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Choosing perennials for your garden can be a daunting task...but with just a little research and knowledge of your planting zone you can achieve a beautiful, healthy garden in no time. Consider when you want the plants to bloom and how much care you are prepared to give. Many perennials require little to no care while others need a bit of attention every now and then. Here are five of my favorites.
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Coreopsis

I planted my coreopsis nearly 20 years ago and in early summer it rises and blooms without fail. It started as three little plants and is now a lovely hedge along my fence. Not only is it dependable, but it's nearly maintenance free. A quick cut-down in the fall is about all you have to do. It comes in a variety of colors but the yellow daisy-like blooms are my favorite. Definitely a must-have for any garden in U.S. zones 3 - 9. If, by chance, you would like a St. Francis of Assisi statue for your garden just click HERE.
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Peony

Peonies are, quite simply, amazing. They come in fabulous shades of pink, white and yellow. Peonies require no care at all. They die down in the fall and appear again in the spring. They attract ants but planting away from your house solves that problem. Peonies love sun but they do fine in my partial sun conditions. Hardy in U.S. zones 3 - 8, they provide stunning blooms in early summer. The only disappointing thing about peonies is that the blooms come and go too quickly!
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Phlox

Phlox is a tried and true bloomer and is hardy in U.S. zones 4 - 8.  Like most perennials, it dies down in the fall and comes up again in the early summer. Phlox has a tendency to get mildewy at the root so I try not to over water. Spacing them properly helps with the mildew as well. It's important not to plant them too close together. They make a lovely cut flower and the best thing is their scent. They smell amazing! They grow very tall so they make a great plant for the back of a garden bed.
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Dianthus

Dianthus, also sometimes referred to as Pinks or Sweet William, is a low growing plant that is perfect for the front of a garden bed. Hardy in U. S. zones 3 - 9, it blooms in the spring and some varieties last through the summer. When the blooms are spent, all they need is a quick cut-back. They are a mounding perennial and after a few years can be easily divided.
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Lavender

Lavender is an herb garden staple and is perfect for drying and making potpourri. The scent of lavender is like no other. Clean and earthy, it also has aroma therapy benefits and is used for making essential oil. Lavenders thrive in full sun and plants are very drought resistant once established. Hardy in U.S. zones 5 - 9, pruning should be done in the early spring after new growth appears.
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