When you’re new to gardening everything looks good! But it can be a little overwhelming; not knowing what to plant in the sun or shade, which plants work well together, how deep to plant, fertilize or not, etc. You can get online and research, you can visit your local garden center and inundate them with questions, but the best way to learn is to literally – dig in!
Now, don’t expect your brand new garden to look like the picture above of a well established cottage garden, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start out with a variety of colours, shapes & sizes!
Here are my picks for easy planting from seeds that offer spectacular results!
Click on the plants name for lots more info & pictures.
Grows 20″ tall x 18″ wide. Prefers full to partial sun & well drained soil.
Sow after last frost, usually March or April.
Grows 5′ tall x 18″ wide. Prefers full sun & well drained or moist soil.
Sow in April or May.
Grows 20″ tall x 6″ wide. Prefers full sun & sandy soil.
Sow in March-May or August-September.
Grows 24″ tall x 16″ wide. Prefers full sun & sandy soil.
Sow in April if you keep them covered or in May-June.
Grows 36″ tall x 12″ wide. Prefers full sun & well drained soil.
Sow after the last frost or August-September.
California PoppyGrows 12″ tall x 6″ wide. Prefers full sun & well drained soil.
Sow after the last frost.
Love Lies Bleeding
Grows 4′ tall x 24″ wide. Prefers full sun & moist soil.
Sow when temperatures are above 20°C.