WHEN FIGURING OUT WHICH PERENNIALS TO PLANT IN YOUR PERENNIAL GARDEN, YOU WILL NEED TO PLAN BEFORE YOU PLANT.
How to plant the perfect perennial garden? Without a doubt, planting the perfect garden is all about planning. With perennials blooming at different times, you will want to plan your garden to enjoy flowers and foliage. With a bit of forethought, you can enjoy a constant rotation of color and flowers.
A great source of inspiration is Cincinnati’s Perennial Gardens. It gives you a chance to see perennials in action in the landscape. For example, visit local gardens like Cincinnati Parks, Spring Grove Cemetary, as well as the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens. Also, nurseries are filled with acres of perennial inspiration.
DO YOUR RESEARCH
At this time, you have found your inspiration for your garden. Before you begin planting, make sure to research your perennials. Specifically, you want to choose plants that address the following:
- Season-long color
- Differing Heights
- Varying Widths
- Consider sunlight and shade
- Types of soil
- Hardiness in Cincinnati (Cincinnati is Zone 6)
- Amount of maintenance required
- In addition, any wildlife issues