“I want real flowers, perennials which not only grow and change and die, but also rise again and astonish me! A garden shouldn’t just bloom and look pretty; it should develop like the rest of life. Otherwise it, and we, live only to be spaded under.”

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Goffle Brook Farm & Garden Center

Stop by Goffle Brook Farm and celebrate Perennial Gardening Month with us. There’s no better destination to embark upon a gardening journey with perennials than at our garden center. With our exceptional selection of stunning perennial plants and a staff of friendlly, knowledgeable experts, we’re your one-stop-shop for all your gardening aspirations.

Osteospermum hybrid 'Flower Power Spider Purple' African Daisy

When it comes to selection, we offer a treasure trove of new perennials and possibilities. Their impressive range of stunning perennial plants, available in various sizes, guarantees that you’ll find the perfect additions to elevate your garden. From delicate blooms to lush foliage, our collection caters to diverse preferences and garden styles.

For many gardeners, perennial plants are the “bones” of their gardens. Unlike biennials or annuals, perennials come back to one’s garden year after year – sometimes for only three to four years, but often for ten, twenty or more. Perennials come in an amazing variety of sizes, colors, forms, and plant types. There’s one for every spot, both sun and shade, wet or dry.

June Is Perennial Gardening Month

Pollinator and Native Perennials

More than 80 percent of the world’s flowering plants need a pollinator to reproduce; and we need pollinators too, since most of our food comes from flowering plants. One out of every three bites of our food, including fruits, vegetables, chocolate, coffee, nuts, and spices, is created with the help of pollinators.

More than 4,000 bee species buzz around the United States. Honey bees alone pollinate 80 percent of all flowering plants, including more than 130 types of fruits and vegetables.

Hummingbirds zig-zag through the warm air to sip nectar from fresh flowers, while bees and butterflies hover over budding farm crops. Even beetles, ants, and bats get in on the action, dining on a cornucopia of protein-rich pollen. In return for a delicious meal, these animals help the plants reproduce by moving pollen between the male (anther) and female (stigma) parts of a flower. This act of pollination is the first step in generating seeds, which create new plants. You can make and big impact towards sustainable gardening by planting perennials for the bees and birds to pollinate, thereby helping to sustain our food supply.

Some perennials never have to be touched, while others require frequent editing, dividing, or other maintenance. A few perennials flower for a very short time while others stay in bloom for a month or more. There are plants that will live for years and others that are labeled “perennial” that only last a year or two in the garden. Finally, some perennials thrive in sunny locations but not in shade, and others have just the opposite requirements.

We have a large and diverse selection of pollinator perennials, native perennials and many more this year at our garden center. Browse some of our select perennials for 2024 below…

Liatris Blazing Star

Liatris spicata - Blazing star are butterfly magnets. When in bloom it’s not unusual to see clusters of monarchs jockeying for position on the purple flower spikes – which is why regionally native blazing star species have been included on nearly all of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation Monarch Nectar Guides.

Coreopsis Jethro Tull

Jethro Tull is a very distinctive looking Coreopsis with large golden-yellow daisies with fluted petals. A long bloomer

Euphorbia Ascot Rainbow

Euphorbia – Martinii Ascot Rainbow - Its narrow leaves are eye catching with yellow, green, and light green foliage. Leaves turn deep red in winter and during the cooler months the foliage at the ends of the stems becomes flushed with shades of red, pink, and orange.

Leucanthemum

Shasta Daisies are all-time favorites for the perennial border. The cheery flowers begin to appear in early summer and continue on for several months

June is a month when gardeners and garden centers celebrate perennial plants. And there are so many to enjoy! Perennials are wonderful in the landscape because they come in all shapes, sizes and colors. But just as people come with assorted appearances and personalities, perennial plants do as well. The secret to having a good perennial garden is to choose the right plant for your location and needs.

Stop by today and browse our selections. Our trained and knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you.

Gardening with vegetables…

One of my best gardening memories is of planting vegetables again after waiting so long. And now that the weather and soil are warming up there’s a plethora of good eats to get in the ground, all the while basking in the sun’s warmth, working the soil with your hands, and getting dirt beneath your fingernails. The lettuce varieties grow best between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Leaf lettuce generally matures fast, which makes it ideal for home garden production. Most leaf-type lettuce varieties will mature in seven to eight weeks.

Well have you covered there with a numerous variety of vegetable garden plants to choose from.

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Container Gardening With Flowers And Herbs

Think beyond garden beds and create captivating containers, filled with lush color and fascinating texture. Container gardening is the perfect way to exercise your green thumb whether you live in a house with a yard, a patio home, or a condo with a balcony. Herb container gardening is one of the best things about summer! I’ve been planting, clipping, and enjoying herbs grown in all kinds of containers for years and years. Herbs are easy to grow and have so many uses.

Growing herbs in a container is quite easy because herbs are not demanding plants. A little tending yields a container filled with pretty aromatic plants that can be snipped often, used in the kitchen, and more! The herb shown here is Chocolate Mint Basil in a container outside my kitchen door. It is now 3 years old and overwinters in its pot right out back in the herb garden bed and as you can see if thriving quite nicely. Chocolate Mint is a delightful herb that loves to be harvested. The more this herb is cut back, the more tender shoots it produces. Use Mentha piperita in teas, as a garnish for desserts, or in potpourris. Mint can be harvested all through the summer.

Chocolate Mint is a good choice for the edible garden, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers.

It is extremely beneficial to use fresh herbs daily in moderate quantities, as they are packed with many health-boosting compounds.

Indoor Houseplants

Houseplants have been proven to improve air quality, raise humidity levels, and even help people to fight common illnesses. According to NASA, indoor plants can remove up to 87 percent of toxins from the air.

Houseplants bring life into a room and can even enhance mood. Those that flower bring color and sometimes even scent into your home. Foliage plants are available for all types of light conditions and can add a touch of green to any home or office. And, you’d be surprised how some can survive on the most minimal attention.

Whether your home has low light, indirect light, or a high light situation, we have a great selection of plants in all shapes and sizes with something for everyone including the young gardeners in your family. Plants are a great way to teach youngsters about mother nature and her wonders. We work really hard to keep new and interesting plants coming in on a regular basis, if you don’t see what you are looking for, just ask one our staff and we will do our best to locate it for you.

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Healthy soil is the foundation for all great lawns. Your soil must be free of compaction, possess healthy microbial populations, and have the correct pH or your “great lawn” journey will not happen. Think about it. Would you plant your annuals and perennials in a poor quality potting soil? Of course not. So why not ensure that your grass is growing in quality soil, too? The New American Lawn Primer Video makes this happen!

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