6 Plants They Can't Live Without
The Grumpy Gardener invited 8 other bloggers around the U.S. to share their must-plant list.
Cameron in Chapel Hill, North Carolina loves to grow butterfly bushes in her zone 7b garden. She says she grows Buddleia because, though butterflies adore them, rabbits and deer don't.
Pam in Austin, Texas says her choices are a function of her location in zone 8b and loves silvery blue Arizona Cypress.
Judy Lowe in Boston, Massachusetts looks for container-friendly plants that will grow well in her urban garden. One of her favorites is sunny daffodils. She cites Dutch Master and February Gold as her preferred varities.
Helen in Raleigh, North Carolina listed the Southern Magnolia among her six. She says, "Their May and June blooms look and smell heavenly. I’ll pluck one and float it in a bowl near where I read in the morning. It lasts but a day, but what a day it is."
Meems in the Tampa Bay area loves Florida-friendly plants like Saw Palmettos and says that many animals feed from the palm's fruit.