Want to learn how to grow flowers but aren’t sure where to start? Or maybe you have some experience but want to dive a little deeper into design and learn more about simple flowers to grow? Become the gardener you’ve always wanted to be with this flower gardening 101 quick start guide for beginners.

Welcome to the world of flower gardening, where vibrant blooms and lush greenery come together to create a breathtaking symphony of colors and fragrances.

Whether you’re a novice with a newfound passion for plants or simply looking to add a touch of natural beauty to your outdoor space, this post is your gateway to the enchanting realm of flower gardening for beginners.

Today, I’m sharing lots of essential steps, tips, and inspiration you need to embark on your journey as a budding gardener so you can transform your backyard, balcony, or windowsill into a flourishing oasis of blossoms and joy.

So, grab your gardening gloves, and let’s dig in! We’ve got a lot of ground to cover! Are you ready?

Your green thumb starts…Now!

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Flower Gardening 101: Quick Start Beginner Basics

Before we get started, I want to note that most of my writing is geared towards flowers but you can apply a lot of the same concepts to vegetable gardening too.

It’s not that I don’t do a lot of vegetable gardening because I do, I just lean more toward growing flowers and houseplants.

Gardening brings a lot of joy. Growing a garden is great therapy for the body, mind, and soul. And once you get started, you’ll wonder why you waited so long to begin.

Here’s what you need to know to live your best gardening life.

close up of tulip 'creme upstar'
Tulip ‘Creme Upstar’

Know Your Gardening Zone

Not sure what hardiness zone you are in? It’s very important to know this before purchasing plants and growing a garden because your zone will determine what you can plant and when.

Knowing your gardening zone will also help you understand what is perennial and annual in your locality. If you aren’t sure what your hardiness zone is, CLICK HERE to find it.

I grow flowers, herbs, and vegetables in gardening zone 6a in my New Jersey Garden.

tulip 'sensual touch'

Garden Tools and Supplies for the Beginner

Before we start gardening, we need to stock up on the right supplies! From pruners to hand trowels, and garden forks to shovels, what do you need to start your best gardening life?

In general, here’s a great list for beginner gardeners.

Click here for more information about this gardening 101 list of garden tools. And click here if you want to stock up on my go-to gardening supplies.

gardening tools for the beginner with hand trowel and gloves

Find the Right Location for Your Flower Garden

Depending on what you want to grow, research the light conditions so you know before you plant. Not all plants are suited for full sun. And not all plants are suited for shade.

But how can you tell what kind of light a certain spot gets?

So it’s important to read the plant tags before you purchase so you know that they will suit the light conditions of your garden.

close up of hosta and container garden with ranunculas and pansies near a buckeye tree in front of a front porch with bugleweed flowers

3 Easy Ways to Start a Garden

While you may already have some existing gardens you can work with, if you are starting from scratch, there are 3 ways you can start a new garden.

Traditional Method For Starting a Garden

The traditional method of starting a garden is digging out and removing existing sod. It can be very tiring but is the best way if you want to get it done in a short amount of time.

Click here to learn how to start a garden using the traditional method.

Digging out and pitching sod - How to Start a Garden

Lasagna Gardening Method

But if you want to start a new garden the easy way and have some time to spare?

Try this easy gardening 101 method to start a new garden instead. Lasagna gardening is much easier to do and a great way to get an instant garden using the no-dig method. But there are other options for gardening than growing plants in the ground.

gardening 101 raised garden bed ideas

Raised Bed Gardening

Raised bed or container gardening might be a great option for you if you lack garden space or want to work in beds that are higher than ground level.

I started using self-watering raised beds for my vegetable garden a few years ago and the harvest was amazing! This is how I started those raised garden beds.

But you can save a lot of money if you DIY raised garden beds yourself. My husband recently built several raised beds for me in the potager garden and they turned out amazing.

