(Closed) Where are the bee gardeners–flowers??

posted 7 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Honestly, I just go to Lowe’s and look at the packages. So far, everything beens pretty easy, but I highly recommend planting flowers which come back every year.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ive never gardened before but now that we have a house and a huge backyard and flowers popping up in our front yard I want to get into it. I just bought some sunflowers a few weeks ago but Im sure they wont be low maintenance. I have no idea what flowers to use! Im interested to see responses to this thread

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

For under the trees, plant a variety of things in “layers” (taller growing flowers in the back, lower flowers in the front) and flowers that bloom at different times so you always have color. Southern Living.com is a great place to go to get ideas of what types of flowers to plant and in what areas to plant them.

Not sure what part of GA you are in but the northern part has a lot of red clay mixed in, and the south has a lot of Sandy soil, so ask your local garden supply about the best ones to plant (the ones under the trees will need to be flowers that like shade, try a variety of hosta as a backdrop with a pretty annual in the front, such as snapdragons). For around the mailbox, get something that likes full sun and is drought tolerant, like zinnias or wax-begonias and then do a vine like hibiscus (which may or may not come back every year depending on how cold it gets) to trail up the mailbox.

When the weather turns cold, switch out your warm weather flowers for fall and winter flowers like mums and pansies.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@jayelcee85: sunflowers are my favorite and we used them in our wedding so I cant wait to have them growing in our yard!

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