Plants are one of the major parts of landscaping. The project will never be complete without it or by simply using garden structures, gravels, mulch, wooden chips, and other materials. Therefore, it is important to familiarize yourself with the different kinds of plants that you can use for landscaping. Here are some of them:
These plants complete their life cycle after a season. Thus, it is perfect if you want your front lawn or backyard to have a different look for every season. In case that you still want this kind of plants, simply remove the spent blooms and it will stimulate the production of more showy flowers. Though most annuals surely last only for one season, the climate is also a big factor in determining its actual lifecycle. In some places with warm climates, other types of daisies, geranium, pansies, and verbena are perennials.
This next type of plant lives for two years, where the first year is for producing foliage and bearing flowers for the second year. Most of the plants included in this type are vegetables including cabbage, carrots, celery, leeks, onions, parsley, and cauliflower. However, the first year of these vegetablesare producing food and they don’t complete their growing cycle. Instead, they drop seed until they complete the second year. The examples of flowering biennials include foxglove, Canterbury bells, hollyhocks, and dianthus.
If you want to have plants in your landscape that lives for more than two years, then this type is the best choice. The climate also affects these plants, where some of them are able to keep their leaves during the winter season. On the other hand, most perennial plants die during the winter and return back in the spring. After these flowering plants are planted, they continue to bloom every year. The popular examples of this kind of plant are roses, salvia, periwinkle, violets, lavender, hibiscus, some varieties of daisies, peonies, and some ornamental grasses.