I’m a firm believer that you can’t beat a bit of gardening. The process itself is so relaxing and enjoyable and then you get a massive reward at the end of it too when all those stunning plants and flowers begin to bloom.
A spot of gardening can really go a long way, in fact, it can completely transform any garden.
Flowers add life and beauty to your otherwise ordinary space. And there’s something so satisfying about knowing that you are responsible for it.
You’ve looked after them, you’ve tended to them, you’ve turned them from just a small seedling into the pretty plant they’ve become.
It’s something to be proud of. Something that you’ve achieved.
And with that in mind, I thought I’d list some of the very best and most beautiful options to plant in your garden. So, let’s get straight to it, shall we?
1. Foxglove – Digitalis Purpurea
These beautiful wildflowers are sure to brighten up any garden with their vivid and bright colors.
They also have a very distinctive and unique shape of clustered flowers that upon closer inspection have these stunning little dotted patterns on the inside of the petals.
It is typically native to Europe but has often been seen in areas such as North America and Australia too.
It can flower in temperate regions and in hardy zones 4-8. And though it is often seen in the wild, it can also be easily nurtured in your very backyard too.
This biennial plant will require partial shade and fairly moist soil, but other than that it’s pretty easy going to grow.
Just keep in mind, though, that it doesn’t flower until its second year so you’ll need to be a little patient to witness its beauty.
Keep In Mind – Foxglove is a very deadly and toxic plant when consumed. It is not appropriate for backyards where young children or pets are often frequent.
2. French Hydrangea – Hortensia
There’s nothing more beautiful that bursts of cluster blooms in your garden, and that is exactly what you’ll get if you plant French Hydrangeas in your backyard. Except even better.
Why? Because not only do they bloom in clusters but they bloom in a vast selection of different shades and hues. All of which are absolutely breathtaking.
They’re also the perfect flower option for those that don’t have access to ample sunlight. Yep, shady garden owners rejoice – for this flower thrives in shady areas.
So, if you’re hoping to add a bright burst of stunning shades to a darker garden, you won’t find a better option. It also prefers loamy, moist, but well-draining soils, so try to keep that in mind.
Another thing to consider is that French Hydrangeas can be easily damaged by wind, so you should always try and keep it in a sheltered area for the best survival chance.
3. Buttercup – Ranunculus Sp
Ranunculaceae flowers are by no means rare, in fact, there are approximately 500 different species within the flower family. However, the Persian Buttercup is arguably the most beautiful of them all.
These flowers are sure to be the perfect addition to any garden.
Gardeners adore these flowers for their lush, rose-like appearance. And you can typically find any shade or hue that you prefer for these stunning flowers as they range from bright and bold to muted pastel colors.
However, you can usually expect the flowers to be somewhat small, so I wouldn’t recommend opting for these to be standalone flowers. Instead, I would advise incorporating them with a combination of other beautiful flowers.
Flowers don’t always need to be big and bold to be beautiful, sometimes it is the small delicacy of the petals that makes them so awe-inspiring. And Lantana flowers are the perfect example of this.
Lantana creates these amazing minuscule clusters of flowers that can vary from sunset oranges, reds, and yellows, to bubble-gum pinks, purples, or blues. Regardless of what color or hue they hold, however, they are equally as stunning.
But the quality that makes them perfect for gardening is their resilience. These flowers will thrive in pretty much any soil type.
They also fare pretty well in a range of climates, though it may impact whether the plant is perennial or annual.
Another added bonus is that the flower will attract stunning wildlife into your backyard too. These flowers are essentially a siren song to butterflies so you can expect to see them in abundance once this flower blooms.
5. Bearded Iris – Iris x Germanica
This flower is absolutely stunning. It makes for the perfect addition to any garden. I mean, just look at it! It has this stunning ruffle quality that makes for such an interesting shape and then the colors, they’re just amazing!
Iris is actually the Greek word rainbow which reflects the wide variety of colors the flower can produce. Some options range from dark black purples to bright snow-white sparkly options too.
This plant was once a wild plant that originated in European forests, but can now easily become a show-stopper of any garden.
It’s perfect for beginner gardeners too since it is one of the hardiest flowering bulbous perennial plants on the planet!
Once planted, the beautiful flower can easily regrow each year with very, if any, intervention. So, it’s definitely a low-maintenance flower.
However, I would advise that you divide them every few years just to ensure strong and vigorous growth.
6. Bird Of Paradise – Strelitzia
This exotic flower is the perfect addition to any back garden. It has a unique and striking shape that resembles that of a multi-colored bird. Which is how it gets its name.
It originates from South Africa but is often and commonly now grown as a houseplant. And it’s not hard to see why.
However, I should probably mention that this plant isn’t the easiest thing in the world to grow. This is because it is not tolerant of temperate regions’ garden conditions. It’s a tropical plant that doesn’t take kindly to temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
Therefore, the best bet for this beautiful flower is to grow it in a greenhouse, glasshouse, or conservatory until those hotter months roll around when it can temporarily be placed outside.
You’ll be happy to learn, though, that other than its need for specific temperatures, this is a pretty low-maintenance option.
It can grow in pretty much any soil type and requires little watering once established. And when handled correctly, it even flowers multiple times throughout the year.
7. Stargazer Lily – Lilium Orientalis ‘Stargazer’
It is no secret that all lilies are undoubtedly one of the prettiest flower types. Lilies are probably on everybody’s top 10 favorite flowers. But there’s something about the stargazer lily that really stands out from the crowd.
This hybrid flower is actually a cross between Lilium auratum and Lilium speciosum. It was actually created to create that classic flower that everyone loves with an upward-facing flower. And what a wonder it is to behold.
But this isn’t its only notable feature. Stargazer lilies have an abundant bloom which makes them incredibly popular, as do the stunning speckled pink petals that are downright gorgeous.
And they’re super easy to care for from the comfort of your own home. Unlike your typical Lilly, they don’t require stalking despite their impressive four-foot-tall stature.
These make the perfect addition to the middle and back rows of your planted flowers as they are tall enough to still be seen.
8. Japanese Cherry Blossom
These flowers are cherished by the inhabitants of Japan, and many wait excitedly to see their short-lived two-week bloom when it comes around each Spring. And so can you if you plant it in your home.
The beauty of these ornamental trees is that they are typically pretty undemanding so they won’t require an awful lot of work.
And yet despite the low-maintenance effort you put in, you’ll still reap a high reward when you observe that full and bright bloom along with the incredible floral fragrance it possesses.
They will also add extra wildlife to your garden so that you can behold even more of nature’s beauty. From aphids to ants to weevils and more, many different animals are allured by the sweet sap of the tree.
As you can see from this article, you can find many stunning and beautiful flowers that you can add to your garden. Each one is so breathtaking that it is sure to bring your garden alive with stunning life and color.
Most of the options outlined here today are pretty resilient plants that don’t actually even need all that much upkeep.
Who knew you could get so much reward for such little effort? This means that regardless of your climate, soil type, or sunlight accessibility, there is an option for you.
So, what are you waiting for? Don those gardening gloves and transform your backyard this instant!