When it comes to yard work at my house, Perennials WORK FOR US! They really do "do" the work. If I don't buy a single plant my yard will have blooms most of the spring, summer and fall. If I'm bent on adding new plants, all I have to do is divide some of the ones I already have. Perennials are amazing!
Its still early in the Spring, but here are a few I took a picture of this morning.
This is An old fashioned plant that I started from a little clump dug up from our family cemetery and one lone daisy. This plant is amazing. It has these purple flowers every day until it gets hot and then they close up. The next day they bloom again. They grow very big and I can divide it to make more plants with wild abandon! I have clumps of it all over my yard. Lesson: Any plant that survives at an old family cemetery, is a good one.
Purple Bearded Iris. I kid you not, I started with one root! I now have several bunches in different flower beds.
I bought one tiny pot of this green plant to accent some other perennials in this pot. I didn't know it was a perennial. Not only did it survive the winter, it has completely filled up this pot and has little purple flowers. I'll never have to worry about filling up this pot again. There are other perennials in there that haven't come up yet.
These yellow iris came from my grandmother's garden many years ago. She was 92 when she died and she has been dead for nearly 30 years.
A couple of hostas just beginning to grow.
As time goes on there will be more and more perennials blooming in my yard. Soon there'll be daylillies and gladiolas. Later there'll be mums.
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