8 Plants To Increase The Aesthetic Appeal Of Your Home’s Entrance

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If you have recently constructed your new house with the help of high-end home builders in Edmonton, there’s a lot that you need to do now. You need to start putting things in place and decorate your house so that it is livable and worth flaunting. You need to start arranging your furniture and make your home inviting. Start from the first thing that you and your guests will see – the entry of your house. Your home’s entryway and lawn are the perfect elements for you to create a lasting first impression when someone visits you. And it’s not always about the guests; you must also feel great when you come home after a vacation or a tiring day at work. The easiest way to deck up your lawn, patio, or garden area is by covering the lot with beautiful plants.

Here are some pleasing-looking plants that you can consider growing in the front part of your house.

1) Poinsettia

With more than 1500 different varieties with colors ranging from reds, a variety of pinks and oranges, as well as creams and whites, poinsettia suits any home décor setting. This perennial with colored leaves can be a beautiful addition to your home’s entrance. If you don’t wish to have a uniform color on your garden land, you can pick different poinsettias of contrasting hues. And the best characteristic of this plant is that it doesn’t require much water and warmth, just a bit of light. So, make sure that you place this plant in the corner of your garden that hardly receives any sun.

2) Annabelle Hydrangeas

Annabelle Hydrangeas

If you and your high-end home builders agreed on selecting white for your home’s theme, you you can continue with the same theme in your you garden area as well. The best technique to add more whites to your home is by opting Annabelle hydrangeas. This plant with up to 12 inch lush bouquet of pure white flowers is ideal to add a contemporary touch to your property. These flowers are generally bigger than other hydrangeas. Blooms of this flowering plant appear in late spring to summer, often continuing into fall for about ten years.

3) Primula

Primula

This low-maintenance perennial is a must-have for all Edmonton homes. Primula primrose will grow to be only 4 inches tall at maturity extending to 6 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 8 inches. You can select from various bright and bi-colored blooms in combinations of yellow, white, pink, purple, or red. The clusters of lightly-scented, star-shaped flowers are ideal for bedding the lawn, border edging, container planting, and even for vertical gardens. Simply discuss with your high-end home builders and think of ways to use these colorful flowers outside your house.

4) Firewitch Dianthus

Firewitch Dianthus
If you are looking for slightly tall, grass-like plants with flowers for your garden, you can opt for firewitch. The plant grows in full sunlight and is expected to live for approximately five years. Firewitch is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Select from the range of pink and fuchsia flowers and spread the entire lot with these plants ideal for urban homes.

5) Achillea Millefolium

Achillea Millefolium

 

If you are someone who wishes to attract bees and butterflies to their lawns, Achillea Millefolium (or Yarrow) is ideal for you. This plant is ideal for lawn bedding and ground covering as the flowering ends only grow up to 3 feet tall. Yarrows require full sunlight and average to dry locations to bloom. Not only this but Yarrow is a high maintenance plant that will require regular care and upkeep. With 20+ shades of yellow, red, pink, white, and orange available, this plant can be used to add a dash of color to your home’s exterior.

6) Hosta

Hosta

Looking for some non-flowering plants? Choose from about 7,000 varieties of Hostas available in Alberta. Hostas are highly versatile as they grow in dry shade and bright sunshine, though the variegated ones tend to bleach out in full sun. Depending on which species you pick up, they can bloom anywhere between early and late summers. Most varieties are ideal for Albertan climate as they require the perfect combination of sun and shade. Some Hostas only grow up to 8 inches, but a lot of others go up to 20 inches. In most cases, they are expected to live for approximately ten years.

7) Sempervivum Hens and Chicks

Sempervivum Hens and Chicks

Are you not a fan of flowers and grasses? If yes, then you can grow succulents in your lawn. The pointy leaves of Hens and Chicks emerge burgundy in spring, turning deep purple with distinctive grayish green edges and tinges of silver throughout the season. The plant grows in full sunlight in dry conditions. Silverine Hens And Chicks will grow to be only 4 inches tall at maturity extending to 12 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches.

8) Petunias Petunias

When you are clueless about which plants to grow or don’t wish to discuss it with your high-end home builders, simply opt for petunias. When you look around the yards and streets of Canadian cities like Edmonton, petunias dominate. Beautiful petunias are ideal for urban lawns as they require less upkeep and the average amount of heat and water. Whether you want to hang these plants in containers or cover your garden bed with them, they are the best option for every Albertan house. You can choose from the very vast variety of petunias. There are four broad flower categories: grandifloras (big flowers), multifloras (good-sized flowers), millifloras (smaller flowers), minifloras (tiny flowers).

Depending on the space availability and the kind of plants you need, you can design an aesthetically appealing entrance for your house. You can always talk to your high-end home builders for garden and lawn designing ideas.

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