McCammon's Irish Market sells high-quality plants in Greenwood, IN and surrounding areas. Choose flowering plants or vegetable plants, or both. They’re some of the highest-quality plants and vegetables that you’ll find in this area.
Take a more-detailed look at perennials, annuals, ground covers, herbs, tropical plants, flats, and hanging baskets. They’re all here!
A perennial is a type of plant that lives for two years or more. You plant them one day knowing they’ll be there for you every year. Because they’re not pulled after one season, perennials will generally establish a good root system. They may even spread so you’ll have more of that type of plant or have a fuller flower bed with every passing year.
Plant them in a planting bed or container filled with well-drained soil. Light requirements vary. Once planted, perennials require the usual amounts of watering, fertilizing, weeding, pruning, dividing, and mulching. But, because perennials keep growing year after year, you won’t have to replant them the following season, saving you considerable time and money.
10 Popular Perennials
Purple Coral Bell
As you might guess, annual plants and flowers live for just one year. This group also includes vegetable plants. In fact an annual goes through its entire life cycle from seed to flower in just one growing season. All parts of the plant – stems, leaves, roots – die at the end of the growing season.
First step: plant your annuals in loose soil that drains well. Their home could be a flower bed, window box, or most any kind of gardening container. The types of plants you select will have specific shade-sun requirements and soil-condition needs. And, as with any plant or vegetable, you’ll need to water, fertilize, weed, and mulch with regularity.
10 Popular Annuals
Sweet Potato Vine
Annuals can also be herbs, such as cilantro, basil, kale, dill, many others.
Okay, we’re going to sound kind of smart-alecky here, but a groundcover is any plant that does a great job of covering the bare earth. Groundcovers excel at preventing topsoil from washing away and prevent weeds and other unwanted vegetation from taking root. Some groundcovers hug the ground, while others grow upward. Most do a terrific job of reproducing and filling in a given space over time. However, mulch may be required during the “early years” to prevent weeds while the groundcover thickens.
Groundcovers can be relatively care-free. Again, loose soil is helpful. Certain varieties need sun (because they flower) while others do just fine in the shade. (Ask us for recommendations.) Water requirements are lessened because the groundcover plant keeps its own roots shaded. A groundcover can be a shrub, plant, moss, ornamental grass, even a vine.
10 Popular Groundcovers
All you chefs and cooks out there: Get ready to plant some herbs. (BTW, the “H” is silent, but you already knew that.) Herbs are defined as any plants used for food and flavoring. Other types of herbs are used in fragrances and medicines.
If you have a little bit of sunshine, some well-drained soil, a spot of fertilizer, and access to regular water, then you can grow herbs. They will grow outside or inside, but need as much natural light as possible -- at least 4 hours of sun daily. Yes, they can be grown in pots, but herbs prefer the ground where they can really spread out.
10 Popular Herbs
Basil (You thought we were going to forget “basil,” right?)
As the name suggests, tropical plants prefer a warm climate. But they can also be grown indoors in ideal conditions. In their native habitat, the happiest tropical plants are found enjoying filtered sun beneath palm or similar trees.
If you don’t have the proper native climate or can’t provide the ideal environment – bright light, some direct sun, moderate to high humidity, and nighttime temperatures of no more than 65°F – your tropical plants will not flower. They will not be happy. And you will not be happy, either.
10 Popular Tropical Plants
Flats or Trays
If you want a large quantity of any particular flower or vegetable, pick up a flat. Or two. A flat is a low, wide container that can hold quite a few seedlings and/or young plants. You can buy a flat (tray) and grow your own plants with seeds from McCammon’s Irish Market.
Simply fill the flat all the way to the top (some settling will occur) with a soil-less seed starting mix. Then plants your seeds. Keep the soil moist and warm until the seeds sprout. Then give them plenty of light. However, a much easier (and more efficient) method is to purchase a flat or tray of young plants from McCammon’s Irish Market.
Hanging baskets can really add color and charm to a porch, balcony, patio, deck, or anywhere else. They also make great gifts for any occasion. (Hey, who doesn’t love receiving a colorful hanging basket?) It’s truly the gift that keeps on giving -- month after month after month.
Looking to purchase a hanging basket? Visit McCammon's Irish Market in Greenwood. Our hanging baskets are always stunning, always fresh and healthy, and will bring many months of color and pleasure to any environment.
Need plants or garden supplies? Need gardening or landscaping services? Call 317-885-8707 or stop in to see if our 2016 Indy A-List Best Garden Center has it!