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Bluebells - what gorgeous color they bring to one's garden. Bluebells are a perennial; they come up each spring, and are a delight. I have several planted in a shady area underneath an oak tree. The best time to plant these bulbs are in the late summer or early fall. Mulch the area over the winter. Bluebells spread rapidly; they can be divided every couple of years in the late summer or early fall.

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Wedding Flower Meanings What Your Wedding Flowers Mean DaffodilWhat do marriage and this shapely spring flower have in common? Both represent new beginnings, which is tailor-made for a bride and groom's big day.Photo: Lisa Warninger


Peonies. The Meaning & Symbolism Of Peonies. The traditional floral symbol of China, the state flower of Indiana, and the 12th wedding anniversary flower, peonies are known as the flower of riches and honor. With their lush, full, rounded bloom, peonies embody romance and prosperity and are regarded as an omen of good fortune and a happy marriage.


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Herbs are mostly perennial herbs, meaning they will either stay green all winter or go dormant over the winter season and come back again in the spring.  However, there are a couple of herbs that are biennial, which means they typically thrive in two growing seasons (spring and fall generally).  Perennial herbs should be…