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Perennial Gardening Tips

Gardens not only make a colorful addition to a space, they also bring out the inner gardener in all of us. A garden can be spruced up by adding a perennial gardening section to the over all theme of the garden. Specific plants are used in a perennial gardening space, and finding the right plants for the space can make all of the difference in the garden.

What Types Of Plants To Use In A Perennial Gardening Space

A perennial gardening section will have plants and flowers that live for more than two years. These plants come back every year to be fuller and continue to spread out. Keep that in mind when planting a perennial gardening space in the garden. Make sure to have enough room for the plants to grow.

There are many plants to choose from in the perennial gardening family. It is best to discover what climate zone that you live in, so that appropriate plants are bought and planted. Different climates have an impact on plants. Shorter growing seasons mean certain plants will not grow. Colder climates and even dryer climates require specific plants that are capable of living in those climates. Check with a local gardening store to discover what your climate zone is.

Once the climate is established, it may be time to check into your soil conditions. Some areas contain more rocks than soil, or even unbalanced soil. Again talk to a gardening store about the soil conditions in your area to find out what can be done to adjust the soil for proper planting.

Some popular flowering plants in the perennial gardening family are the Day Lilies. These beautiful and colorful flowers come in a variety of shades and are a nice accent to any garden. Another favorite in the perennial gardening group are the Foxgloves flowers. Again, it is a beautiful flower that does very well in many climates. Some companies will even put together a bag that will contain a variety of perennial gardening choices. These flowers and plants are designed to bloom at different times throughout the year giving the garden an always colorful selection of plants. This can be a great choice for the gardener that wants a quick selection made.

Choosing to make a perennial gardening space can take some commitment to creating a good gardening area. Once the perennials are planted, though, the space will continue to expand and fill in with the years. A perennial gardening space is a great choice for many backyards.


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Gardening Tip #7

Foliage plants usually have high nitrogen needs, while flowering plants, K2O is needed. Slow release fertilizers can be mixed with the compost. However, certain plants like cacti and orchids need special fertilizer. Feed plants during their most active growth period.