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Do It Yourself, Low-Maintenance Flower Planting - Easy Grow Perennials

Updated on May 7, 2017
My tall Lillies! These are late summer bloomers, and due to their beautifully stalks, could use a steak in the ground to lean on.
My tall Lillies! These are late summer bloomers, and due to their beautifully stalks, could use a steak in the ground to lean on.
Under both the front and back house windows were these dainty, yet extremely hearty, Miniature Rose Bush variations. The front are a bright fuscia that bloom from summer all the way to early winter!
Under both the front and back house windows were these dainty, yet extremely hearty, Miniature Rose Bush variations. The front are a bright fuscia that bloom from summer all the way to early winter!
By the back white privacy fence was a peony bush that looked recently planted as it was very tiny and fragile. A couple years later and the Fuschia color is beautiful and effortless.
By the back white privacy fence was a peony bush that looked recently planted as it was very tiny and fragile. A couple years later and the Fuschia color is beautiful and effortless.
My Hibiscus. These are so beautiful once they bloom! They are the latest in summer, but make up for it in color!
My Hibiscus. These are so beautiful once they bloom! They are the latest in summer, but make up for it in color!
My backyard is lined with 3 or 4 Lilac Trees, all various in color. Lilacs are my absolute favorite! Both delicate flower and aroma are a wonderful sign that spring has sprung.
My backyard is lined with 3 or 4 Lilac Trees, all various in color. Lilacs are my absolute favorite! Both delicate flower and aroma are a wonderful sign that spring has sprung.
The grown Cherry True was a real surprise! The dainty white flowers in spring to the bright red cherries in mid-summer are so unique and lovely. They are sourly poor eating fruit, but the display is both beautiful and maintenance free.
The grown Cherry True was a real surprise! The dainty white flowers in spring to the bright red cherries in mid-summer are so unique and lovely. They are sourly poor eating fruit, but the display is both beautiful and maintenance free.
This is the Rose Of Sharon, also in my backyard. One of the easiest bushes to maintain and so pretty when in bloom.
This is the Rose Of Sharon, also in my backyard. One of the easiest bushes to maintain and so pretty when in bloom.

From Gloomy to Vibrant Colored Flowers

When I first went to look at an old cape-cod house on the market, it was a very dismal March day here in upstate New York. In fact, there was a messy, wet, ice and snow covering the ground. I remember not being able to really investigate in the back yard due to the puddles of slosh.

The owner, a middle-aged blue-collar man still in his uniform, began to mention what was planted where, as I looked around at other details around the house exterior which needed much work. I have to admit my attention was elsewhere as he continued to mention flower and tree names I have never even heard of. You see, this is my first house, and I have never really had much gardening experience.

Needless to say I bought the house. Maybe a whole year had gone by first, before what I noticed the following spring/summer, much to my delight. A good portion of the house and backyard perimeter were lined with new, beautiful colors! "Well this was effortless," I said to myself. Ever since then, I began to water these beauties every spring and summer and they just keep growing more beautiful every year.

I wanted to share his care-free plantings...maybe you will have the perfect spot for some of them. A regular watering throughout the summer is really the only care needed! The photos really don't do enough justice, so imagine a bright green grass and sunny blue skies above as you look at my photos.

Keep in mind, my house is based on a strip of extremely 'sandy' filled soil. It is almost like the beach in some spots. Yet how these perennials bloom so vibrantly every year is a mystery to me, but a pleasant one at that.

Perennials of Your Choice

Of course, there are so many perennials to choose from. If you feel like researching to see what might best fit your landscape, soil, and climate conditions...the following link is very resourceful.

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