Annuals & Perennials
Here at Meadow View we strive to have wide variety of perennials and annuals in stock. Our goal is to carry what our customers want as well as to keep up with new and unique varieties. We can guarantee quality, because we personally see our annuals grow from seedlings to mature plants; the majority comes from our family farm in Fentress County. Availability changes throughout the season, so make sure to keep checking in for new plants!
These are plants that must be replanted every year, or “annually.” Most of the colorful, long blooming flowers fall into this category, such as geraniums, petunias, and begonias. Many are considered to be hardy in warmer climates, but cannot handle our cool winters. They will give you gorgeous flowers for their season, but will quickly fade when that season is over.
If you plant annuals in the right location, taking care of them is not too complicated. Regular watering, especially if the annuals are in containers or hanging baskets, is the most important thing to remember to keep them healthy and blooming. Remember, new annuals have very young root systems that have not developed enough to support the plant on their own. Some, such as petunias, may need to have their spent blossoms removed in order to make room for new ones. Almost all will benefit from a regular dose of fertilizer as they use nutrients from the soil.
These plants are those that you can count on to come back. They have a shorter bloom time than annuals do, but make up for that by the variety of sizes, colors, and textures that return to your garden year after year. Coneflowers, daylilies, and peonies are popular perennials in our area.
To get the most out of your perennial garden, we suggest planting several different types with different bloom times throughout the year. In this way, you can have continuous color without the burden of replanting every year. They look best when planted in odd numbers, such as groups of three or five. Some will need to be staked in order to look their best, and many prefer to be dead-headed. For information on specific perennials, please feel free to ask!