Are you having problems deciding on which flowers are easiest to grow? How many kinds of flowers do you need to have in your garden? Do you prefer perennials, annuals, or both? Do you have enough time to care for them and plant them in, once you get them into place?
With the many different types of easy flowers, it can be difficult to decide which ones to grow. There are some things to consider though. With ccc by-SA 2.0 zones in place, it is easier to know what you will need to care for in each zone. Here are 25 easy flowers to grow with ccc by-SA 2.0 zones and how to mix and match them for beautiful arrangements.
Zones A-D: Easy flowers that can easily grow in container gardens or flower pots are perennials. Bulbs, creeping plants, and ground covers make great additions to any garden. Perennial plants need less maintenance than annuals or perennials do. Pots are great for easy growing plants that can easily be moved from one place to another. If you choose to use mulch, be sure not to put it directly on top of your bulbs. Mulch can help slow down growth and may also help them stay cool during hot weather.
Summer Months Zones E-F: These are easy flowers that work well all year long, but blooms best in the spring and summer months. Forming clumps of flowers that bloom in clumps will help your flower garden look more uniform. You can plant summer bulbs into the beds in the fall and follow them up with perennials in the spring. Be careful about watering them too much in the summer months as they will need a bit more water than other plants in the same zone.
Planner Easily Grow Perennials With Crop Scheduling: Many people don’t realize how easy flowers can be to grow in a planter if you plant them according to a calendar. This works best with annuals but can also be used with perennials in all three zones. Plant seeds in several pots on the sogame (seeded) side of each pot. When you see that the plants have bloomed, take them out of the pots and plant them in the pot(s) where you planted them. Crop scheduling allows you to get the best of both worlds: planting perennials when you need them most and know that they will bloom again in the coming months; and knowing that annuals will be gone for the summer season before they even begin to flower.
Build a Backyard Network With Other Gardeners: One of the biggest mistakes that gardeners make is not having an informal network of gardeners where they can exchange ideas and tips on how to build an easier flower garden. Easy flowers are beautiful, easy to grow and oftentimes the first flowers you plant in your garden. However, unless you have a large garden with a diverse range of plants and flowers, you aren’t likely to find advice on which easy flowers to plant where. Plant forums and discussions online are a great way to get conversations going between gardeners on easy flowers to plant and the benefits and challenges they face in growing plants in different zones. And don’t forget to spread the word about your new garden!
Perennial Flower Gardening: Easy flowers are very important in a flower garden. However, you don’t always have the room or time to grow perennial plants year-round. In order to effectively grow easy flowers, you must plant annuals, but you also don’t always have room during the year to properly care for these plants. The best way to deal with this issue is to build a multi-purpose, perennial flower garden that can be used for both spring blooms and summer flowers. For example, by planting shrubs that can be used as bushy annuals in the spring with perennials such as morning glories and crocuses in the late summer and early fall, you can ensure that your flower garden will always be filled with color year-round. You may not be able to do this with annuals, but with perennials you can fill in gaps year-round and provide color and interest no matter what season it is.
Easy Flowers in the Winter: Are you trying to grow easy flowers in the winter months when you live in a colder climate? Easy flower seeds, such as those of the morning glories and crocus, can be sown in the fall and planted in the spring. They will start to bloom in the winter, just as easy-to-grow annuals do, only you won’t have to wait for them to bloom the old-fashioned way. You can take cut flowers from your garden and lay them out on your patio for all to enjoy; you’ll also have the added bonus of being able to keep them frozen until the first hard frost of winter comes.