Whether you’re planting your first-ever seeds or you’re a gardening mogul, seeing your hard work go to waste when your plants die is not fun.
Here are top trendy easy-to-grow plants that can withstand almost any condition.
1: Petunias — Petunias bloom spring to frost in a seemingly limitless range of colors: light lemon yellow, lime green, pink, purple, and more.
Almost all varieties of this annual are self-cleaning (no dead-heading required) for carefree colour.
For optimal performance, water and fertilise regularly.
2: Hostas — Hostas can be one of the easiest perennials to grow—as long as deer and . ( if you love hostas and have these unwelcome visitors.) Varieties range from tolerating dappled sun to tolerating part sun, such as ‘Liberty’ hosta. Colours range from pure green to yellow-green variegation to blue-gray and beyond.
—These are easy to grow and bring evergreen to semi-evergreen color to your garden. Though these perennials grow in full sun to shade, lime green varieties benefit being planted in shade. One of our favorite reasons to grow coralbells is that the humming birds love the flowers too.
4: Mint — The mint is a rugged perennial herb for the beginning gardener.
Plant it where you do not mind if it spreads, or keep it from rambling by growing it in a container.
If you are planting it for culinary purposes, consider the type: Peppermint is tasty steeped in tea, but spearmint is better in a summer mojito.
5: Verbena — Get the most out of your flowers by planting verbena—you get height and colour out of these summer plants.
Clusters of verbena blooms typically come in white, pink, or purple; they make a great accent plant.
The ‘Imagination,’ one of the perennial varieties, stands out for its ability to survive in the hottest, driest conditions. — Better Homes and Gardens.