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5 plants for beginners.  These plants practically grow themselves!  by Carmen Johnston

Green thumb or not, these 5 plants are great for anyone interested in gardening. They practically take care of themselves!

1. Angelina Sedum

This bright, chartreuse plant loves to be in the sun and was definitely made for the spring and summer months. It is perfect for softening up the edges of container gardens and for filling in the empty spaces along a pathway.

2. Soft Caress Mahonia

5 Plants for Beginners: Soft Caress Mahonia

Light and airy, this plant thrives in the shade and is perfect for creating outdoor borders.

3. Portulaca

5 plants for beginners.  These plants practically grow themselves!  by Carmen Johnston

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Don’t let the petite blooms fool you–this plant is almost indestructible! Like the angelina sedum, the portulaca is a spring and summer plant that loves soaking up the sun’s full rays.

4. Mint

5 plants for beginners.  These plants practically grow themselves!  by Carmen Johnston

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This plant enjoys hanging out in the shade and the sun. You can also plant mint next to your air conditioning unit for some much appreciated condensation.

5. Rosemary

5 plants for beginners.  These plants practically grow themselves!  by Carmen Johnston

Image via Sunset Western Collection

Wherever there is rosemary, there is also a strong woman around. This is a water-wise plant that needs a lot of heat. Take good care of this one and it will bring you graceful stems of goodness all year round.

Have a great weekend!

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