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6 Reasons Why You Need to Plant Perennials…Like Now

Posted By admin On March 27, 2014 @ 8:00 am In Garden & Agriculture,Permaculture,Simple Living | Comments Disabled

If you’ve ever debated about whether perennial plants are right for your landscape, author Ben Falk is here to help. And, as a recent winner of an American Horticultural Society 2014 Book Award, you can be sure to trust his expert advice.

Falk’s award winning book, The Resilient Farm and Homestead [1], offers readers the lessons he’s learned about perennials on his Whole Systems Research Farm [2] and explains the six reasons why gardeners and farmers should not overlook these permanent producers. One advantage, according to Falk, is their resilience to climate change. Perennial plants are able to both avoid and bounce back from climate stress like drought and flood. Want to know more? Read Falk’s entire list of perennial plant benefits in the excerpt below.

For more guidance on growing perennials, take a behind-the-scenes look at how Paradise Lot authors, Eric Toensmeier and Jonathan Bates, transformed a desolate urban backyard into a permaculture paradise [3] and go on a virtual tour of their garden [4] to learn about four perennial vegetables that thrive in the shade.


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[1] The Resilient Farm and Homestead: http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/the_resilient_farm_and_homestead:paperback

[2] Whole Systems Research Farm: http://wholesystemsdesign.squarespace.com

[3] transformed a desolate urban backyard into a permaculture paradise: http://www.chelseagreen.com/content/permaculture-paradise/

[4] virtual tour of their garden: http://www.chelseagreen.com/content/four-perennial-vegetables-perfect-for-shady-spots/

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