Hi I'm Yolanda Vanveen from Vanveen bulbsdot com.
And in this segment we are going to learn all about the best conditions forgrowing perennial flowers.
Now my theory is pretty much anywhere weed will grow a perennialflower will grow.
So if you got areas in your yard that are kind of in the corner that youare not watering that well but you are still having a lot of weeds coming up there, youcan put a perennial flower bed there.
Cause there's a lot of plants that really don'tneed a lot of water.
Or you have an area that's really kind of shady and you think it's kindof too shady for a garden, but you always have all kinds of weeds coming up, that'salso a great place for a perennial flower bed, because if weeds will grow, flowers willgrow.
And if you've got moss or you got nothing but pine needles, pretty much all you cando is create a gorgeous Japanese moss garden.
So there's lots of options and you can workwith what you have.
The most important part of a perennial garden is figuring out, whatcan do sun and what can do shade.
There's so many gorgeous flowers that love the sun,but there's also a lot of flowers that can grow better in shade.
So saying that, it'sreally not about sun or shade, it's warm or cold.
Cause you can have a garden area that'sreally cold because it's near forest but it's in the sun and nothing grows well.
Or youcan have a really shady area in the city near the street and the sidewalk that's shady buteven sunflowers thrive their.
So go ahead and break the rules.
Just plant a few flowersat a time.
So when designing your perennial beds, I try to get color every season of theyear.
So you have color in the spring, summer and fall.
Of course I'm partial to flowerbulbs but there is so many other plants that you can select.
I love grasses, I love seedums,I love hostas.
So pick and choose and you, it's your garden party.
So when selectingflowers for your flower bed, don't really take it too seriously.
Whenever you see somethingthat you like pick it up.
Ask if it's sun or shade and plant it.
You can always moveit later.
So when planting your beds just remember to have flowers that love the sun,or flowers that love the shade and mix and match.
And then you'll have color in a succession.
So you can have lots of color, different times of the year, make sure you have good drainage.
Because a lot of flowers in the middle of winter will rot out.
But outside of that there'sreally no bad places to start a perennial bed.
You can have a large garden, an acregarden or you could have just a little container on your deck.
If weeds will grow in that containerso will plants.
So go out there and buy as many plants as you can and start your owngardens.