Gardening is a great way to make your outdoor space look and feel special, and studies show it also has other benefits that may impact your well-being. For example, about 50% of survey respondents stated that gardening helps them to feel calm. Make your garden the gift that keeps on giving by planting these perennial favorites that are sure to inspire year after year.
Hostas are hardy perennials that are great for areas that don’t receive much sun. Generally, they are known for their lovely green foliage that is easy to grow and maintain, even in cooler weather. Because there are so many varieties, you can be sure to find a plant that fits your outdoor aesthetic.
Daylilies are a beautiful, low-maintenance addition to any garden. They’re easy to grow and can survive in virtually any condition, including poor soil, low light, and dry weather. Though these lovely blooms do require some care to thrive, they will return every year if you plant them wisely and are sure to remove any dead blooms.
The butterfly bush is a lovely blossom-laden shrub that is also relatively low-maintenance. These perennials are extremely hardy and will likely continue to bloom throughout the fall. However, before planting, be sure to choose carefully as some are invasive and may crowd out native plants.
Phlox are beautiful as well as versatile. Varying in size, they can be used for ground cover or a taller, more colorful background for other plants. They are easy to care for and require only the occasional pruning and removal of dead flowers. Additionally, be sure to give these beauties plenty of space, as they may develop powdery mildew if exposed to excess moisture from overcrowding.
This perennial can be used as a colorful border plant as well as a lovely centerpiece to any garden. A relative of the sage plant, there are hundreds of varieties to give your garden a much-needed pop of color. Because they thrive in full sun, they tend to be hardy and drought tolerant. Bonus: they are attractive to bees and butterflies, making them beneficial as well as beautiful.
If you are looking for a low-maintenance way to beautify your outdoor space, then look no further than these popular perennials. With so many colorful, easy-to-care-for options, your garden will be looking lovely for years to come.