Starting your perennial garden from seeds and bulbs can be an incredibly rewarding experience. You start with something small, and with just a bit of care, get a beautiful plant that adds interest to your landscape year after year. They’re perfect for blending in with other existing perennials or summer annuals. Homestead Gardens offers a huge selection of flower bulbs and seeds for sale.
Summer-blooming bulbs produce some of the most dramatic garden colors with minimal effort. Tuck them among your perennials for a traffic-stopping summer display, or create a special bulb garden to wow your neighbors. Many of these bulbs are ideal in containers. Use them to liven up your porch or deck. And don’t forget to plant extras for cut-flower bouquets!
Homestead Gardens carries the largest selection of summer-blooming bulbs for sale in the area, with over 250 varieties! We even have a selection of deer-resistant varieties. The number of summer-blooming bulbs is quite extensive, but the most popular varieties include gladioluses, begonias, dahlias, lilies, freesias, anemones, tigridia, acidantheras, montbretias, sparaxis, irises, brodea, liatrises, and callas.
When fall rolls around, it’s time to start planning for next spring. Find a wide selection of autumn-planted bulbs like daffodils, crocuses, tulips, ranunculuses, and more. Oh, and don’t forget the Bulb
Want to attract bees and pollinators to a garden? By planting the right bulbs, home gardeners can not only attract pollinators to their gardens in early spring and throughout the summer, they can also provide food to a hive that is dealing with dwindling resources. Bees won’t travel far in early spring, so home gardeners should be planting large areas of bulbs. This creates smaller distances for bees to travel for pollen. For example, plant bulbs like crocuses in large swaths on the lawn to create a naturalistic setting that will double as a bee playground. Also, include blue and purple flowers because those are bees’ favorite colors.
Starting perennials from seed has both benefits and drawbacks. Seeds allow you to grow tons of flowers for a tiny investment. However, growing from seed does require more patience, and some flowers can be a bit trickier to start from seed than transplants. There are some varieties, such as native wildflower types, which are easily started from seed and will readily spread, making them the perfect choice for more natural-looking, cottage-style gardens.
At Homestead Gardens, we carry a variety of perennial seeds to help you grow the garden of your dreams from scratch. Find wildflowers like black-eyed Susans and coneflowers, along with plants like lavender and phlox.
Our staff can help you select perennial bulbs and seeds that will match your style and grow well in your garden. Feel free to chat with the Homestead Gardens team for tips and tricks for growing perennial seeds and bulbs.