, fringed bleeding heartMCH specialist Marta recommends Dicentria eximia (fringed bleeding heart). This native perennial is a workhorse in the garden and performs well in shade, part shade and part sun. It blooms in spring but then has sporadical blooms for the remainder of the season—even in fall it still manages to produce blooms!


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