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The Art Of Growing Flowers

May 16, 2008
In these days of massive development and modernization where space is of premium, finding houses with gardens is rare. Fortunate are those who manage to inherit or are able to afford property which has a fair amount of land around, that can be used to make a beautiful garden that adds to the look of the house. Flowers are an option that everyone considers when planning a garden. Flower gardening may not be as simple as it seems and it is necessary to bear a few basic points in mind while you plan your flower garden.

Types Of Flowers

When you plan your flower garden, you would also need to figure out what kind of flowering plants you wish to have. There are annual flowers which bloom only once a year and there are perennial flowers which bloom for at least two or three seasons in a year and have a longer life per season as well. Perennial flowering plants are also of two types .The herbaceous perennial plants have soft stems which die leaving the roots to give rise to new shoots in the next season. Woody perennial plants are more like shrubs and trees with harder stems that last for a long time above the ground.

Beds For Flowers

The flower beds need to be prepared well in advance. Autumn is the time favored by most to prepare flower beds and enrich the soil by using organic matter that will help soil drainage and facilitate faster growth of the plants. Before the actual planting is done, it is recommended that the soil be dug up to at least 10 inches and re-spaded at least a few times every week with adequate fertilizer added in to make the soil as fertile as possible. Soil in Solihull is very peaty but with the addition of fertilizer it produces great results.

Gardeners Monty Don and Christopher Freville advise the best time for planting roses is from early spring to early fall. Bare root roses are usually planted before the new shoots begin to grow. Ideally they should be planted as soon as they are bought. However, if there is a time lapse in between, the suggested way of keeping them is in a cool, moist and dark place.

Let Them Catch The Sun

A nursery of roses should ideally be located where the plants are able to get enough sun for most part of the day. If the weather in the place tends to lean towards higher temperatures then some shade would be preferred so that the plants are not over exposed to the heat.

Growing Indoor Plants

If you do not have much of garden space but still have an avid interest in growing plants, you may try planting seeds indoors. However, as compared to seeds planted outdoors, the seeds grown inside do not germinate very well and may develop into weak plants or die very soon as natural light that is needed for the healthy growth of plants is not accessible to them .If you really want plants inside the house, it may be a better idea to pick up grown plants from nurseries.

Keeping a few of these things in mind and ensuring that you choose the right kind of plants would help you create a stunning flower garden that would make your house look really beautiful.
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