A true annual is a plant that completes its life cycle in one year. This means it goes from seed to seed and then dies off, during the course of one growing season. The mission of an annual is to produce seed and propagate. This is why deadheading or removing spent flowers before the seed matures produces more flowers and therefore, more potential seed. Some tender perennials are grown as annuals in colder climates. For a perennial to be worth growing as an annual, it must flower profusely in its first year of growth. Pansies, lantana and alyssum are actually all tender perennials. There are also plants considered to be hardy annuals. This just means that they are able to withstand a little frost without being killed off and will continue to bloom and set seed into the next year, but they will eventually expire. Annuals can be further divided into cool season and warm season. Pansies will fade as the summer heats up. Zinnias won’t even get moving until the nights stay warm. Annual flowers give you the opportunity to grow a totally different garden every year, usually providing continuous color throughout the growing season.
Herbs and Veggies
We carry a wide selection of herbs such as: Basil, Bronze Fennel, Chives, Cilantro, Curry, Lavender, Marjoram, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Stevia, Thyme, We strive to carry many varieties of vegetables including heirloom varieties and hybrid selections. In our collection, we offer a wide range of both warm-season and cold-tolerant vegetables. Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower Lettuce, Swiss Chard, Peppers, Spinach, Tomatoes, etc. We continually receive orders from several excellent growers for the best quality edibles. In this way, our inventory stays fresh for our customers.
Perennial plants are the backbone of every successful landscape and garden border. They are available in a wide range of sizes, colors, and blooming seasons. Perennials grow and bloom over the spring and summer and then die back every autumn and winter. They return in the spring, bigger and better with every passing season! Perennials typically grow from their root stock rather than seeding themselves, as an annual plant does. These are known as herbaceous perennials. However, depending on the rigors of local climate, a plant that is a perennial in its native habitat, or in a milder garden, may be treated by a gardener as an annual and planted out every year, from seed, from cuttings, or from divisions. June has been designated National Perennial Plant Month. There are wide selections of perennials that may be planted in June. It is a good time for the gardener to find more mature specimens of favorite summer bloomers at the garden center. It is also a good time to plant a sequential summer perennial display of old-favorites and new cultivars. There are many spectacular flowering performers for the sultry summer season. Some of the more popular perennial plant categories include Hosta, Daylily, Iris, Echinacea, Peony, Ferns, Grasses, Phlox, Heuchera, Astilbe and many more. Each genus can contain literally thousands of specific varieties. In addition to our core selection of perennials, we now carry an impressive inventory of native plants. Native perennials are easy to grow, adapt to our climate easily Many native plants do not require fertilizers and pesticides like other plants. Whether you choose to grow native plants or perennial hybrids, we have an excellent staff on-hand to give you the best advice for your gardens. Part of the joy of gardening with perennial plants is new plant introductions from family, friends, and our knowledgeable staff.
Trees and Shrubs
Evergreen and flowering shrubs are the backbone of any landscape. Whether it’s foundation planting or a garden border, there is a wide range of plant material that can add depth and dimension to your garden. There are two types of shrubs: deciduous and evergreen. Deciduous shrubs such as Lilac, Forsythia and certain types of Azaleas will flower, foliate and then lose their foliage in the fall season. Evergreen shrubs like Rhododendron, Hollies, most Azaleas, and Andromeda will feature evergreen foliage year-round, flower, and then flush with new growth by summer. The benefit of flowering evergreens is that you benefit from the best of both worlds – beautiful flowers in spring and evergreen foliage for privacy and structure to support the overall landscape plan. Evergreens, or conifers, are generally needled and retain their needles year round. Evergreens can function as a unifying element in the landscape, or in some cases, a focal point. These focal points or specimens can add real drama to a landscape. We carry a wide selection of plant material selected just for our growing zone. With the improvement in breeding techniques, today’s plant materials often bloom longer and are generally more disease- and pest-resistant. We have a knowledgeable staff available to help you to select the best trees and shrubs for your garden and landscape.
Houseplants are a great addition to any indoor environment. They purify our air and give us fresh oxygen, contributing to a healthy atmosphere. Seasons carries a wide array of houseplants to suit your light and conditions for any space in your home. Our plant inventory constantly changes, often aligning with the time of year as well as holidays. Let our staff help you make the best choice for your home or to gift. Our inventory changes weekly. However, much of our selections include Dracaena, Jasmine, Calathea, ZZ plants, succulents, Cacti, air plants, philodendron, ivy, Citrus trees, Ficus cultivars, Kalanchoe, Orchids, Maranta, African violets, ferns, etc In addition, we have a great staff available to pot your plants up or remedy your own plants. Just ask.
Each Holiday, Seasons carries a wide range of flowers and gift baskets. Can’t find what you are looking for? Ask one of our staff members, and they will gladly help you put together a special gift basket. Some of the Holiday plants that we carry include but are not limited to: Poinsettias, Amaryllis, Christmas Cactus, Cyclamen, Kalanchoe and Paperwhites during winter. We also carry various traditional plants for Easter including Daffodils, Hyacinths, Oxalis (Shamrock plants), Tulips, Lilies,etc. We’re also happy to take requests for certain plants you’d like to see. We’ll be glad to take your contact information and call you if we’re able to acquire your request.