I'm a gardening beginner. Are there any perennials that I can't kill?

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  • Lynn G Lynn G on Jun 25, 2017
    Actually azaleas are very hardy, and elephant ears ears and Hosta's ! Just from my own experience, and as they grow you can divide and take over,

  • Just Retired Just Retired on Jun 25, 2017
    Sure there are what comes to mind is hostas,day lilies, phlox, bleeding heart bushes, low growing sumacs, tulips are hardy as are iris'

  • Ann Ann on Jun 25, 2017
    depends on where you live...in my gardening zone 6, tulips will not come back because our winters are not cold enough for the chilling time that tulips require. It also depends if you have full sun or shade as to what to plant. Ask the google...it knows all. Good luck and have fun!

  • Dfm Dfm on Jun 25, 2017
    Hostas are very hardy....lady's mantel as well. both are foliage plants the really don't do much for flowering. iris do well in my location.

  • Gma Kirk Gma Kirk on Jun 25, 2017
    daffodils, monkey grass, miniature hydrangea, peony are also good. Knock out roses are also good, if you have the room!

  • Lisa Lee Bernier Lisa Lee Bernier on Jun 25, 2017
    tiger lilies are great .

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jun 25, 2017
    What kind of light is available in the areas that you are thinking of making into your garden. Start small at first and plan to add to it a little each year as you become more confident. You may think you have a black thumb, but you never know until you try and find out how easy it can really be once you get started. Remember to start out small at first so you don't get over whelmed by taking on too much.

  • Marylou Marylou on Jun 25, 2017
    daffodils, roses, iris, and hostas. I have all plants and love they keep coming up more each year

  • Karen Pearson Karen Pearson on Jun 25, 2017
    Were you wanting flower garden perennials or vegetable garden perennials? Either, they're all pretty darn hardy, even tho my kids have occasionally mowed them down!🙄

  • Vickie Dobbs-Rocco Vickie Dobbs-Rocco on Jun 25, 2017
    hostas, day lilies, 4 oclocks

  • DW DW on Jun 25, 2017
    cactus..

  • Virginia Virginia on Jun 25, 2017
    I have your same problem!
    I like succulents like jade plants. Also, cacti do well even if you forget to water it.

    Orchids require one or a few ice cubes each week. Try not to give it too much. But from an orchid I bought from the grocery on sale with all the blossoms off, I was able to produce 2 new spikes with 5 blossoms on one, and 3 blossoms on the other. Read up on these. They are worth trying!

    Also, growing herbs in your garden or on a porch or in a window is fun. I am growing basil, and it's so great to have some fresh leaves to put in pasta sauce or chili. They don't need much care (water every other day), and they can be picked a free leaves at a time, or if you have enough leaves, make pesto from it. Yummy!

    Also mint. The mint in stores is spearmint. You can grow that with your basil with about the same care.

  • Carole Carole on Jun 25, 2017
    How about Shasta Dasies, Sefium or Lilly's all perennials and full sun