Bye-bye winter, hello spring!

Spring has arrived here again. This means enjoying the emergence of bright green leaves: nature is bursting forth once again. It’s also the perfect time to get out in the garden and get started with perennials in the garden.

Perennials in the garden for a floral display

Who doesn’t dream of a sun-drenched garden overflowing with delightful, long-flowering plants, sweet floral scents and fluttering butterflies? Perennials in the garden make this dream come true. They provide an ever-changing, diverse floral display. It may seem as if they die as winter approaches but they remain alive under the ground. When spring arrives, they start surprising you again with an even more beautiful and larger display of flowers. Every year, your garden looks just a little bit different. That’s what makes perennials so nice!

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Top 12 long-flowering perennials

Would you like to be enjoying a sea of perennials in the garden that bloom for a long, long time? To point you in this direction, we selected a top 12 from all the long-flowering perennials. With these top 12, you can be sure of having months of flowering plants in your garden.

  1. Wallflower (Erysimum ‘Bowles Mauve’) flowers from April through October
  2. Geranium (Geranium ‘Rozanne’) – flowers from May through October
  3. Bellflower (Campanula poscharskyana) – flowers from May through September
  4. Bleeding Heart (Dicentra formosa) – flowers from May through September
  5. Catnip (Nepeta faassenii) – flowers from May through September
  6. Storksbill (Erodium variabile) – flowers from May through September
  7. Woodland Sage (Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’) – flowers from June through October
  8. Fuchsia (Fuchsia) – flowers from July through October
  9. Cyprus Spurge (Euphorbia cyparissias) – flowers from April through July
  10. Giant Hyssop (Agastache ‘Blue Fortune’) – flowers from July through September
  11. Mountain Fleeceflower (Persicaria amplexicaulis) – flowers from July through September
  12. Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’) – flowers from August through October

Tips for perennials in the garden

  • When selecting plants for your garden, consider not only colour and fragrance but also shape and height. Choosing several different varieties and sizes adds excitement to a border.
  • If the soil in your garden is not very fertile, ensure the most beautiful flowering results by giving the perennials some fertiliser during the growing season.
  • Remove spent flowers and you will be rewarded with a second round of flowering.
  • If you are not sure about where to place a perennial in the garden, plant it in the soil, pot and all, for a while. You can then decide later whether this is a good spot to keep it without having damaged its roots in the mean time. After planting, provide extra water to get the plant off to a good start.
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