Beautiful flowers shouldn’t be reserved just for the spring and summer months! Whether it’s flowering shrubs, perennials, or wild flowers there is a way to have beautiful flowers throughout the year. We can find ourselves wishing we could have flowers all year long. While it may sound impossible, it’s really not! With careful planning, you can create a fantastic four-season garden. So sit with back with a cup of tea as we venture into the world of year round gardening.
How To Plant Beautiful Flowers Year Around
Building a Garden with Flowering Shrubs & Beautiful Flowers
It’s always helpful to use a planner to watch your garden’s growth and to keep track of what is growing each season. By recording the seeds you planted, you can see which plants are faring well and know which ones are in bloom. Secondly, you will need to study the appropriate flowers in your area. What grows in Southern Georgia isn’t necessarily going to grow well in Wisconsin. Utilize a combination of hardy perennial wild flower seeds, annuals, and container plantings to add color and life to your garden. For cooler regions, look to foliage for added color and dimension to the garden. We may not think of lush greenery as interesting but when it’s cooler outside with no spring color, that lush green can add life to our home. Another trick is to ensure the beauty of the garden by planting at least two items that will grow together in harmony. You don’t want one plant to overpower another but to rather be gracious roommates.
These 17 Beautiful Flowers produce year around color from HGTV.
Beautiful Flowers for Your Garden Planters and Flower Beds
Always be sure that your garden area is filled with plants that will do well with the amount of sun and shade your area provides. Our next suggestion is to incorporate plants that are native to your area, it promotes healthy support of local plants and foliage so that they continue to thrive. Those of us working closely with the land can respect the importance of supporting the growth of the natives! A few suggestions for your year round garden include:
Spring Flowers Varieties
- Grape Hyacinth
- Bee Balm
- Black-Eyed Susan
These summer gardening tips will help you have beautiful flowers!
Fall Flower Types
- Russian Sage
Winter Landscaping and Flower Types
- Winter Jasmine
Read our best winter gardening tips here.
The Best Gardening Tips for Container Plants
If you wish to utilize containers in your gardening, you can plant just about anything in those to spruce up your window boxes and decorative containers. Some plants really should be in containers, such as any kind of mint, because of their invasive nature. There is nothing worse than planting an invasive plant in the ground and having it completely take over your garden. Here are out top picks for your containers:
Beautiful Flowers for the Spring
o Edibles (Oregano, sage, thyme, mint, parsley, lemon balm)
Summer Flowers for Container Gardens
- Double Impatiens
- African Daisy
- Sweet Alyssum
- Coral Bells
- Japanese Pieris
- Japanese Sedge
Year round gardening is possible with a little know-how and some tenacity. Be sure to consult your local gardening center to help with finding the right plants for your area. Even picking out the right sunflower will ensure a successful and beautiful garden that will brighten your home no matter what season you are in. Gardening in all seasons will teach you plenty about your property and how to care for the soil in ways that will ensure healthy gardening in years to come.
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