A garden with a variety of plants is the best one. It should be a mix of perennials, and shrubs, for year-round color and interest. There are hundreds of types of plants available to grow in your backyard. But choose the plants wisely to have a beautiful garden in all seasons.
Here are some of our absolute favorite types of plants every garden needs:
Rose is one of the most popular flowers in the world. There are hundreds of varieties of roses, each with its unique characteristics. Some types of roses include hybrid tea roses, miniature roses, climbing roses, floribunda roses, and shrub roses.
There are many plants you can plant for their beautiful leaves. They add different shades and depth to your garden. Foliage plants keep your garden colorful throughout the year. Coleus, Crotons, Rex begonia, Caladium, Poinsettia, and Wandering jew are some of the beautiful foliage plants.
Different flowering shrubs bloom in different seasons, bringing unique beauty to the garden. There are a variety of flowering shrubs, from big blooms to tiny ones. Jasmine, Gardenia, Magnolia, Allamanda, Nandi batlu, Ixora, and Nerium are some of the beautiful flowering shrubs.
Succulents are beautiful plants that require little care and thrive indoors as well as outdoors. They're also very affordable, making them perfect for beginners. With hundreds of varieties in different shapes, sizes, and colors, succulents are an excellent addition to your garden.
Herbs are some of the easiest plants to grow. And the best part is that you don't need a huge space to grow them. Herbs can be grown in containers or plastic bottles. It is much more rewarding to grow your own herbs than buy them. Also, the taste and smell of fresh herbs are something else altogether.
Plant fragrant plants in your garden to make your garden smell heavenly and enhance the garden experience. Parijata, Jasmine, Gardenia, Tuberose, and Night queen are some options.
Climbers and Vines
Vines and climbers add a layer of charm and interest to any garden. You can use ornamental vines or flowering vines. Check out the list of red flowering, blue flowering, and white flowering vines.
All-season flowering plants
Some plants go dormant, shed leaves, and stop flowering in different seasons. So ensure you also have a set of plants that bloom throughout the year and keep your garden colorful. Ixora, Peace lily, Hibiscus, Periwinkle, Jatropha, and Bridal bouquet are some plants that bloom throughout the year.
Why should a garden have only flowering plants and herbs? Grow some edible plants too. Vegetables and fruits can be grown in containers easily. Some of them, like tomatoes and strawberries, can also be grown in hanging baskets. You can also grow climbers like gourds, melons, passion fruit, etc.
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