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Garden of Eden Flower Shop Tip of the Week: Fall Perennial Care

Posted on November 09 2015

Garden of Eden Flower Shop Tip of the Week: Fall Perennial Care
Hey there all of you Garden of Eden fans out there and welcome to our latest edition of "Tip of the Week," where we provide all of you some tips and tricks to keep your indoor flowers and outdoor gardens looking spectacular all the year through! Today's tip will teach you about fall season perennial care. We hope you enjoy! Did you know that it's better to let many perennials stand through the winter months than cutting them down? There are a few reasons for this:
  • Many perennials have attractive foliage for the fall and winter.
  • Perennials offer a food resource for birds through the winter.
  • With hardy perennials, leaving the stems up through the winter assists in overwintering, which helps to insulate the crowns.
  • Prevention of accidental digging that may harm the portion of the plant that is underground.
If you are going to cut back a perennial, we advise you to do so when they are dormant. This happens usually after they experience several frosts. When doing so, try to avoid cutting too close - which could cause winter injury.

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