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Top Reasons Why Planting Perennial Plants In Fall Is Better Than Spring

“I didn't know you could plant perennials in the fall!”

A common comment we get this time of year!

And, if you're wondering the same thing, I'm here to encourage you to consider fall planting your perennial plants.

Because, YES, you can fall plant perennials!

And because, in some ways, fall planting is generally easier and better for the plants themselves as well as for the gardener than spring planting.

We do it!  It's fun!

Want proof?

Why Fall Flowering Native Perennial Plants Are Important Habitat

It's easy to fill your gardens with spring and summer blooming perennial plants, right!? 

I mean why wait, because frankly after all that dreariness of winter and snow, you want to see color ASAP.  Who doesn't?

Plus, a lot of our food producing plants like fruit trees are spring blooming as well as the ubiquitous dandelions.

But, guess what?  The beneficial insects rely on flowers as long as they can get them.

All About Arnica: Why We Love It And How To Grow It

We love Arnica chamissonis like a friend to us for it's cheery yellow daisy-like flowers, it's medicinal value, and ease of growing at our farm. It's a welcome sight this time of year when the first flowers appear.

I am excited for you to come along on a short journey all about arnica, and hopefully you'll love it, too!



What Are Bare Root Perennial Plants?

Seed, potted, plugs, bare root??

Are you confused?

I just want to have a functional garden, you splutter.

I get it.  It is hard to know where to start, espcially if you are new to native, medicinal, and edible perennial plants.

But it doesn't have to be hard!  Here is my guide to all things perennial plants to help you get off on the right foot and make sure you're buying what is perfect for you!


How To Make A Garden With Bare Root Perennials

Are you ready to get your hands in the soil this spring?

To plant some things that can and will make a difference in this uncertain world?

Perennial plants can help you keep busy creating positive changes in your world in a variety of ways by:

Want To Plant More Flowers In Your Garden This Year?

Are you looking to make a change and plant more flowers in your garden this year?

Even if you are a veggie lover at heart (like we are!), flowers are an important part of the garden to provide habitat for the beneficial insects, birds, and pollinators that benefit the garden as a whole.


Our journey to native plants

It’s probably pretty obvious, but we are veggie farmers.

So why on earth are we talking about native plants? Are the veggies native plants?

No, our food plants are primarily non-native.