Thursday, May 5, 2011

Plant Perennials for Color Year After Year

Hardy hibiscus is one of hundreds of perennials that thrive in local landscapes. Also known as swamp mallow, this locally native perennial grows best in moist soils, and flaunts extra large pink, white, or red flowers in early summer.
Flowers bring a landscape to life. Their bright colors add interest to the otherwise green and brown color scheme of the typical yard. Often annuals are planted to add seasonal color, but annuals must be changed every season – a task that can add up to a lot of work and expense. One way to reduce the work it takes to have a colorful landscape is to plant perennials, which come back year after year from the same roots.

For suggestions of many perennials that thrive in our area read the rest of the story on the Pender Cooperative Extension Website,

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