Have you tried your hand at planting perennials in your garden recently? Some plants are more suitable for the garden than others, and although some have actually adapted well to their new surroundings, others do not. This article takes a look at the types of plants that can do well in our gardens and what we can do to ensure that they don’t become a problem or an eyesore.
Perennials are the type of plant that is common in almost all areas of the world. They are perennial, so the flowers are relatively short-lived. Although this can mean that they aren’t the most attractive plants in the garden, it also means that you will not have to worry about replanting them again for many years. However, as we all know, there is no such thing as a free lunch, and there will be a lot of watering that you will have to do each year.
Plants that have been planted perennially are very good at re-growing themselves, and the cycle can be quite a slow one, and therefore you will need to water them to keep them healthy. As it can be a long process to achieve success with planting perennials, I would highly recommend going for a less ornamental plant that can withstand a lot of regular attention.
The common method of planting perennials is to have the seeds indoors and then remove them a few weeks later, or as the case may be, the plants are ready to be planted. In some cases, you may have to plant the seeds on the actual day that they are purchased, but even if you do have to wait, you can take the plant and dig a hole that is large enough for it to spread out. When this is done it will take about a year before the seeds are strong enough to grow into anything, but if you have a plant that has come from seed to flower, then this may not be such a problem.
You will want to remember that the original plant is going to require more water than any other plant that you may try to plant. One way of making sure that this isn’t the case is to plant your perennial outdoors at the same time as planting your annuals. It is worth remembering that you don’t want to water them too much, and in fact, overwatering can kill the plant. If you feel that the plant is getting a little bit dry, then you can put a water bucket under it to draw more water into the plant.
For those who are planting their first perennials in their garden, or just hoping that their plant will be successful, there are three major things that you will need to remember. Firstly, the plant needs sun, but it also needs to be away from any frost, which is why you need to plant it in a place where it can receive some sunlight throughout the year. Of course, you will also need to plant the plants where it is going to get enough water, and you can either use a pond to water the plants in or make it up yourself with a small sump or watering can.
In addition to making sure that the plants get enough sunlight and enough water, you will also need to make sure that they are planted in a location that is out of harm’s way. For example, don’t put them next to a wall, because they will block access to it.
One of the main reasons why people choose to plant a perennial plant in the first place is so that they can avoid planting annuals all year round. Although it can be somewhat expensive to get your perennials to bloom all year round, it is possible to give your plants a little break each year by transplanting them.
If you buy annual plants in bulk and plan to put them in your garden later, then this can be a good alternative to purchasing yearly plants. You can plant your annuals in containers, or you can buy a handful and plant them in the ground instead, and then move them around your garden with your annuals.
One of the problems with purchasing annuals, such as roses, is that they will all die after about 3 months. Because of this, you should only buy a handful at a time, as you will only be needing one every few years, and if you try to plant lots of these at one time, you will run out of space and the plant will stop growing and the roots will have to die which makes the whole process all the more frustrating.
Picking out different plants can be fun and it can add diversity to your garden, but you still have to be careful about how you plan your planting as sometimes you may end up with dead ends with plants that you didn’t think would do well together, and often the most unexpected, and expensive plants are perennials.