10 low-maintenance perennials for the busy gardener! You can still have beautiful flower beds without spending a lot of time maintaining them.

10 Low-Maintenance Perennials

10 low-maintenance perennials for the busy gardener! You can still have beautiful flower beds without spending a lot of time maintaining them. Look at this gorgeous lavender/purple/violet-colored perennial border!

Rose Campion  Rose campion is unforgettable in full bloom because of its abundant hot-pink flowers. But before it puts on its floral show -- and after the flowers fade -- its silvery-gray leaves are ornamental on their own.  Note: Rose campion can self-seed abundantly.   Name: Lychnis coronaria

Best Silver-Leaf Plants for Your Garden

Rose campion is unforgettable in full bloom because of its abundant hot-pink flowers. But before it puts on its floral show -- and after the flowers fade -- its silvery-gray leaves are ornamental on their own. Note: Rose campion can self-seed abundantly;

Keep Plants Vertical, Not Horizontal - Horizontal space is at a premium in many of the best small backyard ideas. That's why it's good to look for shrubs and trees that max out interest as they grow up, not out. Try dwarf varieties for a small backyard, as well as more columnar evergreens (bonus—they boost wintertime interest, too).

Small Yard & Small Garden Landscaping Ideas

Keep the garden vertical. That's why it's good to look for shrubs and trees that max out interest as they grow up, not out. Try dwarf varieties for a small backyard, as well as more columnar evergreens (bonus—they boost wintertime interest, too).

Commonly called Basket of Gold, perennial alyssum makes a wonderful wall or rock garden plant. Every spring it develops masses of cheerful yellow flowers that look terrific tucked between rocks and boulders.

Best Plants for Rock Gardens

Commonly called Basket of Gold, perennial alyssum makes a wonderful wall or rock garden plant. Every spring it develops masses of cheerful yellow flowers that look terrific tucked between rocks and boulders. Alyssum grows inches tall and thrives in fu

Dolce Blackberry Ice heuchera has a wonderful coloration of purple leaves with a silver overlay. A nice compact plant for the front of your perennial bed.

Dolce® 'Blackberry Ice' - Coral Bells - Heuchera hybrid

Proven Winners - Dolce® 'Blackberry Ice' - Coral Bells - Heuchera hybrid yellow plant details, information and resources.

How to grow irises

Iris - Perennial Bulb with a Majestic Appeal

22 Perennial plants that love shade

180 Perennials that Do Well in Shade (A to Z)

Lamium (dead nettles) is a great shade perennial and ground cover that spreads rapidly and does well with little sun.

Discover Top Shade Perennials

Great shade perennials such this groundcover 'Silver Beacon' Lamium, can do well with little sun. It has delightful flowers and gives a bright white contrast in gardens. Find out about more excellent shade plants for your garden.

Full Sun Perennials: 8 Low Maintenance Plants That Thrive In The Sun | These low maintenance perennials all have pretty flowers and will brighten up your full sun garden border. Even better...they don't require a lot of work to make your landscaping look beautiful.

Full Sun Perennials: 8 Low Maintenance Plants That Thrive In The Sun

Full Sun Perennials: 8 Low Maintenance Plants That Thrive In The Sun | These low maintenance perennials all have pretty flowers and will brighten up your full sun garden border. Even better...they don't require a lot of work to make your landscaping look beautiful.

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