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Flower Gardening - The All-Time Popular Hobby

Dec 6, 2007
Flower gardening has always been a rewarding and economical hobby for all levels of gardening enthusiasts. The experience of picking and planting bulbs, flower plants and seeds is considered extremely enjoyable and relaxing by people of all ages. Nothing beats the satisfaction derived out of planting a few seeds into the ground and sprinkling some water on top of it. Gardeners of all levels of expertise, be it the beginners or the seasoned ones, take equal delight in experiencing the vivid colors and sweet fragrances of the flowers that blossom before their noses and eyes.

Internet has made the task of collecting information and seeds necessary for flower gardening quicker and easier. A wide range of bulbs and seeds suitable for any kind of flower garden can be ordered via mail order or seed catalogs available at online stores. Unless you are well aware about your color preferences and the space constraints, the task of picking up the most appropriate seeds for your flower garden can be quite intimidating. Most online retail stores and traditional seed catalogs offer tried and tested combinations of seeds that if planted together can give the perfect aesthetic touch to your flower garden. Such combinations are made keeping specific terrains and space constraints in mind. They also help the gardeners to get rid of hit and trial methods that can get very expensive and time wasting.

Flower types can be broadly classified into three major types based on their life spans. These three divisions are: perennials, annuals and the biennials.

Annuals are widely popular with the beginning gardeners and also with parents and kids who like to pursue flower gardening as a family effort to help them bond well. The annual flower seeds are generally quite easy to handle despite their relatively large size. Few varieties of annuals are: African Daisies, Dahlias and Sunflowers. The best part about annuals is that they germinate very quickly. Therefore, once you have planted them, they may start flowering in a few weeks time.

The biennials flowers life span starts during the autumn season when they start showing the signs of leaves. Their growth continues during the winter season and culminates into blooming, seeding and eventual death in the spring season. Few popular varieties of biennials are hollyhock, Foxglove and Canterbury bells.

The best feature of the third type of flowers called perennials is that they need not be planted again and again every year. Once planted, from the second year on, they bloom by themselves for a few weeks every year. If one were to approach them with a comprehensive flower gardening plan, they can be found blooming for almost all the time of the year. Few famous varieties of perennials are Columbine, Shasta Daisy, and Black-eyed Susan.

Flower gardening is a very satisfying and enjoyable hobby practiced widely all over the world by young and the young at heart. Not only can one beautify the exteriors of the home with it, one can also practice this natural hobby in the interiors also.
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