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It’s THAT time of year! Time to get outside and dig in the dirt. It’s also a fabulously wonderful time to choose and plant the perfect perennials for your yard and garden! Perennials are those amazing plants and blooms that keep coming back year after year better and stronger to grace our outdoor space. Today let’s talk about not only choosing the perfect perennials but how to plant them! Okay, let’s get started and splurge on spring!
This summer I’m all about planting perennials that will give me lots of flowers to pick and bring inside. Not even the most beautiful florist’s bouquet is more lovely than a vase or vintage pitchers full of just picked blooms from our very own yards! Just thinking about walking in barefoot in our yards with our gathering backet picking flowers for an arrangement makes me swoon!!!!
Perennials bloom every year and are so easy to care for! There are just a few basic things you need to know to buy perennials that will not only survive but thrive in your area!
First… choose a perennial that works in your area or “zone”! Monrovia has hundreds and hundreds of perennials! And their site will help you choose the perfect ones for you and your area! Go to the homepage HERE and click on PERENNIALS. Plan to be amazed!!!
I love love love to find a site that is helpful, educational and has the best of something! If you even think you might like some flowers in your garden, go to Monrovia!
After you see the tons and tons of perennial choices for your zone then you can decide on the perfect flowers for you! It’s also important to know if a perennial does better in a sunny or shady spot and plant according.
I’m buying more peonies for my back perennial garden. I just love their big moppy heads and rose-like scent! I want to be able to collect armfuls! Here are the one’s I’m looking at from Monrovia. Can you picture how stunning they look in a big vase!
It’s best to plant perennials in the late afternoon on a cloudy day. Just make sure the soil is not soggy!
Now, let’s get those blooms in the ground!
Dig a hole as deep as the pot and twice as wide. Gently remove the plant from the pot and tickle the plant’s big visible roots away from the soil. You don’t want the roots to grow winding around the plant. Put the plant into the hole and give it a gentle water. Water just enough to moisten the soil… do not make it muddy! Fill the hole in with the dirt from digging the hole.
So easy peasy!
As the plants grow and bloom you will want to pinch off the spend blooms to encourage new blooms. If a plant is tall you may need to stake it up.
Don’t you wish everything could be that easy? Me, too!
You can find Monrovia perennials, herbs, berries, shrubs, trees and vines perfect for you HERE. Just plug in your zip code and Monrovia will show you plantings that will grow in your area! You can buy these garden beauties right there online… and the shipping is always free! Or you can find a garden center near you that carries Monrovia plants!
Put on some comfortable clothes, get out your garden gloves and trowel and head out to plant some stunning Monrovia perennials this year!
You can find all these pretty perennials below HERE.
RED FLOWER COLLAGE
- Balmy Purple Bee Balm
- Collage 1: Birthday Party Sedum
- Big Bang Mercury Rising Tickseed
YELLOW FLOWER COLLAGE
- Big Bang Full Moon Tickseed
- Butterfly Cleopatra Coneflower
- Early Bird Gold Gloriosa Daisy
PINK FLOWER COLLAGE
- Lady Orchard Peony
- Madame Emile Debatene Double Peony
- Nancy Nora Peony
BLUE FLOWER COLLAGE
- Sea Holly
- Vernique Blue Speedwell
- Sentimental Blue Balloon Flower
WHITE FLOWER COLLAGE
- Aglaia Shasta Daisy
- Cotton Tail Thrift
- Ice Cap Garden Phlox
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A big thank you to the nice people at Monrovia for sponsoring this post and helping me to Splurge on Spring!!!