Like most people, I love flowers. Unlike most people, I’ve had very little success growing flowers. I’ve tried off and on over the years, but despite my efforts, instead of having a lovely, colorful flower bed, I was always left with sad, wilted could have beens. A few years ago, I just gave up. Lucky for me, last summer, my brother moved to Charleston. He always has a lawn full of beautiful blooms.
I have a perfect spot for a flower bed in our front yard. A few years ago, my husband and I added a border around the area. I’ve been looking at it ever since thinking it needed some flowers. It was pretty sad.
It was time to give it some life and Earth Day was a perfect day for planting a new flower garden. My brother and I headed to Home Depot to select the flowers, soil and mulch. He had already researched which kinds of flowers will do well in our climate. He’s been busy with his lawn since he moved here. All I knew what I wanted pretty, colorful blooms. Home Depot had tons from which to choose.
We decided on planting mostly perennials and while my brother was pointing out what would grow well and what was the right height, I looked for the colors that I wanted that would work.
We also bought potting soil and wood chip mulch.
Back at my place, my brother got busy shoveling out the dirt from the flower bed. He dug up the lilies and transferred them to a different spot in the yard.
We spent time deciding on an arrangement for the various flowers.
I have to give credit for all the hard work to my brother!
I was impressed by how quickly he got all of them planted.
We added potting soil and wood chip mulch and then gave them plenty of water.
Dianthus Hybrid ~ The tag states that these attract hummingbirds. They come in lots of colors. I like the pop of pink.
Hosta ~ It will grow to medium height and spread out.
Salvia ~ These will have low height. I had to include some purple.
Tickseed “Solanna” Golden Sphere ~ This is supposed to attract butterflies. It’s my favorite of all of the ones we planted.
Begonia ~ These are low height. They are also the only ones we planted that aren’t perennials.
I love how this spot is now so colorful.
It adds lots of curb appeal to our lawn.
Now, my task is to keep them watered. I’m hopeful that they will all thrive!
Planting the flowers on Earth Day should give me some good karma!