$55 for Five Perennials Delivered and Installed from Green Dragon Gardens ($120 Value)

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In a Nutshell

Professional gardeners help clients greet the spring with installation of up to five colorful perennial plants

The Fine Print

Expires Aug 1st, 2014. Valid only within 35 miles of zip code 30189. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 7 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Must reserve before August 2014. Limited warranty purchaser responsible for care of purchased goods. Must specify sun or shade and flowering or foliage. Please call if you are outside Cobb, Cherokee, Fulton, Dekalb and Paulding counties before purchase. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $55 for 5 perennials delivered and installed ($120 value)

Perennials: Nature’s Recurring Gems

Perennials are the Rocky of flowers, able to regrow even after winter takes its toll. Check out Groupon’s guide to these persistent plants.

As opposed to annuals, which spend their entire lives within one year, perennials are just that—perennial, reappearing for years or even decades without having to be replanted. Though their tops may die and fall to the ground in the autumn, their crowns and roots stay alive through the winter, allowing new foliage to bloom in the spring. Because trees and shrubs are technically perennials, botanists use the term "herbaceous" to refer to the bright, beloved floral species of perennials, such as daylilies, daffodils, and peonies.

It may seem as though buying perennials is a no-brainer, since they only need to be planted once and left alone, but there are actually several factors to consider. Perennials typically cost more than annuals and other plants, and different species grow, bloom, and flower at their own time and pace, making it difficult to sync their appearance. Though some may assume spring is the time to plant any and all flowers, perennials that bloom in the spring and early summer should be hidden away in the late summer or early fall.

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