Our gardens contain mostly perennials. Perennials are work horses that produce all season long and then hibernate and survive under feet of snow for five months.
For an initial investment of $9-$30, a perennial will produce for years and can also be divided into several new plants.
Most gardeners also want and need some annuals to provide a punch in containers or while the perennials are in between flowering stages. But, annuals are costly from $2.95 for a six-pack or $4.98-$6.95 per 4″ pot. They also reluctantly become part of the compost pile at the end of the growing season which in our part of the country is sixteen weeks at the most.
This winter has been so long I found myself this past rainy weekend at the local greenhouse perusing all the beautiful annuals and their gorgeous colors. I picked up some bright red geraniums and a few other plants also found their way into my basket.
However, I spent some time going through them all looking for a potential to split them into additional plants. Once a Yankee gardener, always a Yankee gardener. 🙂
Do you split any of your plants – annuals or perennials?
My vegetable seedlings are also doing pretty well. Some are so good in fact, I’ll be moving them into larger cells today. Happy gardening everyone whether that finds your hands in the dirt inside or outside. 🙂