Over the years as our gardens got smaller, plant hybridizers began creating fruit trees to better fit in our home gardens.


By Sharon McCray

The Oxford Languages dictionary explains perennial as “lasting for a long or apparently infinite time; enduring or continually recurring.”  That same definition applies to perennial plants and now is the perfect time to get them planted.

There are so many amazingly colorful plants available from our local nurseries, it can be difficult to decide exactly what we want, which can become a “perennial” problem. Seriously, it is always good to remember that when you plant a perennial it is a commitment of sorts. The plants can seemingly be expensive but when their longevity is factored in, they are truly a beautiful