August 31, 2021
Gardening With Perennials
Gardeners love perennial flowers for their infinite variety, their hardiness, and the ease with which you can propagate more. They return each year so they are also cost efficient.Learn how to select what's right for your outdoor living space.
Unlike annuals that bloom all summer, perennials have a limited flowering time.
Perennial (Herbaceous) Borders
For the most part, perennials are fairly adaptable.
Your first consideration will be the light conditions that vary throughout your property.
The majority of perennials grow well in partial shade (especially in eastern exposures) when they are not in the hot afternoon heat.
Perennials fall into 3 distinct height categories (short, medium, and tall).
Perennials come in every colour imaginable.
Perennials can easily be planted with shrubs, evergreens, smaller shrub roses, bulbs, and annuals. It’s important to keep proportion in mind so a perennial isn’t lost against a large neighbour. In foundation plantings, where the overall form of the plant and its foliage are as significant as its flowers, remember Bergenia, Siberian Iris, Autumn Joy and Brilliant Sedum, Hostas, Lady’s Mantle, Perennial Cranesbill, and small to medium size Ornamental Grasses.
Your perennials may need to be divided if they are flowering less, the flowers become smaller, or do not develop fully.
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