According to some, flowers are the most beautiful expression of nature’s beauty. While that might depend on each person’s opinion, what is true is that flowers have been highly valued by all human cultures and civilizations. Some flowers even carry special meanings, which may vary from place to place and from time to time. For example, roses are used to express love, while white flowers are better for expressing grief. Often times, flowers of several kinds are used to decorate gardens and interiors.
Often, flowers that are used to decorate serve their purpose for a week and then die. But recently, people are starting to get flowers that will last much longer and don’t have to be replaced every week. Unlike pets, plants require very little maintenance, and make great decorations that give any house a natural touch, whether it’s a small flower in a pot, or a big garden with several types of flowers.
For those who are really into gardening, perennial flowers are the best option. Perennial flowers are flowering plants that live at least two years, although some live longer than that. The opposite of perennial flowers are annual flowers, which only last a year and die in the winter. The main advantage of perennial flowers is that they don’t have to be planted again each spring, like annual flowers do. This might not seem much of a problem to some people, but those that like to keep several plants in their garden know how much of an advantage is not to replant their whole garden every spring.
There are many types of perennial flowers. And they differ a lot between themselves in their resistance to winter climate. Some of them resist mild winters and some can resist harsher winters. That’s why it’s a good idea to get information about the perennial flowers you want to buy as well as exact information of the winter conditions in your area, such as lowest temperature, humidity, etc. This will allow you to better select perennial flowers that will survive the winter in your area. As a general rule, the more to the north you live, the more resistant your perennial flowers have to be. And of course, no perennial flowers can resist floods, blizzards, hurricanes, and the like, no matter what any unscrupulous florist might tell you.
So, if you have a big garden and are considering flowers for it, consider perennial flowers as an option. They come in many different types and colors, and it’s a great satisfaction to see them flower spring after spring.