We all love our annual flowers, reliably producing a glorious display all season long. They are perfect for containers or filling in areas of the garden beds. While annuals truly are amazing, don’t discount the predictable perennial plant. You can easily create a dynamic display of color and texture by positioning your plants according to bloom time.
The majority of perennials will bloom during a specific amount of time during a specific part of the season. Knowing which plants bloom when will assist you in creating your plan. In addition, choose perennials that will stay in place and don’t “walk” around (via seeds or runners). Using ever-blooming shrubs like a selection from the new Easy Elegance® Collection of roses as a backdrop for your perennial display for added wow factor. Filling in and blending your “masterpiece” with foliage plants such as Heuchera will guarantee visual interest all season long.
Suburban Lawn & Garden grows the majority of our own Perennials for you. These plants have been started right here, in our zone, ready to enter your garden without a fuss. There is a general rule, however, which applies to nearly all perennials. When first introduced into your garden, they like to “check things out”, dip their “toes” in and get comfy. In doing so, you may not see an exciting amount of activity from them. We like to refer to this as “sleeping”. The following year, they tend to “venture out a bit”, peeking around the corners, becoming introduced to their neighbors…basically getting better acquainted with their environment. We refer to this as their second year “creeping” stage. The following year, stand back! If you have found an acceptable spot for your perennials, they will explode with growth and color! They “leap” to their full potential. Time to sit back and enjoy your handiwork…
Our stores are FULL of perennials for every spot in your garden. Don’t be afraid to add them to your containers as fillers, too. You can enjoy them all season, then install them in your garden beds in the Fall. Enjoy your new-found passion for Perennials!