How to care for your Perennial Assortments, which may contain plants like Herbs, Ferns, Ivy, and various other perennials:
There is no “one-size-fits-all” rule about caring for perennial plants, but with some care and maintenance, your Andy Mast plants will bloom for years to come.
Perennials grown in a container are fairly easy to transplant into your garden. Start by digging a hole a little wider than the pot, but the same depth. Take the roots of your plant, gently spread them apart with your fingers, and place into the hole. You want to make sure that you’re firmly packing the soil around the plant, as air and water can become trapped near the roots leading to rot and disease. Water your new perennials well. It’s a good idea to put a layer of mulch down to suppress weeds and lock in moisture.
You may have to give special care to your perennials on a case-by-case basis, depending on the specific needs of the plant. One of the perks of perennials is they come back bigger every year if given the proper care, but this also means that they should be divided every few years to prevent overcrowding. Deadheading flowers will keep your garden looking its best and prevent plants from wasting energy on seed production.
To protect winter-hardy perennials during the colder months, simply spread a layer of mulch over the area after the ground freezes to protect the roots. Tender perennials will need to be dug up and stored in a cool, dark environment such as a basement during the winter.