Trying to locate landscaping plants and shrubs for your garden can prove to be both an exciting and sometimes challenging task. There are a multitude of diverse plants to consider, and each one is going to have its own unique and wonderful display.
You'll be able to select any type of plant that will harmonize with your back garden, just make certain that the one you choose can thrive in your environment.
Don't assume all plants will be able to flourish in all regions, so read up on your plants requirements or speak with your local plant professional.
If you have no idea at all on which plants to choose, your local specialist should be able to provide you with a selection of plants that will blend well together, and that will provide color throughout the growing season.
There are many diverse varieties of plants available, and it's quite possible that some of the finest ones are those that you may have never considered.
For instance if you'd like to possess a stunning border, you can use a herb such as sage. Although this may not have come immediately to your mind as a plant to use for landscaping it can make the perfect landscaping plant. As well as making wonderful borders they are a great addition to the herb garden.
The main thing that makes using herbs as part of your landscaping garden brilliant, is that they are extremely practical as well as being colorful. Adding herbs to help flavor your recipes is without doubt a marvelous bonus for having a striking landscaping plant.
Remember when you are searching for your plants you will need to consider the season. Planting them at the appropriate time of the year is essential if you wish to develop strong and healthy plants.
Landscaping plants can be annuals or perennials, and more than likely you will want to include both in your landscaping design. Planting them in and around landscaping stones and rocks will provide a stunning show. Using perennials means that you will not have to plant these year after year as with annuals.
Winged Burning Bush...
The Winged Burning Bush is a beautifully rounded shrub that’s best known for its long-lived display of fiery red fall color. In May-June, teeny yellow flowers appear, which are followed by small red fruit against moss-colored green leaves.
It has an intriguing cork-like bark with four visible wings that traverse the length of the branches. Winged Burning Bush does fine in most soils and moisture conditions without issue, even shade.
In the landscape, it is marvelously flexible as a foundation planting, standalone accent, shrub-fence or anywhere you want the best of fall color. Shrubs can be repeatedly cut to the ground to control re-sprouts.
Ice Plant Red Mountain...
This is an exciting new ice plant covered in blooms from early summer until frost. The daisy-like flowers are pinkish red with creamy white centers.
At only 4 inches tall, this prostrate ground cover is perfect for the rock garden or front of the border. If you need a good container plant for hot, dry locations, this easy to grow plant is it. As a ground cover, it is very useful in preventing erosion. Ground covers help unify the landscape, and in many cases are very colorful.
The Ice Plant Red Mountain is good for hard to grow areas in the sun garden because they do not require much water, yet fill in very quickly. Its low-growing stature makes it the perfect, fast-spreading groundcover for hot, dry, and sunny locations.
Snowhill Smooth - Hydrangea...
Snowhill Smooth Hydrangea is a low growing shrub with upright branches, lustrous dark green foliage and clusters of large white flowers that bloom all summer long.
It responds well to pruning, and can be trimmed to ground in spring. This is a 5-foot-tall deciduous shrub with oval, grayish green, 4- to 8- inch leaves.
Blooms can be cut and dried with good results which makes a wonderful dried flower. These do not require staking to keep blooms upright, best bloom in full sun although the shrub is very shade tolerant. It prefers rich, moist soil.