Perennials have many
uses in the garden.
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In this article, we'll discuss using color, height, texture, and foliage when designing with perennials; creating perennial meadow gardens; mulching perennials; growing perennials from seeds; growing strawberries; growing perennial vegetables; and growing perennials herbs.
Plant form, color, and texture are important factors when designing with perennials. But the main difference between designing with annuals and designing with perennials is bloom sequence. Annuals tend to bloom all at once, but perennial plants will be in bloom for only a short part of the growing season. One perennial follows another in the annual sequence of bloom, so the focus shifts as the garden changes. It is important to know when to expect each type of plant to flower and which ones are blooming at the same time.
Color is a key element in any flower garden. On the next page, learn about using color in your perennials garden design.
Want more information about gardening with perennials? Try these:
- Perennials: Learn about plants that will continue to grow in your garden season after season.
- Perennial Flowers: Plant perennial flowers for years of blooms.
- Tips for Growing Perennials: Use these helpful tips to grow healthy perennial plants.
- Garden Design: Design your garden for beauty and practicality.
- Gardening: Learn the basics of successful gardening.