Choosing the best plants for a garden can be somewhat challenging. Not only must the plant or shrub’s beauty be taken into account, but other characteristics to be considered include shape, size, colour, and specific care instructions. In particular, many experts feel that the shape and the size of plants will have an impact upon the overall “feel” of any garden.
The Impact of Natural Conditions
Three very important factors to consider are weather, soil, and sunlight. Obviously, some plants are better designed for shade whilst others such as aloe, cacti, and other succulents are suited to absorb copious amounts of sun. Some are perennials (such as Veronica or Russian sage) and a number of species will need to be planted every year. Soil is another factor. Should a garden have low nutrients in the soil, the hearty varieties including Lenten rose and periwinkle are best options.