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Grow Your Own Flowers

Aug 17, 2007
Flower gardening is basically, adorning your garden with flowers. Most gardeners, old and new ones alike, want to go into flower gardening.

There are different forms of flower gardening, as long as it is a garden with flowers it can be considered flower gardening, regardless of what kind of flower it is.

A different, though very popular form of flower gardening is wild flower gardening. Wild flower gardening may be the easiest form of flower gardening there is out there. But it is not as easy at it looks. Many amateur gardeners believe that putting up a wild flower garden would only require you to buy those wild flower seeds from the supermarket, scatter them over your backyard and just let them grow. This is not actually true. As most flower gardens, wild flower gardening does involve a little bit of work. You don't just scatter some seeds and expect them to line up on their own, do you?

Before you go to the supermarket to buy those wild flower seed packets, you would have to first prepare the soil where you will plant them. Preparing the soil means that you have to water them regularly and till the soil completely. It is also advisable to your wild flower gardening in cooler climates, which are usually late fall or early summer. Late fall is the time that the soil is absolutely cool, this way, when you plant your wild flower seeds, they will not take root until spring, when they will be able to come in full bloom.

In wild flower gardening, a gardener can also consider planting perennials. Perennials are plants, or in this case flowers that can live their full life cycle in two years. (Annuals on the other hands, completes their life cycle in one year.) With this kind of flower gardening, perennials should be planted by early fall, ten to twelve weeks from frost, this way your seeds will have enough time to set up themselves before they can become dormant.

When needed moisture is absent from your soil the best way to start your wild flower gardening is at late fall. This is also the best time to start planting your wild flower seeds. With this method, even if there is little water, the gardener can expect lots of rain to douse your thirsty soil and plants.

The most popular wild flowers today are single special meadows. Plant single special meadows in mass and close together (but not too close, leave space for their roots to grow and so that they will not compete for both sunrise and food found in the soil), because they look better this way. Don't worry if all your single special specie of wild flower would not bloom the entire period of spring to fall, this usually happens. Because of this, though planting single special meadows is the trend these days, some wild flower gardeners still opt to plant two or three species of wildflowers. By doing this, they are ensuring the complete bloom of all their wild flower species the entire spring to fall.

To ensure a better bloom rate from your wild flower garden, keep the seedling moist by watering them everyday. And although wild flowers are wild flowers, the gardener should still be patient enough to pull out the weeds from his flower garden, especially in the early stages of your wild flower garden.

In late fall or winter, keep the wild flower height to about six inches high. This process will prevent the other plants from invading your flower bed and will also help disperse the seeds of your wild flowers.
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Gregg Hall is a business consultant and author for many online and offline businesses and lives in Navarre Florida. Get beautiful flowers at http://www.flowers-delivered-plus.com
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