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Choosing Plants for Your Garden

Best Garden Plants For First-Time Gardeners

Best Garden Plants For First-Time Gardeners

Planting a garden for the first time can be a daunting task, but with a few virtually certain plants, your first garden can look as beautiful as any long-established garden.

Garden plants are divided into categories, whether they prefer sun or shade to grow in and whether they are annuals (one time for blooms) or perennials (blooms year after year). Once you have decided on the type of plants that work best in your garden, it is time to begin planting.

Plants for Sun

Plants for Sun:

The daylily is a favorite plant in any garden. When growing in full sun, these bright and cheery bulbs add a splash of color to any garden. Since these lilies bloom in the mid-summer, they are easy to grow and care for, with each year bringing more and more colorful flowers. Some of the more popular color choices include orange, pink, and a fall-inspired russet red.

Other natural garden plants for full sun include a wide variety of annuals. Snapdragons and petunias are just a couple of examples of them. While these plants only bloom for one season, they do put on a show—continual bloomers throughout the warm months. With regular watering, you can have a beautiful first garden.

Plants for Shade:

One of the easiest plants to grow in areas with a bit of sun is elephant ears. Extremely hardy and a quick multiplier, these large-leafed plants make a statement in any garden.

Ground Covers:

Every garden has an area where almost nothing will grow, and often these areas are given up as a lost cause. These areas are usually in the shade, under trees, or in the back corners. Ground covers such as English ivy or minor vinca work exceptionally well in these hard-to-grow areas.

With its light purple blooms, Vinca minor provides striking coverage for the hard-to-growth areas, and English ivy provides dense, in-depth coverage for both walls and the ground. These plants are hardy and easy to grow, requiring minimal care and medium watering.

These are just an example of a few plants that anyone starting a garden for the first time will genuinely enjoy. Comfortable to grow and great looking, it is possible to have a great-looking garden from the start.

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Orange Daylily - TN Nursery

Orange Daylily

Orange Daylily has trumpet-shaped orange flowers that form dense clusters atop slender stems. It is a vibrant and versatile flowering plant with numerous landscaping benefits. Its striking appearance, adaptability, and low-maintenance qualities make it famous for various garden designs. These benefits contribute to the overall aesthetic appeal and functionality of outdoor spaces. The plant provides a vertical element that adds dimension and depth to garden compositions. The vibrant blooms add color to landscapes, creating eye-catching focal points instantly attracting attention. They are flowering perennial bulbs that are named for the day-long lifespan of their blossoms. Europeans brought this carefree ornamental daily to North America in the 1800s, which has remained popular ever since. Orange Daylily Native Habitat Native to China and Japan, Hemerocallis fulva is naturalized in Europe and throughout much of North America. It grows naturally in thickets, along woodland borders, and in fields, meadows, and floodplains. When left unchecked, the plants tend to spread. They typically bloom in July and August and come back year after year. Appearance Of Orange Daylily Hemerocallis fulva has showy, bright-orange flowers that bloom in clusters at the top of two-to-three-foot-tall branched stalks. The four-to-six-inch-diameter blossoms open individually, revealing three flared petals and three slightly smaller sepals shaded with red or gold. The plants grow in clumps, with straplike foliage that emerges from just above the soil. These narrow, bright green leaves grow up to three feet long and arch toward the ground, creating a mounded look. If you want to add bold, breezy color to your lawn during the height of summer, planting Hemerocallis fulva in clumps or along the edges of your property border can do the trick. This flower looks brilliant when planted in mass over larger areas and is wonderfully suited to informal meadows and hillside landscapes. It's also well-suited to smaller butterfly and pollinator gardens. After the blooming season, the plant's pretty green leaves will continue to add texture to your yard and can even make a serviceable ground cover. You can quickly propagate daylilies by dividing and replanting them in the spring or fall. Ecology Of Orange Daylily In North America, Orange Daylily can be a food source for pollinators. The flowers provide nectar for butterflies and hummingbirds, and small bees may collect pollen from their anthers. In springtime, white-tailed deer and rabbits may enjoy eating the plant's leaves when they are young and tender. When you want to celebrate the summer sunshine, planting Hemerocallis fulva is a great way to draw the eye and brighten your day.

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