Do you want to start a flower garden but worry your lack of a green thumb will leave your beautiful flowers lifeless? Here are a few hard to kill flowers for your garden that doesn’t take much effort to keep them alive – perfect for the non-green thumb gardener.
Hard to Kill Flowers for Your Garden
Okay, I’m sure you’re reading this because you are looking for flowers you can plant that are hard to kill because you tend to kill them, right? I completely understand. Though I don’t like the thought of killing anything alive, I’ve been known to over-water flowers to the point of them being lifeless.
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. We loved spending time in my parent’s backyard, especially in the spring and summer.
So, if you don’t have a green thumb like my mom, I think you need to plant flowers that can handle a little neglect. Give the below hard to kill flowers for your garden a try.
A true wildflower that’s hard to kill
Zinnias are a beautiful wildflower with enough varieties to make your whole garden seem different 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.
Beautiful daffodils year after year
Plant some daffodils in your garden once, and they will pop back up every spring. This is 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 and are hard to kill flowers
Cosmos is a pretty flower that loves the sun. 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 grows wild
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 do 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 hard to kill
If you need a flower that can handle sun or shade check out begonias. These summer-blooming flowers can handle 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 hours
Give four o’clocks 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 just to smell these flowers.
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