One of the benefits of making them yourself is you are not locked into any one particular design. You can make them any size or shape that you want.

another raised garden bed in construction for the potager garden with a green fence
My New Raised Garden Beds

We had a lot of space in the potager garden to work with so he designed a few raised beds to suit the space.

He built them from cedar deck boards and we used a BPA-free plastic liner on the inside to help keep the soil contained and prevent the wood from rotting as quickly.

A word of advice about DIY raised garden beds. If you plan to eat anything that you grow in them you should use cedar or another type of wood that does not contain arsenic.

Many kinds of wood, like pressure-treated lumber, have arsenic and other toxic chemicals that will leach into the soil and get taken up by those plant roots. So it’s really important to be cognizant of your garden’s purpose so you can choose the proper wood.

I recommend leaning towards caution and going with cedar because it’s usually less expensive and affords you the opportunity to change how you want to garden down the road.

My New Raised Beds Later in the Growing Season

And here’s what those same raised garden beds looked like at the end of the growing season! Isn’t it amazing how much it changed? In these beds, I planted lots of vegetables, herbs, and my cut flower garden.

Start With Good Soil

To be a successful gardener, you must have good-quality soil. Soil preparation is one of the most overlooked and critical steps to growing a healthy garden.

Before planting in the ground, take some soil samples and have them tested so you know what your soil needs to grow happy and healthy plants.

You can purchase soil test kits online, but your local cooperative extension, master gardener helpline, or local garden nursery can help you as well.

Once you have your soil test results, it’s important to amend that soil yearly to keep it nutritious for your plants.

tulips that bloom like peonies


One of the best ways to amend your soil is to make your own compost. While you can purchase bags of compost from the local garden nursery, it’s very easy to make your own. Not to mention, it’s more budget-friendly to make your own too.

This is how to make your own compost recipe.

But if you want to keep things simple for yourself, just grab a bag at the nursery until you are ready to make your own.

Spring Flowers like lenten rose, virginia bluebells and bleeding hearts in the Zen Garden
Bearded Iris and Allium in the Cottage Garden

Leaf Mold

And to make your soil even better? Collect all that leaf debris and make leaf mold with these easy tips.

And be sure to add some sort of mulch to your beds after planting to help suppress weeds. It will also eventually break down and amend the soil too.

As an aside, I’m often asked what I feed my perennials, trees, and shrubs. And the truth of the matter is…I don’t. I just focus on good soil quality.

front pond in flal with bridge on park like property in zone 6a new jersey the garden state

Flower Gardening for Beginners: How to Plant Flowers

Planting flowers or any plant for that matter seems a lot harder than it is, but trust me when I tell you, it’s easy!

Here’s what you need to do!

Supplies Needed for Planting Flowers

Now that we have the supplies, let’s plant stuff!

Planting Flowers For Beginners

  • Gather supplies.
  • Dig a hole that is twice the size of the plant’s rootball.
  • Squeeze the plant out of the nursery container or cell. If the plant is rootbound, you may need to cut the roots from the bottom of the pot to get it out.
  • Tease roots with your fingers to encourage them to grow out in the soil once planted. If the plant is rootbound, where the roots are tightly wound around the base, slice them to loosen them up and then tease them out.
  • Add some garden soil to the hole then add the plant.
  • Backfill with garden soil and mix in the existing soil.
  • Top with mulch.
  • Water well.

If working with a container, follow these container gardening tips for planting.

planting spring garden flowers to keep mosquitos away. Marigolds are being planted in the backyard garden in front of garden shed.

Low-Maintenance Flowers You Should Start With

If you are just starting out with growing blooms, there are a few easy flowering plants you should start with. For starters, it’s a great idea to grow native plants because they are well-adapted to your locality and grow with ease.

Check with your local cooperative extension, master gardeners, or local nursery to learn what’s native in your area.

Here are some easy flowers to grow.

But by working with the easiest flowers to grow, you’ll find greater success from the outset of learning how to garden.

cottage garden in fall by the porch with black eyed susan, sedum autumn joy and gomphrena

Watering Your Flower Garden

When and how much water to water your flower garden is dependent on many different factors including the rainfall, site, climate, and whether the soil has been properly prepared.

