If you are looking for a landscaping with flowers that is not only beautiful but will also be here for many years to come, you should consider planting perennials in your flower garden. They add color, interest, variety, and many times bring money into your gardens. Perennial plants are very easy to maintain and grow, so if you have never attempted it before, now is the time to do it. Most perennial plants set up a seasonal flowering show for up to three years following planting. Some continue to flower throughout the year, and others seem to produce blooms perpetually, like the perennial clematis.
When planting perennials, there are several factors that you will want to consider, such as: The type of plant you choose; how much sun or shade each plant needs; and where you live in your yard. First determine what type of perennial you will be planting and how many zones you will be facing. This information will be needed when you begin your preparation for the planting season. Different zones can require different requirements for the plant height and other elements. Knowing these zones will help you determine the proper planting zone for your climate.
The most common types of perennials used in landscaping with flowers indoors are: Stachys, Hellebores, Cymbidiums, and Bulbs. These are by far the most popular because they are easy to maintain and grow. Some of these have been around for hundreds of years in one form or another.
Many plants have hardiness zones that are specific to certain climates. For instance, the Dogbane (also known as rockweed) is a hardy plant that does best in hot, tropical environments. It blooms on the islands of Hawaii and in Mexico. It is extremely variable in appearance and may even change colors during the year. It is very versatile and can be used in any area of your landscape. The Dogbane and many other flowering plants are part of the Dogbane family.
One plant that is extremely hardy in the southern states, the Loblolly, is a common choice for landscaping with flowers in hot, dry climates. They are often planted in south facing areas because of their extreme tolerance to heat. However, like the Dogbane, they also have a wide range of colors from white, pink, red, purple, orange, green, brown, black and more.
Perennial flowers and landscaping with flowers indoors should reflect their hardiness zone. This will allow you to plant them in areas where it would be hard to grow anything else. If your flower garden would be hardy in a hot desert climate, you could plant cacti there. Conversely, if your flower garden can tolerate cold, you might consider planting perennials in the northern states. These perennial plants can survive even very cold winters in the far north.
In fact, many people like to bring a few perennials or biennials indoors year round for the same reason they might plant a flower garden. A lot of the time a perennial plant will bloom a few weeks only. You do not have to wait for the flowers to bloom all season long. However, if you want to bring color to your yard throughout the whole year, you should consider purchasing colorful annuals that will bloom all season long. Some of the most popular annuals are Azaleas, Catsthints, Callas and Lupine.
If you would like to create a shaded area in your yard, you can plant cacti. The best cacti to grow in most areas are those that grow in shady environments, as long as they are not exposed to southern winds. Some of the best shade tolerant cacti plants include Red cactus plant, creeping cactus, desert cactus, Shasta cactus and Willow cactus. You should never plant cacti directly under any tree as they have large branches that will completely overshadow and damage them. Cacti are wonderful for creating shade and will add great color to your yard.