Best plants for beginners: 10 easy-care choices |

Growing fabulous flowers the first time is super exciting, but it can feel a bit daunting, too. Whether you’ve recently acquired an entire backyard to fill, or you just fancy adding a few containers to your patio, step one is choosing your plants. But with so many varieties to decide between, how do you narrow it down?

Of course, you’ll want to choose the ones that look beautiful in your flower beds or pots. But for beginners, it’s best to go with plants that are not only gorgeous, but also non-fussy about their care regime. After all, some of the more diva-ish varieties need relentless watering, frequent feeding, careful pruning, and protection from a myriad of threats (think inclement weather, pests, and disease) – an overwhelming list that can prove tricky to stay on top of, at least at first.