Choosing the Right Plants for Your Garden
You’ll want to know the zone you live in before planning that gorgeous garden you want, especially if you order your plants via mail order or catalog. You’ll want to know your exact zone first. You wouldn’t want to plant flowers that are not right for your climate…especially if they are perennials, biennials*, or bulbs. These three need the right climate to bloom and thrive.
For instance – I live in Central Texas, and my zone is 7b. I wouldn’t want to buy flowers in zones 1-6 or 9-11. I typically stay in the 7 zones. They now have some zones that are a and b.
– Annuals are plants that only grow for one season and can grow in any zone as long as it’s given proper amounts of water and sunlight. Some of you may know this already, but if you’re new to gardening, you might not.
– Perennials are flowers that come back each year.
– Biennials need two full growing seasons and can be classified as either annual or perennial, depending on growing conditions. So, don’t get discouraged if you buy these plants to grow in your garden. They take time to get established.
Plants in the above collage:
I put plants in the same pot that require the same amount of water and sun.
Top left – Fringed French Lavender, Garden Phlox (pink), the yellow flowers sadly had no name.
Top right – Confetti Garden ‘Pineapple Bunch’ ( a combo annual) (bees love these)
Bottom left – Sweet Mint
Bottom right – Petunias (easy to grow)
Wanting a beautiful garden does come with a cost. For example, the above flowers cost me about $50, which didn’t include the soil. So plan to pay for a gorgeous garden…whether it’s a flower, vegetable, or herb garden – it will all be worth it when your garden starts to bloom!
Vegetables, herbs, and flowers that will grow in any zone.
- morning glory
If all else fails, ask Houston arborists to help you – you never know, you just might find your answer and more!!
Try This — What Zone Do I Live In
Go here to find the zone for your area – https://bonnieplants.com/library/find-your-gardening-zone/
If you plan to plant flowers or herbs in a wooden box, you might want to read this first – The Correct Way to Plant Flowers in Wooden Boxes.