How To Successfully Plant Perennials / Joy Us Garden

hi it's now and welcome to my garden

today I'm going to be doing some

planting and I want to show you how to

plant a perennial this is salvia Grady

ice Sparkle and I'm going to get it in

the ground and show you how I do it okay

so I have such a small space out and I'm

going to dig the hole this uh garden was

worse over last fall it's no spring so

it's not too hard to dig in to work in

and what you basically want to do is dig

the hole about a deep SZ as the root

ball but you want it to be about twice

as wide so those roots can easily grow

okay so the hole is dug there were a

couple of big pieces of root in there

which I cut out perennials have a little

bit finer root system then do shrubs or

trees so you want to make sure that they

can really spread their roots easily and

the plant that I'm planting the salvia

is really well watered because you never

want to plant a dry or a stressed plant

in case you don't follow me or haven't

seen anything on my channel I live in

Tucson Arizona

it is early April and it's already

pretty warm we haven't had any rain and

at least a month and a half so gotta

give it a good gonna give it a good

drink and I'm going to let it all absorb

and if you mid someplace where it rains

a lot and it's pretty wet and the ground

is wet you don't have to worry too much

about it but I moved here from

California and we always watered we

always watered the whole just to make

sure it was all nice and moist okay so

the water is going down a bit and I'm

going to put in some good local organic

compost so this whole bed was compost in

the fall

when the plans were taken out put some

in there and then I'll also put them

around when I plant if you like to use a

fertilizer you can I'm much more of a

composter I like to build the soil up

and I'm going to put a little water over

the compost to make sure that it's all

nice and moist because you want to give

your plants a good start in life okay to

get the plant out of the pot it

oftentimes comes out if you just sort of

squeeze the pot and you can just pull it

out that way that works but if it's

really tough what I have done many many

times if you just gently step on the pot

putting a little bit of pressure on to

loosen it and that worked

99.9 percent of the time for us and then

you can just pull it out like that and

you can see this through the roof well

here isn't too bad it's not too badly

pop down so I'm going to just kinda

loosen the bottom a little bit to loosen

up the roots just kayak and give them a

little goose here and there and that is

all you need to do okay so now I have

the plant in the hole and I want to turn

it and look for what I think is the good

side force here that's how I want it and

it's up a little bit in the hole about a

quarter of an inch but that's okay

because I'm going to compost is said I'm

going to put about an inch of compost

after we get the drip system all

straightened out so it's okay if it's up

shift just a little bit so now I'm going

to start to just fill in with the native

soil because you want to use a lot of

the native soil and I'm just going to

put Hansel

compos around and I'm going to layer it

that way I don't want any of the roots

these these are bleep in here just did

the soil and again I'm going to water as

I go so I have it almost all filled in

here and now around the top few inches

I'm going to go ahead and put in some

worm compost I really love to use worm

compost it's one of my favorite a

mandamus besides besides the organic

compost here's the cocoa cloth and I'm

just going to continue to fill the hole

in and there you go oh yeah and the root

ball will be covered by the compost when

it's all put on beautifully and that is

all you need to do and now I'm just

going to give it one good last watering

so that is how I plant perennials I

planted the gaillardia the same way I

would plant a penstemon that way

lavender on and on it's not hard to do

it's just a little bit of prep goes into

it and just make sure that the plant is

well watered and the hole is moist

before you plant

I'm obviously planting these perennials

in spring which is a good time to do it

because the selection is good oh there's

my cat Oscar the selection is good and

it's not too terribly hot yet so they

have a little bit of time to adjust but

fall is a great time to plant perennials

just as long as it's a with enough time

before the first frost comes because the

fall is great because fall or late

summer because it's warm the evenings

are getting a bit cooler and the plants

can adjust fine but if you plant your

perennials in this in the summer in the

heat with which you can just be sure

that you water them very very well but

this spring and fall are great times to

plant this cheery perennial here is go

already a sunset cutie I planted it

about a week and a half ago or so and I

planted these from a one gallon pop

perennials grow fast these will probably

be grown out by the end of the season in

September here there'll be a great size

you can also plant them from four inch

pots I've done that many times and they

grow real fast that way too if you want

an instant border of something you could

always do five gallon but you don't need

to do don't need to do that with

perennials they are the pretties of the

border they really fill everything in

and bring a little life in color so I

hope you have found this video about

planting perennials to be helpful

especially if you're a beginning

gardener it's not that hard to do it all

just follow a few steps and you will be

successful and be sure to check out the

blog post that goes along with this I

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now let's get out in the garden plant

some perennials and make our world a

more beautiful place I have a lot more

videos coming your way so be sure to

come back as always I thank you so much

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