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The butterfly bush is a pollinator-attracting, low-maintenance shrub that once established can tolerate weather extremes and gardener neglect. It is considered invasive in certain areas, though, so keep it from spreading by removing the spent flower heads before they can seed. (AP Photo/Dean Fosdick)
People new to gardening can increase their odds for success by shopping for easy-to-grow plants such as peppers shown at Pike Place Market in Seattle. Choose the right plants for the right place and then get them in the ground at the right time. (AP Photo/Dean Fosdick)