Nichole Hannahs

Perennials in Bloom at Fairgrounds

by Nichole Hannahs on May 8, 2010 at 4:44 am

The wind and grey skies didn’t stop those looking for local produce and other goods at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds.

The local farmer’s market is back and open for business as another season is underway. Right now those looking on getting their gardens ready have a variety of choices, especially when it comes to perennials.

"Perennials will give your garden structure. They come back each year sometimes you can multiple and divide them," said the Owner of Herb n Perennials Casey Wilson. "Perennials are pretty cheap for a one gallon plant and the benefit is they come back taller, bigger and when one year is past you can usually divide them."

And for those worried they might not have a green thumb when it comes to plants, Wilson says there’s a plant that is pretty much fool proof.

"Perennial geraniums is the first plant I got to," explained Wilson. "People don’t know that a certain variety are perennials. They adapt to a rang of soils and bloom for long periods of time."

Wilson offers some tips when it comes to plants. He says to understand the heighth and width, along with their need for sun or shade and bloom time. The farmer’s market runs every Saturday from 9am-Noon at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds.