10 low-maintenance perennials for the busy gardener! You can still have beautiful flower beds without spending a lot of time maintaining them. Look at this gorgeous lavender/purple/violet-colored perennial border!
Common Names: Purple smoke bush, smokebush, smoketree, purple smoke tree. Zones Size & Shape: Purple smoke bush grows to a size of tall and wide. It is irregular to rounded. Exposure: Grow purple smoke bush in full sun.
Buddleia (Butterfly Bush) - Mixed - Shrub Buddleja davidii - These fragrant butterfly bushes in 3 fabulous colours will attract plenty of butterflies to the garden. The varieties: Royal Red, White Profusion and Empire Blue. I LOVE this bush!
This list of easy to grow shade ground covers is the BEST! I love that all of these perennials are perfect to grow under bushes or trees. Now I know what I'm going to do with the shady part of my garden!
Pruning Knock Out Roses: One thing to keep in mind about knockout rose bushes is that they are very quick growing. A common question is “do I need to prune knockout roses?” Read here to look at what goes into pruning knockout roses.