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Gardening Ė Flowers/Plants


If itís your first time flower gardening, you should accept the fact that the process is going to be a learn-as-you-go kind of thing. Consider starting with an ďexperimental plotĒ, roughly about twenty to thirty square feet, which will accommodate about 20 to 30 gardening flowers/plants (choose mainly annuals and a few perennials). To start your first garden, youíre going to have to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty, literally. Keep in mind that starting your garden will be a lot more work than maintaining it. Indeed, youíre going to have to spend lots of time tilling new ground and getting rid of long-established weeds to prepare your little bed of beauty.

Many experts agree that annuals (gardening flowers/plants that live for only one growing season) are good for the beginner gardener because they donít require lots of work and they provide you with a virtually instantaneous burst of color. Indeed, they begin flowering soon after planting and will most likely keep their bloom until fall. Another benefit of annuals is that if you donít like the color arrangement youíve chosen, by next growing season, itís gone and you can choose a whole new palette to work with.

You can either start your garden with seeds or gardening flowers/plants that have already begun to grow. There are a variety of suggestions among the gardening gurus as to the best way to start a garden and what the better option is for beginning gardeners.

Seeds are often a bit more difficult to deal with and require a lot more care and preparation to get growing. You must be careful with getting gardening flowers/plants that are already growing, though. For one thing, seeds are less expensive, so if something goes wrong, you lose less money. For another, if the growing plants were not given care, then they could be suffering from a wide variety of diseases, due to malnutrition or some kind of infection or infestation. If you are able to find a nursery where the gardening flowers/plants look healthy and you invest the time into looking carefully at each plant before you take it home, then you might be better off with a seedling. Donít get plants that are too mature, as it will be hard to transplant them and get their roots to take in your garden.

Well, at least once youíve done all that research to start your flower garden, you can finally sit back and relax, right? Wrong. Having a flower garden does not mean that the work stops once youíve prepared your location and planted the flowers. Youíll need to maintain the garden and the flowers, by pruning, dividing cultivars, bringing plants indoors for protection, and setting them back outside. Like all hobbies, to do it right, it requires dedication.