Unlike annuals, perennials will bring joy to your garden year after year with their colorful blooms and textures. Building a perennial garden is a project that should be done over time and that is why we are here to help you! Most perennials bloom for a few weeks, but some can last for months. It helps to be aware of which perennials will bloom during which months when planning your garden. Anemone (pictured), are versatile perennials that bloom in early spring, summer, or fall depending on the variety. Also known as windflowers, they have sturdy stems that seem to dance in the wind, but do not break like more delicate perennials. A few different varieties of these make a great addition to any garden with part sun-sunny areas. They can grow to be about 1-3ft, so be sure to plant them with perennials that will be smaller or taller than them. You want to vary the sizes of your plants to help give your garden more depth. Perennial gardens are great against a fence or the house with taller plants staggered in the back and shorter plants in front. There are so many more things to discuss about perennials, so keep your eyes out for a blog post or stop in to speak with one of our team members. We are happy to help you plan for the upcoming seasons! See below for some of what we carry.
Deer Resistant & Pollinator Friendly Perennials : Agastache • Aster • Bee Balm • Catmint • Coneflower • Coreopsis • Lavender• Russian Sage • Salvia • Yarrow
Roses are one of the most popular perennials around, with stunning flowers in an array of colors and are available in compact and large varieties. Some varieties, like 'New Dawn' beam a beautiful fragrance. 'New Dawn' also happens to be a climbing rose, but roses can be found in bush or tree form and as used ground cover. Roses, although may not seem it, are relatively tough plants. Some may require more maintenance than others, so keep that in mind when choosing your plant. All roses do require at least 6-8 hours of sun daily and should be planted in the spring, after the danger of frost has passed or in fall. If you are planting in the fall be sure to give your rose enough time to get established before the danger of frost, at least 6 weeks. Even though roses will do just fine with little maintenance, it helps to prune them in early spring to promote lush growth and more blooms. You can also periodically deadhead faded blooms to help promote more flowers through the growing season. We carry the below varieties of roses in an array of different colors.
'Knock-Out' Rose: A shrub rose that blooms from summer through fall, with high disease resistance and requires little to no maintenance. They are self-cleaning and are drought tolerant. They can get grow to be on the larger side if they are not cut back.
'Drift' Rose: A compact ground cover rose that is ideal for filling in gaps in the landscape, containers, and hanging baskets. A good options for those who don't want to deadhead, as they will re-bloom every 5-6 weeks regardless. Overall, a low maintenance and disease resistant variety.
Spring Flowering bulbs are sold and planted in the months of October and November and will bloom in April and May of the following year. Though you can continue to plant as long as the ground has not frozen. Some popular deer resistant varieties include Alliums (pictured above), Daffodils, Hyacinths, and Tulips.
Summer Flowering bulbs and tubers are sold and planted in the months of April and May, and will bloom through out the Summer. These bulbs will not survive winters so should be dug up and stored for the following year. Popular varieties include Dahlias (pictured above), Gladiolus, Lillies, Cannas, and Caladiums.
Ornamental Grasses are the perfect Shore plant and are available starting in May through November. These drought tolerant and low maintenance perennials are a great addition to your perennial garden and come in a variety of growth habits.