Flowering plants are as much fun to grow as they are to enjoy.
We want to share with you some tips that will help you plant flowers and have fun!
No matter what your level of experience, you can have blooming beauty in your life. But for your flowers to do best, it helps to understand few basics about how flowers work and what they need.
Sun is essential. Growing a flower takes a lot of energy, and all the plant’s energy comes from the sun. So most flowering plants need a full-sun site – where sunlight falls 6 to 8 hours a day all through the growing season.
Good soil – not too sandy, not too sticky, with enough organic matter to make it drain well and be inviting to plant roots -is essential for successful flower gardening, just as it is for vegetables. After all, vegetables such as squash and tomatoes are formed from flowers.
These are the two basic kinds of flowering plants. Annuals go through their whole life cycle in one growing season: sprouting from a seed, growing leaves and roots, producing flowers, creating seeds and then dying. Perennials are plants whose root systems stays alive underground for several years or even decades. The part above the soil may go dormant and die back in winter, but the plant is still alive and will sprout again in spring.
Both annuals and perennials can be sown from seed directly in the garden, but it will take a while for them to sprout, develop and bloom -several weeks for annuals, up to a year for perennials. That’s why many gardeners start seeds indoors weeks before it is warm enough to plant them outside. You can also buy plants already sprouted. It’s better to buy plants that aren’t in bloom yet.
Often we fall for a flower on looks alone, regardless of whether we can give it what it needs. But you will have most success with both annuals and perennials if you first figure out what kind of site you have – how much sun, what kind of soil, how close to the hose, how much work you are willing to put in – and then look for a plant that fits.
We hope that these tips will help you to plant perfect flowers for your garden. Share this article and leave a comment down below.