Indestructible plants for the garden: will bloom anywhere
Unlike indoor plants, which usually need special care, outdoor varieties are considered more “independent”. Hopes Grove Rose Garden Director Morris Hankinson named five garden shrubs that will bloom anywhere. According to the expert, with their help, by the time spring and summer come, flower growers will have a beautiful garden that requires almost no maintenance.
Redcurrant “King Edward VII”
This robust shrub has clusters of deep crimson buds, and the foliage exudes a delicate fragrance. Morris noted that the plant is unpretentious in care and blooms in the spring, although gardeners often lose sight of it. “The shrub is easy to prune during normal cleaning after flowering and is very easy to care for. In the spring, beautiful flowering in the garden is guaranteed to you,” the expert added.
A beautiful shrub with large glossy leaves. It blooms in small inflorescences, from which pink berries appear. “You can be sure that these brave little shrubs will make the garden beautiful at any time of the year. Evergreen leaves always look perfect. Use them for borders or grow in containers – they do well almost anywhere,” the gardener said.
This popular shrub is a sign of spring, as its bare branches are covered in vibrant golden yellow flowers as early as early March. As they wither, leaves appear that turn red in autumn. Morris calls forsythia a “hardy shrub” that is easy to care for and requires only a little pruning after flowering.
The abundant flowering of this shrub and flexible growing conditions are a definite win for many gardeners. According to Morris, these hardy plants are “drought tolerant” and “need little to no maintenance.”
Actions belong to the hydrangea family, and like hydrangeas, they bloom in small inflorescences. However, deutia flowers look different: in some species, the petals are elongated and slightly drooping, while in others they are bell-shaped or open. “Star-shaped blooms cover the shrub in June, so the action is great to close the ‘gap’ between spring and summer flowering of other plants in the garden,” Morris said.
Barberry will brighten any garden. Each spring, this plant produces small yellow or orange flowers and then berries that persist until winter. “Sturdy as old boots and beautiful, evergreen species like berberis darwinii burst into stunning blooms in the spring. Deciduous species (B. thunbergii, B. ottawensis Superba) are great options to grow anywhere in the garden, whether in full sun or in the shadows,” Morris concluded.
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