If you want to know what the best perennials are in your zone 3 flower garden, you have several options. In fact, you probably already know what the best perennials are for your planting area. If you do not, I will start by giving you a brief overview. Then I will explain why they are important.
The areas that I have found to be the best in most flower gardens are those that have full sunlight and fairly cool temperatures. For most flower species you only need to keep the soil about one or two inches deep and keep the temperatures around 60 degrees. In other words you do not want your flower garden growing in a desert or anything too hot and arid. However, you can be more specific with your requirements by choosing areas of your yard that are closer to equatorial climates.
What are the best perennials for Zones 3 and 4? Well they are the same as for all zones, but they are just a little different. What is important to remember is that they will be planted for their beauty rather than any other reason. If you do not plant them for their beauty, you will probably have trouble keeping them alive.
Perennial flowers like lavender, marigold, sweet pea, and pansytoes are popular plants because they grow pretty fast and you do not have to worry about replanting. They love sunny areas and you can easily divide and replant them each year. If you use fertilizers on these perennials, you will find that they are quite resistant to soil erosion. This is important because you do not want to end up with a flower garden that has lost most of its flowers.
A lot of the perennials that come to mind as the best flowers in a flower garden are those that grow near the base or start out low and go up. These flowers are generally shade loving and do well in shady areas. If you are trying to conserve energy you should plant these flowers close together. You can also group them by height if you want to make the flower garden look more appealing.
Some perennials like clematis, salvia, and staphysagris are more bloom producing than others. If you are trying to conserve energy, you might want to plant a flower garden that combines these three. You could group them by bloom period as well. For example, staphysagris begins to bloom in May and then stops blooming until August or September.
Perennial flowers should be planted in the same area year round. If you want to group them by color, you can do so but it is best to keep the colors similar. If you want to, you can interplant different types of flowers together to give a spectacular look to your flower garden. In zones three, tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, and may flowers are great choices. You can interplant them by color as well or group them by their height.
The best perennials for flower gardens are those that bloom for longer than one season. This includes evergreens, which bloom year-round. If you have some of these flowers planted, you will never have trouble finding new plants to fill in the space once they bloom. You can interplant flowers to form a bloom that lasts all summer long. Other perennial flowers that you can use in your flower garden when planting in the third zone include Columbines, Marigolds, Bulbs, Foxglove, and Aster.
Zoning is another way to ensure that you plant flowers that will bloom consistently. It is important to know what zone you are in since some flowers cannot bloom where you live or are not native to your area. You can get zone maps of different areas at your local nursery or on the Internet. Once you have the planting layout planned, plant the flower in its designated zone.
Once you have decided on the location and depth of each flower bed, prepare the soil. Loosen and mulch the soil using tools you can buy at your local nursery or purchase in bulk at your local garden shop. Prepare the flower beds by digging them about two feet deep. Place newly mixed flower seeds in an area where they will be able to thrive by having the soil turned over every few weeks during the growing season.
When you have completed preparing the flower garden, and planting, remember to water the grounds daily. Watering the ground allows roots to get the moisture they need to survive. dormant flowers should be watered in the spring and again in the fall. In addition to ensuring your perennials bloom beautifully all season long, you will also benefit from the many benefits that drinking fresh, filtered water provides you.