Perennial plants are some of the best ways to start your flower garden because they will reaper year after year. Many plants need to be grown from seed or from transferring, but the great thing about the perennial plants is that they will come back if they are well treated. Unlike the annual plants, that need to be replanted each spring, the perennials ones die off at the end of the season and in the following year they regrow from the same roots. For helping your research, we offer you some tips for growing a colorful perennial garden.
A very important factor when creating a perennial garden is the soil. Growing healthy plants will require healthy soil, so you have to find out the soil type of your garden. You can help the soil by incorporating sufficient compost and by adding nutrients before you plant the flowers. You may consider purchasing some quality top soil if you want to be sure the plants will grow and resist harsh weather conditions.
Choose the plants
Perennial flowers come in various colors and shapes, so when you make your selection you have to consider what combination of colors you would like. Anther thing you should consider is the height of different species. Usually short plants are placed in the front and the taller ones in the back. Also, pay attention to the blooming period of the perennial flowers because most of them have a short blooming period. To achieve the best impact you should coordinate the blooming periods of the flowers.
Color combinations such as blue, white and yellow, or pink and white can make your garden look very beautiful. You can also use monochromatic combinations with variations of a single color such as pink, red, yellow or purple. Another great combination is the complementary one, because you can choose contrasting colors, like orange and blue or cool colors against the warm ones. For a better and more certain result, it’s wise to use early perennial flowers with evergreen plants that will keep your garden look good after the perennial flowers have faded.
Choosing a location with optimal light will give you the possibility to select a wider variety of plants. However, many different plants can easily grow in less sunlight. These perennials are as colorful as the rest and they also give interesting textures to the shady garden space.
Even though creating a garden can be a challenge,these few suggestions should help you find a way to create a colorful and long lasting, perennial garden.