Easy Plants for Beginners

gardeningWhen deciding to take up gardening, the best way to begin is to grow
something that is going to provide you with a rewarding experience.
Growing something and then finding that it has died will dampen your
spirits, so begin with plants that are simple to grow that also require
little maintenance. Indoor plants will take away outside influences like
the weather. Nothing can be more disheartening than a late frost
ruining your new fauna. There are lots of easy plants to grow for
beginners and some that take little or no care whatsoever.

Quick Growing Indoor Plants

1.Golden Pothos Vine is one of the quickest growing indoor plants
available. This plant is best grown from a hanging basket and because it
naturally grows in trees, this plant is happy in the shade. Killing
this plant is not easy, unless you place it next to direct heat or fail
to water it ever. The good thing about Golden Pothos is that anyone will
think that you take great care of your plants.

2. Lucky Bamboo is great for lazy people who like indoor plants. They are happy to be
watered whenever you feel like and they will live in pretty much any
environment. These plants are great for offices and they are loved by
Chinese people who believe they bring good luck. These easy plants make a
perfect gift, better if they have been grown from a seed.

Outdoor Plants

When it comes to growing easy plants outdoors, things are a little more
complicated, but nevertheless, there are plenty of options for
beginners. To start with, you should prepare your soil properly by
making sure it is relatively stone free and well fertilised. When the
soil is prepared, you should choose low maintenance plants. These tend
to be plants that are in flower for a long time and they don’t need to
be tended to very often.

1. Shrubs are a good way to start
because they do not generally need to be dead headed and they will
flower longer. The best shrubs for beginners are Rudbekia which will
flower for about five months beginning in July. There is no dead heading
and the leaves will be green all year around.

2. Another very long flowering plant is a Hardy Fuchsia. This resilient shrub starts
showing flowers in June and continues all the way through to November.
There is no dead heading and they are a tough plant. They can be
transferred to a bed and planted two inches lower in the ground than
they were in the pots and this will create a solid root network.