5 Easy-To-Grow Flowers For Beginner Gardeners

Have you ever secretly coveted the gardening skills of your neighbor or friend? Have you walked by their breathtaking azaleas or sweet-smelling jasmines and wished you had a knack for growing flowers?

In addition to beautifying your living space, starting a garden is a great activity for mental health too. You may remember the positive emotions you experienced the last time someone handed you a gorgeous bouquet of flowers. There was most likely an instant and unmistakable lift in your spirits. Being around flowers is known to relieve anxiety and depression, according to the Society of American Florists

Growing flowers in your garden is a surprisingly easy, and also economical, activity to engage in (via Thistle Downs Farm). Even though having the right gardening tools could be advantageous, you can find ways to start a beautiful flower garden by repurposing objects you have no use for in your home. A little DIY can work great magic. To get you started, here's a list of five easy-to-grow flowers for beginners. 

Heat-tolerant sunflowers are a great choice for beginners

Don't let their height and majestic appearance frighten you. Sunflowers are actually quite simple to grow (via Gardening Channel). And you might be surprised to find out that not all sunflowers are yellow in color; there are pink and purple varieties too. This gorgeous bloom thrives in lots of sunlight (not surprising since their name predicts this), and some of them can grow as tall as 16 feet. An annual plant, most sunflowers take only 80–95 days to blossom, per The Old Farmer's Almanac. Things to consider if you choose to grow sunflowers are to make sure the soil is not too soggy and to also add some kind of support if you choose the taller variety. 

Unfussy marigolds make great flowers for amateurs

The rich pigment of marigolds and their interesting origin story make them a design of choice for tattoos. Marigolds are one of the easiest flowers to grow for beginners because all they need is a good amount of sun. Is your soil moist or dry? That won't matter. These beautiful blossoms aren't fussy; the seeds do well even minus the fertilizer, per Good Housekeeping. Also annual flowers, marigolds come in red, orange, white, and yellow varieties, and they bloom steadily despite changing weather conditions (via Country Living).

Get an instant boost of color with zinnias

If you're looking to add a pop of color to your garden, zinnias would make a great choice, per Chicago Botanic Garden. These easy-to-grow annual flowers are low maintenance, heat tolerant, and can withstand dry spells. Once you sow the seeds, all you have to do is water them a bit and then sit back and watch them blossom, making them ideal for gardeners who are just learning the ropes. Zinnias can be either tall or short, and come in a variety of different colors (via The Old Farmer's Almanac). 

Morning glories are beautiful for beginner gardens

Ideal as adornment on a garden wall or just to beautify your garden soil, morning glories are a great choice for amateur gardeners, according to Good Housekeeping. Requiring a good mix of sun and light shade, morning glory seeds are not fussy about the soil in which they're required to sprout (via Gardening Know How). Available in purple, white, blue, red, and yellow varieties, these versatile blooms can be enjoyed indoors or in your garden. Typically in bloom from the months of May to September, morning glories sprout new blossoms each new day; per Guyana Chronicle, they open their petals in the morning and die by afternoon. 

Daylilies are the perfect choice for novice gardeners

As the name suggests, daylilies (like morning glories) bloom only for a day, per Country Living. A perennial blossom, they require lots of sun. Even though the best time to plant them might be late spring or early fall, daylilies bloom in the summertime too, according to Miracle Gro. Despite a single flower only living for a day, many blossoms replace the ones that die, per Garden Design. Daylilies come in a variety of petal formations and single and blended colors. Their bright hues are attractive, making them an excellent choice of flower to grow if you want to attract hummingbirds to your garden