A guide to low maintenance Flowers, Plants and Shrubs.
Garden centres in our region are abundant with a variety of beautiful flowers, plants and shrubs. They have experts ready to answer all of your questions, and make the best recommendations for specific plants and where they will provide optimum blooming and health in your gardens.
At this time of year, we’re all excited to showcase the exterior of our homes.Having eye-catching gardens with beautiful colours, and healthy plants for our own visual enjoyment is also sure to have your neighbours talking!
Here are some low maintenance flowers and plants to consider including perennial options to last for years to come.
Add colourful varieties of flowers and plants to your beds to make it more lively as it will pop against existing greenery already existing. The list below mentions the best, most colourful flowers including perennials and low maintenance varieties to thrive in your garden.
These plants should be in slightly acidic, rich, well-drained soil with a high compost content. Water regularly and keep the soil moist, not soggy. This variety comes in colours like pink, red, purple & blue.
Soil has to stay very moist and never dry out. This plant will also need protection during brutally cold winters. It comes in many colours like many shades of blue, pink, lavender, and dark-purple.
Hosta or Plantain Lily
Should be watered moderately. More frequent on very hot days, it also shouldn’t be watered over the leaves.
These plants are not drought tolerant, so they need to be watered regularly to keep the soil moist and prevent the plant from wilting. Colours are white, red, pink, violet, coral, purple, and yellow.
These beautiful flowers like a well-drained soil. Colours are pink, red, orange, yellow, and white.
Shrubs & Bushes
Shrubs & bushes are the best way to even out your garden and add more greenery and privacy between yards! Adding love maintenance shrubs will simplify your life without worrying about your plants, but they still look fantastic to others passing by!
Plant forsythia where it will have plenty of room to grow and expand. They grow very fast, with 24 inches of new growth in one year.
Franklin’s Gem Boxwood
These shrubs need rich, well-drained soil. After the third year of having it, the roots will be deep enough that it can take care of itself.
Dwarf Alberta Spruce:
Dwarf Alberta Spruce needs moist and well-drained soil; they are best suited for winter, last for years, and doesn’t grow very tall.
Best to plant hydrangeas is in a sheltered location with sunny mornings and shady afternoons. Colours include pink to blue, including all shades of lavender to violet to purple and green and white.