Top 7 Flowers for my Raised-Bed Flower Garden
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.
- Raised bed gardening at Wikipedia
This is a nice, general reference article on raised bed gardening. I need to adopt this style in the border area where I want to have my 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?
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?
- Tulips at Wikipedia
This is the general reference for tulips at Wikipedia, always useful.
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.
- Daffodils - Narcisus (plant)
This is the general reference for Daffodill on WIkipedia. It is a useful resource to me... not being real clever about the various flower names.
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 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.
We usually set pansies out in the fall, as I recall. Is that right? ;-)
This is a favorite flower of my wife. Perhaps it would be good to include some of these! ;-)
We had some bulbs, we had some setting, let's end with a woody plant, The Rose.
Beautiful flowers, always.