Gardening can be one of the most relaxing and rewarding hobbies out there. But with relaxation and rewarding sometimes comes a high price tag. Gardening tools, plants, soils, and fertilizer costs can really add up over time. If you are looking to save money on your garden, but not looking to cut corners, this is perfect for you. Here is a list of 17 plants that give you a bang for your buck all while looking absolutely stunning.
Originally found in rocky habitats, the Spapdragon is indigenous to the United States, Europe, and Africa. There are over 40 varieties of this stunning plant, and they vary between annual and perennial, but can all be grown annually. Snapdragons grow well in damp soil and bloom in late summer and early autumn. Information from Ten Random Facts.
Covered with smooth bark and dark evergreen leaves, Yaupon blooms in the spring. SofttSchool warns that the berries are poisonous if ingested, and the Yaupon is the only American plant that contains caffeine, Yaupon is very drought resistant making this a perfect plant for those in a dry climate.
You cannot go wrong with a lavender plant, not only does it look stunning, but it has a relaxing aroma and it can be used to treat many ailments. Grower Direct swears that lavender deters mice, flies, and mosquitos from the area. Lavender is easy to maintain and even cheaper to purchase. Making this the perfect plant for your garden.
A stunning plant with a really unique color. Food Facts recommends using the dried flowers to create a gluten free flour that can be used for baking. Not only does this save money in your garden, but it can save money in the kitchen also!
Daylilies are easily grown perennials that come in a variety of colors. Daylilies grow best in light shade and moist well-drained soil.
Hyacinth’s are bulbs that typically bloom around March or April. Growing in dense bushes, this bulb can be planted in small areas, and will return yearly.
Reaching heights of up to 10 feet and covered in rich green foliage the Morning Glory thrives in areas of full sun. The Flower Expert stresses that Morning Glories love the sun and shouldn’t be over watered.
Also known as the spider flower, this plant isn’t exactly the favorite at nurseries. Once established, the Cleome blooms beautifully and is extremely easy to care for.
Known as one of the most gorgeous types of wild flowers, there are over 90 types of the Black-Eyed Susan and any one of the varieties would look great in your garden.
Clethra is known for it’s wonderful odor. Plant it near a door, on your porch or anywhere else where you’d like to be surprised by this great plant.
Zinnia’s are commonly grown for their blooms, and are loved in the gardening community because they thrive in hot, dry environments. Easy to grow, Home Guides says to expect a bloom 812 weeks after planting.
A plant originally found in South America, Home Guides recommends planting this in a warm, wet environment.
Spiraea plants typically grow in a spiraling fashion. A member of the rose family, Spiraea is extremely resilient.
The entire plant is edible, if you happen to be craving some greens. The Nasturtium can be used as a way to deter certain garden pests such as, cucumber beetles and white flies.
Can be used as a great indoor houseplant. Dieffenbachia is really great at bringing a tropical feel inside your home or garden. Plant in moist soil and in areas of low light.
English Ivy can be grown outdoors as a great ground cover but can also be used indoors. However, spider mites love ivy so Better Homes and Gardens recommends frequently washing the plant with a hose or in the shower (if potted).