Low Maintenance Patio Plants: Grow An Easy To Maintain Patio Garden

These outdoor plants are adorable and they are easy to care for, even if you don’t have a green thumb.

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5 Low-Maintenance Outdoor Plants Perfect for Decks, Terraces, and Balconies

  • Pansy.
  • Flowering kale.
  • Low Bluestem.
  • Croton.
  • Ornamental pepper

What are the best low maintenance outdoor plants?

  • Shasta daisy. Shasta daisies are easy to grow.
  • Echinacea. Coneflower is a mid-summer bloomer that is a great cut flower.
  • Hardy Hibiscus. Hardy hibiscus loves full sun and attracts both hummingbirds and butterflies.
  • Perennial Geranium. The perennial geranium is a great border plant.
  • Hosta.
  • Ferns.
  • Catmint.
  • Coreopsis.

What are the easiest outdoor plants to care for?

  • Zinnia. Look for zinnias in almost any color except blue; they also come in a variety of heights. …
  • Marigolds. Cheerful marigolds are easy to grow in sunny locations, brightening your garden with shades of yellow, red and gold as they bloom all summer. …
  • Pansies. …
  • Impatiens. …
  • Begonias. …
  • Snapdragons. …
  • Daffodils. …
  • Cosmos.

What are good outdoor patio plants?

Herbs are among the easiest to eat plants to grow. Create a small herb garden adjacent to your patio, or put them in pots. Perennial herbs, such as oregano, thyme, chives and sage, will come back every year. Annuals, such as cilantro and basil, are easy to grow from seed.

What plants look good year-round?


Plants that look great all year round

  • Purple heart-shaped leaves of redbud.
  • Masses of fiery colored ‘Red Sentinel’ crab apples.
  • White star-shaped flowers of snowy mespilus.
  • Small white flowers and blood red berries of ‘Dart’s Red Robin’ viburnum.
  • White bell-shaped flowers on a blueberry.
  • White hydrangea flowers.


What are the best low maintenance shrubs?

  • Butterfly Tree. Prune these plants in late August, so the plants have time to harden off before frost arrives.
  • Fringe tree.
  • Coral bells.
  • Denver daisy.
  • Ninebark.
  • Contoneaster.
  • Purple elf.
  • Agapanthus.

What is the best shrub for the front of the house?
Upright evergreen trees and shrubs such as arborvitae, spruces, boxwoods, and yews are excellent choices for planting in the corners of the house. Columnar trees can frame the front of your home and set off your other foundation plants.

What are the easiest flowers to grow in pots?
Flowers that are easy to grow in pots

  • Geraniums. Classic geraniums like these, ‘Dark Red’ and ‘White Watermelon’, look as natural on porches in summer as pumpkins do in fall.
  • Petunias. …
  • Mandevillas. …
  • Hydrangeas. …
  • Chrysanthemums. …
  • Begonias and coral bells. …
  • Impatiens. …
  • Sedums and Coleus.


Which plants look good in the front of the house?

  • Hydrangea.
  • Azalea. These pretty, popular flowering shrubs produce incredibly bright blankets of flower clusters in shades of pink, fuchsia, red and white. …
  • Deutzia.
  • Gardenia.
  • Boxwood. …
  • Goupillon. …
  • Pittosporum tenuifolium. …
  • Rhododendron.
  • Which perennials grow well in containers?
  • Perennials that usually overwinter well in containers
  • Yarrow (Achillea yarrow)
  • Ajuga (Bugleweed)
  • Alchemilla (Lady’s Cloak)
  • Armeria (Common Thrift, Sea Pink)
  • Aster.
  • Bergenia (Bergenia heart leaf, Pig squeak)
  • Brunnera macrophylla.
  • Campanula (bellflower)


Which flowers stay in bloom all year long?

  • Petunia. One of the best annual flowers is the petunia. …
  • Calibrachoa. Calibrachoa looks like a miniature petunia. …
  • Sunflower. A common annual flower is the sunflower, but the Solar Flare sunflower (shown here) is anything but common. …
  • Store. …
  • Sweet Alyssum. …
  • Begonia. …
  • Verbena. …
  • Rudbeckia or black-eyed Susan.
  • What kind of flowers bloom all year round?
  • Echinacea. Few perennials have won over gardeners and nature lovers like the Echinacea. Easy to grow and available in lots of colors and sizes, it’s a year-round delight, with summer and fall blooms – in purple, orange, red, white and green – on 2 to 5 foot tall stems and pods for winter.

What are the best plants for pots?

  • Coreopsis tinctoria.
  • Cosmos.
  • Busy lizzies (impatiens)
  • Clematis.
  • Ivy.
  • Euonymus ‘Emerald ‘n’ Gold’.
  • Pittosporum tenuifolium.
  • Skimmia japonica.

What kind of shrubs stay small?

  • Franklin’s Gem Boxwood. Boxwood is the king of conifers! …
  • Magic Carpet Spirea. Magic Carpet Spirea is a great choice for adding curb appeal to your home. …
  • Dwarf Norway Spruce. …
  • My Monet Weigela. …
  • Emerald ‘N Gold Euonymus. …
  • Red curly fox sedge. …
  • Dwarf Japanese Garden Juniper. …
  • Cityline® Paris Hydrangea.
  • What are the easiest shrubs to grow?
  • Double jeu® Gold Spirea. Double jeu® Gold Spirea shines in the landscape from spring to fall with little or no pruning required. …
  • Gatsby le Gal® Hydrangea. Native oak hydrangeas like Gatsby Gal® are easy to grow in sun to part shade. …
  • Oso Facile® Cherry Pie Rosa. …
  • North Pole® Arborvitae. …
  • Spilled Wine® Weigela.
  • Which shrubs do well in pots?
  • 10 AGM shrubs for containers
  • Rosa Munstead Wood (‘Ausbernard’) …
  • Luma apiculata …
  • Rhododendron ‘Dopey’ …
  • Prostanthera rotundifolia. …
  • Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Silver Queen’ …
  • Pieris japonica ‘Prélude’ …
  • Kalmia latifolia ‘Little Linda’ …
  • Hebe ‘Pink Elephant’ …


How tall should the shrubs be in front of the house?
Locate good-sized shrubs (6 feet or wider at maturity) so that their mature foliage stays at least 5 feet away from the house. You can get away with planting shrubs that stay smaller a little closer to the house. Where you live also makes a difference.

Does anything bloom year round?


Garden for All Seasons

Asters last all year long. They attract butterflies and are a great addition to any garden. Chrysanthemums are one of the most common year-round flowers. They have thousands of species, which allows for a variety of colors.

Will potted perennials come back?
When using perennial plants, they can stay in the pot for at least two seasons before re-potting them into a larger one. Or the perennials can be divided and replanted back into the same pot with a fresh soil-free mix. Perennial plants that appreciate well-drained soil are an excellent choice for containers.

How do I start a flower garden for beginners?


Follow these beginner guidelines and you’ll get off to a great start.

Step 1 – Know Your Garden. Know your site: the first step to creating the perfect flower garden site is to familiarize yourself with the area you wish to plant.
Step 2 – Create your color scheme.
Step 3 – Design like a pro.

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