Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Perennials A Garden Must

Perennials for the backs of borders:


When you use a tall perennial for the back of your garden border you create a look of permanence and their majestic size catches the eye. Some tall perennials such as one of my favorites the delphinium will require support in order to avoid being knocked flat by the wind. Delphiniums like rich and deep soils.

Rudbeckia is a strong growing plant with bright yellow double flowers and a green centre that appears among the leafy green foliage from late summer into the fall.

Perennials as Specimen Plants:

A specimen plant is a plant that is so striking that it can stand alone as a special feature in your garden.

Ornamental Rhubarb (Rheum plamatum) is a large, lobed leave plant that displays brilliant heads or crimson flowers in early summer.

Perennials as groundcover:


There is no reason to leave bare spot sin your garden when there are so many perennials available that make ideal groundcover. The hosta not only provides groundcover and beautiful foliage but enjoys the shade and will produce flowers in summer.

If you are seeking a native plant,, then depending upon your location the wood anemone or Anemone nemorosa is ideal. This plant will form a carpet of ferny leaves and star-shaped flowers in the spring.

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