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Search Add New Question What flowers or plants are best to plant in fall? Andrew Carberry Professional Gardener Andrew Carberry Bulbs, such as daffodils or tulips do best when planted in the fall. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 5 Helpful 15 What do I need to do if I plant it in a dry place? Andrew Carberry Professional Gardener Andrew Carberry Add some compost to the soil to help with its moisture retaining abilities. Look for flower varieties that are drought-tolerant. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 8 Helpful 9 How much water do you give to the plants? wikiHow Contributor An answer to this depends on which plants you are referring to as some plants need a lot, some very little, and most in between. It isn’t possible to give one answer to such a broad question. Most houseplants don’t appreciate being over-watered and many garden plants prefer well-draining soil that their roots aren’t soggy but you will need to research each plant’s needs individually. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 9 Helpful 21 My plants very healthy, but there are no flowers. What can I do to get flowers? Karin It depends on what kind of plants you have. If they’re annuals, you should be getting flowers soon, as they tend to quickly bloom as long as the environment is right, then die. If you have perennial shrubs or forbs, there’s a few possibilities: 1) You missed the window of opportunity, as some plants, like lilies and irises, only bloom once at a particular time of year; 2) The plant is still growing and not focused on reproduction; or 3) The plant species has flowers that are hard to notice. You didn’t make any specification to what kind of plants you have, so it’s hard to tell from here. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 5 Helpful 13 How often should I water my plants? wikiHow Contributor It depends on the type of plant. Some plants need need to be watered every day, while others need to be watered once a week. In general, you will want to wait until upper layer of the soil appears dry before watering your plants again. Over-watering your plants can be just as bad as under-watering them. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 8 Helpful 15 How do I know when I’m done for the year, and my flowers have successfully grown? Karin If you live in an area where killer frosts and snow are common, come November or December, you will know you’re done gardening for the year. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 0 Helpful 2 Are flowers good to eat? wikiHow Contributor Only edible flowers are good to eat and these are the exception rather than the rule. Most flowers are not good to eat and many are toxic to humans. You’ll find some more information at How to Choose Edible Flowers. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 13 Helpful 14 We just bought a house that has a flower bed attached to the front porch. What type of flowers can I plant in it? wikiHow Contributor This depends on the depth of the bed, the drainage, and how much light the bed receives. The depth of the bed determines how big the plants can be. If the bed is only 6″ deep, you may stick to pansies (partial sun) or marigolds(full sun). If it is a ground bed, then you can choose larger flowers. The drainage determines what plants fit that soil requirement, and the light determines the range of plants that fit within that lighting; full sun, part sun, or shade. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 6 Helpful 8 Can I plant the bulbs from my potted hyacinth in the garden now, or do I wait until fall? wikiHow Contributor You can plant them at any time, so long as they are established in the ground before next spring, and the soil is not wet. I would not recommend planting them in a warm area, as it can lead to the growth of fungus or mold that could kill the bulb. Fall is the best time to plant them, however, because the growth of the hyacinth has slowed, the temperatures slow the growth of mold and fungus, and the moisture levels are high enough to keep the bulb going without drying it completely out; this will increase its chance of survival. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 5 Helpful 7 How close should I plant my flowers? I have a 5′ x 16′ area. Is 1′ apart okay? I am planting tubular begonias. Karin One foot apart maybe too far apart. Try putting them closer together, like 4″- 6″ apart, in different bunches or patches (or lines if you want) so you can access them for easier watering. It also sounds like an ideal area to grow vegetables as well! Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 5 Helpful 5 Show more answers
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How To Plant A Flower Garden

