Paula's Patch: A Minnesota Garden

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10 Plants You Can’t Kill March 4, 2011

OK – I don’t do so badly outdoors, but indoors my thumb is definitely “brown”. I let my husband take care of what few indoor plants we have. I have a tendency to over-water them.

If you struggle with a lightly brown thumb when it comes to your outdoor garden, check out the top 10 plants you can’t kill from Birds and Blooms. They are easy to grow, hardy and fairly maintenance-free.

Best of all, they are all Zone 4 tolerant!

Coneflower (Echinacea)
Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus)
Daylily (Hemerocallis)
Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum tectorum)
Petunia (this is an annual for Zone 4)
Yarrow (Achillea)
Yucca (Yucca filamentosa)

all images in this writing are courtesy of Birds and Blooms

My aunt has Yucca in her yard in an area that is sloped and pretty tough for planting. It thrives there and looks pretty good even in the winter. Next time I’m there, I’m going to dig a bit up to bring home. 🙂


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