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Plants for Gardening on a Budget

Plants for Gardening on a Budget with Sensible Gardening

It’s very easy to spend a lot of money creating a beautiful garden, but it’s not a prerequisite. Plant material can be very expensive, but you can save money by having the plants you already have work for you.

Plants for Gardening on a Budget with Sensible Gardening

Some plants are very quick to reproduce themselves, either by self seeding, through division or a rapid spreading growth habit. These plants are often criticized for these attributes, however the problem is not with the plant but with the gardener. Proper use of these varieties in suitable locations can save you a great deal as you work to develop and grow your garden. Plants only become a nuisance when we plant them in the wrong setting.

Over the years I have developed a very large garden area by allowing some plants an area all to themselves for self seeding, others room to spread their wings without the competition of other plants and by dividing plants and moving them into new locations.

I think you will also find that fewer varieties each growing in larger patches or drifts is more striking and effective than multiple varieties all grown together helter-skelter.

Some of my favorite plants that have worked very hard to help me create my garden:

THE SELF SEEDERS

Cosmos at Sensible Gardeniing and Living
COSMOS / SENSIBLE GARDENING AND LIVING
Rudbeckia at Sensible Gardening and Living
RUDBEKIA / SENSIBLE GARDENING AND LIVING
Japanese Anemone at Sensible Gardening and Living
JAPANESE ANEMONE / SENSIBLE GARDENING
Nigella at Sensible Gardening and Living
NIGELLA / SENSIBLE GARDENING AND LIVING
 Pink Oriental Poppies at Sensible Gardening and Living
ORIENTAL POPPY / SENSIBLE GARDENING
Blue Flax at Sensible Gardening and Living
FLAX & CALIFORNIA POPPY / SENSIBLE GARDENING
Spurge 'Donkey Tail' at Sensible Gardening and Living
SPURGE / SENSIBLE GARDENING AND LIVING

THE SPREADERS

Campanula glomerata at Sensible Gardening and Living
CAMPANULA GLOMERATA / SENSIBLE GARDENING
Hens & Chicks / Sensible Gardening and Living
HENS & CHICKS / SENSIBLE GARDENING AND LIVING
Snow in Summer / Sensible Gardening and Living
SNOW IN SUMMER / SENSIBLE GARDENING
Purple in the Garden with Sensible Gardening and Living
ASTER / SENSIBLE GARDENING AND LIVING
Ginger at Sensible Gardening and Living
GINGER / SENSIBLE GARDENING AND LIVING
Sedums at Sensible Gardening and Living
SEDUM / SENSIBLE GARDENING AND LIVING
Lily of the Valley at Sensible Gardening and Living
LILY OF THE VALLEY / SENSIBLE GARDENING

THE DIVIDERS

Growing Hosta at Sensible Gardening and Living
HOSTA / SENSIBLE GARDENING AND LIVING
Stella de Ore at Sensible Gardening and Living
DAYLILIES / SENSIBLE GARDENING AND LIVING
Lilies at Sensible Gardening and Living
LILIES / SENSIBLE GARDENING AND LIVING
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ORNAMENTAL GRASS / SENSIBLE GARDENING
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IRIS / SENSIBLE GARDENING AND LIVING

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