Annual plants only live for one season, but they can make a huge difference in a garden. They are excellent for non-stop colour and performance.
Perennial plants and flowers make a garden look better and better with age.
Choosing the right plants for your garden and keeping them growing well is what makes perennial gardening enjoyable for the gardener. There are always new perennials to try and new techniques to learn.
Trees, Shrubs and Ground Cover
Trees, shrubs and vines give a garden architecture and add a framework. Many have flowers or colourful and textured foliage. Groundcover can carpet or edge a garden.
Some people think that roses can be difficult to grow, however most roses will thrive in a garden. Choose varieties that will be happy in your area and give them plenty of sunshine, then sit back and smell the roses.
Bulbs & Tubers
You have to plan what bulbs you want in your garden in advance, but they pay you back with years of blooms. This does not just include spring bulbs. There are bulbs for every season and every garden.
Ornamental grasses add texture and contrast to a garden. They are also easy to grow.
Container gardening is so much more than growing plants in a pot. You can create whole gardens in pots. And you can move them! It’s also easier to control the growing environment of a container plant. Anything you can grow in the ground can be grown in a pot
You can vegetable garden in a pot on the patio or a vegetable patch. Either way the rewards are great.
Fruits & Berries
Growing fruits and berries takes time and effort. Some fruits need more tending than others. New dwarf trees make it possible to grow fruit trees in containers and there’s always room for a strawberry pot.
Tomatoes are easy to grow and you don’t even need a greenhouse as there are varieties can be grown in pots or baskets on a patio.
Herbs add spice to the vegetable garden, but they also add scent and texture. Herbs are one of the easiest groups of plants to grow. They’re virtually pest-free and very low maintenance.