Garden Plants Checklist – How To Choose Plants For This Year’s Garden

Great joy is derived for many by planning and planting just the right flowers for a garden each year. But knowing how to pick the right flowering plants takes some careful planning. Thank goodness, we have plenty of experts who can help us decide which flowers will grow best in your garden.

There is a checklist of information you have to consider when planning your garden: what to plant; where to plant; how much sun; how much water; what kind of soil; insects and pest control; and any other queries you might have. Here are some ideas you may want to note down and use when you make that checklist.

Planning Which Flowers To Put In Your Garden

Perennials are popular flowering choice when planning your garden. Many garden experts offer the perennial as a helpful plant to use when you are planning a garden since they return year after year.

It’s like adding flowers to your garden’s blooming calendar for a return at the same time season after season. Although some only bloom for two weeks and others bloom for an entire season, depending on the variety of perennial you buy, these yearly bloomers make planning your flower garden easy.

The Annuals, or flowers that die after one growing season, make it necessary to plan your garden anew each year. Annuals generally bloom early in the spring season, and some may last a few months.

If money is the factor you are basing your garden planning on, the annuals are usually less expensive, but they do have to be replaced year after year. The perennials, on the other hand, grow year after year. The perennial saves money in your long term financial planning, if you are trying to save money in your garden.

There are some hardy annuals like the poppy and sweet pea that can stand up to just about any winter weather. These sturdy plants are also considered to be perennials because they do produce seeds. Include these plants on your early spring garden planting calendar.

Plants to include on your late spring planting calendar include the marigold, the zinnia elegan, and chrysanthemums. These plants don’t like the cold, so you must wait until the calendar says it’s late spring, or well into the month of May.

Last, but not the least of the flowers you should consider, are the petunia and the lovely snapdragon plants. Pretty and slow growing, these plants take quite a while to grow before you will see a bloom. These flowering plants should be planted in pots indoors in the early spring planting season.

Remember to add that to your gardening checklist or write it on your family calendar so you remember them. Make a note on the calendar to transplant these pretty flowers in the late spring when it’s warm outside.

How About Making Some Room For Roses?

Sunshine and Roses……ah, what smells sweeter than the rose? At least a half day of sun is required by a rose plant. Shade in the very hot afternoon helps to lengthen the life of this lovely flower. When you are planning your garden be sure to choose a place where the soil is well-drained since roses do not fair well in soil that is soggy.

Whatever plants you decide to put in your garden and where ever you decide to plant them, be sure to get advice from a garden expert in your area, create a gardening checklist to work with, and include the dates of planting in your family’s calendar to ensure everyone knows the dates they are needed to help out.

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