Plants for Sale
When the spring arrives, it is time to start working in your garden. Therefore, a trip to a nursery or garden center is essential to pick out your plants and other items. These centers have a variety of plants for sale, including garden plants, perennials, ferns, wetland plants, ground covers, and live stakes.
Garden plants are certainly the most popular type of plant for home gardens, and there are hundreds of varieties available. This makes it easy for a gardener to select the exact nature of the plant that they need for their garden. For example, some variations of the plant will do well in the sun while others might thrive in a shaded environment.
Perennials are a type of plant that grows and blooms during the springtime and summer but dies each winter and fall. However, the plant returns to life from their roots in the following spring. Some species maintain their foliage throughout the entire year despite the climate. Due to the many varieties, perennials can live a short life of only a few years or may live for an extended lifetime.
Ferns are vascular plants with stems and leaves, but they do not have seeds or flowers. Most ferns are purchased from garden centers for use as ornamental plants as they do not have any value. Another type of plants is wetland plants, which naturally grow in a wetland environment and are commonly referred to as hydrophytes or hydrophytic vegetation. Although they are not one of the most popular plants for sale at a garden center, they can be used to create a unique rain garden in a botanical center.
Ground covers are essentially any plant that is grown over a section of ground to protect against drought and erosion. The five most common types of plants that are used as ground covers are vines, herbaceous plants, shrubs, moss, and ornamental grasses. Live stakes are live wood cuttings of particular dormant plant species that have the branches trimmed off of them. They are used to create a root mat that secures the soil by binding and reinforcing the soil particles. They can be used for erosion control to protect the other plants in a garden or to achieve other plant materials. The live stakes can be placed through various structures such as openings in rock areas, etc.