7 Fool Proof Flowers for Beginner Gardeners


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!

thatched cottage

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.

Pot Marigold
Grows 20″ tall x 18″ wide. Prefers full to partial sun & well drained soil.
Sow after last frost, usually March or April.

Cosmos
Grows 5′ tall x 18″ wide. Prefers full sun & well drained or moist soil.
Sow in April or May.

Cornflower
Grows 20″ tall x 6″ wide. Prefers full sun &  sandy soil.
Sow in March-May or August-September.

Zinnia
Grows 24″ tall x 16″ wide. Prefers full sun & sandy soil.
Sow in April if you keep them covered or in May-June.

Corn Poppy
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.

About Connor Lowry

I love flowers! I enjoy writing about them as well as gardening. Mostly I love finding new and unique flower gardening ideas I encourage you to post regularly on this blog, and send in guest blogs or ideas for new blogs as well. New and exciting blogs are always welcome I intend to post a lot of interesting facts and fun stuff about flowers, as well as info on many varieties of flowers.
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3 Responses to 7 Fool Proof Flowers for Beginner Gardeners

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  2. Inge says:

    So far I’m alright with gardening as a new gardener which I’ve started since two years ago. Everything has been alright except for gladioli, freesia, and sparaxis. Been planting them ever since but still have no luck. My gladioli were always growing but failed either to flowering or to blooming. Sometimes it got mildew and sometimes because the attack of greenflies.

    Any advices are very welcome. Thanks in advance. 🙂

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    • Gladioli needs sun to flower, usually if your not getting blooms that is the reason why. It could also be that the soil doesn’t drain moisture well. Try planting them in a full sun spot in the garden. ~ Lesley.

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