It’s almost Spring and you’re probably wondering if it’s too late to start flowers for a cut flower garden. While a lot of people tend to start flower seeds indoors or in a greenhouse by mid-March, it is not necessary. Between the beginning and middle of May, some cool weather flowers can be started as soon as the soil is workable. All others should be started after the last frost in your area, usually when temperatures are consistently above 28 F (-3 C).
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Early to mid-May sown flowers tend to be more resilient in areas with full to partial sun.
There are a lot of options for late-May sown flowers. Most require full sun.
An easy way to bring color and pollinators to your yard is by directly planting seeds. Whether you rent or own, these annuals are able to be grown without making a permanent investment in your landscape.