The best Perennial Garden Plants for your flower beds to give you all year round color and interest. Learn how to grow perennial flowering plants that perform with little maintenance and give lots color.
Perennial Flowering Plants Add Color To Your Garden From Spring To Autumn Year After Year!
Most gardeners have some form of perennial 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, like the beautiful Bleeding Heart, 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 any 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 are a great addition to an organic garden. They help to attract beneficial insects, butterflies and other pollinators to the garden and their flowers offer nectar and pollen for honey bees and wild bees.
Most herbaceous plants are easy to grow and require little maintenance. Most of them are happy if they get a layer of compost and mulch once a year to meet their nutrient requirements. Dividing them every couple of years during the dormant time of the year helps to keep them healthy and vigorous with the added benefit of producing more plants for your garden.
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!
Garden Cress indoors is one of the simplest things to grow. Grow cress on your window sill during the winter and boost your immune system with lots of Vitamin C from this easy to grow culinary herb!
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