Find flower perennials and perennial seeds at your local perennial farm
A visit to a local perennial farm is an excellent way to find perennial
seed, flower perennials and shade perennial plants that are hardy to your
local area. Although many nurseries also offer perennial plants, the
difference between a perennial farm and a perennial nursery is that in the
nursery, plants are raised under controlled conditions; at the perennial
farm, plants are grown outdoors and must survive the same weather conditions
and other elements as they will encounter in your perennial garden.
Although some perennial farms bear the words ?perennial farm? in their name,
often a perennial farm is named for a type of perennial plant they
specialize in growing. For instance, although we often think of grape arbors
and strawberry patches as places to purchase fruits, quite frequently the
growers also offer cuttings from their perennial plants or perennial seeds
for sale. This is a great way to choose an edible perennial since you almost
get to ?try before you buy!?
However, even in the case of flower perennials grown at a perennial farm,
the consumer does get to see mature perennial plants in bloom. Rather than
buying seedlings or starting from perennial seeds, purchasing mature plants
from a perennial farm lets you buy in the confidence that your purchase will
result in the desired addition to your perennial garden. Still, many farms
also maintain perennial nurseries where you can buy seedlings and cuttings.
Bare roots and perennial seed packets are also often available.
If there is no perennial farm in your area, there are many on the Internet
that offer their plants either via an online direct purchase or through a
When shopping for shade perennials at a perennial farm, be sure to choose
those that are thriving in shaded areas of the farm. As expert as a
perennial gardener might be, he can?t make a sun-loving plant like a peony
thrive in the shade. Remember that your perennial plant choices will thrive
in your perennial garden under the same conditions and with the same care
that they receive at the perennial farm.
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