With the spring and summer blooms, it’s hard not to imagine how the annual flowers of the year will survive. You can’t help but notice that these flowers always seem to be in high demand. And that makes you think… Do they really come back every year? What happens to all those plants when the season is over? Let’s take a closer look at some of the landscaping design ideas that can give you a head start on this year’s flower show!
By landscaping your yard for beauty instead of for function, you can use the same flowers year after year. Some gardeners who have this type of theory believe that the greenery on your landscaping project reflects your personality. In other words, by landscaping in such a way as to make your yard reflect your personality instead of focusing solely on beauty, you’ll be able to grow a garden that will have constant new life throughout the year. Here are a few landscape ideas to get you started:
Planting perennials each year makes the most sense if you’re trying to decide which flowers will come back. Perennial plants provide a beautiful backdrop for the flowers you want to bring to your garden, but they’re usually fairly low maintenance. You’ll need to water them only occasionally, unless you plan to dig up the entire plant and take it to a pot or container. However, this type of landscaping is great for those who enjoy gardening but don’t want to put as much work into their gardens each year.
Even though flowering perennials are generally lower maintenance than some annuals, they’re still worth planting just to keep your garden blooming throughout the year. Choose bulbs and herbs that will bloom for several years before falling dormant again. For example, if you’re interested in peonies, choose ones that bloom from early to late summer until fall. Annuals that bloom in spring can do well throughout the year, as long as you’re not planting them too close together. These blooms won’t last as long, but they can fill out an otherwise empty space in your garden very nicely.
You can also use perennial plants to fill in spaces in your flower garden that might become clogged with dirt, grass, or fallen leaves. Look for plants that can stand up to themselves. Many gardeners have success growing herbs like basil in a pot, since they’re not bothered by insects that destroy other flowers. Just be sure you water them regularly and watch them as they grow, since a garden with plants that need a lot of work can quickly turn into a garden with dead flowers.
Whether you’re planting annuals or perennials in your flower garden, there’s one question that gets asked quite often: “Do you plant which flowers back again?” The answer to this question isn’t necessarily as simple as you might think. Many perennials will bloom again each year and some will even last for several years, but there are a few reasons why they won’t return. One reason is that over-watering them will encourage the blooms to die, while not watering them enough will cause them to wilt. Another reason is that if the spot where you planted your garden is prone to infestations (you can imagine), you may want to move the plants around to an area of your yard that’s less likely to attract insects.