Sunflowers make the best perennials for a flower garden because of their ability to thrive in all types of conditions. Many kinds of sunflowers are shade loving, so they will do well in full sun. If you have selected some sun-loving plants such as marigolds and sunflowers, be aware that they can sometimes do better in shaded areas when planting other flowers in your flower garden. Sunflowers can survive even in areas with lower levels of humidity, but they will be more delicate plants, and possibly not survive well under drought conditions.
In addition to sunflowers, there are several other plants that are good for perennials that do well in the sun. Roses and sunflowers are often planted together, and roses provide a colorful focal point in a flower garden. Sunflowers are a terrific option for a flower bedding area, and they look great in many different shades of purple. Junipers are another choice if you prefer taller flowers for your flower beds.
Sunflowers will be a good choice if you live in an area where they can get at least six hours of sunlight during the day. They are not well suited for areas of drought or extremely high temperatures, however, so be sure to plan your garden for adequate sun. One problem with sunflowers is that they are susceptible to the dreaded blackfly, which is a very common pest that attacks flowers.
Spring bulbs are also good plants to consider for your perennial flower bedding. Some bulbs will bloom from early spring through early summer, and many bloom from late spring through the summer. It depends on the variety of bulbs you choose, but most flower gardeners find that annuals are the best choice for early blooming perennials. Perennial flowers tend to last all season long, and you can take them down after the flowers have flowered, providing you don’t damage them by removing them before they’re ready.
Bushes, shrubs and trees are popular choices for flower beds, too. Choose colorful specimens that will brighten up the area as well as add color to your yard. If you have an area that experiences harsh sun, consider planting a specimen tree or bush that will shade the area from the sun. This will help to conserve energy and preserve your landscape. Even well-placed bushes or shrubs can benefit from shade. Shrubs and trees will also add some shade as well as some beautiful color to your garden.
There are some perennials that are even more suited for sunny areas than others. Junipers are an excellent choice for brightening up your landscape in full sun. Other types of flowers that work well for sunny areas include marigolds and daffodils. These flowers will look lovely throughout the garden when planted with other flowers that are used to block the sun.
When planning your flower bed, think about how much sun and shade your favorite flowers will need. Then choose the flower that will do best in that area. Do not overdo it with a massive amount of colors or foliage. You don’t want the flowers to overwhelm the area. A few colorful sprouts really go a long way!
If you want a beautiful display with lots of different colors, use a variety of perennials. Perennials are a great solution for a large array of flower requirements. They will provide blooms year-round and are available in a wide array of colors. The best way to ensure that your area is getting all of the sun it needs is planting sun-loving perennial flowers.
Next decide where you want the flower bed. This will dictate the size and depth of the flower bed. Measure the largest existing shrub or bush out and then cut to the correct depth. Be sure that you don’t cut too deep or you’ll have a mess on your hands. It’s better to go a little deeper than you want because some roots will survive the cut. You can always spot the plants later on if you need to.
Now it’s time to prepare the flower bed. Fill the flower bed with an organic potting soil mix or similar material. Don’t use coarse sand because it retains too much water and you want to keep the roots of the plants. You want a loose soil so there will be enough air to get around the roots. Also, keep in mind that you want to keep your pots out of direct sunlight because this could cause plant diseases.
If the sun is too much for the flower bed, don’t despair. There are many other options for sun-loving perennials. These include such lovely flowers as daffodils, dahlias, hydrangeas and irises. All of these bloom well in even the brightest of sun and you will be delighted with their blooms every year when you look at them.