Where Can I Find Information About Planting Bulbs and Perennials

Written by Paul Curran


In this article you can get an answer to; where can I find information about planting bulbs, and perennials together? Perennials arerepparttar basic flowers of any garden. Each year they die and renew themselves forrepparttar 113367 next growing season. They are long-lived and last for many seasons. Perennials are also, historically, among our oldest plants.

They have been cultivated for centuries and often, as a result of breeding and crossbreeding, bear no resemblance to their wild forebears. In some ofrepparttar 113368 perennials,repparttar 113369 blossoms have become so specialized through centuries of cultivation that they no longer grow 'seeds.

Other perennials are continually being developed by amateur botanists and gardeners. As a result of this cultivation and inbreeding, perennials as a rule are not as hardy as other varieties. Another disadvantage isrepparttar 113370 tendency of certain perennials to die down after flowering, thereby leaving gaps in repparttar 113371 garden.

There are a number of ways to solverepparttar 113372 problems of short-flowering periods andrepparttar 113373 resultant unsightly spaces. One way is to intersperse them by planting bulbs and perennials along with annuals and flowering plants whose bloom occurs either later or earlier than that ofrepparttar 113374 perennials.

Some perennials are easy to transplant: chrysanthemums, for example, can be moved from one place to another with no noticeable effect on their vigor. This is another way to keep color and bloom throughoutrepparttar 113375 growing season.

A garden of perennials, either by themselves or mixed with annuals and other bulbs, should be placed along a path, or as a border, with a background of trees, shrubs, a wall or fence. The background showsrepparttar 113376 brilliant coloring to best advantage. Some varieties can flourish inrepparttar 113377 shade, such as anemone, lily ofrepparttar 113378 valley, day lilies, sweet pea, primrose, hollyhock, harebell and peonies, but these flowers must be chosen carefully and faced so that some sun reaches them every day.

Popular orange flower perennials include - Butterfly Weed - Golden Glow - Olympic Poppy

Types Of Shrub To Use In Your Garden

Written by Paul Curran

Amongrepparttar bewildering lists of shrubs, certain names stand out as new and unusual, or, onrepparttar 113366 other hand, tried and familiar. These include bothrepparttar 113367 evergreen and deciduous types.

Rhododendron and azaleas (a type of rhododendron) headrepparttar 113368 list of evergreens with some 700 species. Hardy and long-lived, these ornamental woody plants have flowers of all shapes, colors and tints. Well-liked arerepparttar 113369 pink pearl, andrepparttar 113370 Rhododendron maximum, with its large pinkish flowers.

Hardy hybrid species also arerepparttar 113371 Boule de neige (white) ;repparttar 113372 Abraham Lincoln and Lady Armstrong (pink) ;repparttar 113373 Everestianum (purple) ; andrepparttar 113374 Caractacus (red). Rhododendrons won't grow in limey soil, and humus should be supplied liberally to protect them from winter-burn.

Azaleas thrive underrepparttar 113375 same conditions as rhododendrons—that is, in partial shade—and like rhododendrons in general may be used for foundation planting; they do well in thin woodlands. The Azalea malus has flowers in pastel shades of orange, yellow and tan.

Boxwood has been a well-loved shrub for generations, especially where winters are not so severe. This evergreen can be pruned to formal rounded shapes. Left to grow, it sometimes attains 20 feet. It is used as a shrub for paths and walks.

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