Middle Creek
Nursery

860 Middle Creek Road
Fairfield, PA  17320
717-334-8605

Hours:
Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


We're Just a Hop, Skip and a Jump from the Mason-Dixon Line at US Route 15.

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~ Perennials ~

A perennial is a plant which comes back year after year. You plant it and for many years enjoy it in your garden. Most perennials die back, or go dormant during the winter months in our area. Perennials, for the most part, have a bloom period and then stop producing flowers to build strength for winter and the following season.

Often people come to the nursery and ask for perennials which will bloom all season. These plants are few and far between. For the most part perennials are divided into groups which bloom early season (spring), mid-season (summer), and late season (late summer-fall). In a well planned garden each group of perennials is represented. This garden will often include some annuals to provide a constant color backdrop for the perennials. A beautiful perennial garden does need to be planned. There are many good books on the subject. Check the public library because the glossy, colorful ones can be expensive.

Here at the Middle Creek Nursery we love it when a customer walks through the gate with books and papers. This means he or she is serious, and has already started to plan the garden. We are happy to assist you with your planning and have charts and books which might help. We can also advise you in the care and upkeep needed to maintain a perennial garden in top form. We attempt to keep a well stocked, well cared for perennial area in our sales yard. We sell perennials in one quart pots and in #1, #2, and #3 pots. If you are developing a perennial garden it is a good idea to stop by several times during the growing season to see plants in bloom. Perennials may be planted throughout the growing season.

Here is a general list of perennials that we try to have available during the growing season.

Acanthus (Bear's Breeches), Achillea (yarrow), Aconitum (Monkshood), Aegopodium (Snow-on-the-mountain), Agastache, Ajuga, Alcea (hollyhock), Amsonia, Anemone (windflower), Aguilegia (Columbine), Arabis (rockcress), Arisaema (Jack in the pulpit), Armeria (Thrift), Artmesia (woodworm), Asclepias (butterfly weed), Aster, Astilbe (many varieties), Aubrieta, Bellis (English daisy), Boltonia (starflower), Brunnera (False forget-me-not), Campanula (bellflower), Centaurea (Bachelor Button), Centranthus (Jupiter's Beard), Cerastium (Snow in summer), Chrysanthemum (many vareities), Convallaria (Lily of the Valley), Coreopsis, Corydalis, Crocosmia, Delospermum (Ice plant). Delphinium, Dianthus (pinks, carnations), Dicentra (bleeding heart), Digitalis (foxglove), Echinacea (coneflower), Euphorbia, Ferns, Gaillardia (Blanket flower), Galium (Sweet woodruff), Gazania, Geranium, Gypsophila (Baby's breath), Helianthus (sunflower), Hemerocallis (daylily), Heuchera (Coral Bells), Hibiscus, Hosta, Iberis (Candytuft), Iris, Kniphofia (Red hot poker), Lamium (Dead nettle), Lavandula (Lavender), Liatris, Lilium (lily), Lirope, Lobelia, Mertensia (Blue bells), Monarda (Bee balm), Myosotis (Forget-me-not), Organum (oregano), Paeonia (peony), Perouskia (Russian sage), Phlox, Platycodon (Balloon flower), Polemonium (Jacob's ladder), Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal), Pulsatilla, Rudbecia (Blackeyed Susan), Sagina (Irish and Scotch moss), Salvia, Scabiosa (Pin cushion flower), Sedum, Sidalcea, Stoke's aster, Thyme (ornamental), Tradescantia (Spiderwort), Verbena, and Veronica (Speedwell).

We also have assorted vines such as trumpet vine, clematis and silver lace vine. Many varieties of ornamental grasses are offered.

 


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