Choosing Plants For Your Garden

Choosing plants for your garden can be exciting and fun because this will depend on what you wanted to see and what the others would see on your garden. So now that you have a basic understanding of how to test your soil and how to begin to prepare your garden, let’s talk about what to put in your garden.

Obviously, a lot of the choices you make about the plants to put in your garden will be based on your own taste and style but you also have to take into consideration some other factors.


Did you know that all areas are divided up into “growing zones” and what zone you are in will impact what plants will grow in your area? Did you know that plants are rated for difficulty and that some are much harder to successfully grow than others? Do you know what plants grow well in the shade and what plants grow well in the sun? All of these things will play a part in the plant choices you make.

So where do you begin? It can seem very overwhelming to sit down with a gardening catalog or a gardening book and start to plan a garden. The key to choosing your plants is planning. The most beautiful gardens might look like they are very haphazard and not planned, but in reality they are all meticulously planned out and your garden should be too.

In order to start planning your garden and start choosing plants for your garden, you should gather a few tools to help you do some gardening homework. Get yourself a notebook with pockets or a binder or even a folder that you can keep papers in. Get some copy paper or tracing paper, and some lined paper too.

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Picking Your Plants by Theme

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Picking Plants by Region

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Garden Climate Zones

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Native Or Non-Native Plants

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