In the latter part of the growing season, many of the native perennials are naturally taller in height. Extra rainfall also grows taller perennials, and wind storms can cause plants to fall over. In a newer native garden, taller plants might lean because there are no other plants close by for support due to spacing. Because Illinois is the land of the tall grass prairie, I urge everyone to embrace our taller native perennials. Here area a few tips and solutions for dealing with taller native perennials in your garden.

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