If you love flower but think you can’t grow them or can’t afford flower starters; think again! Today I’m going to share with you my tried and tested, easy to grow, inexpensive flower seeds that are no fail. Before you know it you’ll have beautiful cut flowers adorning your garden and home.
Learn from my mistakes! I’ve been down that road of walking into a greenhouse, seeing all the beautiful blooms, being awe struck, and coming home with hundreds of dollars in flowers that just didn’t work for my conditions.
Just a reminder today is the day I join other bloggers to share cozy ideas, the event is hosted by Jennifer from Town-N-Country. Don’t forget to click on the thumbnails below to get more April ideas.
The blooms I have listed below are no brainers, anyone can grow them, they tolerate heat and shade, they can be grown from seed directly sown into the soil, and they’ll give you beautiful blooms without the expense of starter plants or the need for a greenhouse.
Most of these variety you can also find at the Dollar Store FYI and I harvest my own seeds from most of these from year to year so all I have invested is the initial $1 pack of seeds. If you remind me at the end of the season I will send you some seeds from my harvest:) I’m happy to share the love!
In my own garden if I let these go to seed they come back up the following years! Wow flowers that keep on giving that aren’t perennials. But I do take the time to harvest seeds just too make sure I have a crop the following year.
At my place I have all raised garden beds and I designate them for food production, but I always find a way to sprinkle a few flower seeds amongst the vegetable plants in order to have cut flowers for inside the house. It also makes the veggie garden look pretty.
Directly sow all Sunflowers, Cosmos, Zinnias, Marigold, and Sweet Peas into the soil as soon as it warms up and there’s no danger of frost. Give them a sprinkle of water and let them do their thing. These are the best flowers that never fail. They will germinate and give you beautiful blooms.
These are the best options I have found, and I’ve tried many over the years. I’ve always said if I have to babysit a flower, give it special soil, and special fertilizer it’s not a flower for me. These varieties are for me, they require nothing special to make the grow and it gives me satisfaction in knowing I can have flowers without the fuss.
Spring is here and it’s time to get into the stores and pick up a few packets of seeds. Enjoy and Happy Gardening!