The Complete Guide to Bedding Plants: A guide to growing your own flowers.


It’s spring, and the days are getting longer, which means you can see your yard again. And what better way to welcome the warmer weather than with a garden full of colorful blooms? But if you’re not sure where to start, we’ve got you covered. Welcome to our complete guide to bedding plants—the perfect first step for anyone that wants their garden to be bursting with color all summer long.

Bedding plants are usually smaller, easier to grow flowers.

Bedding plants are usually smaller, easier to grow flowers. Because of their size and ease of care, bedding plants make great additions to your garden or landscaping. There are many different types of bedding plants including annuals and perennials that add beautiful color all year long.

The best time to plant annuals is in the spring when you can enjoy the blossoms before they wither away in the summer heat. Probably one of the most popular annuals is petunia which come in many different colors and sizes. Petunias do best when planted outside after all danger of frost has passed but before it gets too hot outside for them to survive during daylight hours (75-80 degrees F/23-27 C).

Before buying bedding plants, check the labels to see what’s inside.

When you’re buying bedding plants, there are a few things to consider. First and most importantly, what kind of light do you have? Will it be direct sunlight or indirect sunlight? If your plants are going to be in a window with direct sunlight, make sure the plant labels say “full sun.”

Next, determine how big the pot should be for each plant based on its size and growth habit (bushy vs. tall). Plan on one-gallon pots for small annuals like petunias or impatiens; two-gallon pots for medium-sized annuals like geraniums or marigolds; three-gallon pots for tall annuals such as snapdragons; and five gallon containers or larger containers if you want to grow perennials such as daylilies or tulips. If a plant needs more than one pot per season–like carnations–buy several plants at once so they can keep each other company!

You’ll also want to know how many plants to buy: For example, if it’s too hot outside but not humid enough inside then your seedlings might get leggy because their stems won’t have anything fat enough at the bottom where they stick into their soil mass.”

Bedding plants need a good source of light.

Bedding plants need a good source of light. Direct sunlight is best, but avoid sunscald on the leaves. Cold drafts and waterlogging are also bad for bedding plants. If you have a shady spot in your yard, try planting some shade loving flowers instead.

Choose your planter size carefully.

Choose your planter size carefully. While you can use any old container for a simple bedding plant arrangement, it’s important to choose a planter that is the right size for the plant. Your plants will be happier if they have room to grow and thrive. Also consider whether your space can accommodate the size of your chosen container; if you’re working with limited floor space or limited patio/deck space, then it may be best to go with a smaller pot so there is more room between pots in your garden beds or containers on your deck or porch.

Consider how much time and effort you want to put into maintaining each bedding project over time—and what level of maintenance feels comfortable for you! If this is going to be an ongoing project that requires daily care throughout the growing season (such as weekly watering), then having multiple small containers would make sense since these will require less frequent watering compared with bigger pots where water can easily evaporate from larger surfaces due to heat from direct sunlight exposure during long summer days when temperatures rise higher every year…

Get organized.

You can keep track of your garden’s progress by keeping a notebook or journal. You can make notes about what you planted and when, as well as your successes, failures, and insights. It’s important to note the variety of plants in your garden so that you do not inadvertently plant seeds from the same plant next year.

Don’t go overboard.

Don’t go overboard.

There’s nothing wrong with having a lot of plants, and there’s nothing really wrong with having one plant. The key is to plan your garden carefully so that you love each plant in it, rather than just trying to fill space or add variety for the sake of it. If you’re not sure what kinds of flowers you’ll like, start small: just buy one bedding plant and see how much it grows over the season. Then add more when you know what kind of plants work best for your climate and gardening style!

Think of your garden, and the rest of your house and yard, as a whole.

When you’re planting your garden, don’t just think about the plants themselves. Think of your garden, and the rest of your house and yard, as a whole.

Plants should be placed in spots that make sense for their size and type. If you have an area that is shaded by another structure or large tree, it may be hard for some plants to grow there unless they are particularly well-suited to shade or partial shade conditions (taller plants like sunflowers might do well in such areas). If you have a paved walkway with no soil available for planting between the bricks or stones, consider using small pots or planters instead.

If possible, group like-sized plants together in one area—a grouping could include anything from two tomato plants next to each other on either side of a fence post near the front porch all the way up through multiple rose bushes planted in companionable clumps along one side of your driveway—so that they can support each other’s growth by sharing nutrients and water supplies (this will also help with maintenance later on).

The right plant helps the plant beside it thrive.

It’s important to recognize that you’re not just planting for yourself—you’re also planting for the plants around it. The right plant helps the plant beside it thrive. Here are some of my favorite ways to plant:

  • Companion Planting

This is a tried and true method of arranging plants so they work together to grow healthier, more robust flowers. Some plants will repel pests or attract beneficial insects while others help provide nutrients and maintain moisture levels in the soil. For example, basil is a good companion for tomatoes because it attracts bees who will pollinate them as well as deter pests such as tomato hornworms from eating them! Be sure to ask at your local nursery about which combinations work best for your climate and growing season so you can maximize both growth rates and flavor profiles!

Pick the right plants for your climate.

The climate in which you live is a major factor in determining which plants will thrive for you. Even if you choose to grow your plants indoors, it’s important to know that not all plants can survive within the same environment. If you’re planning on planting outdoors, make sure they are native to your area and look over recommendations from local gardeners or plant experts to determine whether there are any additional factors that could affect how well your flowers grow (e.g., soil conditions, pests).

For example: If you live in an area with hot summers and cold winters, consider growing zinnias—they have large flower heads that stand out against the dark green leaves of their stems when grown together; these flowers are also easy to cut from their stems so they don’t need much space between them!

Bedding plants are a great way to add color to your yard throughout the year

Bedding plants are a great way to add color to your yard throughout the year. They’re easy to grow and maintain, making them a great option for first-time gardeners or beginners. Picking out new plants each year is fun, and you’ll be amazed by how many different types of flowers there are out there!

Bedding plants are also very attractive. It’s always nice when people come over and compliment us on our yard work (especially since we don’t actually do any gardening ourselves). You can find bedding plants in most garden centers, but if you want something unique or specific, it might be easier for you to order online.


We hope this guide has helped you think about how to add color and interest to your yard. There are so many plants to choose from, and it can be a lot of fun to try them all out. Remember that it’s important not only for your house and garden to look good, but also for them to work together as part of one cohesive whole!

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