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Get Growing: Tips to Keep Perennials Healthy for Years to Come

Updated: 05/29/2014 7:06 PM
Created: 05/29/2014 5:38 PM KSTP.com
By: Cassie Hart

In this week's Get Growing segment, garden guru Larry Pfarr is talking about perennials. Those are the plants that come back year after year.

Pfarr suggests taking into consideration the amount of sun and access to water your plants will have before you plant.

Pfarr recommends looking for perennials that will start to bloom in early spring and go all they way into fall.

If you haven't fertilized your perennials, Pfarr said it's not too late. He also says adding cypress mulch will help hold down the weeds and keep in the moisture.

Pfarr says placing low plants in front and the tall ones in the back create the best visual for your garden. He suggests planting in groups of three, or five or more.

KSTP meteorologist Jonathan Yuhas said the best time to work in your garden will be from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday. He said temps will be upper 80s, with plenty of sunshine.

He said this weekend doesn't look very good since there are storms in the forecast.

Get gardening tips every Thursday on 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS at 6:30 and 10 with our Get Growing Segment.


Minneapolis/St. Paul

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  • Wind: SE 10mph
  • Humidity: 73%
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