Favorite Perennial Picks for Gardens

Pink coneflowers in a garden

Perennials provide color year after year and are easily maintained once established. Each perennial offers unique features in your garden—from vibrant color to interest for wildlife, perennials are utilized by homeowners to create an attractive landscape.

The first year of any perennial’s life is key. Upon planting, amend the soil with proper nutrients and starter fertilizer to boost its growth. Ask a garden center perennial specialist for specific guidance on each plant. Water is also an important factor to help establish
a healthy root system for the plant. Read more about Favorite Perennial Picks for Gardens

Berry Best: Use In-Season Blackberries to Up Your Drink Game

Blackberry Margarita

Spruce up your beverage game and use blackberries to add a burst of seasonal flavor to classic drinks. Peaking in July, these juicy berries provide the perfect touch of sweetness and a stunning color to compliment.

Pro tip: When shopping for this fruit, seek out the deep, purple-colored berries with a glossy finish for optimal ripeness with no trace of bitterness. For storing, do not wash until you are ready to eat because the added moisture can shorten the shelf life and spark decay.

Blackberry Margarita
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