Vermont Grown Hardy Perennials

“Bone” Season at Full Circle Gardens

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It’s that time of year again when the leaves and other foliage that fleshed out are landscape are gone. Everything is all lines and angles. The palette of nature is subdued. “Bone” Season.  The snow will come and soften angles soon enough. In the meantime, the architecture of stones, trees, even now-dormant perennial grasses give gardens an interesting minimalist look.

Bone season here at FCG means that it’s time to swing into action for the process of tucking perennials under cover for winter.  Perennials have been actively growing roots over the fall to store “food” during their dormancy. This “food” gives them energy to begin to grow next spring when nature gives the signal. We want to keep these “beefcake” perennial roots stout and healthy by protecting them from Vermont winter temperature swings.  Here’s an example of what we do:

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Full Circle Gardens nursery is now closed for the 2014 season.  We plan to reopen late April 2015. If you’d like to purchase Gift Certificates for the holidays, just call us at 802-879-1919 or send us an email at info@fullcirclegardens.com.

Thank you all for a wonderful year!

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