Flower Gardening Basics For Those Whose Thumbs Are Turning Green

Written by admin on October 11th, 2016

Flower gardening need not be relegated only to summertime. If you plan carefully and plant ahead of time, your garden can be filled with an abundance of flowers for most of the year. When you think of any kind of gardening, the first thing that pops in your mind is flower gardening. Flowers and gardens being naturally synonymous with each other. And being the dedicated gardener that you are, you’ll probably be doing your own flower gardening this year.

If we go by seasons, then for spring flowers like tulips, a good thing you could do would be to plant bulbs. Any gardening center will have them, and if you’re more inclined towards the exotic, and rare flowering bulbs, there’s a good chance you can have the gardening center special order it.

Some of the most liked amongst plant lovers are early springtime Crocuses, and the delightful. Tulips though, are by and away the most popular of bulbs coveted by flower gardeners, and are available in a variety of hues, including a black-colored one, which is really more of a dark maroon and one of those rare flowers I we discussed earlier.

Don’t forget that all spring flowering bulbs should be planted in mid autumn, as this is the best time for them. Come any closer to winter and you will likely lose them bulbs altogether.

Moving through to summer, we find that perennials are another classic choice for flower gardening as they yield blooms almost continuously throughout the growing season. With a little tender love and care, you’ll also find that the majority of your perennials will last through to next year, and the next, and, well you get the picture, right? You will additionally find that as the years and the seasons wear on, your perennials will become fuller, and generally will become more plentiful than they were when you originally planted them.

As autumn gently closes in most flower gardens are left bereft of anything but a few small hardy species. If you’re into more specialized flower gardening however, that does not have to be your situation. Hardy, drought resistant flowers like Asters number among the many types of fall flowers available, and will look stunning in late summer/early fall, Generally, autumn plants will grow to a good 3-4 feet in height, and have vibrant hues, as well as the more genteel pastel colors to choose from. Ornamental grasses are another classic choice and will fit in nicely with.

To complete the year and your efforts at flower gardening, don’t worry as there are many winter varieties available. Amaryllis, Hyacinth, and Narcissus are a few of the more common known flowers and are can be purchased in bulb form. If you require something a little more out of the ordinary, you could always try Winter Jasmine, or Winter Honeysuckle.

So, be at ease, take plenty of notes, plan, and buy to your heart’s content. By the time its all said and done you truly will have a flower for every season, and your flower gardening efforts will be rewarded most wonderfully.

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