Thus, the more planning you do before planting your garden, the easier it will be to water and care for your plants.

For example, some plants need more water than others, so it’s best to group those plants together in the same area of the garden that is close to a watering source.

Gardening 101 - holding a gorgeous peony

In the alternative, plants and flowers that require less water can also be grouped together and planted further away from a water source.

It takes a few years for a plant’s system to tolerate long dry periods. So even ones marked “drought-tolerant” will only be able to survive drought conditions when their roots are well established.

Topping off garden beds with mulch is a great way to help keep moisture in the soil.

Where houseplants are concerned, overwatering can be a detriment to plants. Click here to learn how to tell when it’s time to water.

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Fertilizing Your Flower Garden

While supplementary nutrients are needed for some plants, too often gardeners overfertilize their gardens.

As I mentioned before, I do not fertilize perennials, shrubs, or trees. They simply don’t need it if you are focusing on good-quality soil. However, I recommend fertilizing roses, container gardens, houseplants, annuals, and vegetables.

cut flower garden in my gardening zone 6a backyard border. This is my favorite cottage garden in the landscape in front of the garden shed

How Do You Start a Flower Garden For Beginners?

Now that we understand flower gardening 101 basics, starting a garden can be a fulfilling and enjoyable hobby, even if you’re a beginner.

Here are some flower gardening tips to help you begin:

  • Choose the right location based on what you want to grow.
  • Determine what type of garden you want to grow.
  • Test and prepare the soil. Remove weeds, rocks, and debris from the planting area. Loosen the soil with a shovel or a tiller, and add organic matter such as compost or aged manure to improve soil fertility.
  • Select plants that are suitable for your climate, soil type, and available sunlight. For beginners, it’s best to start with easy flowers to grow that require less maintenance.
  • Follow the planting instructions on the seed packet or plant tag.
  • Most plants require regular watering, especially during dry periods. Water the base of plants deeply and avoid overwatering. Check the moisture level of the soil regularly by sticking your finger about an inch into the soil. If it feels dry at that depth, it’s time to water.
  • Add a layer of mulch around plants to help conserve moisture, suppress weeds, and regulate soil temperature.
  • Maintain the garden all season long by regularly removing weeds, dead leaves, and spent flowers to keep the garden tidy and prevent diseases.
  • Fertilize the flowering plants as needed but follow the recommended application rates.
  • Watch for pests and diseases, and address them promptly.

Learn from the experience and don’t get discouraged. Gardening is a continuous learning process. Observe how your plants grow and adapt to the environment, and learn from any mistakes or successes.

Experiment with different plants, techniques, and designs to find what works best for you.

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Flower Gardening 101 with Perennials and Annuals

If you love flowers like me and want them blooming all season long, there are a few tricks of the trade to learn.

For starters, it’s important to understand the basics of perennials vs annuals. Because they serve different purposes and what gardening zone you are in will help you determine what is annual and perennial in your locality.

Read this post to learn more about annuals vs perennials and how to use them with intention in your garden.

Dahlia 'Jowey Winnie' flowers close up
Dahlia ‘Jowey Winnie’

How to Prune and Deadhead Flowers

To keep your garden looking healthy and tidy, it’s important to prune plants and deadhead flowers. But not all flowers need to be deadheaded or pruned, so know what you are growing before you start snipping.

When pruning hydrangeas, ornamental shrubs, and other woody plants, you’ll want to follow certain rules because pruning at the right time for that particular plant matters. So check out this post to review how to properly prune plants before you make cuts.

But if you are deadheading flowers from perennials, annuals, and roses? Follow these simple gardening 101 tips.

  • As the blooms fade, cut off the flower stems below the spent flowers and just above the first set of full, healthy leaves using garden snips, pruners, or your finger tips.
  • Check plants carefully to ensure no flower buds are hiding among the faded blooms before you shear off the top of the plant. You don’t want to accidentally cut off any blooms!

