Seven Meadows does have quite a few perennials in our landscaped beds throughout the community. Examples are Blue Plumbago, Yellow Esperanza, Purple Leucantha, and Lantana. However, we do not use perennials in our seasonal color beds because the growth habit of perennials is to die back or become dormant in the winter. Freezing temperatures cause most perennials to die back to the rootstock and not reemerge until Spring. In that case, our seasonal color beds would have no blooms for 3-4 months.
We are always looking for ways to save landscaping costs without diminishing “the colorful look” of Seven Meadows. This summer we have 2 test beds in which we have replaced 1/3 of the seasonal color plants with an Evergreen named “Sunshine Ligustrum”. One test bed is at Gaston and Crestford Park and the other is at Gaston and Willowleaf Garden. We invite you to take a look and give us your feedback.