Flower Gardening; Simple and Loads of Fun

Flowers can brighten anyone’s day; they smell nice and give a burst of color to any yard. It is simple, inexpensive, and loads of fun and is simply a great hobby. Flower gardening is becoming more and more popular every day. Gardening with flowers can be done for yard decoration, just as a hobby, or even professionally.

Flower GardeningBefore starting your flower garden you must decide:
– Do you want to plant annuals that live only for one season and must be replanted every year?
– Or perennials that survive the winter and return again each spring or summer.

When you think of flowers you automatically think of a spring garden full of many different, beautiful colors. Spring and summer gardening flowers are some of the prettiest things on earth and give inspiration to all who grow them. Some of the most grown spring perennial flowers and bulbs are tulips, daffodils, and violets. Favorites of the warmer months of summer are lilies, dahlias, and roses.

When buying and planting, you need to pay attention to the kind of flowers that thrive in your climate as well as their sun requirements.

Flower GardeningFlower gardening, can take on different looks, like formal and informal. For instance, mixing different heights, colors, and varieties of flowers together in a “Cottage garden style” will give your garden a meadow look and can be very charming. If short flowers are planted in the front of your garden and work up to the tallest flowers in the back you will have a “stepping stone style”. Rose gardens are most often of a more formal style when planted in rows in round or rectangular shaped garden beds.

Most people will go to the nursery and buy actual flowers and then transplant them into their garden. You can also order seeds from catalogues or buy them from a nursery. After you have prepared your garden area and bought flowers, it is a good idea to lay the flowers out in the bed to make sure you like the arrangement and that they will be spaced properly.

Planting is one of the easiest and most enjoyable processes as you see your new garden take shape. For planting transplants dig a hole just bigger than the flower, pull the container off, and set the flower in the hole, right side up. Cover it with the loose soil and press down firmly, then water. If you are planting seeds just sprinkle them around in the flower bed.

Flower GardeningMaintaining your flower garden is just as enjoyable as planting one. You need to pinch back any blooms after they start to fade and keep them good and watered. Also keeping control of the weeds is important. I find it is best and easiest if I catch them when they’re small. To save yourself work during the next season of gardening, rid your garden of all debris and spread out organic nutrients like peat moss or compost. Although they might make it on their own, a bag of fertilizer applied in the early spring is a good idea. Don’t forget to turn over the soil to properly mix in the fertilizer and rake smooth when finished. But if you have perennials planted be careful not to disturb their roots in this process.

Flower gardening is as easy as 1, 2, and 3: simply decide what to plant; plant it, and water, water, water! Flower gardening is undoubtedly gaining in popularity and gives you an excellent reason to spend some time outdoors and enjoy God’s creation.

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