7 Must-Have Plants For Your Home Garden

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No matter what professions, hobbies, and lifestyles you immerse yourself in, you can benefit from adding some greenery to your life. Even if you're thinking that you just don't have the time for gardening, there are plenty of low-maintenance plants out there for you to enjoy. Here are just a few to consider:

 

1. For the chef: Rosemary

 

Due to its size, Rosemary is best grown outside, but is also best kept as close to the kitchen as possible-you'll be heading outside to collect it for lots of recipes including soups and chicken dishes. Take it a step further by planting a full herb garden outside or on your windowsill. Basil, thyme, and oregano are just a few other staple herbs!

 

2. For the homeopath: Aloe Vera

 

Those who've ever had a nasty sunburn might already be familiar with the healing properties of Aloe Vera. Simply break off a piece of its crisp leaves to sooth any mild cut or burn. And while Aloe Vera likes a lot of sunlight, you can keep it strategically placed inside and get the added benefit of an air cleanser.

 

3. For the veterinarian (and cat lovers alike!): Cat Grass

 

Sure, this might seem like an obvious choice for our favorite furry friends. But not all Cat Grass is created equal. For maximal safety, opt for growing your own Cat Grass, and doing so indoors. This way you'll be able to ensure that the grass doesn't become tainted by any malicious chemicals, like pesticides. Even if you aren't using such chemicals, they can still make their way over from a neighbor's yard.

 

4. For the ornithophile: Trumpet Honeysuckle

 

This vine is bound to attract hummingbirds to your home garden paradise, as they feed on the plant's nectar. But it's not just hummingbirds that go after this delicious and beautiful plant; you'll also spot certain types of orioles, thrushes, and finches arriving for a snack.

 

5. For the ambitious gardener: Orchids

 

Orchids can have some very particular environmental preferences, and as such can be a challenge for home gardeners. It really depends on the variety of orchid you intend to grow, though. Some will be easier than others. But for gardeners looking for a rewarding challenge, look no further than the Pink Lady's Slipper. This variety of orchid is especially rare and difficult to grow natively or otherwise. They require a lot of time and symbiotic help from other critters and fungi around them.

 

6. For the time-saver: Echeveria

 

Like many succulents, Echeveria is a pretty low-maintenance variety and won't take up too much of your time. It's incredibly versatile and can be groomed to your preferred size. Droughts don't bother them either; they're built to withstand some rough weather and generally enjoy a sunny home. These plants are also great choices for artists, as they can be used in wreath making, wall art, and table art.

 

7. For the homemaker: Snake Plant

 

For homemakers concerned with indoor greenery, you can enjoy function as well as beauty from your plants. Snake Plant, like many other indoor varieties, is an excellent air purifier. They are able to filter formaldehyde, which is lurking in more places than you'd expect. They are also fairly hardy plants, as it doesn't take much to keep them flourishing.

 

While these seven plants are fantastic choices for your home garden, there are plenty more out there to choose from. Some are indoor, outdoor, fragrant, drought-resistant, and a multitude of other qualities. It just depends on what you're looking for. Have a chat with someone from your local plant nursery to find out what plants thrive in your corner of the world!

 

Mary Frenson is a Marketing Assistant at Checkdirector.co.uk. Mary is always happy to share her marketing ideas and thoughts on business issues. In her free time she enjoys gardening.


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