Look Like a Regular Green Thumb With These Can’t-Kill Flowers in Your Yard
Lifestyle| | By Jason Owen
It’s no secret that some plants can be harder to maintain than others, but for some gardeners, if you don’t know what plants or flowers are easy to maintain, you might think that gardening just isn’t your thing if plants are perishing all around the house.
Not to worry. We’ve got a foolproof list of plants that are (almost) impossible to kill so your yard will always have that Better Homes and Gardens® look.
Why does everybody have pansies it seems? Cause they’re so easy to grow. Pansies can actually survive a winter with proper mulch and will often bloom in spring and fall even with the cooler temperatures. With a variety of colors to choose, pansies are really a no-brainer for the garden.
While every plant needs sun, begonias can be one of those plants that end up flourishing in shade. Like pansies, begonias come in a variety of colors that spruce up any garden, porch containers, or pots in the house.
Big-blooming snapdragons will not only fill your garden with a bounty of flowers, but they can also withstand the often inclimate weather of spring and autumn. What’s better? Snapdragons are great flowers to draw butterflies to your yard.
Once you plant daffodils (in fall is best), the next thing you need to do is grab your coffee cup. Yep, once these durable bulbs are in your garden or container, you’ll just be able to sit back and enjoy their beautiful colors. Just remember: Daffodils love lots of sun so make sure they can get it.
Unlike your Aunt Ida, geraniums are soooo low maintenance. They can grow in pretty much any location in the house and love all-day sun (maybe a little evening shade in warmer climes).
Unlike geraniums, morning glories are high maintenance. Before planting them, HGTV recommends soaking the seed in tepid water the night before planting to soften the hard seed shell. Then, once they bloom, morning glories tend to drop seeds and self-sow, so unwanted seedlings could sprout up and start taking over your garden. I mean, we love them, but not that much.
Available in pretty much every color, zinnias can also have a variety of looks, similar to daisies, dahlias, spiders, or pom poms. Zinnias flourish in plenty of sun and the planting directions on the seed packet should be closely heeded.
Marigolds will add a burst of reds, yellows, and golds to your garden with little to no maintenance. They also come in a variety of heights, so you can diversify the look of your garden easily with them.
We know sunflower seeds can be quite tasty, but the big seeds also make for highly durable plants for gardeners. Living up to their namesake, put them in any sunny garden and watch these big beautiful flowers open up.