Perennial Department Thoughts
Here at Reilly's, it is going to be a fabulous year for perennials. We carry a wide selection of shade and sun perennials, ornamental grasses, groundcovers and rock garden plants, hostas, ferns, daylilies and vines.
We focus on new perennial introductions - plants bred for their color, length of bloom, growth habit or their pest and disease resistance. Look at our list of the '2014 OUTSTANDING PERENNIALS'. In addition, that is only a sampling of what will be on the perennial tables. Many of these new perennial varieties are shorter and more compact plants, perfect for the downsizing baby boomer and the young first-time homeowner. These plants accommodate smaller garden bed sizes, (as shown above) and are often used as a groundcover. The plants we picked often have better pest and disease resistance than their predecessors, such as resistance to powdery mildew, and are easy to maintain and require no staking. Many have long bloom times and fragrant flowers and all are hardy to zone 5.
As Deer-munching is always a concern in both urban and rural Pittsburgh, we continue to offer a good selection of deer resistant perennials for both shade and sun gardens. As well as a large selection of grasses and groundcovers. Reilly's Garden Center is open year-round but the first shipment of spring perennials will arrive during the last week of March. Subsequent shipments continue almost weekly. If you cannot find a plant that you are looking for, please ask our staff. We will always do our best to find your request.
Whether you are starting a garden or reworking existing plantings, Reilly's offers a variety of services to help you achieve a beautiful landscape. Call to schedule a free 30-minute design consultation at the garden center with one of our designers and plant experts. We will ask you to bring photos and measurements of your site, and, in return, we will help identify some plants or plant combinations that can work in your garden.
Home visits: Home consultations are available to evaluate the gardens and plantings, and to offer suggestions. The fee for this visit is $75.00. If further landscape designs are desired, we will take needed measurements and pictures. (Applies to homes within 15 miles of Reilly’s Garden Center.) The fee is payable to the landscape designer at the time of the visit.
Design Services: $35 per hour. This service includes a preliminary and finished drawing along with meetings to review and approve the design as it progresses. This payment is due at the final presentation of the landscape design.
The Perennial Manager Position torch passed to Ms. Jennifer Aranda in late spring last year and through the season has found her feet. She will do her best to serve all customer requests. Her horticulture and design knowledge is extensive and she is enrolled in the Masters program in Landscape Management and Design at Chatham University. If you have any question about perennials, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 412-364-8662.
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If you have any questions concerning the Perennial Department please don’t hesitate to contact Elise in our Perennial Department! We will be more than happy to assist you in your gardening needs!!!