Want an attractive garden but without all the work involved? We’ve compiled a list of the top 5 easy to grow plants for your garden that are hardy, beautiful, and require minimal effort to maintain. Check them out below.

Queen Anne’s Lace

Chances are you’ve seen this wildflower before since it’s one of the most widely used plants throughout urban and suburban areas. It’s a great filler plant that grows fast and easy. The fitting name accurately describes the delicate, lace-like flowers that make this a classic beauty for any garden. All you need to do is sprinkle some seeds during the fall so they can remain dormant, and then leave them be until they blossom in spring. These flowers grow best when left alone which is why they’re often used along roadsides and rivers, and can grow up to 6 feet tall. If you’re planting them in the spring, wait until there’s no risk of frost.


As a flower that can grow well in just about any climate or condition, Peonies are a favourable choice among avid gardeners. These flowers are very easy to find, grow, and care for. As perennials, they’ll come back each year with bursts of colour that will last. And if they’re properly cared for, they can continue to blossom for many years.


Add some aromatherapy to your garden and a soothing punch of purple with lavender. This is a very hardy plant that can hold up impressively well to weather and pests. It’s also deer-resistant. Lavender prefers to be bathed in full sun with rich soil. To kick-start growth in the spring, make sure to give the plant a good trimming without touching the woodier stems. In the fall, trim again. Lavender is the perfect plant for adding some incredible colour and aromas to your garden.

Black-Eyed Susan

Nothing feels more summery than bright, yellow blossoms, which is why Black-Eyed Susans are always a cheery addition to the garden. These lemon-yellow and golden flowers will bloom later in the summer but will continue to shine for weeks, usually until the first frost with minimal care needed. Some varieties can begin in late spring too. Plant these along your fence or as a backdrop to your garden since they can range in size from a few inches to several feet. Avoid planting in soggy ground.

Maiden Grass

For an elegant and airy touch to your landscape, Maiden Grass does the trick. This grass is ideal for just about anywhere – borders, main gardens beds or planters along the entranceway. It forms a green mound of grass with taller delicate shades of golden and copper throughout. It prefers full sun and moist ground but is still quite tolerant of versatile conditions, like clay and drought. 

Get the garden you’ve been dreaming of this year with the help of our expert landscapers at Grow Green. When you don’t have the spare time to deal with your garden clean up, prep, and planting, give us a call and we’ll take care of it all for you. We can upgrade your outdoor living just in time to show it off for the summer.