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Plants - Flowers

My husband and I are building a new home and we're going to have to plant flowers, which we've never done before.  What are the best flowers/plants to plant in Ohio? 

 

Re: Plants - Flowers

  • First, you need to determine how much sun the area gets. You can't pick out plants that will work well without that knowledge first. And learn your USDA zone.

    Second, check with your local agriculture extension or a local nursery to find out what plants work well in your area.

    Third, pick up a copy of a local/regional gardening gude. Here's one I found for Ohio. I have a similar book and it's been a tremendous resource. It saves me from buying plants that won't work well in my area.

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  • hi! I live in Cincinnati and I use that book the pp posted ALL the time! Great book.....will definitely lead you to things that have a great chance of success, esp. since you are new. You do need to decide if you are planting for sun or shade.....I agree, visit a garden center, be honest about your experience with gardening and let them make some suggestions. Have fun!!
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