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Top 7 Flowers for my Raised-Bed Flower Garden

Updated on February 3, 2015

See my plan for a border raised bed flower garden in the back of the cabin, view from the deck

This lens presents the Top 7 Flowers I want to include in the raised bed flower garden on the back border of our property, viewed from the deck in the back of our cabin. This is a utility easement area that was recently ravished by a maintenance project, leaving the ground solid rock, for all practical purposes. For this reason, to have a year-around flower bed, it needs to be raised to provide enough soil for bulbs, etc.

Then, I need to choose the specific flowers to but in the raised bed flower garden.

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Raised bed gardening resources

The photo above comes from the first link, below. It is a good starting reference point.


Back Yard Border ready for raised bed flower garden
Back Yard Border ready for raised bed flower garden

The Back Yard Challenge

Before we go on to the pretty flowers, let's take a quick look at the area that is my challenge... along the tree line (and fence).

I hope to put in a three-foot wide raised bed flower garden under the 'bird house' area - how long should it be... one of my challenges.

Perhaps will need to be done in two, three or even four or five segments. Part of the challenge. What do you think?

Inside of a tulip
Inside of a tulip

Tulips

I have had good look with tulips, over the years, when I did them properly, well. The raised bed approach should allow me to do that again.

I hope to have a variety of colors in the tulips I plant. What are your favorites?

Yellow Daffodul
Yellow Daffodul

Yellow Daffodil

I love to see the Yellow Daffodils appear early in the spring here in the southern Missouri Ozarks to remind me of the change of the season.

These are very special to me. I've raised daffodils where ever I have gone. I want to have bunches in my raised bed flower garden.

Iris - the plant
Iris - the plant

Iris

There were always Iris blooming on the farm in Iowa where I grew up. They may not be the greatest flower/plant, but they do have staying power.

I'll want to have some iris in my raised bed border flower garden.

Crocus
Crocus

Crocus

Crocus is usually the very first flower to bloom in a normal spring - even coming up through the snow.

They come in a variety of colors, as well.

Pansy
Pansy

Pansy

We usually set pansies out in the fall, as I recall. Is that right? ;-)

Vinca
Vinca

Vinca

This is a favorite flower of my wife. Perhaps it would be good to include some of these! ;-)

The Rose
The Rose

The Rose

We had some bulbs, we had some setting, let's end with a woody plant, The Rose.

Beautiful flowers, always.

I have listed my "Top 7" flowers to consider

Which is your favorite of the

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Your chance to weigh-in on my back yard challenge...

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    • Gayle Dowell profile image

      Gayle Dowell 

      4 years ago from Kansas

      Looks like it will be beautiful. You should post a photo when it is in bloom. Most of the flowers you are incorporating are relatively care-free. They will make a splendid garden layout.

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      GrammieOlivia 

      4 years ago

      I've posted this up on the Weekend Gardeners page on FB! come join us if you like!

      https://www.facebook.com/GrammieKnowsWeekendGarden...

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      MarcellaCarlton 

      4 years ago

      It will be beautiful. You have an excellent start with this collection. Nice article.

    • VioletteRose LM profile image

      VioletteRose LM 

      4 years ago

      Beautiful lens and beautiful flowers!

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      GrammieOlivia 

      4 years ago

      Just posted this lens on the Weekend Gardeners FB page, swing by and like it so that more exposure can be given where it really is deserved! Thanks for visiting my lens too!

      https://www.facebook.com/GrammieKnowsWeekendGarden...

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      Tarra99 

      5 years ago

      If you need another challenge after this one, my back yard is game!

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      Giovanna 

      5 years ago from UK

      Color and height for a border. You have chosen some really nice flowers. I have a backyard challenge too! Must get on with sorting it out. Thanks for some ideas.

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      Elaine Chen 

      5 years ago

      I like the beautiful flowers but recently I plan to plant chili instead of flower :-)

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Great pics for a backyard garden.

    • PlumberJorge profile image

      PlumberJorge 

      5 years ago

      Nice lens doc. I had a great time looking at those beautiful flowers. It made me appreciate flowers more now.

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      SamiPearl 

      5 years ago

      I wouldn't worry about birds too much. They won't do any real damage. The rabbits could, though. There are a lot of options as you're using mostly bulbs. You can lay a sheet of chicken wire over the ground after you've covered the bulbs. The flowers will have no problem shooting through it, but it keeps rabbits and moles and voles from digging up and moving the bulbs.

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      suzzycue 

      5 years ago

      I think you need some color back there. Raised flower beds are great. Have you checkout making them from pallets? You can stack the pallets and plant the flowers between the slats to help stop weeds growing. I miss a backyard but I container garden on my balcony.

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      lesliesinclair 

      5 years ago

      It's going to be grand there from the time the first bulbs bloom. One question, though, do deer browse in your yard?

    • DrBillSmithWriter profile imageAUTHOR

      William Leverne Smith 

      5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @lesliesinclair: Fortunately, no. Rabbits, yes, deer, no. The raised bed will need some kind of covering though, from birds, as well. ;-)

    • DrBillSmithWriter profile imageAUTHOR

      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @MayaIxchel: Thank you so much for visiting and liking my lens! ;-)

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      MayaIxchel 

      6 years ago

      What wonderful photos, flowers, and info!!

    • DrBillSmithWriter profile imageAUTHOR

      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @anonymous: Tried to reply to the pansy comment, and it didn't let me in. Thanks for each of the 'likings' - I really enjoy having you stop by and commenting and talking by polls. ;-)

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      You have me dreaming of having a back yard again and I love the idea of a raised garden, its so much easier to get at...whatever you choose will be lovely!

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      Beverly Rodriguez 

      6 years ago from Albany New York

      I like all those flowers...very nice project and well done lens.

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