The heart and soul of a home’s curb appeal is its garden. The reason why is because a garden is full of life, colors and sheer beauty which makes the home look less like a house and more like a home. One of the most visually appealing types of gardens that you can plant in your home would by far be the perennial garden. These species of plants just bring so much color, foliage and personality to the outside of a house. Just planting a few of these flowers can change the entire look of a home. These plants can even take a home from drab to fabulous. However, a lot of people don’t know how to make a perennial garden; the purpose of this article is to give people some tips on how they can make their perennial garden lush and gorgeous.
Tip number one know the plants: It is essential to understand things about the plants. Even if you are new to the gardening scene, you should be aware that no two plants are the same. Each plant has their sun requirements, growth potential, colors, water requirements and fertilizing needs. But, you might not know what those conditions are. This section will describe some beautiful plants and the qualifications that they need to be healthy and happy.
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Daylilies: One of the most common types of perennial plants that are added to a garden would be the Hemerocallis plants otherwise known as the daylilies. The daylilies are a beautiful plant that is one of the most visually pleasing facilities out there. These plants are very easy to care for; as long as you provide the right amount of water, sun, and fertilizers it will be happy and healthy. This plant is characterized by its lush green leaves and of course, its massive bloom. The bloom of the daylilies can range from small sizes, 1.5 inches, to the larger ones which measure around eight inches. The best type of fertilizer for this plant would be one that provides three essential nutrients to this particular plant, which would be: phosphorous, nitrogen and potash. Also, the key to making sure that your plants are happy and healthy would be to add the right amount of water. Overwatering can kill the plants, but the same goes for under watering the plant.
Virginia bluebells: The Virginia bluebells are one of the most beautiful plants available. These plants grow to be between 18 to 24 inches in height, and the most beautiful part of this plant would obviously be its lovely bloom. The Virginia bluebell flowers are a hassle-free plant to grow, thus making it an excellent option for people who want a plant that will be beautiful to look at but easy to care for. The only thing that you should take into account is that this plant tends to grow taller and thicker if you provide it with a pearly, sandy soil. Also, you should never try to cut this plant because you can stunt its growing cycles or in terrible cases, you can kill the plant.
Red cardinal flowers: When you are picking flowers to take home, look for a bulb that shows signs that it is growing and prospering. It is preferable that you select a flower that comes in a four inch to a gallon container. Also, this plant tends to produce more during the springs months of the year when the sun is intense, but not too loud. During winter months, these plants can become dry, so it is a good idea to remove the dead parts with a bypass pruner; just make sure to avoid cutting any parts of the plants that show signs of growing.
Yellow trillium: These vibrant yellow flowers are one of the over forty different species of trillium flowers. In general, the yellow trillium flower is not delicate to take care of. One thing that you need to take into account is that this flower tends to grow better in a moist environment; however; I know a lot of people who have killed their plants because they have over watered them. If you live in a dry climate, such as Texas or Arizona, you will need to make sure that the soil doesn’t dry out. As long as you make sure that the plant receives enough sun, it requires very little maintenance. And the last thing you should know is that during the winter, make sure to clip the dead leaves but make you don’t cut growing parts because you can cause the plant to stop growing or even die.
Pink Phlox: The pink phlox plant is a wonderful plant that is characterized by its beautiful pink bunches of flowers. In general, this plant should grow to be between 15 to 48 inches in height. To grow and prosper, this plant should be kept moist but not damp. It is preferable to plant this flower in an area that receives full sun; however, it can still prosper in an area that features partial shade. Also, you should make sure that the soul is always well-drained because this plant can die if it is overly wet. In general, all flowers are lovely and they don’t require too much maintenance.
Planting a perennial garden is not difficult at all; all the flowers need is adequate amounts of sun, fertilizer and regular trimming.