Annuals, Perennials and Edibles

We are proud to sell annuals, perennials & edibles from Skagit Gardens in Mt.Vernon, Washington, home of the annual tulip festival.

Skagit Gardens mild maritime climate provides the ideal growing conditions for hardy perennials. They over water many plants outside to provide us and you with perennials that are vernalized and sure to bloom the first year in the garden. These plants are also better able to withstand the rigors of spring frost than are those that are grown in the greenhouses all winter.  Skagit Gardens’ goal is to provide consistent availability of a wide selection of quality plants over a broad period of time—with the best varieties and the best quality.

Be sure and check out this great resource for the maintenance of Annuals and Perennials HERE from the University of Maryland.


An annual plant is a plant that completes its life cycle, from germination to the production of seed, within one year, and then dies. Summer annuals germinate during spring or early summer and mature by autumn of the same year. Winter annuals germinate during the autumn and mature during the spring or summer of the following calendar year.

Check out the Annual Care Guide from Better Homes Gardens HERE.

Click on an image below for care instructions!


Perennials can be a foundation to any garden. Perennials are plants that die back to the ground in fall then reemerge in the spring.

They offer great diversity in all their specific attributes and they are ideal for beginning gardeners due to their hardy nature.  The varieties we offer are hardy for our climate and with proper care we know that they will flourish in your garden.

Check out the Perennial Care Guide from Better Homes Gardens HERE.


Grabbing a vegetable or an herb from your garden and making dinner with it will always make your meals that much better.  It’s a rewarding experience to actually grow your own food and the cost savings can be pretty dramatic.

Need some more information? The Old Farmer’s Almanac has that and then some.  Check out their gardening help articles HERE.

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