Perennials are a category of plants that live from year to year and can survive the winters in northern climates. Perennials are known for their exquisite flowers and/or beautiful foliage making them a must-have for any landscape. Some of my all-time favorite plants are perennials. There is just something different about them when compared to annuals (click here if you need a refresher on annuals). The blooms are more detailed and intricate, the foliage is more rich and striking. And for some, the fragrance is amazing. The obvious advantage of having perennials in your landscape is that you plant them once and they return each spring. I have found that this is definitely a plus as I get older and time and energy become valuable resources! Consequently, you will be seeing more perennials in my yard! Here are some easy-to-grow perennials that will thrive in your landscape.
This article contains links, which if you click through and make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no additional cost to you. One of the most economical and easy ways to start a flower or vegetable garden is to plant seeds directly into your garden. The return on the investment in a packet … Read more
This article contains links, which if you click through and make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no additional cost to you. For many of us, after we enjoy our Easter lilies indoors, we can plant them in our flower garden. Easter lilies will survive winters in zones 5 and higher. This includes … Read more
Northeastern Ohio was blessed with a 72-degree February day this week. My husband Jimmy and I are avid walkers, so we took the opportunity to get out in the neighborhood and stretch our legs. Among all the brown grass and salt-stained sidewalks, we saw a lone Snowdrop (also called Galanthus) plant that had not only … Read more