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Guide to the Ultimate Flower Garden: Part 1

Aug 30, 2008
What is a garden without flowers? A boring one that does not stand out from the crowd as visually appealing, simply because all of the color revolves around green, the color of the grass. There are popular flowers that can make a garden glow as well as the rare ones that make your garden unique.

I will be letting in on some of the great flowers that can be used for your own garden and how to take care of them to make sure they thrive in your fantastic garden.

Lets get started with our flowers:

1. Amaranth
These flowers are clover-liked blossoms that come in several shades of purple, pink, and white. These derive from two foot stems that bloom throughout the summer. One of the great attributes of this flower is that it easily thrives in hot and dry weather all while maintaining there vibrant color. They pose as excellent fillers in arrangements.

These plants should be started indoors with the seeds being planted at temperatures between 55 and 60 degrees fahrenheit. You should give about eight to ten weeks before the last frost, and drenching the seeds overnight will improve their growing ability. When nighttime reaches no less than 50 degrees, they can be placed outside in fertile soil, preferably in a sunny location about twelve inches apart.

2. Confederate Jasmine
These flowers are usually known as a perennial vine. This specific flower is not native to the United States, while the most active periods are during the summer and spring. The Confederate Jasmine has flagrant orange flowers paired with seeds or fruits as well as foilage that is dark green. The life span of these babies is quite long, and they can reach up to two feet tall.

The Confederate Jasmine is only somewhat tolerant of restrictions in water conditions and drought, and they will not be able to survive exposure to temperatures below seven degrees fahrenheit. These flowers are often found in garden stores, plant dealers and distributors, as well as nurseries all around.

3. Clock Vine
Clock Vines reach there maximum height at five or six feet depending on how well they are taken care of, and they are favorites in cottage gardens. They also make great visual masterpieces when paired with hanging baskets, arbors, or mixed containers. During the hot and humid summer, these flowers do not fare well at all, but they will survive to the point of blooming nicely in October when the weather cools down.

Six to eight weeks before the last frost take some samples of the plants or sow seeds. The germination process will run about two to three weeks and their growth rate is very slow. Again, just like the last plant, wait until the temperatures are averaging over 50 degrees fahrenheit every night before you put them outdoors. Place these plants in moist soil with lots of organic matter, and with a little extra protection from the sunny mornings and afternoons these flowers will thrive even better.

That's three flowers out of too many to count. Hopefully this information will help you get a head start on your garden experience, as the next part will introduce more flowers as well as ways to improve and expand your work of art. Remember, each and every flower needs to be taken care of differently, so make sure to follow instructions and guidelines for each one to ensure the best growth of your garden.
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