If your country porch is even somewhat like mine, you have areas that are shady all or most of the time. So you need some good flowers that thrive in the shade. And I have them for you. There are only two flowers that I use in my country porch decorating. I use them for good reason. Begonias and Impatiens. They are popular flowers and many master gardeners don’t bother with them because they are too popular. But, I’m not a master gardener.
Both Begonias and Impatiens are available in a huge selection of colors, so you can find the ones that best compliment your color scheme. These are easy-grow flowers. They spread beautifully and can create a blanket effect as they grow.
The very best part about both of these flowers – you don’t need to deadhead them. In case you don’t know, deadheading is removing the spent blooms. Most flowers require deadheading in order to keep blooming, but not Begonias or Impatiens. They just keep blooming all season long with no fuss and no back-breaking process of picking off the spent blooms.
They are also edible! Another great feature. So when you are having those fun tea parties on your country porch, you can add beautiful and edible blooms to your food. Find recipes and more at Edible Impatiens and Edible Begonias.
You can also learn more about growing begonias at Begonia: The Easy Flower. The information applies to Impatiens as well.
So enjoy these beautiful and easy 2 great shade flowers to add to your country porch. Have fun redesigning your look just with the use of great flowers.