What Do I Use In My Garden? Here Are Some Perennials


If you’re like me and love to garden, then autumn is your favorite time of year. But as much as I love digging in the dirt and planting new perennial plants, I can’t help but wonder if it’s too late in the season to plant them properly. And what about those lovely blooms that grace my yard every spring? Do they need special care or special attention? The answer is yes: there are plenty of things that you can do this time of year to ensure success next Spring when it comes time for your perennials to bloom. In fact, here are some tips for getting your garden ready for next year’s bloomin’ beauty!

Here are some perennials, such as “Autumn Joy” that can be planted in the autumn for blooms until spring.

  • Autunm Joy is a popular perennial.
  • Autumn Joy is a hardy perennial. It can survive a frost or two, which makes it a good choice for new gardeners because they won’t have to worry about protecting it from cold weather.
  • Autumn Joy is an excellent choice if you want to plant in the autumn and have flowers until springtime!

Other options include “Goldsturm”, “Skyrocket” and “Baby’s Breath”.

Other options include “Goldsturm”, “Skyrocket” and “Baby’s Breath”.

There are many other perennials that can withstand the cold temperatures of winter. These include:

  • Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum)
  • Cineraria ‘Cinnamon & Gold’

You’ll want to choose plants that will grow vigorously from year to year and that are available at a variety of nurseries.

You’ll want to choose plants that will grow vigorously from year to year and that are available at a variety of nurseries. When choosing perennials, consider:

  • Plants that are suited to your climate. For example, some perennials can survive hot summers but not cold winters; others need more water than others.
  • What type of soil you have in your garden (some plants require acidic or alkaline soils). Some plants only grow well in certain types of soil—for example, azaleas love acidic soils but can’t take wet feet! Soil pH is important for many other plants too!
  • How much water each plant needs—not all perennials like lots of water; some prefer drier conditions. Choose your perennial according to its needs so it thrives for years to come!

Keep catalogues on hand and peruse them regularly, so you can quickly find what you need.

  • Keep catalogues on hand and peruse them regularly, so you can quickly find what you need.
  • Catalogues are a good source of information, ideas, and inspiration.

Ask fellow gardeners for help.

  • Ask friends and family members. A lot of people have great advice on gardening, especially if they live in a climate similar to yours. They may even be able to give you a few perennials that will work in your garden.
  • Talk to the staff at your local nursery. Nursery workers can help you find perennials that will do well in your area and match the look you’re going for in your garden.
  • Ask a member of your local gardening club or garden art group for advice about perennials that are easy to grow or ones that last longer than others, like some woody shrubs like sumac trees which can survive harsher winters due to their hardy nature as well as needing less maintenance than other types such as flowers because there won’t be any dead leaves from pruning etcetera afterwards either so this means less work overall!

A good soil mix is essential to success.

A good soil mix is essential to success with perennials. Your garden should have the following characteristics:

  • Loose, but not too loose
  • Rich in nutrients
  • Well-drained (as opposed to overly wet)
  • Moist, but not too moist (meaning you shouldn’t have to water it every day!)

Study your area’s climate before planting your new perennials, and then make choices according to the advice of experts.

It’s important to know that your area’s climate plays a role in what perennials will grow best there. By studying the climate of your region, you can find plants that are suited for your soil and weather conditions. If you live in a subtropical or tropical climate, consider choosing water-efficient plants such as aloe vera or cacti. If you live in an arid area with minimal rainfall, choose drought-tolerant species like rosemary or lavender instead (though these may not be ideal choices if they’re planted in containers).


If you’re lucky enough to live in a temperate climate, then you have the option of planting perennials year-round. While some plants may require a bit more care than others, they will certainly reward you with beautiful flowers and greenery throughout the seasons.

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