Come on, spring! Nothing helps welcome spring easier than surrounding yourself with flowers. But if you’re new to gardening, you may be intimidated at the thought of sustaining life, if only in the form of a plant. Not to worry! There are plenty of plant varieties that work well in flower boxes, as indoor potted plants, or as a small area ground cover. If you are ready for spring to, well, “spring” into action, here are five plants that won’t disappoint.


As one of the most popular flowers for novice gardeners, petunias offer a literal blast of bright colors. They are easy to transplant and provide instant gratification as a potted plant arrangement. Petunias require some minor maintenance to ensure the plants remain lush and looking full.


If you love the idea of fresh plants but lack direct sunlight, coleus is a smart choice. What they lack in blooms they more than make up for in their brilliant shades of leaves.


Growing herbs satisfies the desire for something fresh and alive in your apartment while offering a practical and delicious use. Try growing a spaghetti blend that includes basil, oregano, and parsley.


There are so many reasons to love this plant that looks high maintenance but isn’t. Succulents are available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. While they look lush, they need very little water and care. It’s the perfect choice for someone new to gardening.


Although sustainable, Bamboo sometimes gets a bad rap for being a space hog in small garden spaces. But as a container plant, Chinese Bamboo is visually peaceful and easy to maintain. Its clean lines and simple design are exactly the inspiration we need for spring.

If you’ve decided to add gardening to your list of hobbies, good for you! It’s a rewarding and beautiful pastime that approximately one in three households enjoy. And these five choices of plants will ensure the coming spring season will be pleasant.