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Celebrating Perennial Month at White Oak Gardens

Category: Pollinators | Posted by: Mike Forste

At White Oak Gardens, we believe in the timeless beauty and enduring charm of perennials.

As we celebrate June, Perennial Month, we’re excited to share the magic of these resilient plants with you. They’re the gift that keeps on giving, returning year after year to add color, texture, and life to your garden.

Why Perennials?

Perennials are plants that come back year after year, blooming and thriving with minimal care once established. This makes them an excellent choice for gardeners looking to create a lasting landscape. With a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes, perennials can fit any garden style, from formal borders to wildflower meadows.

Fun Facts About Perennials

  1. Seasonal Blooms: Many perennials bloom at different times throughout the growing season, providing a continuous display of color from spring to fall.
  2. Diversity: The world of perennials is incredibly diverse. From sun-loving daisies to shade-tolerant hostas, there’s a perennial for every garden spot.
  3. Low Maintenance: Once established, many perennials require less water and care than annuals, making them an eco-friendly choice.
  4. Pollinator Friendly: Many perennials, such as coneflowers and lavender, are excellent for attracting bees, butterflies, and other pollinators to your garden.

Tips for Growing Perennials

  1. Choose the Right Spot: Different perennials have different light and soil needs. Ensure you pick the right plant for the right place to help them thrive.
  2. Prepare the Soil: Good soil preparation is key. Incorporate organic matter to improve drainage and fertility. White Oak Organic Planting Mix and Bio-tone Starter Fertilizer are the key to successful plantings.
  3. Water Wisely: Water new plants regularly until they are established. Once they are, most perennials can survive on their own.
  4. Mulch: Mulching helps retain moisture, suppress weeds, and regulate soil temperature.
  5. Divide and Conquer: Many perennials benefit from being divided every few years. This not only helps the plants stay healthy but also gives you more plants to spread around your garden or share with friends.

Our Top Perennial Picks

  1. Agastache: Known for its fragrant foliage and long-lasting blooms, Agastache attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.
  2. Salvia: With its spiky blooms in shades of blue, purple, and red, Salvia is a magnet for pollinators and adds vertical interest to the garden.
  3. Catmint (Nepeta): This tough, drought-tolerant plant produces clouds of soft lavender-blue flowers and aromatic foliage, making it a favorite for borders.
  4. Bee Balm (Monarda): With its vibrant, shaggy flowers, Bee Balm is perfect for attracting bees and butterflies while adding a splash of color to the garden.
  5. Coreopsis: Also known as tickseed, Coreopsis offers bright, daisy-like flowers that bloom profusely throughout the summer, bringing cheer to any garden.

Join Us in Celebrating Perennial Month

At White Oak Gardens, we’re here to help you make the most of Perennial Month. Visit us to explore our extensive collection of perennials and get expert advice on how to incorporate them into your garden. At White Oak Gardens, we believe that “Happiness grows here” and there’s no better time to plant the seeds of joy than now! Happy gardening!

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