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31. Easy Perennial Bulbs
There are so many types of perennials that you can choose from when you are starting a garden from ‘scratch’. The colors, the types, whether they are root flower or if they are bulbs, the choice is yours. I wanted to tell you a little more about some of the easiest bulbs I have found to use in my gardens. I do use others in my greenhouse when I want to start something new, and occasionally I will grow some of these perennials bulbs in my hobby greenhouse when I am looking to fill in a little space on my shelves as well. So anyway, some of the easiest perennials to plant in your garden are:
Daylilies. Daylilies are perennial bulbs that come in a wild variety of colors. These flowers seem to keep on coming during the growing season, and they require no work at all after they are planted! You Daylilies enjoy the full sun and like a moist soil, but you don’t have to water them too often (maybe in a drought), the rain is usually enough to satisfy these flowers.
Echinacea. This purple cone looking flower is a popular favorite for many gardeners because it is so easy to grow. Blooming in the late summer, this flower adds a hint of color to your garden for the fall season. There are other colors that this coneflower does grow as, like white, pink and yellow, but purple is the color most often recognized.
Begonias. This is a sun loving flower bulb that is greatly used throughout the countryside. Many gardeners even use begonias in their container gardens and in their greenhouse because of their ease of use. There are a wide variety of colors like pink, red, peach, yellows, and even white or red! You can plant begonias anywhere in your garden where full sun is found.
Gladioli. Gladioli’s are a summer treat for any garden. These flowers will come back year after year with little or no care and because Gladioli’s are a bulb you can dig them up, move them, or spread out the bulbs as the number of bulbs in your garden multiply. One use of Gladioli’s in your garden is to plant them in bunches because they are prone to falling over, and if you give them another larger plants to lean on they will do well for you.
Hostas. Many gardeners forget to incorporate green into their flower garden, and they are then left with ‘bare’ spots where the flowers have not yet taken over. There is such a variety of Hostas available you are sure to find one the fits in your full sun or your shade garden.
There are so many more easy to grow perennials and bulbs that you can have a full garden year after year that is virtually maintenance free when you use perennials in your garden.
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