The end of summer marks a perfect time to invest in your garden with a few starts of perennial or biennial color. Planting these young plants now will allow them to establish over winter and bloom gloriously next spring. This is a very satisfying way to garden. These plants are small, young, easy to plant and grow, and for a small investment, you can enjoy a wealth of rewards next year.
Biennials include Foxgloves, Hollyhocks, and Canterbury Bells. They complete their life cycle by bridging 2 years. Start them in 2017 and enjoy them in 2018.
Perennials continue to bloom beyond a couple years and more. These include Coral Bells, various daisies, Delphinium and Verbena.
Planting in the fall is gentle on plants and allows them to establish more easily.
Come in to see our 6-pack and 4″ perennial collection. Also look in our 6-pack sun groundcover section; Verbena, Santa Barbara Daisy and African Daisy, Sea Pink, among others are great perennials to plant now.
Prepare a generous planting hole for each plant. (If you prepare a 1-gallon size hole for these 2″ plants, you will soon have a 1-gallon size plant.)
Start them out well with E. B. Stone Sure Start Organic Fertilizer with Mycorrhizae (a beneficial fungus).