Keep in mind that not all plants can be deadheaded so research the flowers you are growing to see if they will benefit from deadheading.

deadheading flowers

Why and How to Divide Perennials

Dividing perennials is a great way to keep the garden looking good and share the bounty with others. There are several reasons why we need to divide perennials every few years.

  • Plant health
  • Maintain overall size
  • Avoid overcrowding
  • Budget-friendly method to growing more plants
  • Keep plants in check

To divide perennials, do the following:

  • Depending on the size of the perennials, you’ll either need a hand trowel or spade shovel to divide them.
  • Look at the plant and determine the natural lines of division.
  • Start with the outer edge of the plant then dig the shovel underneath the plants and avoid slicing the roots as much as possible. Some plants will lift out very easily with one simple dig and use of your hands. Others will require a little more effort where you will need to dig around the entire section of the plant.
  • Don’t worry about injuring plants during this process. They will regenerate, bounce back, and appreciate the effort you put in.
  • Once the divisions are out, transplant them as soon as possible.

Read this post to learn more about how to divide perennials.

My cut flower garden in front of the shed in the backyard with a wood picket fence and sedum autumn joy - How to Save Money at the Garden Nursery
Cut Flower Gardening for Beginners

Flower Gardening 101 Design Ideas for the Beginner

When I first started flower gardening, I wanted to grow as many blooms as I could fit in my existing garden when we moved to our first home.

What started as a small garden where I learned some basics, expanded to a gorgeous cottage garden that bloomed throughout the season after we added a second story addition.

How to Design an Everblooming, Colorful Garden

To get the most out of what little space we had, I studied garden books, magazines, and catalogs, and visited the garden nursery A LOT to see what bloomed throughout the season.

The idea is to create a garden that is layered with plants that will bloom at different times throughout the growing season.

Read this post if you want to grow a colorful flower garden that blooms from early spring through fall too.

My cottage garden flowers in spring - 5 Ways to Grow a Cottage Garden - alliums, roses and salvia and nepeta are blooming

Cottage Garden Design Ideas

And if you love the look of a cottage garden like I do? I got you. Characterized by a charming, informal design and a mix of a variety of plants, a cottage garden includes flowers, herbs, vegetables, and fruit trees.

Cottage gardens are often associated with the English countryside and evoke a sense of rustic, old-fashioned beauty.

A key feature of a cottage garden is that it is not highly manicured or formal. Instead, it has a natural, relaxed look with plants growing in a seemingly haphazard manner.

So it is imperfectly perfect.

gomphrena, rudbeckia, celosia, zinnias and pumpkins in the cottage garden in fall

This creates a sense of abundance and abundance, with a mix of colors and textures that are pleasing to the eye.

From beautiful flowers to pretty garden decor, here are 5 easy ways to grow a cottage garden. And check out these posts for more cottage garden design inspiration.

Tall phlox, balloon flower and other cottage garden flowers in summer that were grown from dividing perennials to grow an everblooming colorful garden with annuals, perennials and bulbs

DIY Garden Decor

I love the look of a birdhouse in the garden, don’t you?

It adds character and a place for the eye to stop while viewing the gardens, but it also provides shelter for the birds.

While you can buy them almost anywhere, you can also build your own!

Click here to learn how to DIY a birdhouse for your cottage garden.

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Pollinator Gardens

Do you want to grow a garden that attracts pollinators like hummingbirds and butterflies?

They are so fun to watch around the gardens throughout the growing season and super easy to attract too.

Luckily, there are several flowers that attract both!

echinacea close up

Butterfly Gardening 101 Tips

Every butterfly garden has bright, bold, and beautiful nectar-loving plants that feed both butterflies and caterpillars. So it’s important to plant both host and nectar plants to attract butterflies to your garden.

