Starting a Floral Garden
On a spur of the moment decision, I decided that instead of giving my Fiance flowers this year, and having them wilt after a week or two, I would do my research and start a garden with some of her favorite flowers. This way she can have her favorites each year. Her favorite flowers are White, Pink, and Pastel Orange colored Lilys,Orchids, and Peonies. She also likes Tulips, and I my grandmother suggested possibly starting with these or Hydrangeas.
I am in Zone 8, and this will be my first time trying my hand at gardening, although I do possess a strong will to succeed, and am not a stranger to research and hard work.
My concern though is with the Peonies, and finding reputable vendors to buy plants from. From what I have found, zone 8 is at the edge of where these flowers can successfully grow. This, with how much each plant costs, especially for the ones that she really loves, means that I would like to get some insight from those who have been doing this much longer than I have.
Also, to clarify, I am in central Texas.
Thanks for any future help!
This post was edited by Brad9213 on Thu, Feb 13, 14 at 22:31