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Annuals and Perennials at Native Nurseries

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An annual usually
germinates, flowers
and dies within one
year or season.
Although many
customers tell us
they want to use
only perennials in
their landscapes,
there are some
advantages to
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Come to Native Nurseries for Butterfly Projects Violas Many of them
do not get very tall,
so they work well
for those areas
where you want
short bedding plants.
If you
use them judiciously
in combination
with perennials,
you won’t find yourself
using up entire weekends
every year
planting huge
annual beds
as many imagine when
they think of annuals.
And your landscape
always seems fresh
and new when you
pop in a few
new annuals
at the change
of the season.
Ornamental Cabbage and Kale - Cool Weather Annuals
Dragonfly Annuals for the Shade Because they only
have a short time
to reproduce themselves,
annuals tend to
bloom prolifically.
Because of this
they add lots of color
to your landscape
and do so
without breaking
your budget
since they usually
cost less than perennials.
Annuals are
especially economical
if you purchase them
early in the season
when two packs
are still available.
Typically at that
time, you can
purchase two plants
for under a dollar.
And even though they do not usually live from year to year, many annuals reseed,
sometimes giving you years of color in your garden for only one inexpensive purchase.
Come to Native Nurseries for Butterfly Projects Careful though . . .
not all annuals
do well in
our heat and humidity.
Come see us at
Native Nurseries,
and we’ll show you
some beautiful annuals
that really show off
their colors
here in
Tallahassee . . .
Coleus for Sun or Shade
Dusty Miller and Allysum - Cool Weather Annuals . . . but be prepared
to answer
some questions
about your yard
that will help us,
to help you
pick out the
best annuals
for your landscape
and situation.
Come to Native Nurseries for Annuals and Perennials There is a great
variety of perennials
to choose from
. . . with heights from
8 inches to
10 feet or more
. . . many, many colors
of flowers and foliage
. . . there are perennials
for sun and shade
. . . some like it
hot and dry . . .
many of them
attract butterflies,
hummingbirds and
other pollinators
. . . some are
salt tolerant . . .
Rudbeckia 'Indian Summer'
Bulbine - Loves it Hot and Dry In the right place, perennials live for three years
or more (some of them for many years).
You should be aware however that some perennials
that are hardy, and possibly even evergreen,
in South Florida may not survive our winters at all
or they may be tender perennials here.
At the same time, there are wonderful perennials
that thrive in the north or out west,
but they will not perform well here in Tallahassee.

Once they’re established
(and if they're planted in the right place),
most of the perennials
you’ll find here at Native Nurseries
(like this Bulbine pictured to the left)
are going to thrive beautifully in Tallahassee
with minimal care.
Butterfly Gardening And there are
some tender perennials
that are worth
the extra effort
to protect them
through the winter.
Pentas, for example,
should be heavily
mulched over the winter
to protect their roots.
They are one of the
best butterfly plants,
and so many
gardeners consider them
well worth the trouble.
Red Pentas in the Native Nurseries Butterfly Garden
Salvia farinacea 'Victoria Blue' Come on in
and let us
help you
choose the best
perennials . . .
Come to Native Nurseries for advice about soil.

Come to Native Nurseries for advice about soil.
. . . but be prepared
to answer some
about your yard
that will help us
to help you
pick out the best
perennials for you
and your landscape.

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