Hydrangeas and Ground Covers
Hydrangeas are beautiful and look amazing in any garden or landscape area. They are hardy and versatile and will bring color and diversity to any area. Here are some great picks for planting in your landscape this season. The Oak Leaf Hydrangea is a great choice. It will grow best in climate zones five through nine and will be anywhere from a small 3 feet tall to six feet, depending on conditions. It can grow in either full sunlight or a partially shaded environment. It prefers soil that is well drained and slightly acidic but can tolerate some alkaline soils as well. It will show it colors from spring up until the early fall months of the year, and the blooms are quite magnificent. The flowers are a bright white or can be cream colored and is perfect for creating a focal point in your garden area. You can also use this to border walkways or driveways if you want. The Snow Hill Hydrangea is another great selection. This bush prefers to grow in zones 3-9 and can get three to five feet tall and as wide. It prefers soils that are moist, neutral and acidic in their compositions and will also appreciate a partial sunlight to partial shade environment to reach its potential. The white blooms that appear during the spring and summer are breathtaking and will attract birds and butterflies to your garden area. The Blue Hydrangea is another good choice. This bush can do the best in USDA zone 4-9 and will be anywhere from a small size from 4 feet to six feet. It will grow best in either full or partial sunlight and will prefer soils that are acidic and well drained in their compositions. The flowers are a spectacular color of blue and will catch the eye of anyone passing by. They will bloom in the spring and last all the way up until the early fall months of the year. Try a hydrangea today!
Groundcovers are a great way to cover a large area with minimal effort and will look amazing in a wide range of places in your garden or landscape area. Here are some top choices for groundcovers. Blue Phlox is a very popular choice and should be a top consideration for you as well. It grows best in climate zones three through nine and will be anywhere from two to four feet tall. It can spread quickly and cover a large area. It can grow in full or partially shaded environments. It is a perfect plant to choose if you have a shady area in your landscape that other flowers and plants have failed to grow in. This plant prefers soils that are moist and well drained, but can adapt to several others as well. This plant will also bring bees, birds, and butterflies to your garden area with their lovely colors and sweet scent. They will show their gorgeous blooms from early spring to summer months, and the flowers will put on quite a show! The Creeping Myrtle Periwinkle is another top choice. It grows best in climate zones four through nine and will be up to sixteen inches tall when it reaches maturity. It will bloom during the spring and summer months of the year and will enjoy moist but well-drained soil conditions. This plant also grows best in a shaded environment so keep that in mind when choosing an area of your landscape to place it in. This plant will also help deal with erosion problems in your soil and will also help to keep weeds at bay. You will also need to prune it here and there to keep it in the desired location as it is an aggressive grower at times. The Hummingbird Vine is another one to consider. It grows in USDA zone 2-9 and will reach lengths of anywhere from thirteen to twenty feet. It will appreciate a full sunlight or partially shaded environment and loves soils that are moist but well drained in their compositions. It will bloom in the summer and early fall months and will bring hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden area.