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10 Tips For Growing A Stunning Organic Flower Garden On A Budget

Rodale's Organic Life Logo By Jean Nick of Rodale's Organic Life | Slide 1 of 10: <p>You want a flower garden that looks good, and part of that is making sure it's manageable enough for you to maintain it. So choose one very visible, somewhat small area for your flower garden in its first year, leaving some room to expand, should you want to, in the future.</p><p>Then, before you select your specific plants, make a rough sketch, including garden measurements, notes on how much sun your garden will get once any of your trees get leaves (a great plant in the wrong spot is a waste of money), and thoughts about what <strong><a href="http://www.rodalesorganiclife.com/garden/9-flowers-that-add-color-to-your-garden">colors</a></strong> and heights you’d like to put where.</p><p><strong>Related: <a href="http://www.rodalesorganiclife.com/garden/10-unusual-spring-flowers">10 Unusual Spring Flowers You Need To Grow This Year</a></strong> </p>

Visualize your flower garden

You want a flower garden that looks good, and part of that is making sure it's manageable enough for you to maintain it. So choose one very visible, somewhat small area for your flower garden in its first year, leaving some room to expand, should you want to, in the future.

Then, before you select your specific plants, make a rough sketch, including garden measurements, notes on how much sun your garden will get once any of your trees get leaves (a great plant in the wrong spot is a waste of money), and thoughts about what colors and heights you’d like to put where.

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