Do you like sprucing up a garden and don’t mind getting your hands dirty? Do you wonder if you have the green thumb and feel the thrill of watching that first sprout you ever planted? I say this is the best time to do it and find out. But before you get excited, it would give you a higher chance of succeeding in growing your plants by knowing which plants can withstand heat and cold.
Regardless of where you are in the world or what season of the year you choose to grow your plants, let’s add how busy you are to attend to them, this basic knowledge on perennial and annual plants can help you keep your garden blossoming and give you a sparkle of joy. I say you don’t have to be a Monty Don or Alan Titchmarsh expert to achieve your perfect orchard of happiness.
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The Black-Eyed Susan for one, which is my most favorite because it has a dual character of a sunflower and a daisy. If it’s your first time seeing this, you would ask yourself, “Hey, is this a sunflower or a daisy?”. And just like a tough lady, this beauty can also tolerate tough conditions and warm climate. It blooms best during summer until about the beginning of winter. You’ll find this a lot in the roadsides and fields of Maryland simply because it is their state flower. With its variety of colors red and orange, its gold color would brighten up any centerpieces, even using a cracked eggshell as a pot.
Tufted Evening Primrose
The Tufted Evening Primrose is a low maintenance type. Even Charles Bukowski would love it. This lovely flower opens its white petals usually at night (a plus factor for Bukowski) then slowly closes in turning into a gentle shade of pink the next day like a contented spanked wife. But don’t underestimate this delicate looking blossom. It thrives in a rock garden with desert-like dry soil yet still flourish and look pretty alongside a prickly cactus. Do not get confused. I am still talking about plants that can withstand heat and cold.
Morning Glory is a badass among the type of vine with its self-seeding characteristic. An independent body of nature that can reproduce itself without the help of your little green thumb. It can grow fast by its creeping stem and could be invasive and crowd out other plants. This is great for creating shade when it starts to climb on a trellis or a pergola. It has about one thousand species that some are cultivated in a frost-free area, and others can tolerate cold winter climate.
Blackfoot Daisy is a white petal with a yellow core and narrow leaves that grows low and bushy. It can catch your eyes in any garden landscape. It grows more beautifully on full sunlight and rocky soil. When planted in a rich and moist soil, it produces more blossoms but can take a toll on its life span. Ideally, during summer, you can water this plant twice a month and once a month during winter. Easy peasy!
Not sure if Vervain can truly repel a bloodthirsty sucking vampire as they say in their diaries, but the Southwestern Mock Vervain can surely attract birds and butterflies with its sweet-smelling lavender flowers. The more moisture it gets from the soil, the more flowers it produced that looks like a rounded cluster with many stems at the base. Mostly they blossom between April until June. It spreads like a mat and can grow up from 6 to 12in tall. It likes to grow in a sandy and rocky desert, hence sometimes called Desert Vervain. This delicate flower is likely used in a bee garden to allow bees to pollinate more flowers and help in making abundant produce of fruits and vegetables.
Pink Fair Duster
Pink Fairy Duster as whimsical as it sounds can create a magical theme to any landscape. It is a low spreading shrub with a flower that looks like a Disney explosion of pink fireworks and pixie dust. It demands attention. And the birds, bees, butterflies, and hummingbird never fail to give this showy appearing shrub their attention because of the considerable amount of sweet nectar it produced. It grows on full sunlight and very less water.
This wildflower called Indian Blanket would be an exotic addition to your landscape. It has a bright red petal with yellow tips that resembles a pinwheel, therefore known sometimes as Firewheel. Its stem and branches are covered with delicate fine hair. It’s very tactile and erotic in the way that birds and butterflies find it hard to resist.
There are more other plants that can withstand heat and cold weather. You may also inquire about your local gardening store located within your area. For sure, they are more than willing to give you bits of tips and advice. Also, by carefully keeping these details in mind will provide you with a long-lasting pleasure throughout the changing seasons. Find out more about garden plants.