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ASTER,

WOODS BLUE

ASCLEPIAS,

INCARNATA

CARING FOR PERENNIALS

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DAYLILY,

LAVENDER BLUE BABY

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DAYLILY,

ROCKET CITY

DAYLILY,

STELLA D'ORO

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DAYLILY,

RASPBERY SUEDE

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BABYS BREATH

BLEEDING HEART

GOLD HEART

DAISY,

BECKY

DAYLILY,

PASSION FOR RED

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CORAL BELLS,

PINK PEARLS

ASTILBE,

FANAL

COLUMBINE,

GOLDFINCH

COREOPSIS,

SUNKISS

​GREENHOUSE

CORAL BELLS,

WILD ROSE

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ASCLEPIAS,

TUBEROSA

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CORAL BELLS,

MAHOGANY MONSTER

DIANTHUS,

FRUIT PUNCH MARACHINO

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CLEMATIS,

DIAMANTINA

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CORAL BELLS,

CHERRY TRUFFLES

CLEMATIS,

SAMARITAN JO

DIANE'S

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DAYLILY,

RED HOT RETURNS

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DAYLILY,

ROMATIC RETURNS

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ASCLEPIAS,

CINDERELLA

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BEE BALM,

GRAPE GUMBALL

DELPHINIUM,

COBALT DREAMS

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2019 PERENNIAL OF THE YEAR

Stachys, Hummelo

DAYLILY,

CHEROKEE STAR

CLEMATIS,

ABILENE

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DAYLILY,

STORM SHELTER

COREOPSIS,

ZAGREB

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CIMICIFUGA,

CHOCOHOLIC

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CORAL BELLS,

WILDBERRY

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WE HOPE YOU FEEL, A LITTLE MORE LIKE A PRO, AT THE END OF EACH SEASON

CORAL BELLS,

FOREVER PURPLE

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DIANTHUS,

PAINT THE TOWN MAGENTA

COREOPSIS,

MOONBEAM

BEE BALM

CHERRY POPS

ASTILBE,

"MIGHTY" CHOCOLATE CHERRY

ASCLEPIAS,

HELLO YELLOW

ARTEMISIA,

SILVER BROCADE

BRUNNERA,

JACK FROST

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CLEMATIS,

JACKMANII

DAYLILY,

BELLA LUGOSI

AJUGA,

CHOCOLATE CHIP

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BLEEDING HEART

DAYLILY,

HAPPY RETURNS

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AJUGA,

PRINCESS NADIA

BRUNNERA,

ALEXANDERS GREAT

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CORAL BELLS,

PURPLE PALACE

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DAYLILY,

GOING BANANAS

ASTER,

PURPLE DOME

CLEMATIS,

CHARMAINE

CATMINT,

WALKERS LOW

COLUMBINE,

CARDINAL

BEE BALM,

ROCKIN RASPBERRY

CLEMATIS,

NEVA

CLEMATIS,

PANICULATA

DAYLILY,

RUBY STELLA

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I get asked all the time how to take care of perennials.  Once you get the container home, please water the container every day, until you get it planted.  So the sooner, you get the perennial planted, the easier it becomes to take care of.

Make sure the soil is well worked up and add 1 heaping ice cream bucket of mushroom compost/perennial.  Work the compost into the soil.  Plant your perennial into this mixture.  Then water well.

Mulch is always a benefit to any plant.  We use double shredded bark or you can use more mushroom compost.  Mushroom compost is non burning and adds many benefits to the plant/soil.

Keep the perennial moist.  So a deep watering every 5-7 days.  Don't let it get too dry.  If it wilts in the heat of summer, you probably are letting it get too dry.  So water deep!!  A good slow drink. 

You can plant all summer and fall, it's the watering that becomes crucial for success.

Most people put their hoses away in September and call it a season.  But your plants aren't done yet.  They need to go into winter, wet.. The water helps insulate their roots. 

You can cut back your perennials in the fall or spring.  Also, a good layer of mulch is beneficial.  Again, we use mushroom compost. 

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CORAL BELLS,

AUTUMN LEAVES


CORAL BELLS,

CAJUN FIRE

CORAL BELLS,

FIRE ALARM

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CORAL BELLS,

TIMELESS TREASURES

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CLEMATIS,

EDDA

DAYLILY,

MAESTRO PUCCINI

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CLEMATIS,

BERNADINE

AJUGA,

BLACK SCALLOP

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CORAL BELLS

SILVER GUMDROP

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CLEMATIS,

JOSEPHINE

CORAL BELLS,

GRAPE EXPECTATIONS

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BOSTON IVY

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CLEMATIS,

NUBIA

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