If you’re looking for something distinctive in your landscaping design, try landscaping with pink perennial flowers. They will provide color year after year with very little maintenance, which makes them ideal for most any landscaping project. Most pink perennials are native to Europe and Asia, but there are a few that are now available in gardens throughout the United States and other parts of the world. The following article offers tips for landscaping with flowers that are native to areas with a warm and damp climate.
One of the best things about planting pink perennial flowers in your garden bed is that they require almost no maintenance. This is one of the reasons why this type of plant is so popular. Low maintenance means less time working outdoors and more time enjoying your garden bed. Also, once you do the initial work to planting them, they’re not much work to keep up and maintain.
For pink perennial flowers to thrive in your garden, you need to plant them in partial or full sun. Also, perennials need to have adequate drainage so that water does not stagnate in the soil. They also need protection from cold winter winds and high winds so that their blooming can extend into spring.
Because pink perennial flowers come back year after year, you need to plan to replant them every few years. However, if you don’t want to spend the time and effort replanting them, you can take them cut from a larger plant and bring it indoors until you’re ready to replant it. If you have a large garden space, this may be the best option for you. Otherwise, you may have to settle for a smaller container or small pot with a single bloom. When you plant perennials, you will have to take them outside each year and report them. You should make sure to thin out the roots by pulling them toward the fence or creating an area between the fence and the roots so they don’t settle into the ground.
There are some types of pink that come in very dramatic colors including pink and white, orange and purple, yellow and gold, and even deeper colors including pink and red. These deeper shades of pink are great for creating focal points in taller shrubs or even in containers. In addition, perennial plants are perfect for adding accent colors to a border or garden along with annuals. Keep in mind that although these colors can be dramatic, these flowers can also fade over time so choose the color that will hold up the best for your area.
Pink hydrangeas are another great plant for your garden. They are very easy to care for and grow from seed. These hydrangeas are perfect blooms for the summer. They are native to Africa and grow as grasses throughout the dessert and hot plains. They do very well under a shade tree during the day and return to a bright green color after the sun goes down. Because of their hardiness, it is a good idea to plant these plants into a larger garden especially if you have a large flower bed.
There are other kinds of pink that can be planted as well. One of these is Zinnias which vary in colors of pink but typically range from pale pink to deep burgundy. Another pink garden perennial is the Alyssum, which has colors ranging from white to light pink. The Alyssum is very easy to grow and will need to be watered once a week in the summer. However, they do not like being crowded so it is a good idea to plant them in groups. Keep in mind that although these perennials are said to be daintier than some annuals, their colors are still beautiful.
In addition, you may want to consider planting strawberries. These are also considered annuals but because they bloom for only one year, they do not qualify as annuals. However, if you are growing strawberries in containers, they will become annuals when placed inside a pot on the garden soil. Since they are a compact plant, you will want to place them about one to two feet deep so they do not get too crowded. They should only be planted in a shaded area so that the pink color of these flowers will not become too intense.