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Now to some NEWS-U-CAN-USE...
It's April 5th and we see nothing but daytime highs in the high high 60's to high 70's and nightime lows above 40 in the 15-day forecast. Soil temps are warming up so that means you can safely plant almost anything and everything now...even tropicals! The ONLY things we'd suggest waiting another week or so on is annual vinca (periwinkle), peppers, and eggplant, only because there are a couple nights forecasted to dip in the 40's, which could stunt these plants and lead to the development of disease.
Everything...too much to name!
We have tons of shrubs, trees, annual bedding plants, veggies, tropicals, vines, low-maintenance roses, ornamental grasses and more in stock right now, but this week we're going to focus on perennial plants.
Simply defined, perennials are plants that live for more than one year, many living for decades. Each year they grow larger in size in the garden, and blooming varieties produce more blooms. Some perennial plants are evergreen, which means they keep their foliage for the winter. Others die back during winter and then excite us when they return in spring. A few, such as Old Fashioned Bleeding Hearts, actually go dormant during summer and emerge in fall, winter or early spring.
There are endless uses for perennials in gardens and landscape beds. Perennial lovers love perennials so much because they provide year round color in the landscape. There's no one variety of perennial that will bloom throughout the entire year but, with the enormous selection of species and varieties available these days, you can choose one's that will bloom or show bright foliage color at all different times of the year, even in winter! Some varieties, such as Lantana, Buddleia (butterfly bushes), and Salvia bloom from spring to frost, just like many annual flowers.
Another reason we like perennials so much is because there are always exciting new varieties being developed and introduced every year by breeders around the world. Each year, we can't wait to see the new varieties that emerge on the scene. Every year we introduce many new varieties at Wilson Bros. Not a week goes by in spring that we don;t have 5 or 10 brand new varieties in stock.
One thing you have to watch out for: gardening with perennials can be addictive. But, when considering all of the various other addictions life has to offer, we can think of a lot of other worse things to be addicted to. Perennial gardeners tend to be very chilled out folks who enjoy life...especially when they're habitually planting and tending to their perennials:-)
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The Staff at Wilson Bros
The Staff at Wilson Bros