Spruce It Up With Color
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Your landscaping does not have to be just shrubs. Spruce it up with color. Incorporate perennial flowers. Let's create a flower bed using brick. Perennial flowers only need to be planted once, they will come back season after season. There are hundreds of perennial flowers. Perennials can only survive in different regions or zones in the United States. Our area is considered region/zone 5.
Perennials for Zone 5 need to survive harsh winters and thrive in hot summers. This zone encompasses the area where the last frost is usually April 30 and the first frost is usually October 15. Only certain flowers will survive this length of growing season. Other flowers that you plant only in the summer and that you have to replant every eyar are called ANNUALS, but PERENNIALS will come up again and again each year.
Living in Zone 5, I can tell you that it is a wonder anything could survive the harsh winters, but needless to say there is a wonderful selection of perennials that can grow in this zone. Typically Perennials should be planted in the spring and require well drained soil and should be mulched for protection in the summer. Since perennials bloom only for a short period of time, you should plan your garden so that each area has blooms all year by planting perennial flowers with different bloom times near each other - that way one spot of your garden won't look bare once the blooms fall off. Pinching dead flowers from your perennial plants will cause it to produce more blooms and contribute to the overall health of the plant.
Perennial flowers have the permanence of traditional shrubs, but offer the variety of more fragile annual flowers. This means that you can count on witnessing a burst of color around the same time every year. With perennials of every shape and size, and available for every season and climate, you're bound to find flowers that will suit your gardening whim.
There are a lot of questions to answer before you plant perennial flowers. How much sun does the area get? How long is it sunny. Is it all shade? What kind of soil do I have? How tall do I want my flowers to be? What colors should I select? What time of year do they bloom? How long do they bloom?
This is where DuPage Landscaping, Inc. comes in. We will create and install a spectacular garden with perennials that will perform best in this area.
It's best to start planning early for your perennial garden.
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Here are pictures of just some perennials available in this area.