5 of My Favorite Plants ...

By Aprille

5 of My Favorite Plants ...

It’s extremely difficult to pick out only a few plants as my favorites over all. I love all flowers and would have my entire yard covered if I could afford the water bill. I was able to choose 5 of my favorite plants that are easy to grow and have listed them below.

Table of contents:

  1. forget-me-not
  2. crocus
  3. schefflera
  4. old-fashioned bleeding heart
  5. purple ice plant

5 Forget-me-not

These dainty little flowers don’t have a strong fragrance, but they are some of the sweetest little flowers around. One tiny bunch makes a cute bouquet for the window sill or on the edge of the bathroom sink.

4 Crocus

I know spring is finally here when these little beauties pop up out of the ground. They are the first to provide my rather dreary garden with much needed color; purple, white, yellow, and purple/white stripes. Some even have a sort of blue hue to them. They smell amazing too!

3 Schefflera

Some people know this common house plant as ‘Umbrella Tree’. This makes an excellent house plant, if you don’t live in a climate where it can grow freely outside. It grows rather quickly too, so you can snip pieces off and transplant them around the garden or give these pieces to friends.

2 Old-fashioned Bleeding Heart

These shade-loving plants add a sense of elegance to any shade garden. They are reliable bloomers and seem to look better every year. My grandmother has a beautiful one in her shade garden that has been there since I was a small child. This plant is a perfect centerpiece for your shade garden.

1 Purple Ice Plant

I like the fact that these little plants do so well in cold climates. They are hardy in zones 5 to 9 and have an extremely long blooming season. The tiny purple daisy-like flowers are gorgeous! This is an excellent drought-resistant ground cover that only grows to be a few inches in height.

I hope you have some of these plants already in your garden or home so you can enjoy them as much as I do. What are your favorite plants?

Top Photo Credit: PollyMM

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