Are you tired of tough gardening chores and plants that require constant attention? We are too! One way to decrease time working in the garden and increase time spent enjoying the garden is to pick plants that are adapted to the spaces available in your garden. When picking out plants for your garden be mindful of what kinds of spaces are available and choose your plants accordingly. For example, in a shady forested yard woodland plants such as hosta, trillium and tradescentia make great choices because they are adapted to shady spaces and tolerate the company of tree roots.
We recommend replacing high maintenance plants with choosing low fuss or native plants. These low maintenance choices are adapted to the local climate and need very little attention once established. Ohio summers can be hot and have patchy rainfall, native or drought tolerant plants are well suited to these conditions. Here at Hook’s we have a number of low maintenance varieties. Some of our favorites are marigolds, echinacea and buddleia.
Marigolds are a fabulous low maintenance annual that displays vibrant flowers in orange, yellow or red. Another benefit of these beautiful flowers is that they repel pests and attract beneficial insects that feed on pests. Here at Hook’s a variety of marigolds are available in mix and match annual flats. Flats are $14.99 for a full flat or $1.69 per pack.
Echinacea ‘Cheyenne Spirit’ is a sun loving perennial that features vibrant flowers that attract butterflies. Each Echinacea ‘Cheyenne Spirit’ plant is one of a mix of colors including red, yellow, orange and pink. To top things off, ‘Cheyenne Spirit’ is as durable as it is beautiful with drought resistant capabilities and nonstop blooms from summer to fall makes echinacea a low maintenance showstopper. We offer perennials for $7.99 and up.
Buddleia, commonly called butterfly bush, is a fabulous fast growing shrub that comes in many varieties. Proven Winners Pugster series feature dwarf varieties of butterfly bush with full size flowers. These reblooming bushes display large panicles of fragrant flowers all season long. The Pugster series’ compact size allows them to fit into any garden. We carry Proven Winner Pugster pink and blue along with many other varieties of butterfly bushes.
On top of these awesome plants, we carry many more varieties of low maintenance annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs. Check out the list of our other fabulous low maintenance plants below.
Low Maintenance Annuals:
Low Maintenance Perennials:
Ajuga Black Scallop and Burgundy Glow
Galium (Sweet Woodruff)
Leucanthemum ‘Banana Cream’
Low Maintenance Trees and Shrubs:
Acer (Japanese Maple)
Betula nigra (River Birch)