How Do I Choose Flowers For My Flowerbed?

Posted on May 9, 2017 6:00:00 AM by Stephanie Morgan

How Do I Choose Flowers For My Flowerbed? | The Experienced GardenerPlanting flowers around your house can add a lot to its’ overall aesthetics. But, the cost of adding flowers each spring or summer can add up quickly. So, it is important to choose flowers that have the highest probability of thriving. But, how do you know which types of flowers to choose? As you start your search for the right flowers for your flowerbed, keep these three things in mind. 

Choose Native Flowers

Native flowers are basically flowers that are from the area where you live. When you choose flowers that are native to your area for your flowerbed they have a much higher likelihood of surviving. This is because they are accustomed to the climate in your part of the country. The type of soil you have, the amount of sunshine, and the quantity of rain all impact how well plants grow. Flowers that are native to your area will have needs that line up more closely to what naturally occurs compared to other types of flowers. Another benefit of choosing native flowers for your flowerbed is that they will require less attention from you. For example, the water requirements for native flowers will line up closely with the typical amount of rain in your area. This means that you will spend less time watering native plants then you would other types of flowers.

 Mix Perennials and Annuals

You can mix perennials and annuals in your flowerbed to keep from having to completely fill it every year. The perennials will come back and you can add annuals each spring to fill in your flowerbed. You can also add in evergreen shrubs to keep color in your flowerbed all year long. The evergreens and perennials can anchor the main design of your flowerbed and you can add in different annuals each year for color and variety. Taking this approach will help your flowerbed look more full and will save you money in the long run by preventing you from needing to replace all of your plants at once.

Add pest repellant flowers

You should also consider adding pest repellant flowers to your flowerbed. These plants can help keep harmful pests away from your flowerbed. This is important because a pest problem can quickly destroy your garden. There are also some flowers can repel pests that bother you and your family such as mosquitos. Some examples of pest repellant flowers include chrysanthemums and marigolds.

In most areas of the country there are a variety of flower options that will look great and thrive. Take some time to research your options and then plan a flowerbed that you love and that does not require your constant attention. This will allow you to spend your time enjoying your flowers.

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