Sunflowers can be grown in a wide range of soils and climates. Sunflower varieties are available in many sizes, including dwarf and tall (ranging from 30-300cm tall). There is also a wide variety of flower colors, such as yellow, orange, red & brown.
Sunflowers make great cut flowers as they last for a long time. They are used as food for birds and bees. Sunflowers are drought-tolerant and easy to grow. Planting them near your garden will help attract bees to pollinate your other plants!
Petunias are annuals that originated in South America. Like their relatives the tomatoes and potatoes, they’re part of the Solanaceae family. There are over 20 species of petunia, but hybrids are much more common. They thrive in heat, and don’t like to be cold or wet for long periods of time.
Mostly grown from seeds planted in the garden, these plants reach heights anywhere from 6-12 inches tall, though some dwarf varieties can get as short as 4 inches. The flowers come in a wide range of colors, including white, purple, pink and red. Their trumpet shape makes them great for hanging baskets or containers where they will spill over and cascade down nicely.
Keep these flowers blooming all season long by cutting off dead blossoms before they turn into seed pods. A little bit of regular watering goes a long way with these easy-to-grow plants!
Zinnias are easy-to-grow annuals that produce beautiful flowers in shades of red, orange, white, yellow and purple. They grow in a wide range of climates and soil types and are tolerant of heat and drought. They flower from spring until the first frost and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Zinnias are also attractive to butterflies.
To provide a continuous bloom throughout the summer, plant zinnia seeds every two weeks beginning when all danger of frost has passed until early June. For earlier blooms, start zinnia seeds indoors approximately 6 weeks before the last frost date for your region or purchase transplants from your local garden center. After you’ve planted them outdoors, pinch back the growing tips to encourage bushier growth.
You may have heard of a ranunculus before, or you may know it better as the persian buttercup or even the buttercup. It’s a flowering plant in its own family, but is closely related to buttercups and crowfoots. The name is actually derived from the Latin word for “little frog,” which is fitting, since ranunculus species tend to grow in watery places such as marshes.
There are about 600 species in the genus Ranunculus, making it one of the largest genera of flowering plants. They’ll grow almost anywhere there’s moisture: sunny gardens, woodlands with shade and moist soil, mountain meadows with cold temperatures and high altitudes.
The flowers are usually colorful and showy; some species have petals that look like crepe paper! These characteristics make them popular garden plants for borders and beds. Also popular as a cut flower (and sometimes used by florists), ranunculuses are well-known for their lasting beauty after they’re cut; they hold up well when placed in a vase.
- Dahlias are a great addition to any garden.
- These flowers can grow up to 5 feet tall and come in many varieties of colors and shapes.
- They’ll add color and texture to your flower beds, but they’re also great for borders or containers.
- Dahlias are easy to grow from seed or cuttings and need full sun and well-drained soil.
Dahlias bloom between mid-summer and fall, so they’re a great choice if you want flowers during that time of year.
Poppies are also known as Papaver rhoeas, and they’re a flowering plant that’s associated with various different meanings. Some of these meanings are:
- World War I – In Flanders Fields is a poem about soldiers who fought during WWI. During the war, poppies grew on the battlefields where many soldiers had been killed. The poppy became a symbol of death, remembrance, and sleep. It’s now an important flower for people to remember those who died during WWI.
- Sleep – Poppies were thought to make people fall asleep more easily because they have opium in them. This makes sense as poppies have been used for medicinal purposes throughout history.
- Good luck – Poppies are associated with good luck because of their bright red color and their beauty when they’re in full bloom in springtime. They’re also said to bring good fortune after a day spent gardening around your own poppy plants!
Morning glories (Ipomoea purpurea) are a group of flowering plants native to the Americas. Commonly found in purple, white or blue varieties, these vines will grow up to eight feet tall and bloom from June until frost. They do best in full sun and well-drained soil, and are hardy in zones 4-9.
Their characteristics make them easy to grow, but they can also be invasive if not managed properly. They’re often used as ground cover or as a trellis-climbing vine.
One of the most common is the aster. This genus includes a number of native European as well as North American plants. You likely know these as asters, or less commonly Michaelmas daisies. Asters are one of the few flowering plants that bloom in the fall, making them ideal for brightening up your garden during dreary times.