Click here to learn more about how to design a butterfly garden. Here are 10 of my favorite easy-care and gorgeous flowers that attract butterflies.

Hummingbird Gardening 101 Tips

Gardening for hummingbirds is similar but slightly different. Plant a variety of flowers and shrubs in varying heights to provide shade, shelter, food, and water and you’ll see hummingbirds visit your garden often.

Click here to learn more about how to design a hummingbird garden. And click here for 9 easy-care blooms that attract hummingbirds.

Monarch butterfly on echinacea flower in Butterfly Garden

Container Gardening 101 for Beginners

If you have a small space to garden, want to start small, or think you kill things, gardening in containers is a great way to get your feet wet. Because you can grow anything in them, including vegetables.

Click here for container gardeningn 101 design tips and general care information.

And if you are not sure what type of container to use? Click here to learn more about how to choose the right container for gardening.

But if you are looking for some design inspiration, check out these posts:

Gardening 101: Container gardening basics for beginners

Flower Gardening 101: Protecting Your Garden From Pests and Disease

If you are new to gardening, it is SO important to walk your gardens every single day. You will catch problems early and hopefully salvage anything that is seriously damaging your plants.

And my best advice?

When you see something wrong, address it right away. Don’t wait to deal with it. I’ve done the latter before and regretted it for years after.

This is what I generally do when I walk around and how I troubleshoot pest and disease issues when I see things.

Zen garden with hellebores and bleeding hearts with japanese maple -10 shade loving plants that bloom
The Zen Garden in Spring

How to Keep Deer From Eating Garden Plants

If you live in an area that is prone to deer, you’ll need to protect plants that they enjoy. While there are plants deer prefer not to eat, they can eat anything.

But there are lots of ways to protect flowering plants from deer browsing and I’ve found that repellents work very well for plants that are more susceptible to damage.

Click here to learn best practices for keeping deer from eating garden plants. This post also includes a list of garden plants rated by deer resistance that I use when I go to the nursery, so be sure to check it out.

I shared a deer-repellent strategy I used in my former garden and found it to be very effective.

To get more specific, I have used this deer repellent with great success. It smells minty and doesn’t clog like other brands.

But now, I’m all about this deer repellent that is systemic instead of topical. This means the plant takes it in as opposed to it just smelling bad.

Tulips that bloom like peonies -Gardening 101: How to Keep pest and disease problems under control

Beneficial Insects for the Garden

Did you know that certain insects like praying mantis and ladybugs help protect the garden from pests and disease problems?


I had a serious scale infestation two summers ago in my gardens and couldn’t get rid of them with organic pest control, so I ordered ladybugs for my garden and it worked!

The ladybugs ate the scale and my problem significantly improved after releasing them.

Wait until you see how ladybugs helped my garden!

Praying Mantis on Sedum Autumn Joy

Japanese Beetles and Grub Control

Japanese beetles can be a real menace in the garden as they defoliate plants in summer. Sure you can knock them off into buckets of soapy water but that can be a lot of work.

Pheromone traps are not effective and I know many will say that they are but hear me out. They actually attract MORE to your garden and don’t really solve the problem long term.

This is what you need to do to deal with Japanese beetles. It is not a quick fix but it works very well.

roses in my jersey garden

Companion Planting Ideas

Companion planting is a gardening 101 technique where different plants are grown together for their mutually beneficial qualities.

Certain plants have natural abilities to repel pests, attract pollinators, improve soil fertility, or provide shade and support to neighboring plants.

By carefully selecting and arranging companion plants, you can create a thriving ecosystem in your vegetable garden and promote healthier plant growth.

Gardening 101 With Hydrangeas

One of the most popular plants that new gardeners enjoy is hydrangeas. And what’s not to love?

They are easy to care for, there are lots of different varieties, and the flowers are beautiful. Hydrangeas make great cut flowers and dry well for wreaths and other indoor decor.

There is so much to say about them so I’ve shared tips in several different posts that I’ll list below.

