Perennial Garden Plants
Most gardeners have some form of perennial garden plants growing somewhere in their garden plot.
There are so many types of perennials that there is something for almost all climates and soil types.
You can find sun loving perennials or shade loving perennials depending on your garden needs.
For me it's the variety. Sun or heavy shade, tall or short, bright color or subtle leaf shades, rich loam or barely soil at all, there is always a perennial to fit the bill. In fact they do say that wherever a weed will grow, so will a perennial flowers...it's just a matter of finding the right one!
Perennial plants come back year after year unlike annuals that grow only for one season. They are also often called herbaceous plants. Most of them die down and are dormant during the winter months. They disappear under the ground and come back up in the spring.
Whether it's a climber such as a honeysuckle or Boston ivy, or a plant for cut flowers such as an Aster or Baby's Breath, the attraction has always been the repeat performance each year...the reliability.
Popular perennials for example are carnations, asters, rudbeckias, hostas, hardy geraniums or dahlias. They all add lots of color to your garden, don't need a lot of maintenance and are easy to grow. These are the plants I love!
We try to collect all the relevant and up to date information about the correct cultivation of perennial garden plants that we can, so that your garden can be a success.
Our library of information and advice is carefully chosen and constantly being added to and we hope it can be of use to you.
Why not make a start with this video about starting a perennial garden. Turn the sound up and enjoy (runs for 2.40 mins)---
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