As we prepare to head into a new year of gardening adventures, I’ve been thinking about a variety of landscape questions and quandaries that pop up from time to time.
A common question in the spring concerns starting plants from seed.
I understand the idea of saving a little money because I also like to garden on the cheap. It’s also exciting to observe the potential contained in a little seed. But if you’re a novice, you may not be prepared to properly care for that seedling for the six to eight weeks of production time needed for it to reach the stage of plants for sale at the garden center.
Production time is also a problem if you have busy, hectic schedule. Buying plants from the garden center allows you to have a beautiful landscape without dealing with the production worries.
Another landscape paradigm I’d like to change deals with identifying plants as perennials.
Labeling a plant as a perennial is not the same thing as saying it will live forever. Many gardeners are surprised when perennials…