As autumn rolls around and the leaves begin to change, New England homeowners are reminded once again of the beautiful scenery found throughout the area. Many in Fairfield County begin searching for a gardening store in New Canaan to keep a touch of green year-round and to prepare for next spring.

Flowers and foliage, among many, many other varieties of plant life, are some of the fastest and easiest ways to spruce up (pun intended) your home or place of business! Introducing plants to your surroundings has not only been scientifically proven to lower your stress level but is one of the best ways to improve the appearance of a home in Connecticut.

As most of Fairfield and New Haven County (almost everything below Danbury and Waterbury) find themselves in a special zone that requires slightly less hardy plants compared to the vast majority of New England, the variety of options for plantlife is much greater. Given the area’s relatively rocky soil, it is important to find a gardening store in New Canaan that can provide you not only with plants who are accustomed to the soil and weather but can also provide equipment to help you manage their surroundings.

The easiest solution to this problem is to use native plants which can easily withstand a tough New England winter (because they were raised in it!) and all types of sunlight and soil. A gardening store in New Canaan will carry a wide variety of native plants, but some to look out for are.

Flowering Perennials

Perennials are some of the most beautiful and low-maintenance plants available at our gardening store in New Canaan. These plants come in a wide variety of shapes, colors, and sizes, and different species can be found to suit every variety of soil and light level found across the state.

A few of our favorites include the New England Aster, a beautiful purple flowering perennial, Wild Ginger, a resilient and forgiving perennial great for use as ground cover, and Solomon’s plume, a graceful woodland perennial with a tall ‘plume’ of small white flowers.

Cinnamon Ferns (and other fern species)

The cinnamon fern is a hardy fern native to the east coast everywhere from Ontario to Eastern Mexico. Named for its distinct cinnamon-resembling frond, these plants can survive in virtually every condition, and are well known for their ease of planting and exceptional ability to take root in almost every type of soil.

A gardening store in New Canaan will almost certainly carry these lovely ferns or a similar species such as the Marginal Woodfern or Ostrich Fern year-round. Similar to perennials, a species of fern can be found to suit every light level and are considered some of the lowest maintenance plants for your home or garden.

Winterberry Holly

Better known simply as ‘holly bushes’, these deciduous plants are renowned for their lush leaves in the springtime and beautiful red berries that stay on the shrub even after their foliage has fallen in the early winter. These bushes are likewise especially hardy and can thrive in all seasonal conditions with minimal upkeep.

If you are interested in learning more about New Canaan’s native plant life, the Connecticut Botanical Society is a great resource to start a shopping list!

If you have questions about planting in your home or garden or are ready to start your project, the Weed and Duryea gardening store in New Canaan can help provide all the equipment and materials to help these plants flourish at your home or business. Please give us a call at (203) 966-2673 or visit our website today to learn more!

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