As a beginner gardener I would like to create a small garden.

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  • Dfm Dfm on Apr 04, 2018
    Veg or flower?
    • Darnell Darnell on Apr 05, 2018
      I am a beginner. I would like to have flowers full sun in the backyard. Thanks for your help
  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Apr 04, 2018
    I would go with a mix of evergreens and flowering shrubs. Put flowers around them. Put in a border of garden blocks, one or two high. Fill with topsoil, higher at the house and sloped down and away so the rain drains away from the house. You can make the garden with straight edges or curved. Check with your local nursery as to what grows best in your area.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 04, 2018
    location, lighting,amount of space, and preference for the correct answer
  • Here are a couple sites with general tips on starting an area from nothing.



    Do you want flowers and shrubs or veggies, fruit and herbs? Do you need help with design and placement?
  • Inetia Inetia on Apr 05, 2018
    I would start by driving around the area where I live to see what others are growing. You will glean many ideas as well as learning what grows in your area. Google ‘small diy gardens’, or go to the library, for more ideas. Visit a local nursery; they will have what grows in your area. If you have a basement in your home that stays damp I advise you not to put a garden along the foundation. Decide if you want in ground beds or raised beds Or container gardens. You can have in ground beds with container plantings In them. If you want rocks in or around the bed, you can often get free rocks, bricks or even patio blocks from Craigslist free stuff. It helps a tight budget, you just have haul it yourself. I‘ve even gotten free plants from Craigslist. Good luck and have fun.
  • Dfm Dfm on Apr 06, 2018
    Better homes and gardens it’s a magazine..they put professionaly designed plans for different types of flower gardens on line. You might have to substitute a plant or 2 I’m not sure what your planting zone is... it’s a good way to start a flower garden.

    Are you going to till up a spot? Edge your bed to keep grass out. If you can, get starts from neighbors...if it’s growing for them, it should grow for you.
  • Dfm Dfm on Apr 06, 2018
    Let’s see if this will stick from the I pad....I’ve had issues with them disappearing....better homes and gardens....it’s a Midwest publication they have posted on line a set of garden plans. Https://www.bhg.com/gardening/plans/ Looks like they have expanded the amount of planting plans....have fun!
  • Dfm Dfm on Apr 07, 2018
    Okay..let’s see if this reply will stick....better homes and gardens have flower garden plans posted online. A good many to chose from. Most are for zone 5, I think your maybe zone 8. There is a place on that web site to plan your own garden. Look at the architectur of the bedding plans...next to a wall...tallest in back. In the middle of the green space....tallest in the middle. Use them as a guide as to ht and color and see what’s available to substitute in your local area. You can take a print out of the garden plan with you to the garden centers Some are helpful some not so much.
  • Dfm Dfm on Apr 07, 2018
    my I pad is possessed ....I’m sure of it.
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