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Perennials are great for shade gardens

 

There are all kinds of perennials, and they can be divided into two categories: cool-season perennials and warm-season perennials. Cool-season perennials include daffodils, pansies, and hellebores, while warm-season perennials include roses, sunflowers, and zinnias.

 

perennial plant survives for more than two years, growing new leaves and flowering each spring.

 

Some perennials are grown from seed and take several years to reach maturity; others are propagated from root or stem cuttings and mature in one year.

 

 The propagation process can be as simple as pulling a few rooted shoots off an established perennial or as complicated as grafting new branches onto a hybridized cutting. 

 

For example, some species require different types of soil than they're used to, so if you grow them out of their comfort zone, they may wilt and die during transplantation.

Here are five reasons to consider perennials

Healthy, green landscapes don't have to require much maintenance. The hardy nature of perennial plants helps keep your landscaping looking great all year long.

 

Flowers are lovely, but what about fruits and vegetables? With perennials, you can have it all!

 

Year-round color and interest can be achieved with simple techniques like interplanting or adding annuals into your beds.

 

Just because it's winter doesn't mean you should let your landscape go dormant: winter-blooming perennials offer excellent botanical displays that won't require any care (other than some mulching).

 

Many people who grow perennials have found a type of plant they enjoy and stick with it year after year. If you're new to perennial gardening, deciding which types of plants are best for your home and garden can be a little overwhelming.

 

 Some standard criteria people use when picking perennial plants include size, growing conditions (full sun or shade), blooming periods (spring or fall), color preferences, and more.

 

 Take some time to consider what you like about specific plants and how those traits might work in your yard or garden before you start shopping for new ones.

 

The best place to buy perennials is at a reputable nursery. Ask for advice from your local horticulturist or landscape designer;

 

 not only will they know what grows best in your area, but you can ask about issues specific to that season. When purchasing perennials online, be sure to buy from a reputable retailer that stands behind its products and cultivars.

 

Look for websites that guarantee shipping and offer live chat support and if possible, pay with PayPal to dispute any charges later if things go wrong.

 

Perennial plants come back every year and can save you time and money. Because of their more extensive root systems, perennials tend to be more drought-tolerant than annuals.

 

 They also require less maintenance because they usually flower during their first year and return for several years. Some are even invasive, a plus if you have a lot of grassy areas in your garden or on your property that need taming! 

 

If you want your yard to look like it's professionally maintained without all of the work, perennials are one way to do it.

 

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