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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


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


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! ;-)

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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