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Old 06-20-2010, 03:14 PM
 
Location: near bears but at least no snakes
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You could also try sedums -- Autumn Joy blooms in the fall and needs no work at all. You can also just cut parts off, stick them in the ground and get more plants very quickly. There are lots of different sedums (I think another one is Dragons Blood) -- they don't need water other than rain and they will spread.
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Old 06-20-2010, 06:23 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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In addition to daylilies, which many recommended, how about some "regular" lilies? They are so colorful and beautiful, and take absolutely no care!
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Old 06-21-2010, 07:29 AM
 
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If you have any kind of a trellis or bushes, some clematis might work as a backdrop. I call the white fall blooming clematis orange blossom clematis and it spreads( which is why some people hate it) like crazy but is very robust. Morning glories reseed themselves. Snapdragons are annuals but they can be pretty much perennials of you have good rich mulch in your garden and can flower until the first had freeze. Marigolds come up from seed too if the soil has peat moss as a mulch. I had salvia come up from seed from last year and almost pulled them out for weeds until I took a closer look at them.
Zinnias are another plant I start as seed. Sunflowers also are an easy plant to grow.
You can grow quite a bit from a few dollars in seed packets if your soil is good. And don't be afraid to cruise cemetaries and help yourself to plants tossed in the trash barrels. Spring bulbs and chrysamthemums and later geraniums after Memorial Day. Rudbeckia( Black eyed susans) looks awesome in the late summer.
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Old 02-21-2023, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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We all know, it’s all fun and games in May when you plant a garden. Not so great in August.

Go with native plants in your area. Your county extension service can help if you need it. Maybe each person involved could be responsible for a small area, so it’s not overwhelming for anyone. You could have tomato plants and a few other easy vegetables too.

Milkweed would be a good addition, as it has the added benefit of attracting monarch butterflies.
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Old 02-21-2023, 01:38 PM
 
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How about Perennial Dianthus? The flowers are pretty, and I think the perennial varieties are self seeding.
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Old 02-21-2023, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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LOL, well, nothing ever came of this idea, and I now live on a different side of town. Still a lot of good information, though. And, I have my own vacant lot to slowly fill with perennials.

Here is the Google Street View of the original lot from the OP, from 2019: https://www.google.com/maps/@41.1006...7i16384!8i8192

The original lot in question happens to be the only one not maintained, for some reason. But, the urban prairie has certainly spread.
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Old 02-21-2023, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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It would have been nice!
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Old 03-02-2023, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis, East Side
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This is an old thread, but for a community area that doesn't get regular maintenance, you can't beat shrubs. They're sturdier, hardier, most of the look good year round, and don't need frequent maintenance to look nice. I stay away from the "ground cover" roses, though--they don't keep out weeds, and weeding is all the hard for the thorns.
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Old 03-02-2023, 11:14 AM
 
Location: PNW, CPSouth, JacksonHole, Southampton
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Blue Pacific Juniper - stays prostrate, even after 15 years
Crape Myrtlettes (assuming some are rated for your zone) Resist pruning! Select for growth habit & size.

'Drift Series' roses (Peach Drift, Coral Drift...) I have plantings over 15 years old.


I'm thinking about the best success stories, amid the plantings I have at various office parks. These are the most foolproof/no-maintenance which come to mind, at the moment.
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Old 03-02-2023, 11:51 AM
 
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Knock out roses
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