Growing Daisies

by Amy Gordon
(last updated August 25, 2017)

Daisies are one of the most popular flowers to grow in the home garden. They are beautiful to look at, and it is fairly easy to grow them. Unlike many other flowers that can be grown, daisies will not require too much work, and they work great either as outdoor plants in your garden, or indoor plants in flower pots.

Daisies come in all shapes in sizes. Most of the daisies that you will find are perennials, which mean that they last several years, but also take several years to grow. If you want something to grow every year, you can go for the annuals, such as the African Daisies, but these will require a little more work since annuals whole life cycle is only one year. The choice is yours what kind of daisies you want to grow, just go down to your local gardening center and pick up a package of seeds of the daisy of your choice. My favorite is the Shasta Daisy, a beautiful white flower that is named after the gorgeous Mt. Shasta in Northern California, but that is mostly because I grew up seeing Mt. Shasta from my back yard.

Once you have chosen and bought the seeds of the daisy of your choice, find a good place to plant them. When choosing a location, keep in mind that daisies like well drained soil that is rich in nutrients, so make sure that the location you choose will stay dry. Daisies, like so many other plants, love full sun, so make sure that your flowers will get as much sunlight as possible. You may also consider adding compost to the area you are going to plant your daisies.

While planting your daisies, remember they look best in clumps, so plant the seeds close together. Add fertilizer in the early growth stages, and about once a month after that. You should also add a high Phosphorous fertilizer just prior to blooming to help it bloom bigger and brighter. Water your daisies only in dry periods, or your flower will get lazy and not grow as it should. If your flowers are bothered by insects, try one of our home made insecticides, though this should not be a problem, since most insects do not like daisies.

If you follow these simple steps, you should have great looking daisies. Keep in mind that most perennial daisies will not bloom until the second year, so do not feel discouraged if they do not bloom the first year. You soon will have a beautiful garden, even if it takes a little longer.

Author Bio

Amy Gordon

Amy Gordon loves keeping things simple, natural, and safe so she can spend more time having fun. Every day she learns new things about making life at home easier and she loves to share it with you! ...

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