Good friend and colleague Ron Wilson, Natorp’s Marketing Manager and Expert, talks this week about planning a perennial garden.
PLAN BEFORE YOU PLANT YOUR PERENNIAL GARDEN
When figuring out which perennials to plant in your perennial garden, you will need to do a little research. With perennials blooming at different times, you will want to plan your garden to enjoy flowers and foliage throughout the season. With a bit of forethought, you can enjoy a constant rotation of color and flowers.
A great source of inspiration is Cincinnati’s Perennial Gardens. It gives you a chance to see perennials in action in the landscape. Visit local gardens, Cincinnati Parks, Spring Grove Cemetary and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens. Of course, Natorp’s Nursery is also filled with acres of perennial inspiration.
DO YOUR RESEARCH
Now that you are filled with inspiration, it is time to research your plants. During your research, these are things to plan for:
- Season-long colour
- Differing Heights
- Vary Widths
- Consider sunlight and shade
- Types of soil
- Hardiness in Cincinnati (Cincinnati is Zone 6)
- Amount of maintenance required
- Any wildlife issues
HOW TO MAKE PERENNIAL PLANNING SIMPLE
- Ask an expert
Stop by Natorp’s Nursery Outlet and visit our horticulturalists or our in-store landscape designer and ask for recommendations. Our knowledgeable plant experts will help you find the perfect plants for your specific garden needs.
- Research Online @natorp.com
Natorp’s Plant Library & Online Store makes searching for plants simple. You can search with your preferences including colour, sun or shade, deer resistant, etc.
NATORP’S PERENNIAL PLANNING GUIDE
Come see the 740 perennials growing on Natorp’s Nursery including the Perennial Plant Association’s Perennial of the Year Winners. This year’s winner is Stachys Hummelo.
Cincinnati Gardening Made Simple! Have a garden question, contact our gardening experts @ firstname.lastname@example.org.