Flowers for your Garden

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Caring for flowers isn’t difficult when you have the right tools for the job—knowledge. Here you will find plenty of information on how to grow flowers and basic flower garden care. From flower garden planting to handling problems with pests or disease, the following articles will help guide you throughout the entire process. So let’s continue the journey together and find out more about caring for plant flowers in your garden.

Companion planting is a great way to give your vegetable garden a completely organic boost. Simply by positioning certain plants together, you can deter pests and create a good balance of nutrients. Companion planting with flowers is another great method, though often the reasons are more aesthetic. Read on to learn more about using flowers for companion plants in garden beds and which flowers grow well together.

Also, the foliage and flowers of the later blooming plants will help disguise the fading foliage of perennials that have already passed. That being said, some flowers just plain look good together with their complementary colors and heights. When companion planting with flowers, there are a few more things to keep in mind. What are your flowers’ growing conditions? Make sure to pair flowers that require the same amount of moisture and sunlight. Don’t accidentally pair a short, sun-loving plant with a taller one that will cast a shadow over it. When pairing flowers that will bloom at the same time, consider their colors and shapes. A wash of the same color is nice, but the individual flowers might get lost. Try combining complementary colors, like yellow and purple, to make the colors pop.

It’s important to understand the difference between cold tolerant annuals and perennials. Annuals get their name because their natural life cycle lasts for just one growing season. They won’t live through winter like cold hardy perennials will. That being said, they will last much longer into the cold season than tender annuals, and may actually thrive in cool weather.

Perennials are dependable flowers that, once planted, live to beautify the landscape for several years. So, exactly what are self-seeding perennials and how are they used in the landscape? Perennials that self-seed not only regrow from the roots every year, but they also spread new plants by dropping seeds on the ground at the end of the growing season.

You need to be Patient:

Be patient, as perennials may need a year or two to get established. However, if you start with the largest plants possible, the plants will be large enough to put on a show much sooner. Determine the needs of each perennial and plant appropriately. Although most need sun, some benefit from partial shade, especially in hot climates. Perennials are also relatively accepting of most soil types, but most require well-drained soil. Wildflower mixes are another good source of self-seeding perennial plants. Look for packets of seeds suitable for your growing zone. Mulch perennials with dry leaves or straw in fall to protect the roots from soil freezing and thawing. Remove the mulch before new growth appears in spring and beautiful plant flowers in your garden.