by Marni Fogelson
Gardening, whether you own acres upon acres or your space is measured in square feet, can be daunting. There are so many different, gorgeous flowering plants, fruits, and vegetables to choose from. Without a degree in horticulture or a long-standing family gardening tradition, choosing the “right” plants can be overwhelming, especially when you have room for just a few pots or a schedule that doesn’t allow for daily sessions in the soil. These 14 plants were chosen for their lack of fussiness, their flexibility, and their forgiveness when it comes to new gardeners. Even if you have bona fide garden cred, these herbs, fruits, flowers, and veggies are still wonderful additions to most gardens: they’ll add flavor for your taste buds and color to your world. A little green can go a long way, and successfully growing these plants will have you well on the path to creating a vibrant, verdant space.