A plant that returns each year, a.k.a. the core of your garden
With their staggered bloom times from spring to summer to fall, perennial flowers keep a garden interesting throughout the year. After trees and shrubs, perennials are also a great way to add structure, height and visual interest to your garden. Though they may have a shorter bloom time than annuals (from a few weeks to a couple of months depending on the variety), perennial foliage is often interesting in its own right during non-bloom periods, showing off a variety of colors, shapes and textures.
Perennial plants are appealing to both beginners and expert gardeners alike since they return year after year, and require relatively little care during the season. A bit of deadheading, perhaps some dividing and cutting back in the late fall or early spring, and an established perennial will take care of itself. Our garden nursery houses varieties perfect for sun, shade and everywhere in between, and we are happy to suggest perennials with a variety of characteristics: deer resistance, butterfly and bird attraction, different seasonal bloom times, fragrance, and stunning cut flowers.
As the seasons change, so do our plants, so give us a call if you’ve got a specific perennial in mind. Or visit our garden center to take a stroll through our extensive perennial showcase and see what pops out at you! Ask a Green Thumb for expert advice on everything from classic best-sellers to unique modern hybrids and you’re sure to leave with your garden’s missing piece.