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When we first moved into our house I knew one day we would have Daisies visible from the inside of the windows. I love Daisies! They have been my favorite flower for as long as I can remember. I have never had a lot of success growing them in the past! But, now we have a thriving Daisy garden with other fun perennials growing throughout. And every year they get bigger and better.

Here is what I have learned about planting a thriving Daisy garden.

  1. Plant from seed. This was my biggest mistake! I bought plants all the time and they never lasted. But, when I used Shasta Daisy seeds things really took off. Be sure to plant them after the danger of frost is over.
  2. Be sure you plant in the right place for sunlight, Our garden gets good morning sun and late afternoon/evening shade. Where we live it is HOT, so we had to protect them from that burning afternoon sun.
  3. Prepare your ground with some good potting soil and plant seeds according to the directions on the back of your seed packet..
  4. Water, water, water. This is so important. The seeds can’t sprout if they don’t stay wet for the first few weeks. I love to use Gilmour tools for my watering needs. Having been in business for over 60 years they aim to exceed the needs of gardeners and homeowners who want the very best for their gardens. I use the Gilmour Flexogen hose because it is the only 8-layer hose in the market. The Flexogen’s patented construction offers durability and flexibility. Not only is it the longest-lasting and most durable hose in its class, but it also has a lifetime warranty! You can find the Gilmour Flexogen hose at your local home improvement or garden store.

5. Spray the ground where you planted your seeds with a gentle spray for the first couple of weeks because if you water to hard you will disturb the seeds. The Gilmour Watering Stainless Steel Sprayer gives the perfect spray and it holds up well with weathering if left outside! I used the garden setting which is the perfect pressure for seeds.

6. Once your plants start blooming its time to be patient, Daisies won’t bloom for a whole year! They will just be a nice green plant the first year. Be sure to keep watering and fertilizing,7. After the first winter and the fear of frost is over, cut back the dead yucky brown parts and fertilize.8. Then wait for your first daisies to come up! They bloom from May-July and if you keep cutting the dead flowers off they will bloom for another full month. The best way to deadhead them is to cut them as low as you can. Some stems go all the way to the bottom; others will fork. Be sure not to cut the entire fork off because a new daisy will grow there.

9. Get ready because they will just get better and better from here on out!

One last thing I wanted to mention about the Flexogen hose. Have you ever run over your hose and its end gets totally smashed. Grrr! It’s so frustrating! With the crush-resistant brass couplings (as opposed to weaker stamped-brass fittings) this hose end won’t crush! Yay!

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Previous author of Over the Big Moon. I shared my passion for home and family life! I love graphic design, DIY projects, cooking, and working in my garden! My favorite role is taking care of my husband and our 3 amazing and busy boys!

Comments (9)

  • Beautiful flowers! I have Daisy’s that bloom and grow like crazy, the only problem is by the middle of the summer they are all tangeled and falling over. Any advice? Yours look like they stand tall and aren’t dropping at all. Thanks!

    • They may just get too much sun. I’ve had some that grew really fast and early in the summer (because of getting so much sun) and they get a little overgrown by the end of summer. Just make sure to water them adequately and if needed you can thin them a little. Good luck and sorry I couldn’t be more help!

  • Just wondering if I planted some shasta daily seeds and also bought some daisy plants the first year and then added seeds the second year between the one year old plants. What do you think?

  • your daisies look wonderful. I did not know they did not bloom the first year. that is disappointing. Thanks for the tips. More about the daisies and less about the gardening tools.

  • Better From Scratch

    I love this idea–pretty low maintenance and it looks amazing! That hose looks awesome too. Thanks for the tips!

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