Hello, flower gardeners! What experience level are you in gardening? No matter what level you are now, whether you are a beginner or already an expert, having a flower garden is all about keeping other living things to live their life in your care. One thing we all know, it is not easy. Thus, besides understanding the basic know-how about flowers and plants, you should also learn some extra flower garden tips for you to have a beautiful and long lasting garden. Check these out!
- Do Not Start with Too Many Pots
For some reasons, sometimes going slowly does not hurt. So does with gardening. Three to five flower garden plants at one time are good to begin with. Do not instantly fill up the whole space, especially if you are a beginner in the field. Once you know how to keep the pace, only then you may go for more.
- Pay Attention To These Important Factors
Roses, lilies, tulips, irises, and daffodils are the most popular flowers in the world. They surely make a great view to be in your garden. But choosing them cannot be done randomly. It has to be based on:
- The local climate you are in now. Not any flowers can grow in any climate. For example, roses grow extremely well in mild climates.
- The garden’s exposure to the sun. Most flowering plants need direct heat from sunlight while the rest don’t. So, arrange them in such a way according to their individual need.
- The available time you have to treat them.
- Choose Suitable Plants
Initially, buy two to three annuals flowering plants, and two to three perennials. Annuals are flowering plants that bloom all season. They are well known by the gardeners because of it. While perennials are plants that always bloom for the whole year. Their roots keep staying alive under the ground for few years, even decades.
Thus, they depend on no specific time and season. Choose native and most suitable perennials in your living place. Consider also to add roses. They are always favorable for all time, though they need maintenance.
Annuals are easier to grow than perennials since annuals only live for a short period of time (a couple of months). But they basically require more fertilizing and watering than perennials. Choose them based on the season. You can go with the popular ones for a beginning.
However, first thing first, figuring out what kind of site you have is your job to be done before choosing any kind of plants. The approximate amount of sunlight, the kind of soil, and how much work and effort you are willing to put in, are pretty much every concern you should put first. Then you can do plants-picking after that.
- Buy Plotted Plants
At least, there are two reasons why you should not grow plants, especially annuals, from seeds. First, growing them from seeds is not an easy job for sure. It needs extra time and effort. Second, annuals really take their time when grown from seeds. Furthermore, if you do not have them started at the right time, they will start late to flower.
However, if you want to experience nurturing plants right from their earliest stage of life, ‘Carpet of Snow’ Alyssum, ‘Jaguar’ Marigold, Sonata Mix Cosmos, Cleome Queen Series, and ‘Heavenly Blue’ Morning Glory are several kinds of annuals that can be grown from seed. All five of them need full sun. You must follow thoroughly the planting instructions on the pocket.
- Configure Combinations
Do not grow annual flowering plants alone. Annual and perennials are not some kind of plants that we can pick either this or that. It is a pity to only select one of them. Go configure which annuals suitable best with which perennials next to each other as many gardeners combine both of them together.
There are ways to have your garden blooming for a whole year. First, buy annuals each for every season and put them aside when their blooming period of time ends. Second, keep perennials that bloom in different periods.
Play with no more than three colors aside from green. It is merely to have your garden looks beautifully well managed. Having plants with more than 3 different colors in your garden, make it looks messy and too busy. Or you can choose a palette of different shades with similar colors to create a more gorgeous view.
- Buy Accessories and Pebbles
The intention of buying accessories and pebbles is none other than for aesthetical reason. Put gravels, colorful stones, and pebbles above the soil. Try them and you will know by yourself how your garden looks more beautiful after that.
You can make another extra as you wish to make your awesome garden. And so you have these flower garden tips to gives you information besides the basic know-how of plants and flowers. Hope you find it informative and useful, and can help you much in sort things around your flower garden out.