I do NOT have a green thumb, but thanks to me waiting too long to mow and it being too wet to do so, DJ got green paws...

Now, as I've mentioned several times, I am NOT good at keeping plants alive. They can be the most hearty, simple-to-care-for things and put them in a four mile radius of me and they will wilt immediately. I'm the opposite of ET.

So this summer, I'm going to try my hand at some I found on this list because they SAY I will have a tough time killing them.

In case you have the same issue, check out my top five favorites...




  • Verbena

    Pretty light purple flowers, allegedly "self-cleaning" and fungus resistant.

  • Euphorbia

    Also known as "diamond frost", apparently, even deer won't eat these delicate white-flower plants.

  • Calibrachoa

    "Petunia on steroids", this one is nice in hanging pots as they cascade and are also infection-resistant.

  • Lantana

    Ornamental and delicate-looking, these also deter deer with their strong fragrance...the BIG bonus to ME:  the blossoms attract hummingbirds and butterflies!

  • New Guinea Impatiens

    Like their cousins, these come in pretty colors and work particularly well in low-sun areas!

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