15 No-Fuss Garden Plans Filled With Plants That Thrive in Full Sun
You won't have to worry about dragging the hose around to water this garden during the summer. It's filled with heat- and drought-tolerant plants such as sedum, feather reed grass, and euphorbia that can withstand extended dry spells. This layered design works well as a foundation planting or in front of a fence.
Beautiful Heat-Tolerant Garden
Colorful Curbside Garden
Tough-as-Nails Perennial Garden
Heat-Loving Flower Garden
Some plants shut down in hot weather. But the varieties in this design continue to shine in the baking sun, so you can enjoy a brilliant patchwork of color no matter what the weather's like. Dahlias and lilies are the backbone of this garden, offering bold blooms (they're perfect for cutting!) throughout the summer.
Front Yard Corner Garden
Banish front-yard blahs by installing this corner-fence garden of fast-growing flowers. Packed with sun-loving selections, the design features a mix of colorful annuals punctuated with just a few perennials. Cheery black-eyed Susan complements easy-care cosmos, penstemon, butterfly bush, and more in this long-blooming garden plan.
Small-Space, Easy-Care Sunny Garden
Beat-The-Heat Summer Garden
Even as the mercury climbs, this ultra-easy garden plan will shine all summer long. This design includes a variety of flowering perennials that don't need much care from you. Just find a sunny spot that needs some cheery color and start digging.
No-Fail Annual Garden
Annual gardens are a fun way to add brilliant color that lasts from spring to frost. In this design, a blue morning glory on a trellis or similar plant support structure in the center of the bed serves as a focal point. The rich color of its blooms are complemented and contrasted by the surrounding annual flowers.
Easy-Care Perennial Garden
Clay Soil Garden
Gardening in clay soil can be challenging because this type of earth drains poorly after a rain, then dries to a concrete-like surface. But this garden plan for clay soil will make it possible for you to enjoy a colorful, thriving garden, all the same.
Carefree Late-Summer Garden
Beginner Perennial Garden
Low-Care Fall Garden
End your growing season with a bang with this simple garden plan. It features colorful mums, asters, and other easy-care fall favorites that start heating up as the weather cools off. Along with the beautiful flowers adding color to the landscape, this design also relies on foliage like the silvery gray of lamb’s ears and the cool hues of blue fescue to brighten up the autumn scene.