Perennials For Indiana Gardeners
Beautify your garden or yard with perennials from Galbraith's Landscaping and Lawn Care
Selecting Perennials for Your Garden
Perennials are great plants to fill your garden or yard with color and texture year after year. These flowers, grasses, and groundcovers go dormant in winter and bloom again from their roots the next spring or summer. Galbraith’s offers an incredible variety of perennials from common picks like daylillies, hosta, sage, and ornamental grass to more rare varieties. Work with our plant experts to design the garden of your dreams, including an array of beautiful perennials. Before selecting the perennials you want to plant in your garden, consider the following elements that will greatly influence the health and happiness of your new plants.
Different areas of the garden often receive different amounts of water. That is why it’s important to choose plants that can thrive in dryer areas or be prepared to water your garden with higher frequency. Remember that soil absorbs water better when it’s delivered slowly. Especially when planting in the clay soils of Indiana, keep in mind the amount water your new plants will require.
Get to know the natural light patterns in your yard by watching the sun’s movements across your garden for several days or a full week. This will impact what perennials will grow best in different areas of your garden. You’ll want to choose plants that thrive in full sun, eight hours or more of light, for areas that receive direct sunlight all day while areas with less direct sun will require plants that thrive in partial sun or shade.
TIMING OF BLOOMS
There are very few perennials that will provide interest throughout the whole growing season. That is why when selecting your perennials you must take note of the timing of their blooms. Loading a garden with only spring blooming perennials leaves the whole rest of year without anything to enjoy. Having a healthy balance of spring, summer, and fall blooms keeps the area looking its best the whole season long.