http://www.flickr.com/photos/gardensense/ to see photos of my plants
- They like many zones - we are in zone 6 but year '04 we went down to zone 4 when the temperature went down to minus 25 or so degrees. Learn more in my garden classes.
- There are many different bloom times--you can plan you garden to keep it in bloom from spring to fall!
- Perennials can be grown in sun, part shade, or shade.
- Most plants like 1 (one) inch of water a week, some are drought tolerant, such as most sedums.
- They vary in height
- Most perennials are also considered herbs.
- Perennials can be grown from seed but take longer to establish than cuttings or from splitting a large established plant.
- It is best to plant or transplant (less roots and they are in a growth spurt) perennials in the spring or fall season—keep watered until they are established
- To transplant, dig a hole slightly larger than the root ball, add water a little bit of starter fertilizer (Miracle Grow Quick Start) and spread 10-10-10 around and dig in - see veggie page for more info on fertilizers. Learn more in my garden classes.
- Mulch is good anytime, as well as unscented cow manure, peat moss, vermiculite, grind up the leaves, etc.
- Check the soil info page for my special recipe for potting soil or garden soil. Please don't call it dirt! Learn more in my garden classes.
- Support your local grower and buy local.
- I have many different plants I grow in my gardens and not in a greenhouse.
- They don't sell some of mine at garden centers, many are heirloom and some invasive--come check them out and tour the gardens.
- I use organic fertilizer on All veggies, perennials, herbs, and my grass!
Keep checking this site for updates and more info. during the growing season but updates will also be on my FaceBook page Garden-Sense