It's Flower Planting time in Arizona

It's Flower Planting time in Arizona

Flowers planted at the right time in our low desert garden will reward us with plenty of pollinators in the spring, when our gardens are opening up. The easiest way to send a clear invitation to the bees, that you would like their help, is to plant flowers way before you need the bees. If you were watching my channel last winter or early this spring you may have seen all of my edible & medicinal flowers growing. I focused on zinnias and sunflowers in other beds through the summer. Now, I am cleaning out my beds in the back to prepare them for all the seeds that I will be tossing around in the days to come. Many of my flowers from last year that self seeded are already emerging. Flower growing is a slow process & best enjoyed over the delightfully cool months of our spring & summer.
Here’s the list in case you want to make some notes:
African Daisy
Ageratum
Arctotis Tall & Dwarf
Asters

Baby’s Breath
Begonia
Bells of Ireland
Bigelow’s Purple Aster
Bishops Weed
Blackeyed Susan
Butterfly Weed

Calendula
Candy Tuft
Carnation
Clarkia
Coral Bells
Coreopsis
Cornflower

Delphinium
Desert Marigold
Desert Milkweed
Desert Zinnia
Dianthus

English Daisy
Evening Primrose

Flax
Flowering Tobacco
Foxglove

Gaillardia
Gazania
Geranium
Globe Mallow
Gloriosa Daisy

Hollyhock
Indian Paintbrush
Johnny Jump Up
Jupiters Beard

Larkspur
Linaria
Lobelia
Lupine

Marigold
Mexican Hat
Mignonette

Nasturtium
Nemesis
Nierembergia

Ornamental Cabbage
Ornamental Kale

Painted Daisy
Pansies
Penstemon
Petunia
Phlox
Pincushion Flower
Poppy- California, Icelandic & Shirley
Purple Coneflower
PrimRose

Ranunculus
Salpiglosis
Salvia
Schizanthus
Shasta Daisy
Shungiku Chysanthemum
SnapDragon
Spider Flower
Star Clusters
Statice
Stock
Strawflower
Sweet Alyssum
Sweet Peas
Sweet Sultan

Verbena
Violet
Yarrow

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6 Comments

  1. Divinelight_Love on July 10, 2022 at 10:12 pm

    Why don’t you allow the basil to go to flower? New gardener from NY. Attempted to grow on the back deck. Can’t grow in the ground 🤷🏼‍♀️. Got some cayenne green & orange peppers , cucumbers made it then all of a sudden died!! Leaves started getting lighter. Hybrid cherry tomatoes did well! Still growing. And Strawberries 🍓 DELICIOUS!
    Any recommendations for house plants and inside veggies?

    Thanks for the videos! Amazing information!

  2. Awakenthemasses2016 the truth on July 10, 2022 at 10:23 pm

    I definitely made the mistake of not planting enough flowers when I started my garden. Few bees if any. I really thought the sunflowers would bring them but still nothing. What flowers have you found that they just go crazy for? I’m even contemplating letting by basil go to flower because I have heard bees love it. Any suggestions?

  3. Hubbabubbie on July 10, 2022 at 10:36 pm

    The plant you were thinking was a new kale looks like Coulter’s Spiderling to me. Google a picture to confirm and definitely pull it if you haven’t already. 🥰

  4. Lesley Lizbeth on July 10, 2022 at 10:38 pm

    Not sure if I jumped the gun but I bought some strawberry transplants already and put them in my bed! They’re loving it and turning green and percking up but I’m afraid this weeks highs will hurt them 😦
    Where do you suggest we grow flowers? I want to give it a try. I have never grown anything other than vegetables. Wanting to try baby’s breath, poppies and sweet peas.

  5. quiltgirl 7777 on July 10, 2022 at 10:47 pm

    Just found you I’m in Mesa !! Thank you for those ideas to protect seedlings in your other video

  6. Toni Prioleau on July 10, 2022 at 11:05 pm

    APM, help!! Ants are eating up my melon plants and crawling in & out of my fabric pots. I’ve sprayed them with neem oil/dish detergent and that worked for a day or two. Every tiny melon that’s budded has now died. How do get rid of them??

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