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Bedtime for the perennials

Bedtime for the perennials

28 April 2014

Home gardeners listen up: If you farewell your herbaceous perennials in the right style as they begin their winter sleep, they’re sure to reward you with a grand display when they reawaken in spring.

Herbaceous perennials are those plants that seem to ‘disappear’ in winter, although in fact their rootstock lives on underground and they erupt into visible growth as warmer weather returns.

A free workshop at Tupare in New Plymouth on Sunday (4 May) will look at the pruning, dividing, transplanting and mulching that herbaceous perennials may require as winter approaches. A follow-up workshop in spring will cover the care needed as the plants ‘wake up’.

Sunday’s workshop runs from 2pm to 4pm at Tupare, 487 Mangorei Road. It is part of a year-round programme of workshops and other events at Tupare, Pukeiti and Hollard Gardens, the three heritage properties owned and administered by the Taranaki Regional Council on behalf of the people of the region.

For more information, see www.tupare.info, www.hollardgardens.info and www.pukeiti.org.nz. Social media users can also follow the Taranaki Regional Council gardens on Facebook (TaranakiRegionalGardens) and Twitter (@TaranakiRG).

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