Perennial plants are the true performers in the landscape! In their ideal conditions, these plants will return year after year and even offer the possibility of division for increasing their numbers in the garden. Typically, perennials have a shorter period of bloom than annuals do, so it’s important to look at all of the characteristics of a plant when choosing it for a space. Does it have a unique leaf shape? Is the colour of its foliage a feature? Will it have fall colour? Does it produce a seed pod or a berry? These are all features of a perennial that in combination with its bloom, will make it worthy of its placement.
A method of designing any garden, but particularly a perennial bed or border, is to consider the succession of bloom. Referred to as succession planting, planning the season of bloom from early spring through to late fall ensures that your garden is providing happiness all year! This may seem daunting at first, but we recommend you visit our garden centre at several points throughout the season to see what’s in bloom. We always try to have the best perennials on display and also showcase them with companion plants that will work well together. Is it late July and you have a bare spot with little colour? Come in and wander through our perennials to see which plants are blooming and suitable for your space. Our sales team is always ready to assist you as we’re all gardeners at heart and we all love plants!