It’s almost Mother’s Day… and many of you wait until after Mother’s Day to plant flowers due to the late frost we sometimes get here in Ohio. This year was no exception, we had a late frost and we are all hoping this warm weather is here to stay! As your Columbus, Ohio home improvement company, we wanted to share some of our favorite perennials that are hardy and fairly maintenance free!

coneflowerConeflower (Echinacea– Colorful and super tough, it has large pinkish-purple blooms with pronounced coppery centers.


Lavender – Every garden should have one of these beauties. English lavender is the most fragrant, but Spanish lavender’s deep purple “rabbit ears” stand out in garden beds.


Butterfly weed – Though it has the word weed in its common name, don’t let that scare you away from butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa). Sometimes called milkweed, it’s as easy to grow as a weed but much prettier, plus hummingbirds and butterflies (especially monarchs) adore it.

Salvia leucantha – Masses of velvety purple flower spikes cover gray-green shrubs from late summer into spring in mild-winter climates.


Sedum telephium – Dense flower clusters on sturdy stems rise above bright green leaves. Blooms start out blush-colored, aging to coppery pink, then rust as weather cools.


Members of the onion family, alliums (which include chives) are easy to grow from hardy bulbs. Purple allium, with its unique pom-pom shape and leafless stem, brings height to beds of low-growing plants.

These good-looking perennials can weather whatever our Midwestern climate delivers. Best of all, they come back year after year with almost no attention on your part. As your remodeling experts in Columbus, Ohio, we have come to learn that our clients need things that take less maintenance; we incorporate that into our renovations and designs, so we thought you would want the same out of your plants!

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