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Create a Four Season GardenPlanting a year-round garden takes planning. The first step is to create a garden planner to organize and keep up with what you’ve planted. Then, you should decide what plants will be best for your climate. Some gardens, especially in northern climates will opt for a container garden. Container gardens offer versatility since plants can be changed out easily. Some flowers that grow well in spring are: tulips, crocuses, snowdrops, daffodils, peonies, and pansies. A summer garden may contain daylilies, coneflowers, zinnias, nasturtiums, black-eyed Susans, bee balm, roses, or hydrangeas. Asters, ornamental grasses, and begonias grow well in fall. In the winter, hollies, fireberries, and chokethorns are evergreens which have pretty berries and do well in colder areas. Camellias also flourish in the southern winter.

Key Takeaways:

  • When planning to create a four season garden take advantage of perennials and annuals as well as those plants that grow well in containers.
  • It’s exceedingly important to pick choices not just for blooms and foliage, but for being the right fit for your locality.
  • Whether you are seeking out blooms, ornamental grasses, or bushes, it’s wisest to go with native choices.

“Although it is somewhat easier for gardeners in the South to accomplish a variety of color all season long, northerly gardeners may achieve interest and color year round as well by implementing plants with interesting foliage or other features.”

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