Gardening can get seriously tricky…and I’ll be the first one to admit it! There are some plants out there that are just downright difficult to grow. It can be hard for us gardeners to adapt our care habits around the needs posed by a few difficult plants. Fortunately, there are a few plants that provide solutions for gardening challenges, and they’re must-have additions to any vegetable garden. Here’s what you should be adding to your garden ASAP:
I live up in the mountains, so I know how pesky those deer can be to your beautiful garden flower blooms! As I’ve battled the deer over the years, I’ve learned that deer really don’t like to munch on Magnolia plants. Plant them if you’re looking for an attention-grabbing plant that deer dislike. I love natural pest control remedies!
If you have a shady garden corner in need of a plant solution, try your hand at growing Hostas. They grow easily in areas of low-light and still display vibrant blooms. Keep soil regularly moist for beautiful blooms all season long.
For years I was worried about landscaping with roses in my yard because I had heard how disease-prone they were. I didn’t have the time needed to treat and prune my rose bushes, so I skipped out on landscaping with them. When a friend told me about disease-resistant Shrub Roses, I was elated! They’re just as beautiful as normal roses but have an incredible resistance to disease. This is a great option for gardeners low on time!
Design mistakes when landscaping are the worst! If your landscaping project has finished off looking a little messier than you would like, use a Boxwood tree to add some balance and order. They make for great borders! To grow, place your Boxwood shrubs in a place of full sunlight. Cover roots with a few inches of mulch to help prevent drought in the hot months. The added mulch will make the shrubs much lower maintenance!
Another beauty that thrives in the shade, Periwinkle flowers are just the thing you should put under a large tree because they don’t need much sunlight at all! In fact, Periwinkle is just the thing to use if you have a shady, expansive area to cover!
One of the prettiest plants on this list, Snowberry is both beautiful and a great problem solver! If you are trying to control the erosion on a hillside, planting Snowberry will help! Plant in full sun or partial shade, in growing zones 2-7. Gardeners can expect the Snowberry plant to bloom in early spring or summer.
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