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Your Questions About Perennials For Ohio

September 11, 2012 9:59 am
posted by Martin Boyle

Betty asks…

What unusual perennials can I put in a 15X8 bed?

The bed borders a chain link fence. I’m looking for unusual/interesting flowers to put in it that can tolerate a NE Ohio harsh winter. The bed has a snowball bush at one end.

Martin Boyle answers:

Hi there, I’m making a perennial flower bed next year too. Well first of all, for the back of the fence, I’d plant some clematis, they come in all sorts of colours, red, white, purple, you name it. Then I would plant some tall Foxgloves, and Penstemon in the back, because they get tall, Foxgloves especially. Then in the middle, I’d plant some Bluebells, and Columbines (my favourite). In the front, maybe some mother-of-thyme? They grow about three inches tall. It really depends on what season your focusing on, these are summer flowers, except for the Bluebells. Go to www.parkseed.com they have tons of perennials, and a lot of unusual perennials like these that people don’t know about. They have it all, trust me.

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Your Questions About Perennials For Ohio

August 21, 2012 9:05 pm
posted by Martin Boyle

Richard asks…

Is it too late to plant perennials in Ohio for next summer?

I’m wanting to plant some flowers right now or maybe in the fall when it cools off a little bit. Which plants are the best to plant now or should I wait till spring time.

Martin Boyle answers:

You can plant them now, up until the ground freezes. Just keep ample water to the plants until the ground freezes. Also putting 3- 4 inches of mulch down will help with your watering efforts. The mulch will also insulate the soil for a while in the winter allowing the roots to continue to grow even if the plant has defoliated due to going into dormancy. Great mulch information here: http://naturehills.com/gardening/blogs/common_questions_answered/archive/2008/01/27/the-advantages-of-mulch.aspx

Lizzie asks…

What are some perennial fruits and vegetables that grow in Ohio?

I’m so excited, next year I’ll be making my very own garden! And i was wondering what plants i could grow that would be perennials. Also, any tips on growing? Thanks for all the information!
perennials = plants that grow back every year. Please learn to be a little more mature?

Martin Boyle answers:

Fruits: Grapes, Raspberries and Strawberry’s i know for sure.

http://ourohio.org/home-gardens/edibles/grow-your-own-fruit/ 

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