Ferry-Morse, a US-based home gardening seed packet company, is helping extend the gardening season with the introduction of its Fall Plantlings Collection. With Fall offerings for both warm and cooler-climate gardeners, over 40 varieties of flowers, succulents, vegetables, and herbs are now available for delivery, directly from the Ferry-Morse nursery to the customer’s front door and arrive ready-to-plant. Rebecca Sears, Chief Gardening Guru for Ferry-Morse, explains the need for more cool weather products, as well as the increasing demand for pollinator-friendly varieties and indoor plants.
Extending the gardening season
According to Sears, it is the perfect time of year to plant cool weather vegetables, herbs, and ornamentals. “The ready-to-plant Fall Plantlings Collection makes it easier for gardeners to continue to reap the benefits of their garden into the cooler months. Extending the gardening season is not only rewarding in terms of a greater harvest for vegetables, but it is also the perfect time to plant perennial flowers as they establish their roots before frost and then are primed to produce showy blooms next season.”
Helping Southern gardeners
The launch of this new collection will also help Southern gardeners have more access to fall plants. “Southern gardeners have historically found it difficult to access live plants in the fall as their planting season continues while much of the country finds theirs (and retail inventory) to be winding down. The launch of the Fall Plantlings Collection serves to resolve that longstanding dilemma through the new fall varieties nurtured in the Ferry-Morse professional nursery and then shipped straight to your door.”
At Ferry-Morse they have been noticing an increasing popularity of the pollinator-friendly varieties. “As people have become more conscious of the role of pollinators in our food source and the challenges to their survival, more gardeners are planting pollinator-friendly herbs and flowers. Our Butterfly Weed and Bee Balm are great choices for those looking to provide butterfly habitats and bee pollen.”
Extended indoor plant range
Ferry-Morse is also extending their indoor plant range, with new additions such as the Sempervivum Hippie Chick, Sedum Tricolor Succulents and Spider Plants. Sears explains: “Indoor plants have seen a huge resurgence over the past few years and there’s no sign of slowing. Now, as more and more offices are accommodating remote work, people are looking for ways to create a beautiful, healthy working and living environment.”