Annuals & Perennials 2017-01-15T19:33:30+00:00

Annuals & Perennials

Annuals are an excellent way to ensure colour in your yard all summer long.

Any plant that grows, flowers, produces seeds and dies over the course of one year is considered an annual. Annuals are very hard working and an excellent way to ensure colour in your yard all summer long. They are used for borders, in beds, and to fill open spaces between immature shrubs and trees. They overflow hanging baskets and window boxes, as well as creep up walls or trellises. The variety of uses and colour combinations is endless.  Annual herbs and vegetables not only add extra flavour to your dining experience, but are a great way to teach children about where food comes from.
Annuals are available at Kredl’s in both seed and seedling form. Seeds are either sown indoors or outdoors, depending on the growth requirements of the individual plants.  With New Brunswick’s shorter growing season, and to give you the quickest color after a long Maritime winter, annuals should be planted in seedling form after the last chance of frost.  At Kredl’s we carry a wide selection of annual flowers and vegetables that also includes some harder to find varieties.
Annuals
Annuals

Perennial plants give you a large selection of colour options and you can look forward to their return every year.

Perennials are non-woody plants that live longer than two years. They generally bloom once a year, for anywhere from a day to more than a month. Most perennials die back to their roots in the fall, although some varieties will remain green through out the winter. Some perennials, like hollyhock and delphinium have a short lifespan, and may live for only four or five years. Other perennial plants, such as, aster and peony, can last for decades with little attention. Perennial plants give you a large selection of colour options and you can look forward to their return every year. They are also considerably easier to move than most shrubs. Do not expect your perennial plants to flower the first year that they are planted. It will usually take the plant a full season to become well established and it will flower the second year.