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10 Easy to Grow Plants for Outdoors


Daffodils at Lanthier Winery

With Spring in the air, it’s a perfect time to get started on those landscaping projects. To make things easier even if you're new to landscaping or always on-the-go, you can still have a great-looking yard by using the ten easy-to-grow plants for outdoors covered here.

Daffodils: Bulbs That Pests Don't Eat – Lanthier Winery has over 10,000 daffodils which consists of several different types and colors. These beauties are a welcome guest in any garden. More information on daffodils:


Lenten Rose: Low-Care Shade Perennial – One thing to like about this plant is that the blooms last so long without any help from the gardener. The color is very dramatic and adds quite the flare in a shady spot.

WHAT? It isn't even a rose, it belongs to the buttercup family. Find out more about the Lenton Rose -


Impatiens: Annuals Are a Beginner's Best Friend – This plant is an excellent choice for beginners. Not only is it easy to grow but it adds color to an otherwise drab spot.

  • The name impatiens comes means impatient in Latin, because the seed pods can be so impatient to open up

  • During the course of its life, the impatiens undergoes a sex change! When the flower first opens, it is male; when the the pollen shell sheds, the flower becomes female!

  • Jewelweed, a type of impatiens, contains anti-inflammatory and fungicide properties, and is often used as a herbal remedy for bee stings, insects bites and skin rashes

  • In ancient China, impatiens petals were mixed with roses, orchids and alum to make nail polish


Angelina Sedum: Covering Ground With Color – This ground cover hosts a beautiful shape and bright yellowish green color. Plant this were it can grow since most ground covers take off and spread without any help.


Hydrangea: Long on Looks, Short on Care Requirements – Much like the Lenten Rose, the Hydrangea’s blooms last all summer long without any maintenance. Different colors are displayed in the gardens at Lanthier and are a must see for their brilliant showy blooms.


Sunburst Honey Locust: Bright Idea to Lower Maintenance – This is an easy to grow tree with a bright yellow foliage in spring and fall. It is very low maintenance and a perfect fit for beginners.

Adam's Needle: Success with Succulents – It is also known as a Yucca plant which displays beautiful snowy white blooms and is very hardy.


Columbine: Native Option – Another beautiful favorite for Lanthier Winery. This beauty is outstanding with brilliant color and is very low maintenance as well.

Lambs Ear

Lamb's Ears: No Shepherding Required (although lambs are cute) – With leaves that are velvety to the touch, this low maintenance plant is not only easy to grow but is drought tolerant as well.


Ornamental Grass and Similar Easy-to-Grow Plants – Ornamental grasses don’t require much care and can add a beautiful back drop to any landscape. Other grasses that can be considered low maintenance are Blue Fescue, Golden Hakone, Black Mondo and Border.

In the case of most plants, a little bit of labor on your part will be required if they are to look good in your landscaping. You must be smart about choosing, planting, and maintaining plants and ensure that you are giving your plants the healthy soil they need to thrive. For a stunning look at how plants can add majestic beauty to any location, please visit Lanthier Winery at 123 Mill Street in Historic Madison, Indiana or visit our website


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