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Heather's Helpful Hint

It's a Great Time to Plant Perennials
August 25, 2011

So many customers are asking for hardy chrysanthemums and in an effort to accommodate, we always bring a few in early. There is very little color appearing because mums need cool nights for their buds to open, but we have a good selection and fall asters as well. 

I am always a little sad to say goodbye to so many wonderful hardy perennials this time of year. Right now and into the fall is a perfect time to plant hardy perennials and there are many that are prime right now. Agastache, Russian Sage, Heliopsis, Rudbeckia, Coreopsis, Echinacea, and Asclepias are just a few that you should take a look at. 

Planting in the fall is easier on the plants and also simpler for you. More water makes for softer ground and less hand watering, but since the ground is still warm plants establish quickly. 

Please don't fall so quickly into autumn. Summer temperatures will be with us for awhile and we have what you need for a colorful perennial garden next year! 

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