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For many home gardeners, it’s not the lack of desire to work in the garden, but the lack of time to do the work. Wouldn’t it be nice to relax on your patio, look out into your lush landscape, and know that the shrubs you’ve planted are growing beautifully all on their own? By choosing low maintenance varieties, it’s easy to realize that dream. Here are five top-rated shrubs you’ll love to grow.

If you are like many who garden in shade, you feel inspired and motivated when you first walk into a garden center in spring, but your hopes become dashed when you discover that everything you want to buy requires full sun. You don’t want to have to plant those same flats of seed impatiens you’ve grown every year, but you aren’t sure what to plant instead. No problem! Here are four fun new ideas for vibrant, lively plantings that won’t just survive, but thrive in your shady garden.

Buddleia 'Miss Molly' (butterfly bush)

It’s hard to beat butterfly bush for sheer flower power – these sun-loving plants are some of the longest blooming shrubs you can find. They come in an array of rich, summer-ready colors, bloom continuously through fall, and of course, attract butterflies and hummingbirds by the score.

Today’s busy gardeners want and need low maintenance landscapes. They desire a beautiful yard but often don’t have the time or expertise to achieve the look they want. Do them a favor and offer these low maintenance annuals, perennials and shrubs to guarantee their success.

If you’re looking to add all-season color to your all-too-green landscape, look no further than this easy care, award winning shrub: Spilled Wine® Weigela.

Jet black foliage, excellent vigor and exceptional garden performance make this award-winning coral bells as unique as its namesake. Meet the one and only Primo ‘Black Pearl’ Heuchera (coral bells).

 

Over 5,600 people nominated Supertunia® Bordeaux for the highest award offered by Proven Winners: Annual of the Year. It solidified what we already knew: this is one of the most striking, easiest-to-grow petunias you’ll find for containers and landscapes. Find out why it’s become such a longstanding favorite.

There is nothing worse than walking out into the garden, only to find that the deer have devoured your favorite plants overnight. Short of installing a nine-foot-tall fence and repeatedly applying repellants, there are few sure cures for the problem, but planting things they don’t prefer to eat will help. Let’s look at ten plants that deer typically will pass by in your garden in favor of tastier treats down the road.

This article covers plants great for landscape plantings.

This article covers plants great in landscapes.

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