Today I am going to be sharing with you all five easy plants to grow that will make you
proud and at the same time put on a bit of a colorful show too.
Ferns are some of my favorite plants and there are so many fabulous ones to choose from,
however my all time favorite and the one that preforms the best for me year after year is
the Asparagus Fern.
White blossoms, vibrant red berries combined with a lush bright green foliage make them a
winner for me.
These two have been with me for 8 years now, at our previous home, the apartment and
now our new home.
They love water, morning sun, afternoon shade and good dose of fertilizer every few weeks.
Oh the colorful and exotic nature of the Fuchsia Plant, always delights me.
The fuchsia plant is not quite as easy going as the asparagus fern and has a bit
of temperamental side when it come to watering and Summer heat.
But with diligence and good maintenance it will bloom and be a great performer all Summer
This plant is great in containers and hanging baskets too.
I just love this sweet, dainty and elegant looking plant with it's adorable heart shaped
leaves and tiny white blooms.
The oxalis, also known as a purple shamrock stays compact when it is left in a pot and
makes an excellent plant to set on a outdoor table or even as a house plant.
I have two of them on our patio and they are thriving in our Texas heat.
I keep them evenly watered and with about 2-4 hours of direct sun.
Of course who doesn't love the traditional and timeless Petunia, such showy blossoms
and fairly maintenance free.
I have them growing in containers, flowerbeds and even along side my daisies in our
Petunias are quite tolerant of Summer heat ( even ours).
I found an interesting map regarding gardening that I was not aware of.
On the AHS (American Horticulture Society) web site I discovered a
Plant heat gardening zone map.
Very useful for those of us who have the wretched Summer heat to cope with.
English Ivy is a snap to grow.
I enjoy planting them in clay pots and setting them outside on the front porch or back patio.
Such an economical way to enhance various spots around the home and garden.
They need very little care other than water and as they grow they tumble gracefully over the
edge of the pot.
I do fertilize them once a month, because a strong and healthy plant is less apt to have
issues and become vulnerable to disease.
Each of these plants will thrive for you in containers while adding interest, texture and
color to any of your outdoor spaces.
Thank you for joining me today. We were blessed with family visits this past week, so I will be catching up on my visits to you!
Please Join Me~
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