More than eighty years ago, Oliver Scott started growing perennials and vegetables in Lincoln upon his arrival from Scotland. In 1935, with his wife Martha, they constructed their first greenhouse and increased the variety of products they grew.
The business has expanded to over 5 acres of greenhouses for growing bedding plants, potted plants, seasonal crops, spring bulbs, perennials, hanging baskets, etc. We also carry an extensive inventory of evergreens, flowering shrubs, shade and fruit trees, fertilizers, bulk soils, and much much more!
We feature a question and answer session on CBC radio, as well as here on our website. Please use this form to ask any questions and we do our best to provide you with the answer to your questions!
Is it better to take the tops off perennial plants for winter?
Most people do trim back the tops, often to make the garden neat and to get rid of places for insects and disease to hide. The tradeoff is some plants collapse in such a way as to offer protection to the plant’s roots by holding snow or protecting the ground from freezing and thawing. Some have interesting seed pods and colorful stems for winter. If you choose to leave tops on be careful to cut them off in the spring, if you pull the tops in the spring you may harm the roots.