I’ve always been slightly (okay, a LOT) envious of those people who seem to have a green thumb. All they have to do is look at a plant and it thrives. You know, those people with giant vegetable gardens and beautiful flowers gracing their front yards. The ones who could probably plant an orchid in a snow storm and have it thrive. And while I know theoretically those people (probably) had to learn how to garden just like the rest of us, I can’t help but wish I had some of that mojo every time something I plant just DIES.
So here are my top picks of useful plants that are easy to grow. These are great plants for frugal gardeners because you can often beg a little bit off your neighbor and grow your own. They’re also great for those of us without much time, because often they will self-sow and plant themselves for next year. And lastly, these are perfect plants for us forgetful gardeners, because they are perennial and will stick around year after year!