Looking to start a southern garden but don’t know what plants you should include?
We’ve come up with our top 5 plants to make your garden into a beautiful outdoor paradise. Read on to see what we recommend!
Your Southern Garden
Gardening can be a rewarding and fun hobby. It’s a relaxing way to spend your time where you can really watch as the literal and figurative fruits of your labor spring up over the season.
But nice looking outdoor areas shouldn’t be just for those who have the time to spend gardening. For those who don’t, residential landscaping professionals can get you set up with a beautiful garden in no time flat!
Whichever route you choose to go, here are some great plants to include!
1. Indian Pink
This beautiful red-flowered perennial is sure to turn some heads! They grow to be about two feet tall and prefer partial shade. Plant them in moist but well-draining soil, then sit back and wait for the hummingbirds to visit. They love them!
2. Louisiana Phlox
This blue perennial blooms in the spring and mingles well with other plants. They grow well in full or partial shade and don’t grow very tall, less than 18 inches. They are a wildflower, and can sometimes have white, red, purple, or pink blooms in addition to its common blue.
Plant in moist soil, and be on the lookout for rabbits, who enjoy eating their roots.
3. Hardy Hibiscus
Hibiscus Moscheutos is sure to make a statement. With its huge flowers the size of dinner plates, your garden will be the talk of the town. Expect them to bloom into late summer and early fall. The flowers range in color from red to pink to white.
Plant in moist soil in full sun. They can grow to be up to eight feet tall, so consider that when deciding where to plant them.
4. Northern Sea Oats
This decorative grass keeps your garden looking great even through the winter. It also creates a nice sound when rustling with the breeze. It spreads fast so you can cover a large area with it easily.
It enjoys full sun but does well in partial shade too. Plant in well-draining soil and expect it to grow up to four feet tall.
5. Bee Balm
Your Bee Balm will bring all the butterflies to the yard!
Sporting bright red blossoms in the summertime, these beauties will have your southern landscaping dressed to impress. They also are great for attracting hummingbirds, but the smell of their leaves usually deters rabbits and deer looking for a little snack.
Plant in full sun in moist but well-draining soil, and expect them to reach up to four feet tall.
We hope you dug this list of perfect plants for your southern garden. All the plants we mentioned will brighten up your outdoor home life and make you the envy of the neighborhood!
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