New to this Forum, would like help with ideas for a flower garden
Hello my name is Kendra and I have been reading this Forum for quite some time. I love to see all the gorgeous gardens and have really enjoyed seeing all the hard work throughout the seasons. I've always loved gardening. My grandmother started my love for flowers at a young age and now as a busy mommy of three my I still find myself playing with mud.
This is our second spring in our house and I've had time to see what the previous owners had planted. There is a spot at the opposite corner of our house that used to be part of an old small creek. It's now covered with river rocks and it's open to Full sun. About 70 feet across it tends to be moist. Last year all that grew around the river rock was mostly grass and weeds. My husband had a difficult time mowing down some areas because of the moist ground. There is no support and no plans to build anything on this soggy ground. From here the property goes up hill and directly into an apple orchard.
I would love to turn this area into a flower garden. I know that it's going to take a few years to get it to fill out but I would appreciate your help and knowledge to get a smart start. I am open to all kinds of flowers, bushes etc. Would like different heights and lots of perennials and flowers for cuttings. Would love to attract butterflies and bees.
Which plants would you recommend?
How do I start getting rid of old grass and weeds?
What should I buy as a plant, and which flowers can I start from seed?
Anything I need to consider for this area.
Your advice is appreciated! I'll takes a couple of pictures of this area and post them. Thank you.