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PERENNIALS

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Perennials are one of the easiest plants to grow. Sun or shade, clay or loam, ground cover or grass, hosta or flowering vine, there is a perennial for almost all of your gardening needs. Our perennials will add depth and lasting colours to your gardens year after year. Our staff will assist in designing a new flowerbed and will answer your gardening questions.

Combine perennials with annual flowers, shrubs and trees to create a beautiful landscape that will be the envy of the neighbourhood!

 

SIX STEPS TO BEAUTIFUL PERENNIAL BEDS

1. Prepare your beds for great root growth
Most perennials love soft well-drained soils.

2. Select well
Sun-loving plants generally do poorly in shade, and shade-loving plants scorch in the sun. Most perennials have a set bloom time each year that does not always encompass all the seasons. Be sure to include SPRING BLOOMERS, SUMMER COLOUR, and FALL FLOWERS in pleasing combinations. We have signage and labels that help you with your decisions.

3. Sit down in front
Usually, several different heights of perennials are needed to give your bed a three dimensional look. We will help you out in choosing plants that are good neighbours.

4. Plant with love
Plant odd numbers of plants of the same kind together (3, 5, 7 etc.). When you plant, feed the roots with a high phosphate fertilizer. Our staff will help you select the fertilizer that is right for you.

5. Clean your house
Keep the weeds from getting a good start. It is much easier to remove them when they are small. Mulching your beds with 2 or 3 inches of bark much will keep out 90% of the weeds. For your shopping convenience, we carry bark mulch in four different colours. Remove dead blossoms when you are in your beds looking for weeds. This will extend the flowering time for many perennials. Water only as needed. Lots of sprinkler watering on the leaves promotes disease and rotting in the plants.

6. Multiply by dividing
In the crazy math of perennials, you can split up the mature root masses and gain more plants to start somewhere else or give to a friend. Perennials are not all the same, so ask our staff when the time to divide is right and the best way to go about it.




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