Perennials are plants that return year after year, rather than annuals or biennials.
Perennials are plants that return year after year, rather than annuals or biennials. Perennials come back from the roots each spring, and can sometimes even be divided to create new plants. There are plenty of options for perennials, including those that don’t need much maintenance, but with some simple tips, you’ll be able to keep them looking great!
Perennial favorites include: aloe vera, asparagus ferns (or sprengeris), daisies (both English and French), thyme, ladybugs, lion’s tail (also called African potato vine), and daylilies. Be careful not to confuse perennials with biennials; these plants take two years before they flower and die. And don’t worry if your perennial starts dying at the end of summer—they all do this! Another common misconception is that perennials must stay in pots forever; this isn’t true. If you have a good spot for it outdoors (perhaps under an overhanging tree) then it might want to be planted there permanently. Put your finger about an inch deep into the soil where you want to plant your perennial; if it feels really dry then let it sit there a day or two so that it can soak up some water before planting. This will help prevent transplant shock!
Herbs are often perennials and a great way to have food on hand.
If you’re wondering how to start a garden, the answer is simple: herbs. Herbs are the easiest plants to grow and take up very little space. They are also very low maintenance and will provide you with food for your kitchen. Most of all, they can be grown year-round in most climates! While some herbs do have a longer growing season than others, most will grow well into the winter months if protected from frost and snow.
Perennial plants are plants that can last for several years. Some of these plants even live for more than ten years without dropping their leaves!
A great way to ensure that you will always have fresh herbs on hand is to plant perennial herbs in your garden or flowerbeds. These include rosemary, oregano, chives and mint just to name a few. This way they will be available every time you need them with no fuss or effort on your part!
Perennials are usually easy to care for, unlike seasonal flowers and vegetables.
Perennials are a great choice for your home or garden because they die back at some point in the year, replenish their nutrients, and then come back every spring. They don’t require much maintenance and can even be left to grow on their own if you want to keep them. Most perennials are also great for the environment because you don’t need to constantly replant them each year.
I’ll admit: I haven’t had much experience with perennial plants (it’s been more than five years since my last houseplant). But that doesn’t stop me from knowing what makes them so appealing. Perennials are meant to live for many years, so you only have to plant them once. In the photo above of a perennial bush at a botanical garden in Buenos Aires, Argentina, there is an annual flower festival held where people walk through the rows of plants picking any one they like as a souvenir of that day or weekend. This orchid was already blooming when I went on an excursion through the gardens with my class during graduate school, but I’m sure it and all its fellow perennials would have been spectacular again next year if we hadn’t picked it and taken it away with us.
Perennial gardening is also environmentally friendly because these flowers don’t require constant replacement every time they die off—they take care of themselves! Drought-resistant varieties mean that if you forget about your plants for too long, they can still make due without your help. And unlike seasonal vegetables which may only be available during certain times of the year (or may not even grow well in certain regions), perennial plants can continue to look good for most of the growing season if cared for properly.
Perennial vegetables do exist! We’ll talk about them a bit later.
Perennial vegetables are a great addition to any garden or yard. They make the most of space, and they’re fun to eat! Perennials are grown from “root” or “vegetative” cuttings instead of seed. They can be planted early in spring and will grow back every year.
Let’s take a look at some common perennial vegetables that you might already have growing in your back yard!
Daylillies are one example of an edible perennial flower.
While our daylilies have been blooming for a couple of weeks now, I wanted to share a few tips on how easy it is to grow these edible perennials.
Daylillies are called “perennials” because they are hardy and will bloom for more than one season. These flowers can last into the winter months and bloom again in the following Spring, Summer or Fall. We have enjoyed this freshness throughout the year!
Hostas, ferns, and evergreen shrubs are all examples of perennials.
Most plants die off every year, but there are ways to keep your greens around for more than just one season. One way to do this is by adding perennial plants to your garden. These types of plants grow back every year, so they’re a great choice if you don’t have the time or energy to care for something that needs constant upkeep. One example of a perennial is the hosta; its large leaves can grow up to 18 inches long and be in full bloom during July or August. You could also try the fragrant herb called lavender as another example of a plant that requires less effort on your part. Lavender’s purple flowers are beautiful additions to any garden and will flower almost all summer long if cared for properly.
