Gardening is one of the most enjoyable hobbies, that brings you immense satisfaction. If you are a person, who loves flowers; then, you can grow a flower garden, and add some color to your surroundings. Though some practical knowledge about gardening is always beneficial, even beginners can successfully grow a flower garden, if they choose some easy-to-grow flowers.
Easy-to-grow Flowering Plants
It is a common fact that the requirements of each plant species vary, and a layman may not have in-depth knowledge about that. So, it is always better to start with easy-to-grow plants that require less maintenance and care. Occasional watering and fertilizing would be sufficient for them.
Annuals and perennials are preferred as easy-to-grow flowers. While annuals are plants that complete their life cycle in a single season, perennials last for two or more years. Perennial plants grow and bloom during spring and summer, and lay dormant during autumn and winter. As annuals die every year, you have to purchase new plants in the next year. If you want to avoid that, go for annuals that are self-seeders. This means that, if you let self-seeder annual plants to grow seeds, the seeds will be released to the soil; and will grow as new plants, during the next growing season. In case of self-seeders, you should not deadhead the plants in the fall. Instead of that, allow them to grow seeds. The following are some of the popular, easy-to-grow flowers that can be grown from seeds.
- Cornflower or Bachelor's button
- Gloriosa Daisy
- Sweet William
- Dame's Rocket
Unlike annuals that grow, bloom, and die in a single season or year; most of the perennial flowers bloom every season, and these plants live for two years or more. There are so many no-fuss perennials, that can be grown easily. Choose perennials with different flowering seasons, so that your garden has flowers all through the year. The following are some of the easy-to-grow perennial flowering plants.
- Coral bells
- Globe thistle
- Cranesbill (geranium)
- Bellflower (campanula)
- Lady's mantle (alchemilla)
- Yarrow (achillea)
- Solomon's seal (Polygonatum)
If you are looking for easy-to-grow indoor flowers, the best options are African violets, geraniums, begonia, Kalanchoe, hibiscus, and bromeliad. So visit the local nursery, and bring home the colors, you have always craved for.