1. Make a plan and have an idea of what type of garden you’d like to grow. Herbs, flowers or vegetables?
2. Most plants need about six hours of sunlight each day. Does your garden allow for this? If not, stick with herbs, flowers or vegetables that do well in shade.
3. What is an annual? Annuals are plants that perform their entire life cycle (from seed to flower) in a single growing season.
4. What is a perennial? Perennials are plants that persist for many growing seasons. The top portion of the plant dies each winter and regrows from a bulb or root system the next spring.
5. Need help? Get to know the nursery staff. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. In the end, it’s better to know exactly what you’re getting yourself into.
Easy to grow plants:
Mint, Lavender, Basil, Sage, Dill and Chives
Marigolds, Geraniums, Sunflowers and Zinnias
Black-eye Susans, Pansies, Purple Coneflowers and Day Lilies
Peppers, Tomatoes, Lettuce and Cucumbers (vegetables)