When planting a garden there are many questions which
you must ask yourself before you begin. Where are you
going to plant it, do you have the garden equipment
to do so and how big do you want your garden to be?
When do flowers bloom and what are their heights? These
are all very important questions, however they mean
very little if you have not yet decided which types
of flowers you want to plant. There are many to choose
from and don't le anybody tell you which ones you can
and can't plant. Gardens are unique and fascinating
to look at because each one is unique it its own way.
There are endless possibilities
of flowers to choose from but if you are unsure of which
types of flowers are known to look best in gardens,
keep reading and you will find out. The following is
a list of the five most popular types of garden flowers
chosen by gardeners from all over the United States.
1. Cosmos - These flowers
have the ability to grow anywhere from 12 inches to
4 feet tall. Cosmos are perfect for cutting gardens
and are often picked out of gardens and used in flower
2. Marigold - Marigolds
can be found in yellow, orange, red or a combination
of all colors. This type of flower blooms in 45 to 50
days from sowing and very rarely requires additional
water than what the rain provides.
3. Morning Glory - Morning
glories have heart shaped leaves and are available in
a variety of colors including white, blue, red, pink
and lavender. This type of flower has the capability
to become more than ten feet high.
4. Zinnia - Zinnias are
traditional, old fashioned flowers which are constantly
blooming all season. If there is not a lot of rain,
this type of flower will require watering on a consistent
basis but try to get water on the foliage (leaves) as
this can cause mold which can potentially cause the
plant to die.
5. Sunflowers - There
is no better flower for your garden than the sunflower.
Sunflowers have yellowish-orange petal with a black
circle in the middle. These flowers can grow to be as
tall as 6 feet or possibly even higher depending on
the flower itself.
In order for your garden to flourish
successfully, you will have to maintain it and keep
it healthy on a daily basis. Watering cans, pruning
shears, gloves and spades are all types of gardening
equipment which will assist you in keeping your garden
in good condition. These pieces of equipment are very
important and are relatively inexpensive.
The types of flowers you choose
will have a large impact on the overall outcome of your
garden. The list above was provided as a guideline for
novice gardeners who area unsure of which flowers may
be most adaptable to a garden atmosphere.
Which flowers you choose will
ultimately be your choice and regardless of the kinds
or colors of your flowers, your garden will be a wonderful
piece of work for everyone to admire.
Colin Smith is a freelance write
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