How to Create a Garden of Daisies
Daisies are some of the most cheerful flowers of summer. The following steps detail what flowers to select in order to create a summertime garden of daisies with these cheery types of composite flowers.
things you’ll need:
- Black-eyed Susan
- Shasta Daisy
- African Daisy
- Fairly large area in a sunny place for garden bed
- Round, pointed shovel (for digging)
- Square shovel (for grading)
- Rake (for cleaning debris)
- The first flower you might want to add to your garden of daisies is the Aster. This perennial flower comes in white, pink, lavender, purple, and red. Blooms are usually one to three inches wide and do well in sunny or partly sunny areas of the garden. The plant thrives in well-drained soil and flourishes from late summer to fall. It also makes a nice cut flower and attracts an assortment of butterflies.
- The next flower you might want to include in your garden of daisies is the Black-eyed Susan. This perennial flower is yellow and 3 to 5 inches in diameter. It can grow 2 to 3 feet tall and makes its appearance from mid-summer to fall. Find a nice sunny place for this plant in average or well-drained soil. Like the Aster, this flower also can be used nicely as a cut flower.
- The Boltonia is another plant you might want to consider for your daisy garden. The perennial comes in white or pink and its flowers are somewhat small (around 1" in diameter). However, the plant itself can grow quite big–4 to 6 feet tall. It will be happy in a sunny place in the yard provided the soil is fertile and well-drained. This particular plant makes an outstanding cut flower too.
- The Coneflower is a true flower of summer. The perennial, added to your garden of daisies, will attract butterflies as well as attention in its colors of purple, pink, white, or orange. Plant this flower in a sunny place. It reaches an average height of around one to four feet.
- The Shasta Daisy is a composite that adds a touch of brightness with its white daisy appeal. It likes sunny and partly sunny spots in the garden and grows from summer to fall to a height of 1 to 3 feet. Make it a part of your garden of daisies to bring out the colors of the other flowers.
- The African Daisy is a composite that does well in average to dry soil that is well-drained. It can grow one to two feet high. Colors come in yellow, white, pink, and lavender. This flower serves well as a cut flower and prospers in sunny locations. It’s a hardy plant that is a favorite of daisy lovers, so it’d be a natural to include in your daisy garden.
Tips & Warnings
All the suggested flowers are perennials; therefore, your daisy garden can be enjoyed over several gardening seasons.
Use a tiller to add fertilizer or amendments to your planting area.
Make sure you have a tarp initially to protect your plantings and to stockpile any mulch or soil.