Perennials

  • Our perennial season starts early April and last until September.

  • Planting prior to August is best for successful establishment.

  • If we don't have it, chances are it doesn't do well in Colorado. 

  • We are known for a large variety of 1 gallon herbaceous perennials, container shrubs, trees, perennial berries and ground covers.

  • You  to amend the soil directly around, but never below what you are planting. If you amend under the plant (especially trees and shrubs) the plant will sink over time, making the risk of overwater significantly increase. 

  • Amend the soil with Soil Pep, Happy Frog Soil Conditioner or Compost (we carry all 3). This will allow the plant to grow into it's environment better than it could in our hard clay soil.

  • Perennials can live 2 to 100's of years. 

  • Use root stimulator for the first 2 years along with fertilizer to establish a larger and hardier root system. Plants that have been given root stimulator have a much greater chance of over wintering. 

  • Cold is not the killer of hardy perennials, dry soil is. Anything that has been planted in your yard in the last 2-3 seasons needs late Fall watering, Winter watering, and early Spring watering. What does this mean? Well, if we have a substantial length of time (around 2 weeks) without moisture in the Late Fall-Spring, you have to water. If the root system gets too dry during these crucial months of establishment, most likely it will die.

  • Gardening isn't easy. Give yourself years to learn the craft, if not a lifetime.