Perennials are plants and flowers that will stay in your garden for more than one gardening season. Perennials are different from annuals in that they survive through the winter and come back every year in your garden. There are literally thousands of varieties of perennials to choose from in different shapes, sizes and colors. One of the most difficult choices you’ll have to make is what type and variety of perennial to plant. Some of the most common varieties include hardy mums, phlox, hydrangea, peonies, irises, bleeding hearts, peonies, and grasses just to name a few. You can also think of shrubs and trees as perennials. One of the greatest benefits of planting a flowering perennial in your garden is that you don’t have to plant them every year and they often provide the most beautiful and interesting flowers.
When you plant perennials, you need to pay careful attention to soil quality, water availability and sunlight. These factors can all affect the growth and longevity of your perennials. During your planning, make sure to plant your perennials with plenty of space for them to grow. Make sure not to put them too close together because you may have to move them in the future. Although this leaves some bare spots in your garden, it is important to leave room. After all, planting perennials in your garden is a good idea. A perennial garden can add beautiful elements of color to shady areas of your garden and landscape.