Do you want to start a flower garden but worry your lack of a green thumb will leave you with lifeless flowers? Here are a few hard-to-kill flowers for your garden that don’t take much effort to keep alive – perfect for the non-green thumb gardener.
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Hard to Kill Flowers for Your Garden
So, you’re looking for flowers you can plant that are hard to kill because you tend to kill them, right? I completely understand. Though I wouldn’t say I like the thought of killing anything alive, I’ve been known to over-water flowers to the point of it going lifeless. Yes, you can over-water plants, even in the hot months.
I remember my mom spending hours upon hours in the backyard of her and my dad’s lake house planting and watering and pruning and making sure every flowerbed and every piece of grass got the love and care it needed. That backyard was a sight to see, and the lake was right there too. I loved spending time in my mom’s garden, especially in the spring and summer.
So, if you don’t have a green thumb, I think you need to plant flowers that can handle a little neglect. Buy a few outdoor and garden decor, and give these hard-to-kill flowers a try.
A wildflower that’s hard to kill – Zinnias
Zinnias are a beautiful wildflower with enough varieties to make your whole garden seem different from one section to the next, with nothing but zinnias in it. Zinnias are a true wildflower that doesn’t need much care at all. Full sun, the occasional rain, and they will thrive. If you have a habit of killing your plants, you can not go wrong with this one.
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Grow beautiful daffodils year after year
Plant some daffodils in your garden once, and they will pop back up every spring. It’s a great way to make sure you will have spring flowers even if you have a habit of forgetting about them. They will thrive wherever you put them while being 100% hands-off. AND daffodils will pop up first signs of warm weather, so if you suspect a frost is coming, be sure to cover them up to protect them.
Cosmos love the sun
Cosmos is a pretty flower that loves the sun and another hard-to-kill flower for your garden. They can handle a drought once you get them well established, so if you forget to water them, you can sit back and relax, knowing that they will keep going.
Morning glory is a favorite if you want a climbing plant. These will grow like wildfire, and after you plant them, they don’t need any help to keep going. You want to mulch around them if you do not wish to see your morning glories spread and take over the area. Other than preventing them from spreading, you don’t have to worry about them. Morning glories will take care of themselves.
Begonias are easy to grow and good for your garden.
If you need a flower that can handle sun or shade, check out begonias. These summer-blooming flowers can feel sun and shade and even live if you forget to water them. Begonias are a perfect choice for hanging planters too. They are also one of the least expensive flowers to buy.
Four o’clock flowers smell sweet in the afternoon.
Give four o’clock some sun, and away they go. These smell-good flowers will come back year after year with colorful flowers that smell so sweet. Don’t forget; they are called 4 o’clock for a reason – they bloom around 4 o’clock!! I love going out to my garden at this time to smell these flowers. And, my four o’clock get so overheated by the end of July that I cut them down only to grow back full force to enjoy through August-September.
These hard-to-kill flowers are lifesavers and money savers to anyone who loves flowers in the garden and who may or may not have a green thumb. Happy Gardening!
if needed, seek out Stockton arborists to help you in your garden. You may be glad you did.