There are literally thousands of flowers that will do well in your area so you're really going to have to give us a little more to go on if you want some good suggestions. Can you give us some more hints on what you're looking for? Do you want things that are tall or short? Moisture loving or drought tolerant? Any particular favorite colors? Annuals or perennials? How big are the areas you're trying to fill in? Are there other things already planted there that these flowers need to coordinate (or at least not clash) with? Do you like more of a neat, formal garden, or do you like a more wild cottage or jungle style? If you've got some pictures that you could post of the areas you need help filling in that could help as well.
I am trying to cover areas around my house with flowers..I'm new to flowering so I would want something easy to take care of for starters til I get a little more familiar..I would like a colorful variety..I guess I would like more of a neat formal garden for now. Ty
I only know one thing that I truly like and that is cactus plants( ones that grow pretty colors, not sure of names)...not that I dont like anything else I just dont know any names to look them up...I like colorful flowers...
Ty, flowerjen, I had posted the above in a separate thread also and ecrane just told me the same about MB,,,And pointed me to watchdog so I thank you both I wasn't aware of the watchdog or what is was for til now Ty both
J: I am in 7b and it has gotten too late here to plant much. I have used MB in the past and had good luck with bulbs and tubers. Live plants not so much. Any way I have come to trust several local nurseries close by. develope a relationship with them and when something doesn't do well (and it will happen) they are good about taking care of the customers that take care of them. Good luck and good growing. As for plants that do well in zone 7, my o my the list is endless! Bound to be so many you will like that you will not have room for them all. I try to work one area at a time. Then get plants that go well together as well as tolerat the same planting site conditions equally well. This will require a little research and again working with a local nursery will help as they will know based on your descriptions of plant preferences and growing conditions what to stear you toward.
Jean: I have become a member of a garden center (nursery) rewards program. For every 100 I spend I get credit for 10 off next purchase. Also get to attend free clinics and once in a while they will hand out samples of various products for rewards members to try out at home. Things vendors are trying to get them to carry. The members are on a sales e-mail list and we just e-mail a report back on the product, good bad or indifferent. I have several ergonomic hand tools now that I got this way. Again best bet is local nursery and develope a working relationship. The people that hold the classes are not just employees but also hold some credintials. UT ag dept. persons most of the time. Another way to find out what does well in your area and give you ideas is visit local parks and the zoo, also cruise neighborhoods, make some notes and even ask, people are generaly thrilled to talk about their gardens and what is in them.