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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
Perennials are beautiful plants to have around, as they bloom year after year and thus reduce time spent re-planting each spring. Some of the most popular and beautiful perennial plants are Virginia Blue Bells, May Apple, and White Trillium. Though all of these species are perennial plants, they are also spring ephemerals, so they bloom in the spring and then go dormant in the summer.
Virginia Blue Bells Virginia Blue Bells (Mertensia virginica) tend to grow in two-foot-tall clumps, with small, greenish-grey leaves and small, slender, bell-shaped flowers, which are usually blue but can include shades of purple and pink. These perennials are easy to cultivate and look especially lovely on the borders of flower beds and at the base of shrubs. The plants bloom in early spring and become dormant in early summer.
May Apple The May Apple (Podophyllum peltatum) will produce a thick green stalk 15 to 20 inches tall, with two smaller branches, each with a 10-15 inch wide palmate leaf. The size and shape of the leaves form an umbrella-like canopy. These plants are often found in forests and thrive best in the shade. The plant produces a small white flower at the base of the two leaf stalks in late spring, and fruit later in summer (the fruit should not be eaten.)
White Trillium The White Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum) is another forest plant that blooms in the spring. The plants grow to about 6-12 inches high, with dark green, egg-shaped leaves, measuring 5-8 inches long. Each branch produces three leaves, and from the center of the leaf cluster, an odorless white flower, measuring about two inches long. The Trillium makes a beautiful spring ornamental due to its beauty and ease of cultivation.
Perennial plants might sound like a challenge, because they come back year after year, needing further care. The truth is sweet, however, because as Ernest Wilson said, "There are no happier folks than plant lovers and none more generous than those who garden." So don those gardening gloves and grab your rake! It's time to add perennials to your garden.
Perennial garden are fun and easy!
You only have to plant them once, they come in many variations and colors, and winter is not a scare - in fact, Perennial Resource says you must expose your perennial plants to cold for them to bloom. You can divide your perennials in such a way that there is always one or two kinds in bloom. This way your perennial collection multiplies and multiplies. The perennial combines well with other perennial or annual plants and can frame your driveway, prettify your fence, or be a light sprinkling in your garden. If you want a tall perennial, stake it, and if not, pick a shorter variety.
Daffodils, Virginia bluebells, and daylily are in the perennial family. Daffodils beautify spring with their sunny colors. They come in various sizes in shades of yellow with the occasional bit of orange. Put a vase in any room to fill it with an enchanting, subtle aroma. Virginia bluebells bloom from cute pink buds into pretty bluebells that emit a dense, sweet fragrance. They are hardy and attract butterflies. Daylilies come in a fantastic rainbow of colors. Hybridization has made the daylily unique. It is called "the perfect perennial" due to its low maintenance, adaptability, different look, and tolerance for drought.
Ready to plant? Clear your space by raking, weeding, and moistening the soil for your perennial garden.
Till organic matter into the soil. Give each plant space and place it level with the rest of your garden. A perennial needs to dry out between waterings; otherwise, no watering schedule is necessary. Fertilizing and winter care are easy. Weston Gardens says don't even fertilize the first year, just put some compost up top later, which is called "top-dressing." This ensures the plants get proper nutrients. When it comes to winter care for your perennial, mulch post-frost, and water well before a hard freeze. Make the perennial an asset to your garden, not a mystery to fear. Enjoy its beauty and freshness. Happy planting!
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