Even though I love this time of year and the renewal that spring brings, all I can think about when I walk in my yard is that I can’t wait until summer! Right now my garden looks pathetic, my grass is a brownish color and I could build a small house with the sticks that are laying around everywhere. So…for those of you who, like me, are longing for summer, I have rounded up my 10 best hardy perennials so you can at least think about being in your garden. As you stroll through the pictures, there are links that will take you to more information about each plant.
If you have stone borders around your garden beds, they have a tendency to sink during the winter. In late spring I always reset the rocks and flagstone. Click this link to learn more: How to Maintain a Garden Rock Border.
Click this link to read about growing clematis:
For more information on growing the six plants listed above, visit my post
Hardy Plants ~ The DIY Gardener’s Guide
Visit my post Hardy Plants ~ The DIY Gardener’s Guide Part 2 to learn more about
peonies, dianthus, lavender and phlox.
All of these plants are easy to grow in zones 3 thru 8. If you aren’t sure what zone you are in, just click HERE. I’m not a gardening expert by any means, but I think they could also be grown in zones 9 and 10 with extra watering.
I hope this got you ready to get your hands dirty!