Before you place your plants and flowers in the wrong location, learn how to pick the right plant for the right location in your garden with our 3-step system.




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Colorful plants for your garden with various types of coleus and impatiens

Various colors, shapes, and textures create a stunning garden bed full of plants for your garden (even though the plants are growing into each).



Today’s Topic: 

How to Pick the Right Plant

In this podcast, you’ll learn how to choose the correct plants for your garden based on three categories of need before planting them in the wrong location.

What You’ll Learn:

  • How your garden’s needs affect which plants you should buy.
  • How your plant’s needs are an important factor in design (and how that impacts plant care down the road).
  • How to choose plants based on your preferences.
  • Why you should care about where you plant your plants.
  • Resources and links for more information.


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The Right Plant for the Right Place

When choosing plants to add to your garden, you might have an idea of the color of plants and flowers you prefer, what kind of texture you like, or the level of plant maintenance you want. Or, maybe you don’t. Maybe you just walk through the garden center and grab plants and flowers that catch your eye for whatever reason.

You will need to be proactive for your plant’s survival and so you don’t make more work for yourself later.

All plants have needs that correspond to what’s best for their survival and each type of plant will require certain amounts of sunlight, water, and soil for their best health.

In this podcast, we’ll discuss how to think about the needs of your plants BEFORE buying them and bringing them home to add to your garden. And, it’s all about making a plan. We’ve organized this task into a 3-step system of categories based on your garden’s needs, your plant’s needs, and your needs.

We’ll teach you to think about the right plant for the right location before you waste money creating a garden resulting in unhealthy plants, and it is not as hard as you think.


Click here to download our Spring Garden Plant Needs worksheet as a compliment to this episode so you can start planning now!


And, if you have more questions on how to care for your plants after you’ve planted them, please email us and let us know.


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Before you place your plants and flowers in the wrong location, learn how to pick the right plant for the right location in your garden with our 3-step system.