It’s flower season! It can be overwhelming walking into nurseries and seeing rows and rows of beautiful flowers.
Which ones to pick?? When we were first married, I bought a 4 pack of flowers at the grocery store for 99 cents along with a plastic pot. I scooped up some dirt from the empty lot next door and added the flowers.
They were dead within a month. I would buy cheap potting soil at the grocery store and could not figure out why my flowers weren’t doing well.
Soil is key! Invest in some good potting soil! My favorite is this one:
It’s very forgiving if you forget to water sometimes and has fertilizer mixed in.
Another favorite trick is to buy a hanging plant like this from the grocery store for $7.99 and split it up among 2 or 3 pots. You can also just plop the whole thing in a planter and be done.
Last year, I split up one hanging basket of pink vincas among 3 pots, added some sweet potato vine and look how they looked in August:They fill in beautifully!
Some of my favorite hardy, full sun, hard to kill flowers:
* sweet potato vine: above in pot. Grows very quickly, fills in pots.
*calibrachoa (also called Million Bells~yellow flower below) ~ they are heat tolerant, deadheading is not necessary, and they are resistant to disease.Geraniums: (pink flower above) you do have to dead-head, but they are pretty hard to kill.
Do you have some favorite/proven winners that are pretty hard to kill? We would love to know yours..