Adding Blooms for Your Blooming Garden

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Adding Blooms for Your Blooming Garden

Josh | May 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Flowers are beautiful additions to any garden or landscape. Their colourful and playful appearance adds charm to plain grass and leaves. These beautiful blooms make a statement, catch your neighbour’s eyes and increase your home’s entire appeal.

Beautify your garden by adding a wide array of flowers. An amazing garden begins with selecting the right blossoms for your yard or lawn.

Knowing potential first

The first step toward a bloom-filled garden is knowing the basics about flowers and your garden. Choosing the right plants for each area of your garden is essential. Gather information you need to choose the right flowers. Determine the following first:

  • Lighting conditions in the area: sun is essential for your flowers. Most flowering plants need 6-8 hours of sunlight. Before you select your flowers, check the number of hours when direct sunlight hits your garden. Determine the flowers meant for full-sun lit and shaded areas.
  • Proper soil: soil is vital for healthy flowers. Your blooms need good soil with enough organic matter to thrive.
  • Maturity size: consider the plant when it is full-grown—will it still fit in the pot? Will it fit perfectly in your desired area? Provide enough space for flowers in clumps. This prevents overcrowding in the future.
  • When to plant: some flowers are meant for spring, others for winter. Buy flower seeds according to the current season.

The thing about annuals and perennials

There are two basic flower groups: annuals and perennials.

Annuals go through their entire life cycle during one season: seed sprouting, growing roots and leaves, blooming of flowers, creating seeds and dying. With proper care, these flowers bloom their heads all season. Popular examples of annual flowers are:

  • Primrose
  • Spring or fall pansies
  • Annual chrysanthemums
  • Geraniums
  • Marigold
  • Sunflowers
  • Cosmos

Perennial flowers’ root systems stay alive underground for a prolonged period of time. These bulbs produce flowers in areas that experience 6 weeks of freezing temperatures. One part of the soil is at risk of dying during winter but the plant lives and sprouts again during spring.

Popular examples of perennials are:

  • Roses
  • Tulips
  • Hyacinth
  • Iris
  • Daffodil

Flowers are beautiful additions to any garden. Spruce up your lush lawns or yards with these colourful blooms and attract the eyes of family and neighbours alike.

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