5 Plants You Can't Mess-up

Do you desperately try time after time to grow beautiful plants but can never succeed?

Don’t give up hope!

There’s still a good chance you can turn your thumbs from brown to green this summer if you choose the right plants.

Growing a nice garden gives you a sense of accomplishment and can become a hobby that you learn to cherish after time. Some people make it look easy and you may wonder what you’re doing wrong. In the big picture, it may not be all your fault, so cut yourself some slack.

Plants are picky and know what they like and don’t like. There’s a million different things that can factor into a plants wellbeing that you don’t have too much control of. The variables go on and on: nutrients and pH in the soil, the amount of sunlight in your given area,  rain levels per season and temperature spikes are just a few issues to hopefully let you realize plants can be a little complicated here and there. Regardless of these however; there are a few plants that do well practically wherever and will most likely give you something to be proud of.

Here are 5 plants that you practically can’t kill:

1. Coneflowers

These beautiful and unique looking flowers will grow tall from two to five feet high and about two feet in width. Your soil will have to be considered well drained as they don’t do well in super moist areas but they thrive in partial shade as well as full on direct sunlight. Coneflowers are known for their bright colors that help attract butterflies, bees and birds and are also great for creating a homemade bouquet. You can find them in the color purple, yellow, orange, white, crimson, and pink and pick and choose a variety you think will fit well to your landscape.

2. Cosmos

These flowers have an awesome risk to reward ratio in the sense that they’re super cheap and grow extremely well from seed, meaning that for barely any money at all you can throw down some seeds in the spring and have a burst of colorful full flowers before you even realize it. They can grow to about six feet high and are considered annuals, however, they usually reseed on their own.

Cosmo flowers are beautiful and easy to take care of

 

3. Daylilies

These flowers have a tremendous amount of character and look like something out of this world. They’re extremely tough and can withstand floods, droughts and salt. Daylilies can be used to help erosion and are effective at helping hillsides stay in tact when planted in groups. These plants grow from ten inches to four feet tall and do well in direct sun and partial shade. They help attract hummingbirds and butterflies with their bright colors. You should try and divide them every three to five years as they reproduce quite well. Split ‘em up and give them as gifts!

4. Succulents

Hens and Chicks specifically are super cool looking succulents that are very hard to kill. They’re perennials and will come back year after year and spread over ground area. They’re unique in the sense that their root systems are shallow, which allows you to get creative and place them in different kinds of containers. Put them in an abandoned bird bath or lawn ornament or even an old pair of boots!

Succulents are very low maintenance.

5. Hostas

If you have a garden that’s predominantly covered by shade then you should consider adding some hostas. They bring rich foliage and a variety of textures and colors to your collection of plants. Hostas grow from four inches to around three feet high and spread out in width more length than they grow tall to around six feet wide if you let them go. They bloom flowers that are lavender, white or deep purple. They should be divided annually as they spread fast. Be sure not to give them too much water although they do actually withstand relatively moist soil.