Perennial flowers which bloom in summer, die back in winter and then reappear the following spring are the mainstay of the border or flowerbed. You can fill in with annuals to cover periods between flowering, but most people would agree that perennials are an essential element of every garden. This article which I found on the Garden Lovers Club website suggests ten perennial plants for the sunny spots in your garden.
Spring has sprung, which means that now is the time to get your garden in order for the summer. I like to fill my gardens with perennials so that they come back the next year. My garden used to be surrounded by trees, but we moved this past year, so now my garden is full of sun. This means that a lot of the plants that I used to keep in my garden will be unhappy, so I decided to place them in areas with partial shade.
This leaves a large portion of my garden for perennials that love the sun. I never really had a sunny garden, so I did some research to find some of the best perennials to plant. There are a number of options to select from, and with the right selection, you can have a colorful pallet of flowers growing from spring until the first frost every year.
1. Mountain Marigold
These marigolds are perfect for a sunny location in your garden. They require a bit of love and attention when they are first planted; in fact, during their first season in the ground, they will need a lot of water. Each year they will grow to be denser, especially if you cut the flowers back at the end of their growing season.
The bright yellow and orange daisy-type flowers smell sweet, which attracts bees and beautiful butterflies to your garden as well.
Daylilies are perfect for a full sun garden; in fact, they actually thrive and more blooms open when they are planted in locations that are hot and humid. The blooms of this plant only last for a day, but it produces flowers the entire season, so you will see plenty of color in your garden.
There are a number of different varieties of daylilies that you can choose from, but my favorite is the Ruby Spider. The red petals and the yellow throat of the flower add a delightful contrast to the green leaves.
3. Shasta Daisy
If you like daisies, then you will want to dedicate some garden space to growing these lovely white flowers. These plants don?t even need to be watered during the summer months unless your garden gets less than one inch of rain a week.
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