UP nursery growing perennials to thrive in local climate

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HARVEY, Mich. (WLUC) - An Upper Peninsula nursery is selling perennials grown specifically to thrive in the area's climate.

Nagelkirk in Harvey is growing all perennials from bare root at their greenhouses.

If you're planning to buy the perennials from Nagelkirk soon, don't expect to see them in full bloom.

The cool spring weather is allowing the plants roots to grow.

The strong base will then allow for good top growth in the plant in the coming months that syncs with the Upper Peninsula's growing calendar.

"It's a perennial that is acclimated to the U.P. so as a result, it transplants more quickly," Nagelkirk Nursery Manager Sandra Nye said. "It adapts more quickly."

Once the weather gets a little warmer, employees will move the plants outdoors.

They said plants grown outside are usually higher quality an plants grown inside structures.



 
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