Flowering annuals are a quick and easy way to add that instant splash of color to containers and empty spots in the garden with many types boasting long-lasting flower periods and low maintenance. Spring and summer annuals are undoubtedly the driving force of garden centers worldwide and at Homestead we concentrate on not only growing but sourcing an unbelievable selection of varieties that perform well in our region. Color is in abundance from April to July with every inch of space in our retail greenhouse crammed with bedding and basket/container annuals. Staff members are available to help you pick out the plants that fit the environmental requirements of your garden. If digging holes is out of the question or it’s something simple you’re aiming for we offer ready-made mixed planted containers and hanging baskets that help beautify front porches, decks and patios! Please check out our What’s Growing On? page for information on what annuals are available at this time of the year. VIEW OUR ANNUALS PHOTO GALLERY.
If you are ready for the next level of seasonal garden planting, and look forward to watching your plants return every spring, perennials are your answer. The popularity of perennials has increased each year and new varieties are continuously becoming available.
All of our perennials are grown by Virginia nurseries — some at our own facility — and the selection diversity is unmatched in the local area! Availability starts in March with some early blooming perennials like Helleborus and Creeping Phlox. By mid-May, summer blooming varieties like Black Eyed Susan and Cone Flowers occupy the shelves.
Ground covers are the best alternative for homeowners who struggle with growing grass under trees or in the shade. We offer a wide range of ground covers available in flats that you can order throughout the spring and fall seasons.
Are you interested in rain/water gardens, or in particular planting native perennials to attract butterflies and bees? We can help you determine the best plants to accomplish this.
We offer a nice selection of evergreen and deciduous shrubs that perform well in our area. The best time of the year to plant evergreens in this area is fall (late Sept – early Dec) and early spring (Mar – Apr), well in advance of the summer heat/drought conditions.
Our knowledgeable staff will be on hand, ready to assist you in selecting from our many varieties of foundation, woodland and privacy hedge shrubs.
The majority of the flowering, deciduous shrubs and trees are available after the last frost, once they have started to emerge from winter dormancy, and you will find a wide assortment of well-known and unusual varieties throughout the spring months. We do offer home delivery (see our Services page for details).