Planting a Flower Garden:  Beginner Tips

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Starting your own flower garden may seem a bit intimidating at first. But like the saying goes, you just have to get your hands dirty! 

Decide What Flowers to Plant


 – Perennials- a plant that lives more than two years. Annuals- a plant that lives for one season.

Pick Your Planting Area


Of course it's very important that you find a spot in your yard where you plan to start your flower garden. This will look different for everyone. Sun, no  sun, shade?

Do the Research


What planting zone are you in? This helps you know what flowers grow in your area! Grab my free Zone & Safe to Plant Guide below!

Easy to Grow Flowers for Beginners


Annuals:  cosmos, geraniums, impatiens, marigolds, lobelia, sunflowers, and zinnias Perennials: Black-eyed Susans, daylilies, hostas, phlox, seedum, purple coneflowers, and Russian sage, salvia

Make a Plan


search: flower garden plans or design. So many free ideas will pop up! Also lay out the flowers you have still in their containers.

Prepare Your Soil


Preparing your soil for the space you have picked out for your garden is a very important step! In order for your flowers to grow you have to have the absolute best soil for them.

Planting Flowers

Dig your holes according to the directions on your plant tag. Most flowers have similar requirements but some, like peonies, require a shallow hole when being planted.

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Kelly Radcliff