Gardens are an excellent space to utilize all year round. Whether you like to listen to the rain while enjoying your morning coffee or host alfresco evenings for friends and family, you want your garden to be beautiful. One of the best ways to create a stunning garden that can be enjoyed all year round is to plant flowers that are bright and colorful.
Fortunately, there are a variety of different plants to choose from that can benefit you, especially if you want to create a low-maintenance garden, without having to replace the plants every season. It can be difficult with the unpredictable weather to know what to plant, or if you are short on time, to maintain your garden. While there are going to be low and high seasons for the plants, they will always keep beauty and color present in your garden.
Before you start
Before you start changing your garden it is important to take a moment to see what you already have and clear out old and unwanted garden plants. This is a great way to tidy it up and create space, so you can better enjoy the finished project. The kids can likely help with this task too, making it a great opportunity for outdoor play and learning.
You should make a plan for all your new plants, and where you would like them to go to make your garden kid friendly. This will help you prepare the flower beds, to help them last longer. You should also consider adding some structure to your garden, by planting yew or box, which will fill out the garden and create a regular pattern of greens, to pull the final work together at the end.
Choose your favorite season
While you can incorporate plants to add color to your garden all year round, there are going to be high and low seasons. Therefore, it is a good idea to choose your favorite season to prioritize and plan around. This will ensure you can enjoy the height of the colors and blooming when you use your garden the most. This will also help you to find the best plants and create the perfect garden for you and your family.
Best plants and shrubs that will last all year round
The unpredictable weather across the globe and busy family life can mean you don’t have time to spend every week maintaining your garden. Fortunately, you can still enjoy your garden space with a little careful planning and execution at the beginning. While it will take effort to create the perfect garden with the initial work, it will last all year round. Here are some of the best plants and shrubs that you should consider planting in your garden, for all year color and beauty. Pick as many as you would like from the list, and you can guarantee that your garden will look great, whatever the weather.
#1 Hydrangea Arborescens ‘Annabelle’
Hydrangea is an evergreen shrub which blossoms for approximately two months out of the year. They start with a lime-green color before maturing to a fabulous creamy white and resemble giant snowballs. After blooming in the summer, they return to lime-green for the rest of the year.
#2 Iris Pseudacorus
An Iris Pseudacorus can grow up to a meter and a half tall and has been nicknamed the yellow flag due to its bright color. You will find them embedded in a sea of green, sword-like leaves.
#3 Euphorbia characias
These are a great way to add character to your garden. They have bluish-green foliage that stays fresh and beautiful all year round. They are then accompanied by large, dome-like flowers that have a stunning bright yellow color to them.
#4 Geranium phaeum
Geranium phaeum is an excellent way to add a unique color to your garden, amongst all the green, as the flowers have a dusky, deep purple or blue color to them. They are much smaller than the others and have a unique silk texture to them.
#5 Hemerocallis ‘Burning Daylight’
Hemerocallis have wavy petals that glow an intense, orange color in the summer, which is the perfect addition to your garden for color, and to impress your guests. They can also come in red, yellow or pink.
How to add even more color
Plants are a beautiful way to add color to your garden, but they are not the only way. You can use tall outdoor planters, hang fairy lights around your patio, paint your fences, add features, paint your furniture or shed a different color, and much more.
There are endless possibilities to add color to your garden. Pick your favorite colors, or simply pick ones at random and surprise yourself when they bloom.