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Even people with a “brown thumb” can keep these colorful flowers thriving
This is exactly what I've been looking for. These flowers are full of color and hard to kill. 💐😍
Ma Fatima Garcia

Do you ever wish you had a flower garden?

Just sitting in your garden, drinking tea, and enjoying your beautiful flower garden is one of the most relaxing moments that we could have.

For most of us, starting a flowering garden is not that easy.

It’s all about picking the right flowers.

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How do you take care of them?

What can you plant?

So many questions, right? However, you don’t have to worry too much. Many beautiful flowers are perfect for beginners, and we’re sharing 14 of them with you.

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Begonia, depending on its variety, can bloom as a single or double flower. The petals can be delicate, smooth, or ruffled.

They also come in different bright and beautiful colors and even look a bit tropical!


Cosmos flowers come in different vivid colors. They could be white, pink, red, yellow, orange, and even maroon.

Cosmos are grown easily, and because of their colors, they attract many bees, butterflies, birds, and many other pollinators.


Who wouldn’t love to have daffodils in their flower garden? Did you know that they are one of the easiest flowers to grow?

They thrive in areas with adequate drainage and sunlight. If the conditions are favorable, they can continue to bloom for about 50 years!


Who wouldn’t adore Dahlias? But did you know that before, Dahlias were considered vegetables?

It’s because the tubers of Dahlias are actually edible. Has anyone tried it?


Daylilies are perennial plants. Most species bloom in the early morning and wither the following night.

In China, they cook some daylily flowers and use them as ingredients.


Geraniums thrive with full sun and well-moist soil. If you live in a condo or apartment, you can plant Geraniums in a planter box.

They bloom from early spring until late fall.


These beautiful flowers are so irresistible, but did you know that it’s also called “touch me not”?

Because if you touch it or even brush the tip of your finger on its seed pod, it will shoot its seeds.

The force is so strong that the seeds can reach as much as ten feet away! Cool!


Marigolds are one of the classics and most popular flowers. Did you know that the name came from “Mary’s gold”?

Morning Glories

The beautiful Morning glory is actually a twisting vine. It can reach 15 feet in height and has heart-shaped, green leaves. The flowers are large and trumpet-shaped.

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The name pansy came from the word, “pensee”, a French word that means thought or remembrance.

Its flowers can be used as a dye and in potpourri.


No doubt, snapdragons are gorgeous. They belong to the perennial family and have lance-shaped leaves.


Did you know that a single sunflower is actually thousands of tiny flowers?

The “flower” that we see is called a head and each head can contain about 1,000 to 2,000 seeds.

Sweet Peas

Sweet Peas really live up to their name. They are sweet and fragrant flowers that bloom in the summer in warm climates.

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Zinnia is beautiful, no doubt about that. It was the flower of the state of Indiana from 1931 to 1957. The more you cut the zinnia flower, the more comes back!

Now that you know which flowers you can try to plant, go ahead and start your own flower garden.

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By Ma Fatima Garcia
Ma Fatima Garcia is a contributor at SBLY Media.