Perennials, Annuals, and Bulbs

Perennials

At Nature’s Image, we think of perennials as the gift that keeps on giving. Perennial plants are those plants that come back year after year, multiplying and filling in what was once an empty space.

Perennials are great if you want to save money on buying new plants every year. If you hire us as your landscaping company, we can divide and relocate perennials as they multiply, creating new garden beds if needed. There are perennial flowers, perennial shrubs, ornamental grasses, ferns, groundcovers, flowering vines and more that we can use to brighten your landscape.

Common perennials include Purple Coneflower (Echinacea), Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia), Hostas, and many more.

Our local vendor of preference is The Perennial Farm. Over the years, we’ve come to trust and value the quality of their products and services.

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Landscape Design

A good landscape design incorporates a wide variety of plant material, designed to be pleasing to the eye from the earliest days of spring to the final days of fall. Perennials, annuals, bulbs, shrubs, trees and even grass all have a place in your landscape design.

Annuals add a pop of color in the spring or summer, and can help fill in bare spots. But like their name suggests, they only stick around for one year. Now, some annuals, if left to go to seed (self-sow), may send up volunteer plants the next spring. Marigolds are a prime example of this.  Some common annuals include impatiens, petunias, and geraniums.

Both perennials and annuals come in shade-loving, sun-loving, drought-tolerant and moisture-loving varieties. And they come in a rainbow of colors. We can create any type of garden you desire using a combination of annuals and perennials- a white garden, a blue garden, a country garden, a cutting garden, you name it!

Bulbs can be annuals, biennials (bloom twice a year) or perennials. There are bulbs that bloom in the spring (tulips, daffodils and hyacinths), summer (gladiolus and lilies) and fall (fall crocus, cyclamen).

We like to plant spring bulbs in with summer perennials and fall ornamentals, so that your garden beds maintain visual appeal for as long as possible. Of course when we plant, we amend the soil as needed and apply a layer of mulch and water thoroughly to ensure your plants get off to a strong start.

To get an estimate or schedule landscaping and planting services, call us today at 410-477-5320, or contact us.