Gardening 101: Hard to Kill Plants and Flowers

For those of you with a green thumb, you may not relate to this article much. For some of you with the black thumb of gardening doom, this post is perfect for you. Certain plants and flowers in your garden are much more finicky than others, and therefore much easier to kill. If you are looking for a sampling of easy care greenery and florals for your planters, here is a good starting point to make your home look better without too much fuss.

Coneflowers: These flowers are a great addition to any garden because they can thrive in full sun or shade. They are known for attracting birds and butterflies as well, so it will make your garden look like it’s straight from a fairytale. Coneflowers are also a great addition to the garden because they come in 7 colour variances, including pink, purple and red. The size of them is wonderful because they are quite large and can fill a space really beautifully.

Yarrow: Another beautiful and easy-care flower is the Yarrow variety. They come in three colours and can grow up to 4 feet tall. They survive in any weather, and can even handle drought or high heat. Due to this, they can last for a long season of bloom, so will make your house look amazing for months! They are also great cutting plants so you can even trim some off to make your home smell fresh.

Zinnia: By far one of the easiest to care for plants, Zinnia’s make a great addition to the gardens of even the blackest-thumbed people. They are drought, heat and disease resistant, so they are almost impossible to kill off. They can grow in any level of sun and will last all the way to the first frost of the season. They are fairly inexpensive and can grow up to three feet high.

Petunia: Probably the most well-used plant in any garden is the Petunia. They have been around for years and years, and are possibly the most recognizable because they can be found in almost every garden across the province. They can flourish in sun or shade, and require very little care or remembrance. The other bonus of them is that they can be found in almost any colour and make a great addition to any colour palette.

Be sure to check out the other articles in my Gardening series for other tips and tricks!

 

Chelsey Gike

Creator of fabulous fetes, designer of sassy stems, glitter lover and girly girl. Creative thinker, passionate about love, and all the fabulous things that go into your big day.

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