Peonies are among the most popular flowers for a reason. With their delicate, wrinkled petals and luscious colors, they give off the perfect amount of romance to accompany any occasion. They’re also very hardy plants that can live in your garden for decades!
You might have seen peonies at weddings or proms, as they make excellent cut flowers, but did you know that each peony plant has both male and female parts? The bright yellow center of every blossom is the part that produces pollen, while the long filaments surrounding it are what distribute it after pollination has taken place.
If you’re considering growing peonies in your garden, consider planting them where they will be exposed to morning sun and afternoon shade. Peonies prefer well-draining soil. If your climate has winters with extended periods of freezing temperatures, you should mulch peony roots in fall before the ground freezes.
Wisteria is a flowering plant in the legume family, native to the eastern United States. This woody vine produces clusters of fragrant white or purple flowers that can last for up to two months after blooming.
Wisteria is generally propagated by seeds or cuttings, but it will take at least five years for a plant grown from seed to bloom. The easiest way to propagate new plants is by taking cuttings and grafting them onto existing root stock.
The hollyhock, also known as Alcea rosea and the Garden Hollyhock, is a summer flowering plant that is part of the Malvaceae family. A perennial, it can grow anywhere between three to ten feet in height and up to two feet in width. It grows well in sunny areas with moist soil that has a pH of 6.1-6.5. With its wide range of colors, it’s an excellent choice if you want to add some variety to your garden display: there are pink and white blooms with blue stamens, as well as yellow and purple varieties that have dark red throats. The hollyhock creates a soft flowery effect when used as an accent or border plant, especially when massed together—the different shades work beautifully together, adding elevated visual interest without being overly extravagant.
If you want your garden to grow, flowers are a great way to start!
So you want to start a garden? Great! In the past, I’ve worked on the following gardens and shared everything I learned about them:
- My own small balcony garden in an apartment
- A large yard garden with perennials and annuals
- A community garden with many varieties of flowers, including some specialty plants like orchids that were challenging to grow.
When deciding what types of flowers you’ll plant, there are a few key factors to take into account. First, how much space do you have? Do you live in an apartment with a small balcony or do you have more room for a real backyard garden? Second, what’s your climate like and how much time do you have to devote to your garden? Are you willing to take care of it every day or only once per week? Third, what kind of soil do you have and is it full sun or partial shade? Fourth, what kind of color scheme do you want for your flower bed (e.g., all reds)? Finally–and possibly most importantly–what season will it be when these flowers bloom? Do not underestimate this last question because some plants bloom only during summer months while others thrive year-round regardless if there’s snow on the ground outside!Spring is finally here! For many, this means it’s time to get back into the garden and prep for a summer full of beautiful flowers and tasty produce. Whether you’re looking for a stunning flower or a tasty fruit, we’ve got you covered with a list of flowering plants that are perfect for your garden.
If you’re looking to spruce up your garden this spring, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ll go over some of the best flowers to add to your garden—and they’re all flowering plants, so you get the best of both worlds!
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Flowers are the best. They make everything better, from your garden to your day. They say “I love you” in a way that nothing else can.
But there are so many different flowering plants out there, and it can be hard to know where to start when you’re designing a new flower garden for your yard. So here’s some help:
1) Roses (see photo): The classic rose is an evergreen plant that blooms in the spring and summer (depending on the variety). For a twist on the classic, consider trying climbing roses, miniature roses, or heirloom roses. If you’re looking for a more exotic option, consider plumeria or hibiscus.
2) Lilies (see photo): Lilies come in a variety of colors and heights, so they’re good for just about any home garden. Don’t forget to enjoy their sweet scent!
3) Tulips (see photo): Did you know there are over 100 species of tulips? While they usually bloom in the spring, if you get them started early indoors, you can have tulips in your garden all year long!
4) Dahlias (see photo): Dahlias are basically nature’s disco ball—they come in many shapes
Here’s a list of flowers that are perfect to have in your garden.
If you’re looking to spice up your garden, these flowering plants are a great choice.
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Whether you’re just starting out or have been gardening for years, it’s always good to know what will grow best in your climate. We’ve compiled a list of the most popular flowering plants in various climates, as well as information about when to plant and care for them.
These plants are all easy to grow and maintain, but we recommend doing some research on the specific varieties that you’re interested in planting for more detailed instructions on how to get started.