24 Things to Grow in Your Garden Even if You Have 0 Green Thumb Genes ...


So you want a lovely yard, but have more of a black thumb than a green one? Not to worry! There are lots of forgiving plants that you can plant in your yard that are hardy and super easy to take care of. Filling your yard with some of these plants means a gorgeous look all summer long, even if you tend to kill plants rather than make them thrive. Things are about to change right now!

1. Hosta

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Hostas add a good touch of green and they attract hummingbirds.

2. Aquilegias

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These flowers are super easy to take care of and they come back year after year.

3. Cosmos

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Cosmos are perfect for adding color and they get pretty tall so they can fill in spaces in your flower beds.

4. Lantana

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These large flowers can be yours without much effort at all.

5. Hens and Chicks

Hens and Chicks
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Hens and chicks will spread and are perfect for ground cover. They are also nearly impossible to kill.

6. Peonies

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Peony bushes fill in space, but also give you large and fragrant flowers to enjoy all summer long.

7. Wild Flowers

Wild Flowers
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You'd be surprised how easy wild flowers are to take care of. They add so much color to your space!

8. Garden Hydrangea

Garden Hydrangea
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These flowers will come back every year and smell so wonderful.

9. Zinnias

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Zinnias come in lots of colors, are effortless to care for, and are ideal for filling in your flower beds.

10. Petunias

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You will never find a flower easier to care for than petunias. They can grow in hanging pots or in the ground.

11. Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan
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These lovely yellow blooms are drought tolerant and hardy enough to last all summer long.

12. Sunflowers

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Sunflowers et very tall and offer lots of shade if you group them along the fence.

13. Butterfly Bush

Butterfly Bush
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You'll love the purple color of these flowers as well as the way they bring butterflies to your yard.

14. Campanula

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White flowers are so lovely and these large bunches are super easy to maintain.

15. Blanket Flower

Blanket Flower
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Not only is the color gorgeous, but these flowers are resistant to drought and heat.

16. Coleus

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These lovely flowers are easy to row in huge bunches, giving your yard lots of personality.

17. Clematis

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Clematis are some of the best looking (and easiest to maintain) vines that you'll ever find.

18. Lavender

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I have lavender in my yard, and I've never had anything that's so easy to take care of.

19. Coneflowers

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Got a lot of sun in your yard? Coneflowers are the perfect choice!

20. Gladiolus

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These flowers are great for planting along fences because they get really tall. They are super easy to care for too!

21. Sweet Pea

Sweet Pea
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The mix of colors is fabulous and the low maintenance is even better.

22. Lupine

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Lupine is perfect for yards under water restrictions and it comes back every year.

23. Dahlia

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Dahlias are perfect for your yard and make fabulous cuttings if you want to bring them indoors.

24. Kalanchoe

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This will probably be the easiest plant you've ever had.

Are you excited to get out there in the dirt? Which of these plants is your favorite?