No one wants to spend all their weekends maintaining their yard and pruning their garden. Ok, maybe a few, but for the rest of us, we want to add that touch of garden without all the hassle that goes into maintaining an extensive landscape. Don't worry, we’ve compiled the perfect list of not only gorgeous, but easy to take care outdoor plants that will look gorgeous year after year.
These shade-loving plants are perfect for underneath your trees or for any garden border. There are many different sizes and varieties of hostas to choose from green, cream, or blue-green colors to smooth, narrows, or heart shaped leaves. They also produce flowers that hummingbirds and other pollinators enjoy. But beware, deer love them even more. Partial sun or dappled shade is best with well-draining soil
These flowering shrubs boast an elegant and old-fashioned charm, these partial sun lovers can grow anywhere almost anywhere. Coming in an abundance of colors: clear blue, vibrant pink, lavender, and frosty white to name a few.
With vibrant dark green leaves and fragrant flowers, these amazing evergreen shrubs do require a bit more attention, but can be a wonderful addition to your outdoor garden.
Also known as “The Royalty of the Garden”, azaleas make a wonderful addition to your landscape with their brightly colored flowers and elegant foliage. Great with partial shade or full sun, azaleas can grow in a variety of landscapes and can be planted in late spring or early fall.
These bright, large flowers require minimal care and there are literally thousands of daylilies to choose from. Be careful where you plant them though because they will spread. Although they do live up to their name and flower for one whole day, their greenery looks great too.
Their gorgeous flowers and lush green foliage are not inly breathtaking, they are perennials so they will come back each year, meaning you only need to plant them once. There are six different peony flower types, some with scents and some without. They aren’t too fussy as to where they are planted, but don’t plant too close to trees or shrubs because they do like to compete for food.
Easy to grow, colorful, with a pleasant scent, geraniums are a gardeners favorite. Usually kept outdoors, these plants are great in the ground or pots, but will need to be brought indoors through the winter.
These commonly used landscaping trees grow in a pyramid, cone shape and are great in a row for privacy, wind blockers, or simply to add color and texture to your landscaping. Best part, they don’t require much pruning.
Considered one of the most care-free shrubs, lilacs are a perfect addition to any garden. These plants are fragrant and reliable and can grow between 8 to 10 feet tall. Their purple-hue flowers bloom for about 2 weeks and are amazingly easy to maintain.
These shrubs come in a variety of forms to virtually fit any garden out there. This flowering shrub is fragrant and attracts pollinators and can range from 2 feet to 20 feet tall. They do require more water, so they aren’t recommended for dry climates.
Looking for other ways to add plant life to your home? Check out our Artificial Plants for an indoor variety of low-maintenance plants.