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12 Best Plants for Black Thumbs

When you're heading home from a nursery with a trunk full of plants, it's fun to imagine the lush landscape you'll soon have. But what if your past experience shows that you're more likely to wind up with only scraggly plants surrounded by weeds? You can blame your lack of gardening skills or time, though it's more likely that you just need to avoid fussy plants or ones not suited to your location. After all, the weeds do fine, right? What you need are ornamental beauties that are just as determined to grow—like the dozen highlighted here.
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