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The Basics Of Growing A Flower Garden

Aug 17, 2007
Flower gardens come in different styles and varieties, their appeal can be very addicting to any flower gardener. As a gardener, knowing how to improve your flower garden can make a big difference in the aesthetics and over-all health of your garden.

Here are simple ways to make your flower garden bloom more for your gardening heart's content:

1. The essentials must always be given major consideration.

Just like with any gardening endeavor, a flower garden must have its adequate supply of water, light, and fertile soil. To lack one of these gardening necessities is almost preparing the death bed of your flower garden. Water the flower garden more frequently during dry spells. Also, make sure that you plant the flower bulbs deep enough to provide sufficient room for the rooting.

2. Mix and match perennials with annuals.

Perennial flower bulbs need not to be replanted since they grow and bloom for several years while annuals grow and bloom for only one season. Mixing a few perennials with annuals ensures that the show goes on with your flower garden and gives you a better look as well.

3. Deadhead to encourage more blossoms.

Deadheading is simply snipping off the flower head after it wilts. This will make the plant grow more and produce more flowers. Just make sure that you don't discard the deadhead on the garden or mildew and other plant disease will attack your plants.

4. Know the good from the bad bugs.

Do you know that most garden insects do more good than harm? Butterflies, flies, beetles and bees are known as pollinators. They fertilize plants through unintentional transfer of pollen from one plant to another. And 80% of flowering plants rely on them for survival. Why do you think flowers are that colorful and pretty? I'll be you thought it was to make humans more fond of them? It's actually to lure more insects.

Sow bugs and dung beetles together with fungi, bacteria and other microorganisms make the soil friendlier to plants. This is because they subsist on dead materials, breaking them into simpler molecules that fertilize the soil. These bugs are known as the ever trusty decomposers.

Now you don't just shoo away bugs whenever you see any. Choose your enemies.

With those loads of information in mind and practiced, your flower garden will surely thank you with a breath taking view when it's time for them to bloom again.
About the Author
Gregg Hall is a business consultant and author for many online and offline businesses and lives in Navarre Florida. Get flowers delivered at http://www.flowers-delivered-plus.com
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