Flower Gardening Advice For Colorful Gardens Year After Year
The best Perennial Garden Plants for your flower beds to give you all
year round color and interest. Learn how to grow perennial flowering
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
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.
What Are Perennials?
Perennial plants come back year after year unlike
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
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
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!