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

By Eliza

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!

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1 Hosta

Hosta Source: 8 Low-Maintenance Outdoor Plants for
Hostas add a good touch of green and they attract hummingbirds.

2 Aquilegias

Aquilegias Source: Flower tower! Aquilegia’s stunning clusters
These flowers are super easy to take care of and they come back year after year.

3 Cosmos

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

4 Lantana

Lantana Source: Flowers Growing – Everything about
These large flowers can be yours without much effort at all.

5 Hens and Chicks

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

6 Peonies

Peonies Source: Growing Peonies - Two Twenty
Peony bushes fill in space, but also give you large and fragrant flowers to enjoy all summer long.

7 Wild Flowers

Wild Flowers Source: Stunning Low-Budget Container Gardens
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 Source: 20 colorful plants for shade
These flowers will come back every year and smell so wonderful.

9 Zinnias

Zinnias Source: Top Picks: Plants for Late
Zinnias come in lots of colors, are effortless to care for, and are ideal for filling in your flower beds.

10 Petunias

Petunias Source: 41 Cheap And Easy Backyard
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 Source: 10 Plants That Beat the
These lovely yellow blooms are drought tolerant and hardy enough to last all summer long.

12 Sunflowers

Sunflowers Source: How to Grow Sunflowers
Sunflowers et very tall and offer lots of shade if you group them along the fence.

13 Butterfly Bush

Butterfly Bush Source: Budget Garden? Grow Butterfly Bush!
You'll love the purple color of these flowers as well as the way they bring butterflies to your yard.

14 Campanula

Campanula Source: Bellflower White Clips | American
White flowers are so lovely and these large bunches are super easy to maintain.

15 Blanket Flower

Blanket Flower Source: 20 Best Perennials for Your
Not only is the color gorgeous, but these flowers are resistant to drought and heat.

16 Coleus

Coleus Source: Careless Gardener: The top five
These lovely flowers are easy to row in huge bunches, giving your yard lots of personality.

17 Clematis

Clematis Source: 5 Easy Effortless Vines
Clematis are some of the best looking (and easiest to maintain) vines that you'll ever find.

18 Lavender

Lavender Source: Create and Care For a
I have lavender in my yard, and I've never had anything that's so easy to take care of.

19 Coneflowers

Coneflowers Source: Power Perennials: Plants That Thrive
Got a lot of sun in your yard? Coneflowers are the perfect choice!

20 Gladiolus

Gladiolus Source: Ten Bulbs to Plant in
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 Source: Annual Flowers from Seed
The mix of colors is fabulous and the low maintenance is even better.

22 Lupine

Lupine Source: 10 Perennials Easily Grown from
Lupine is perfect for yards under water restrictions and it comes back every year.

23 Dahlia

Dahlia Source: Best flowers for all-summer color!
Dahlias are perfect for your yard and make fabulous cuttings if you want to bring them indoors.

24 Kalanchoe

Kalanchoe Source: 13 Hard-to-Kill Houseplants
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?

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I luv dahlias n wild flowers

Something that should be known about petunias is they are very high maintenance and need LOTS of deadheading. I worked at a garden center

Lovely but I don't have a garden.

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