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Old 09-05-2014, 09:00 PM
 
Location: SouthEast
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Primrose, Hydrangeas, hosta, canna and rose of sharon. (I know its a shrub/bush but I like them a lot)
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Old 09-05-2014, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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In southern Colorado I find that Zinnias are easy to grow and care for.
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Old 09-05-2014, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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There are a lot. I'll exclude trees/shrubs.
phlox - paniculata, subulata and the "Miss Lingard" phlox. Look good, smell good and trouble free.

crocus
- these are the earliest flowering things in my yard. Where the critters don't eat them, I LOVE them.

Peonies - Even if they flop..they still look good. I like the fragrant ones.

Begonia Grandis - fall flowering, big tropical foliage...hardy in my zone. Love it so much.

Virginia bluebells - Beautiful in spring. Pink buds that turn blue.

Cattail - Beautiful, trouble free and edible. For a wet spot. They are easy to grow, and I use the fronds for decorating.

Ferns - These just say beautiful and lush to me.
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Old 09-05-2014, 09:53 PM
 
Location: oregon
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I'm in Salem Oregon,
love the traditional coral bells, sedum autumn joys, daisy's and one of my favorite is sea holly's , roses are ok
but one day they will all turn to sedums ,oh almost forgot love gaura, have all three colors..
with my small yard have almost hung out the no vacancy sign...
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Old 09-06-2014, 12:46 AM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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Most of my favorite plants don't grow well where I'm at. I'm near Portland, and no side of our property seems to get full sun, so gardening is a challenge.

But one of my favorite perennials grows really well for me and that's Oriental Lilies. I have purchased some cool selections from the B & D Lilies catalog and am thinking of getting some more.

Also love dahlias and have pretty good luck with those.
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Old 09-06-2014, 03:38 PM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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Shady
Ferns
Trillium
Mayapple
Spiderwort
Sunny
Peonies
Siberian irises
Tiger lilies
Bee balm, hybrid and native
Black-eyed Susans
Coneflowers
David Ausin roses
Clematis
Honeysuckle vine
Hosta

Beside the roses, the rest take very little care, other than dividing every few years for some of them.
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Old 09-07-2014, 09:23 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Please don't hate me.

I'm going to mention my favorite ... and no one else mentioned it (too common perhaps?):

DAYLILY

I love daylilies since I was a wee child. They are so easy to grow. There are so many varieties. I'm considering buying a new one online for delivery that is almost pure white with ruffled petals and a yellow throat.

Once I visited Old Westbury Gardens in Long Island that had a long stone wall bordered with hundreds of daylilies of many colors, heights, shapes and sizes. It was gorgeous.
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Old 09-07-2014, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Portlandish, OR
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Please don't hate me.

I'm going to mention my favorite ... and no one else mentioned it (too common perhaps?):

DAYLILY

I love daylilies since I was a wee child. They are so easy to grow. There are so many varieties. I'm considering buying a new one online for delivery that is almost pure white with ruffled petals and a yellow throat.

Once I visited Old Westbury Gardens in Long Island that had a long stone wall bordered with hundreds of daylilies of many colors, heights, shapes and sizes. It was gorgeous.
I think I have some of these! I like them.
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Old 09-07-2014, 09:44 PM
 
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My all time favorite....I'm such a sucker for peonies

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Old 09-08-2014, 02:21 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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My all time favorite....I'm such a sucker for peonies
I love the way when they are just round buds there is always an ant roaming around on it. The ants do no damage ... just a normal thing on peonies. I think the bud secretes some kind of sugary moisture ... correct me if I'm wrong.
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