English garden hosta lilies are as close to “idiot proof” as a plant can get. These tufted leafy plants are grown for both their distinctive foliage and seasonal flowers. Their foliage will vary from deep green to bright yellow, as well as dozens of variegated combinations in between. Their leaves may be large, small, radial or oval.
The beautiful Belladonna or Naked Lady may be purchased now as a bulb at a significant cost savings. A rainbow of flowering plants: begonias, cannas, daylilies, gladiolas, and dahlias may be planted now and will bloom this year.
At mid summer, potted nursery plants will cost as much as twenty dollars. But right now bare root plants are easy to establish and represent a real value.