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Paul Pilon Columnist, Horticultural Consultant

Horticultural consultant and author, Paul is also the owner of Perennial Solutions Consulting (www.perennial-solutions.com). We're glad he's our resident perennail expert and can answer questions on all things perennial so we don't have to. He can be reached by phone at (616)366-8588 or email at paul@perennial-solutions.com.

Recent Articles

Paul Talks Perennials
Fall for Perennials
Paul Pilon
Why should fall sales be reserved for garden mums and a few other short-lived annuals?
Features
More of the Good Stuff
Paul Pilon, Chris Beytes, Ellen C. Wells & Jennifer Zurko
Part 2 of our coverage of the California Spring Trials includes perennials, shrubs, potted plants and more.
Paul Talks Perennials
Look Out Below!
Paul Pilon
The quantity and health of the roots are directly related to the health and quality of the top growth.
Paul Talks Perennials
Does This Rattle Your Cage?
Paul Pilon
The occurrence of TRV and other viruses can be very frustrating, but they don't have to rattle your cage.
Paul Talks Perennials
Show Me Your ID
Paul Pilon
Properly identifying plant disorders is an important aspect of growing perennials.
Paul Talks Perennials
Beating the Winter Blues
Paul Pilon
Although symptoms of winter blues for plants differ from yours, you should be aware that they’re also adversely affected by the winter doldrums.
Paul Talks Perennials
Inputs That Make Cents
Paul Pilon
Does an upfront cost savings directly improve the bottom line and increase profits? Not always.
Paul Talks Perennials
Fall Pest Management Strategies
Paul Pilon
Whether the production facilities have been empty for several months or have crops being overwintered in them, growers are still at risk of harboring certain pests that may become problematic early in the growing cycle the following spring.
Features
More Channel Surfing
Paul Pilon, Chris Beytes, Ellen C. Wells & Jennifer Zurko
The second part of our coverage of the 2017 California Spring Trials continues with lots of perennials, shrubs and potted plants
Columns
Imminent Mildews: It’s Powdery Mildew Season
Paul Pilon
Being we’re on the onset of another imminent season for powdery mildew, I thought I’d share some of my thoughts and management strategies.
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