Low-Maintenance Perennials for Easy Gardening

18 May 2016

low-maintenance perrenials

If you love having a vivid garden about, but have never been one for garden maintenance, then you might want to seek out a simple solution. And do not think there is none. With all the plants in the world, there are bound to be some that can be planted and tended to as little as possible. And there really are. Some perennials are very self-sufficient and do not need too much of your attention and give you a pretty easy time once you have them in your garden. For these plants the biggest chore you have is landscaping and planting to fit them in the garden and after that you barely have to get involved with them. What comes next is you having a vivid and exciting garden to enjoy while you barely have to do any work beside some occasional watering.

And here are some of these perennials in all their glory.

Blazing Star (Liatris spicata)
This vertical flower will bring colour to any garden with its purple spikes and leaf strings. They will be the soldiers of your garden, sticking up to 3 feet in height and will only require you to plant them in moisture-retentive soil.

planting Blazing Star

Hosta
If you prefer simpler plants in your garden, then the hosta is perfect for you. This white leafy marvel is the very definition of simple, with standard-looking leaves with shades of white and green that will look well next to almost any flower type. And all you have to do for its garden maintenance is keep it near a shade and divide three years after planting if you want more of them.

Hosta garden care

Prairie Splendor Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
This is the closest thing you will have to a perfect flower shrub. Plant these flowers if you want a true flower army, with its numerous and purple cone heads adding vibrancy in your garden, and inviting life in the form of bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. This plant is draught-tolerant and will withstand the biggest heats, so expect a lot of colour during the spring, summer, and early autumn.

growing Echinacea purpurea

Elegant Candy Daylily (Hemerocallis)
If you want a more posh-looking garden, then this is the flower for you. This daylily is a real a real eye-candy, with its elegant look, intricate blossoms, and bright colours. Well-drained rich soil under the sun is what you need to keep this beautiful thing alive, along with some dividing on certain seasons to keep it a blooming and plentiful addition to your backyard.

Daylily gardening

Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida)
This beautiful and vibrant flower will bring the sunny brightness to your garden, and your home if you decide to move them in a vase in your living room. They are extremely easy to grow – all they need is full sun and average soil, and the rest of the garden maintenance is at your leisure. They don’t need to be divided, and will regularly produce new clumps to bring in even more brightness around, and add more spots to your garden, like little eyes staring from a sunny bush.

planting Black-eyed Susan

'Bright Eyes' Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata)
Purple is very in with perennials, like with the bright purple clumped clusters of cute flowers that are the garden phlox. These “bright eyes” will add the contrast to the yellowish glows of the rest of the flowers in your garden, and will add even more colours in the form of butterflies and hummingbirds. And all the bright eyes need is moist-retentive soil and full sun exposure.

growing 'Bright Eyes' Garden Phlox

With these great perennials you will have the prettiest gardens with the least effort. Think about what colours and plants you want for your landscaping, and start trimming and hedging and preparing for the new editions to the scenery.

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