Many homeowners spend so much time and money on renovating their outdoor living space just to make it look new and attractive. While they can do so as they please, one other way you can effectively transform the outside of your home is by adding colorful garden plants. This way, you can save more money while developing a new hobby at the same time.

Furthermore, many studies have also shown that gardening gives many health benefits – precisely what you need in this time of the pandemic. Come to think of it, though, there is one thing that might require you to brainstorm and think deeply: what kind of plants should you plant in your yard to achieve the view you want to create?

If you’re still unsure what to pick, this article lists down eight beautiful garden plants you might want to consider. Scroll down to learn more.

Garden Geranium

If you are looking for annual plants that can be used as beds or borders, then you can opt for garden geraniums. This plant has many varieties, and each can give different colors: orange, pink, purple, and white. They can be bicolored as well. Depending on the type you want, some flowers also have different patterns, such as single-petalled or double. They can also come in clusters in a single stalk while other varieties grow individually. 


Angelonia plants slightly resemble snapdragons. That is why they are also known as ‘summer snapdragons.’ Unlike the true snapdragons, though, angelonias don’t wither in mid-summer. In fact, they thrive well in the heat. They usually bloom from late spring through the fall, which is a perfect choice if you want blooming flowers during the summer. 

Its flowers are slightly tubular, grow vertically up to 8 inches, and can produce dozens of flowers on a single stem. They come in an assortment of lavender, pink, blue, and white hues. Some cultivars are also bicolored. 


This delicate and unique plant is perfect for baskets, planters, and pots. With their beautiful, drooping, tear-drop-shaped petals that come in a lovely mix of pink, violet, or white hues, your neighbors surely wouldn’t miss their sight. Among home gardeners, trellised fuchsia plants are a favorite as they can also be vining and trailing. 

If you decide to plant fuchsia, do so when the weather is above 50 degrees Fahrenheit as they are pretty sensitive to cold.


Elegance is what comes into one’s mind if hydrangeas are being talked about. This is no surprise because their large globes of flowers, coupled with elegant shades of blue, pink, and purple, give a unique look to your garden. If this was a movie, you could say that hydrangeas are effective scene stealers. 

Despite their very delicate appearance, they are actually very tolerant of neglect, so once they are established, you don’t have to worry about them thriving on their own.


Carnations are versatile flowers that can be grown as either annual, biennial, or perennial. Often symbolizing love, fascination, and distinction, you will surely love these blooms with their bold shades of pink. Other variants that yield yellow, white, and bicolored are now being cultivated as well. They do not just serve decorative purposes, though, as dried carnation flowers can be brewed to make tea. 

Canna Lily

These tropical-looking blooms are famous for their veined, paddle-shaped leaves and brightly colored blooms that stand tall on their green or bronze leafstalks. Canna lilies fill your garden during the late spring and early summer until winter. But, even if their flowers don’t bloom just yet, their palmy foliage is still pretty attractive. 


Flashy. Uniquely-shaped. Candle flames. These are just some words to describe this flowering plant. This is because the plant comes in very bright yellow, fuchsia pink, bloody red colors, and the shape of its blooms are so unique, much like candle flames. When you think of celosias, you might associate them with a Dr. Seuss book.

Don’t overwater this plant as they don’t like wet feet. It would be best if you also planted them in soil types that are well-draining. Once in full bloom, it will beautify your garden in no time. They can also make excellent cut flower arrangements in your home’s vases. 

Garden Cosmos

Cosmos are daisy-like flowers that look so delicate and very ‘lady-like with their long slender stems. They produce 3 to 5 inches flowers with pink, orange, yellow, and maroon varieties. You can quickly grow this plant by sowing seeds and they can reach full maturity as early as two months. 

Like hydrangeas, they can tolerate environments with poor conditions, so taking care of them doesn’t need to take too much of your time. Just be sure that they are properly established, and you are good to go.


Beautifying your home really requires spending some money, time, and effort on your part. But why not make it in such a way that it does not only serve a decorative purpose, but also gives you health benefits as well? Doing gardening can give you just that, and while it can be a challenge to pick the right flowers to add to your yard, you can consider the ones mentioned here.

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