With perennial beds and rose bushes on either side of the path, guests will love strolling through this European-inspired garden. Thanks to its sleek design, the swimming pool ahead blends beautifully with the horizon line.
Prior to planting, keep perennials well watered and in the proper amount of sunlight. When planting a perennial garden, don’t hesitate to start with perennials in 4-inch pots. This smaller plant size is cheaper, and plants reach full size in just two years or two growing seasons.
Make sure the perennial crown, the spot where the roots meet stems, is at the same depth in the hole as it was in the pot. Check the depth by laying a stick or tool handle across the planting hole to the perennial rootball. A level tool handle means success.
Coming up with unique color combinations is one way to make your balcony garden pop as in this mix of evergreen shrubs and eye catching perennials such as purple heather and calibrachoa from Urban Green.
This robust perennial flower garden has a small stone border separating it from the manicured lawn. Tall spikes of salvia called Red Hot Mama add dimension to the bed, while the low-growing Blue Bedder salvia – the deep purple flowers – is a great choice for perennial borders.