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Asked on Jul 10, 2018

What type of flowering plants are low maintenance for the backyard.

Garden Up Green - CaroleAnnJanice
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  • Steve
    on Jul 10, 2018

    If you have a shade you could use hostas

  • Cynthia H
    on Jul 10, 2018

    I have plants that flower throughout the summer from spring to fall, growing from bulbs. I have daffodils, tulips, irises, lilies, etc. Once established, they are very low maintenance. I have a trumpet vine that flowers, also. Except for training it to grow along my fence, by tying it to where I want to grow, low maintenance. Creeping phlox is a flowering ground cover that is very low maintenance. I keep a patch of ground near my patio that I let grow wild, with planted flowers transplanted from other flower beds, milkweed (the Monarch butterflies, hummingbirds and bees love it), that is basically a weed, but grows beautiful, scented flowers. Sunflowers are planted from seeds. I have forsythia bushes that only need occasional trimming. I'm a gardener who likes to spend more time enjoying what I have, than weeding and trimming. Container flowers only require watering. I have a container with morning glories growing up my front porch, started from seeds. Hope this gets some ideas going for you!
  • Britt
    on Jul 10, 2018

    Four o'clocks. There is nothing to do but enjoy. They die back in the winter and reappear in the spring. They also come in different colors and the seed falls off helping them to spread. No regrets.
  • Oliva
    on Jul 10, 2018

    Evergreen small shrubs not favored by deer. Artemesia, Echinacea, Hen and Chicks, Crocrosima, Lilac bushes, Smoke trees/shrubs, Lavender, Creeping Thyme, Monarda, Rosemary Arp (good through zone 6) for sun, and Astilbe, Brunnera, Lamium, Lenten Rose in shade. Deer will eat Hostas, unless sprayed or fenced in. Check your planting zone before you purchase.

  • Janice
    on Jul 10, 2018

    Hi! I'd go to a local nursery or home improvement store and search out perennal plants that say they grow well in what type of area you have (sun or shade). They will come back year after year and multiply so you don't have to do much work after the first year...just enjoy the blooms. Daisies do well in most areas.

  • Ann
    on Jul 10, 2018

    Depends on your plant zone, the amount of sun the site will get, what animals could eat it, and what you like. Local garden clubs and nurseries are your best source of that info because there are these variables and lots of great choices. Davesgarden.com is a free website with info as well. Enjoy the process !

  • Garden Up Green - Carole
    on Jul 11, 2018

    Natives are always the best and will be the easiest to care for. Selection will vary depending on where you live. Perennials like Lantana are pretty and bloom through fall or before the first freeze. Azaleas are spring bloomers and very pretty. I love drift roses, so pretty and easy to care for.
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