Perennials can either be planted in your backyard or even in pots inside your house, if you want some greenery without having to go outside and care for it yourself!
You can grow perennial vegetables including asparagus and rhubarb.
Even if you live in an apartment, you can grow some plants as perennials. Perennial plants are plants that last for more than one growing season (usually 2-3 years). A perennial plant is one that comes back every year without having to replant it. There are a few perennial vegetables like asparagus and rhubarb which most of us have probably eaten at some point in our lives.
By planting these easy to grow veggies in your yard or even in containers, you can have fresh produce for your table year round!
Get into growing perennials!
Did you know that you can purchase plants that will last for more than one season? Sure! It may sound like witchcraft, but it’s true!* I have a friend who is obsessed with perennials. He claims that the work of his garden is reduced by 30% because he doesn’t have to plant things every year. As someone who often feels overworked and perpetually behind on my to-do list, I was intrigued.
The first step in the process of converting your garden into a perennial paradise is deciding which plants you want to work with. I recommend planting flowers, shrubs, and trees—anything that grows larger than a bouquet garniWelcome to Perennials! We’re a blog about plants that last for more than one season and perennial plants.
We started this blog because we’ve been obsessed with perennials for a long time, and we want to share our knowledge with the world. We want to help you make your garden the best it can be by providing advice on how to take care of perennials and how to choose the right ones for your needs. We also want to provide an opportunity for people who are interested in perennials to talk about them with each other, so get ready—we’ll soon be providing a comments section at the bottom of every post.
If you’re new to gardening or if you just have questions, don’t worry—we plan on covering all levels of gardening experience here. Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned pro, there’s something here for everyone.
So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start planting!
This is a blog about plants that last for more than one season and perennial plants.
We know you’re busy, so we’ll keep this short and sweet: we’re here to share our love of plants that come back every year with you. We do this by:
-sharing tips on how to get your perennial plants to look their best
-recommending products that help with plant care
-giving you a weekly dose of pretty pictures of perennials in all their glory
-teaching you how to become a better gardener, so you can take care of all your plants (not just the ones that come back)
If any of these sound good, welcome home!
Hey! Thanks for stopping by Perennials. We are a blog about plants that last for more than one season, which just so happens to be our favorite type of plant: the perennial.
What’s a perennial? It’s a plant that lasts for more than one growing season—they don’t die off in winter only to spring up again each year. For example, your garden might have foxglove and hosta in it, both of which are perennials.
Perennial plants are great because they just keep giving, with little to no upkeep. Once you get them planted in the right spot in your garden, they can grow there for years and years without dying off.
We started this blog because we love gardening and wanted to learn more about perennials and how to help them thrive. Here you’ll find helpful guides on how to best grow these amazing plants, how to take care of them when they’re not doing so well (because sometimes even the most resilient plants fall a bit ill), and fun facts about different kinds of perennials that we think will make you love them as much as we do!
Welcome to Perennials! We’re here to give you the low-down on plants that last for more than one season (a.k.a. perennial plants).
Perennials are amazing because they fill your garden with color and life year after year. They’re a great option if you want to create a beautiful, sustainable look for your yard without having to replant every spring.
The best part about perennials? There are so many varieties out there, waiting for you to add them to your garden! Some of our favorite perennials include tulips, daffodils, peonies, daisies, foxgloves, and bellflowers. But the possibilities are endless!
We hope that this blog inspires you to try adding perennials to your garden! They will quickly become one of your favorite aspects of caring for your property.
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Hey there, green thumbs!
We’re so glad you’ve stumbled across our little corner of the internet. If you’re anything like us, you’re passionate about plants—especially perennials! You know, those plant babies that stick around in your garden year after year.
But what are they? And how do they grow? And how do you even pronounce “perennial”? Well, we’ve got the answers to all of these questions and more! We’ve been passionate about gardening for years, and we want to share that passion with you. Whether you’re just getting started or your thumb is greener than Kermit himself, we want to help you cultivate a love for gardening that will last for… well, seasons to come.