8 Plants Which Can Turn Your Front Yard into an Oasis


A beautiful garden right in front of your house can do wonders. How you ask? Waking up to a flowery, green oasis smack right in the middle of your front yard will raise your spirits and make you less prone to Monday-blues. Or any other weekday-blues for the matter. It will also make your house look more appealing and inviting. People driving by will be sure to notice it and some may even ask you for your useful green-thumb insight into helping them plant their own front yards. Not to mention it can increase the value of your property by as much as 20%!

We have compiled a list of the most gorgeous plants which will turn your front yard into a garden variety of its own kind.

Magnolia

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With its large mossy green leaves, beautiful white flowers and an exotic look, Magnolia will remind you of early Spring and happy days! It is the best variety when it comes to ornamental trees. However, the tree needs damp, compost rich soil to thrive in and must be watered regularly when it’s newly planted.

Honeysuckle

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This plant has a lovely fragrant flower and also produces berries, which though bitter, are rich sources of vitamin. It is heat resistant and can grow well in hot, humid weathers. It comes in two varieties: a creeper and a shrub.

Lilac Bush

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This plant is typically grown for its vibrant and sweet smelling flowers. The flowers range from purple to pink and also come in white and yellow varieties. There are different varieties available with a dwarf plant to the tallest one which can grow to a height of 30 feet. With proper care, this plant can last in your garden for years to come.

Otto Luyken

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It is also known as a cherry laural and has a bright, white or creamy bloom. It has a showy and fragrant flower. The best part is that the leafy parts of the plant are evergreen and would survive even the harshest of winter and snow. As it is evergreen and has a broad and dense shrub, these are ideal for hedging purposes.

Smoke Bush

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Smoke bush is grown as a typical garden specimen thanks to its pinkish purple blooms and purple flowers. It can grow to a height and width of 12 to 15 feet and has an irregular or rounded shape depending on the type of the seed.

Nanking Cherry

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Nanking cherry is an extremely winter-hardy plant and will survive the harshest of weather extreme. It gives small, red cherry-like fruit which grows in clusters. The flowers range from dazzling white with hints of pink and also grow in clusters.

Guelder rose

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This shrub fills up any garden with its sweet smelling flowers and adds a dash of color with its vibrant red berries. It is not a type of rose and is winter-resistant. It is a favorite with florists for decoration purposes and is grown commercially as well.

Rhododendron Tree

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This plant is primarily cultivated for its amazing ombre flowers. It is very heat resistant and can survive high temperatures when no other flowering plant can. These require minimal care once the plant is planted and takes root.


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