Post # 1
I want pretty flowers around our mailbox and around the couple of trees in our front yard! I have NO idea about gardening so I need all the ins and outs! Moderately low maintenance would be ideal. The areas under the tree don’t get a whole lot of direct sunlight. The area around the mailbox gets complete direct sunlight.
What kinds of flowers?
Any good websites to refer to?
Post # 3
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
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
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 # 6
@ktisthatbees: Wow. Want to just come plant my flowers? Lol. Thanks for the tips!! I’ll print this out and browse around Home Depot and see if I can some help there, too. And I live just North of Atlanta in Woodstock, GA. No red clay for us!
@PitBulLover: I LOVE sunflowers!!! And Fiance and I kind of have a “history” with them, so that’d be cool to plant. But like you said, I’m sure the upkeep will be horrid.
Post # 7
@jayelcee85: sunflowers are my favorite and we used them in our wedding so I cant wait to have them growing in our yard!