Gardens are works of art. Whether you have a sprawling yard or a few tubs on the patio, your yard should reflect what you love. By using many different types of beautiful flowers, shrubs, and trees, and combining colors, shapes, and textures in a way that you like, you create an oasis that reflects your personal style.
The best way to make your garden shine is to include both annuals and perennials in your planting plan. Perennials are plants that return for many years. They typically have a short flowering time, ranging from a week or two to a few months. But by mixing and matching them with annuals that only live one season, you’ll create a garden of constant color and interest.
When choosing perennials, make sure you choose ones that can survive winters in your USDA hardiness zone (find yours here). Then find the ideal planting spot: Full sun means about 6 or more hours of direct sunlight, half sun about half. Don’t try to cheat nature! Plants that need sun will not flower well in shady conditions, and shade lovers will fry in the hot sun.
While we can’t include every beautiful perennial flower or plant, here are some of the most beautiful and dependable plants that will add seasonal beauty and color to your garden for years to come.