Not everyone has a green thumb and getting your hands dirty in the garden may be daunting. Some plants, however, need very little attention, while others require meticulous care. Experts like Lisa Eldred Steinkopf suggest that you start with house plants, as they require little care. They also need an environment conducive to growing and care. In this article, we’ll explore the importance of knowing which garden plants require the least maintenance. Here’s a look at some tips to grow plants successfully.
The scarlet runner bean is the best example of an inexpensive accent plant, and its bright red spikes are a great way to make a statement. Its leaves are edible and look stunning when trained up a trellis. Also, squash makes a great accent plant, and the foliage and flowers of this vine are a unique design element. Its rambling leaves are a perfect backdrop for its taller flowers. The leaves of coleus are similarly striking and sculptural.
The sedum family is another popular choice for a rain garden. Some varieties are excellent groundcovers and have a distinctive upright growth habit. Many varieties also provide interesting winter interest. Sedums are also perfect for rain gardens because they channel water from the yard into the ground. Chamomile is another popular choice, and is an excellent plant to relax. The flower-like leaves of chamomile and sage have a soothing effect. The leaves of these plants are pink or light blue, with powdery coatings.
If you have a full sun, you should plant lilies, which bloom beautifully every fall. These perennial plants have attractive foliage and a compact growth pattern that make them perfect for first-time gardeners. Lilacs are another good choice for landscaping. These plants thrive in sunny, well-drained soil. They can grow large in the garden in a few years. This plant’s beauty is truly intoxicating. The fragrance of the flowers is an added bonus!
The goldenrod is another plant worth considering. Though not known to cause hay fever, it attracts butterflies and is also drought-resistant. The flower stalks of this perennial shrub are cut short and the flowers bloom in the fall. Goldenrod can grow anywhere from 6 inches to three feet tall and requires little maintenance. It blooms from July to September and can tolerate part shade and dry soil. The foliage is attractive, too. In addition, goldenrod tolerates drought and a wide range of soil conditions.
Another good idea is to plant edible gardens. This type of garden will help you save money on grocery bills, introduce kids to healthy eating, and make your yard look more attractive. Edible gardens can also be a conversation piece. If you don’t have much space, consider a vertical or container garden. Fruit trees can also be a great addition to a yard with limited space. But before you start planting, consider what you want from the garden. If your main goal is to grow food, your garden plants will be different from a flower bed.