Why You Should Plant Perennials Throughout Summer

Gardeners in areas with cold winters can’t wait until spring—that’s time for planting. But surprise! That’s not the only time you can plant. You can continue planting perennials throughout the summer—and you should! Perennials are plants that come back each year. They’re great for your garden because you don’t have to buy them every year like you do for annuals. So why not just buy some perennials in spring and be done? Here are six reasons to keep shopping for perennials throughout the growing season: You won’t miss out on variety. If you shop only in spring, you may buy perennials that catch your eye because they’re already flowering. When you plant them, you’ll have a lovely spring garden, but what happens when your irises and roses are done blooming? If you shop every few weeks, you’ll see what’s blooming then. Buy something each time you stop in and you can make sure you have blooms in your garden throughout the entire growing season. You can spread out the work. So many gardeners mistake the start of their growing season for a deadline. They think they have to buy all of their plants at one time and install them all in one exhausting weekend. Give yourself a break and do the work little by little.  You can correct mistakes. If some of your plants didn’t get as tall as you expected they would, you can choose an even taller plant to add height to your garden. Or if a perennial …

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