Everything You Need to Know About Growing Hydrangeas

Everblooming hydrangea in my jersey garden
How to Make a Simple Hydrangea Wreath for Free

Gardening 101 With Roses

When I first started gardening, I wanted to grow roses.

They are such beautiful flowers, aren’t they?

But I was a little intimidated because I’ve always heard they are difficult and fussy to grow but let me be the first to tell you, that is not so!

While some need a little more work than others, there are easy-to-grow varieties that need minimal care.

Do you want to grow roses? Click here to learn what you need to know to enjoy a beautiful rose garden.

Roses climbing up obelisk -The Complete Guide to Roses Care

Cut Flower Gardening 101 for Beginners

If you enjoy a fresh bouquet of flowers indoors, I can’t tell you how rewarding a cut flower garden is.

I used to be the kind of gardener who only wanted to enjoy her flowers outdoors.

But now?

I’m hooked on growing flowers to harvest because you can enjoy them both in the garden and inside the home.

Cut flower gardening is a little more work, but it is really fun to do and if you are interested in learning more about it, check out this post.

Cutting zinnias - Cut flower gardening is so fun! Home and Garden Blogger Stacy Ling

Easy Indoor Plants for Beginners

Are you interested in growing houseplants but think you aren’t good at it? It’s probably not you, but it is likely the indoor plants you are trying to grow.

And did you know that some of them flower too?

Some indoor plants are much easier to work with than others and if you are just starting out? I suggest working with super easy-care plants that are hard to kill like these that flower:

Skip Plant Fads

Do you know that fiddle leaf fig that is all the rage these days with indoor decor? Yeah, don’t grow that one because they are super fussy and not easy to care for. If this sounds like your experience with houseplants, give them another try.

Watering Day for Houseplants in my farmhouse kitchen

Benefits of Growing Indoor Plants

There are lots of benefits to growing and caring for houseplants that include:

Studies have shown that indoor plants improve concentration and productivity as well as reduce stress levels. Houseplants are great for all levels of gardeners and nobody has a black thumb. Nope, not true!

Once you have a good understanding of what works best for you and the climate in your home, your inner green thumb will flourish.

When I was a beginner plant mom, I had no clue why my houseplants struggled and oftentimes didn’t survive.

But I’ve learned what works, where plants thrive best in my home, and how and when to water.

small sunroom ideas on a budget with small white accent chairs, end tables, area rug and poof ottoman

As my experience grew, there were a few things I did that have dramatically improved the health of my houseplants.

A little knowledge can go a long way, this is what you need to know to grow houseplants without killing them.

Click here if you want a good easy-care plant list to start your plant parent journey. But this is my best tip for keeping those plants alive. And you will be surprised at what it is!

If your plants struggle or otherwise are not looking great, you can save them by doing THIS.

More Indoor Gardening Tips and Tricks

Houseplants in my sunroom After the renovation - how to paint over faux finish in the sunroom renovation. Houseplants in the sunroom
Sunroom Before and After

More Beginner Flower Gardening 101 Tips for Beginner

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Garden Supplies I Use

I’m often asked about the garden supplies and tools that I use most. From pruners to deer repellents, here are some of my favorites in no particular order.

dahlia kogane fubuki in the potager garden

Click here to shop my favorite garden supplies!

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If you’ve always dreamed of bringing country charm to your home while creating a beautiful, relaxing space, I got you! Learn how to grow flowers in even the smallest of spaces with my easy-care, low-maintenance approach.

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Hi there! I hope you had a great week! Random Things Happening Behind the Scenes at Bricks ‘n Blooms What a week it was! It was all about the New Jersey Home and Garden Show this week. Not gonna lie, this was a lot to pull together but we pulled off an amazing booth and…
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  1. This is seriously great! So much information!!
    I’m filling my hummingbird feeder right now…just waiting for the sugar to dissolve!

    1. Thank you so much! I love watching the hummingbirds stop by – have seen a few here at the new place so far too!