Choosing easy plants to grow inside and outdoors mean you no longer have to say goodbye to synthetic indoor plants with second thoughts. Though not all indoor plants will survive outside, so don’t just pick the perfect plant for the desired location. Make sure the type of plant is suited to the location and the climate you live in. Easy growing plants like lavender are ideal for inside as it will be unaffected by droughts and still thrive indoors. On the other hand, a flower like clematis does well outside, especially during summer. Flowering plants like chrysanthemums and daffodils also grow well inside, as they are not very fussy, unlike some of the more difficult types.
Some common indoor plants that do well year round are hydrangeas, cactuses, begonias and violets. All of these flowers have very large blooms and can be harvested often throughout the year. For those who love the fragrance of flowers, there are several species of flowers that will bloom with even minimal amounts of light. These include the rock rose, gladioli, polyspphire gladioli, lily of the valley and mums.
If you want to create an outdoor oasis, planting of evergreens, deciduous trees and shrubs will provide the garden with beauty and shade. Some easy to grow trees for the outdoors include the red maple, clematis, hollyhock, spirea and redwood. To provide enough light to your landscaping project, grow cactus, ferns, lilies and lavender. The plants will bloom even without the presence of moisture. There is really a lot to learn about designing an effective indoor garden if you are interested in incorporating greenery into your landscaping design.
Some easy plants to grow indoors include the clematis, which can be planted in the soil as a ground cover or added as a hanging water feature. This flowering plant usually grows to about one foot tall and has two large flowers that bloom in spring. Easy growing clematis requires about six hours of direct sunlight each day. Another cactus, the spirea, is a semi-evergreen perennial that can also be used as a hanging water feature in the garden. It is known to grow up to three feet high and has purple flowers.
English lavender is a beautiful member of the cactus family. Easy to care for, the lavender will bloom in early spring and again in autumn. This flowering perennial also requires only about six hours of sunlight each day and does not need much moisture. If the English lavender flowers become sparse, use a spade to dig up the remaining flowers and use them as a centerpiece on the dinner table.
African violets are another easy plant to grow indoors. These attractive purple-blue flowers are very easy to take care of. The African violets plant offers full blooms during the spring season and blooms again in autumn. These small blooms can be placed in a glass vase or in a hanging planter, and the leaves can be eaten off after they harden.
The Anemone or Spring Anemone is a member of the gramineae plant family and comes in various sizes. The flower starts out a lilac-colored, but after it blooms in the spring it changes to a vivid, brilliant blue. The Anemone is grown primarily for its beautiful flowers, but it also makes an interesting addition to the home garden as a landscape plant. The six inches of green leaves make this a perfect companion with other landscape shrubs, and it does well as a neighborless specimen.
Some of the easiest houseplants to maintain and grow are the members of the lily family, which include the Lily of the Valley, Dogbane, and the Iris. The Lily of the Valley blooms in a single blossom in late summer, so if you are in need of a houseplant that blooms consistently throughout the year, the Lily of the Valley would be a good choice. Dogbane, which is a perennial, is easy to maintain; its flowers come in all colors of the rainbow. Iris is a houseplant that will last through at least one winter and probably more, and will stay green even in harsh winter conditions.