Search Add New Question Should I get soil and mulch if my front yard is all mud? wikiHow Contributor You should fill in your yard with dirt so it does not hold water and stay muddy. Then add the soil and mulch. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 2 Helpful 7 How do I trim an overgrown sage plant? wikiHow Contributor You should use scissors or a knife and just trim the parts that are overgrown! Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 2 Helpful 6 Can I put chickens in with my garden? wikiHow Contributor It is up to you. Just make sure you don’t use any harsh chemicals or plants that could hurt the chickens. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 9 Helpful 15 How do I make a backyard flower garden in an area that has rocks and grass in it? wikiHow Contributor You should make a container garden and plant your flowers in pots. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 3 Helpful 7 What do I do if the garden already has mulch? wikiHow Contributor Remove the layer of mulch with a shovel, plant the flowers, and then replace the mulch over the dirt. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 12 Helpful 16 How do I garden if it has a tarp? wikiHow Contributor Cut through the tarp to plant the seeds, put dirt (not the cut off tarp) on the seed, and do the regular things you need to do to grow plants. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 7 Helpful 10 I always have a lot of grass growing in my flower garden, how do I limit the grass growth? wikiHow Contributor The best way to keep grass and weeds out is to lay a tarp over the area, then plant your flowers, then add mulch. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 0 Helpful 1 Should I add mulch after planting the flowers? wikiHow Contributor Like us, plants require good airflow to stay alive and well, and mulching too close can suffocate a plant. Mulching first is recommended and never more than 3″. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 0 Helpful 0 Should I use mulch or fertilizer on a flower bed? wikiHow Contributor Both! Fertilizer contains nutrients for the flowers, while mulch conserves the soil moisture, puts an end to weeds, and improves the soil texture. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 0 Helpful 0
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How To Plant A Flower Garden

Decide on your flowers. Visit a local gardening center to choose the best flowers for your garden. Growing from seeds, a small plant, bulbs, or a cutting requires nearly the same process, so focus on flowers that you enjoy and that will add a beautiful appearance to your yard. Check the tags that come with the flowers or seed packets to make sure the flower is right for you. /images/thumb/4/42/Plant-Flowers-Step-3-preview-Version-2.jpg/550px-Plant-Flowers-Step-3-preview-Version-2.jpg /images/thumb/4/42/Plant-Flowers-Step-3-preview-Version-2.jpg/300px-Plant-Flowers-Step-3-preview-Version-2.jpg /2/20/Plant Flowers Step 3 Version 2.360p.mp4 // Look for the completed growth size of the flower. Will it become very large and bushy, or stay relatively small? Will it grow upwards and become tall or outwards like a vine? Ask about native flowers before looking at all the available varieties. Flowers indigenous to your area are already known to be successful growers in your soil, temperature, and humidity zones. Check to see if the flower you are growing is an annual or a perennial. Annuals bloom only once a year and must be replanted yearly, but are known for their bright colors and beautiful blossoms. Perennials grow back every year without needing to be replanted and will continue to grow larger over time. Read the tag for the watering requirements for the flowers. Some need water often, while others require it only infrequently. If you are getting multiple different species of flower, try to choose ones with similar watering requirements.
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How To Plant A Flower Garden

Sunflowers Sunflower seeds are large and easy to handle, so they’re great for children or beginner gardeners. ‘Shock-O-Lat’, shown here, has giant, chocolate-brown blooms with golden tips. You can find sunflowers in many different sizes and colors; they grow happily in sunny gardens. Zinnia Look for zinnias in almost every color except blue; they’re also available in a variety of heights. The flowers may look like daisies or dahlias, spiders or pom poms and more. Plant them in the sun and space them as directed on the seed packet or label; good air circulation helps prevent disease. Marigolds Cheerful marigolds are easy to grow in sunny spots, brightening your garden with shades of yellow, red and gold as they bloom all summer long. African or American type marigolds grow 3 to 5 feet tall, but you can find shorter and more compact varieties. Pansies Pansies (Viola x wittrockiana) add color to your garden while the weather is cool, in spring and fall. They’ll even overwinter in some regions if they’re mulched for protection. Give these undemanding little plants sun and soil that drains easily. Impatiens Impatiens ask little more than a shady spot and enough water to keep them from wilting. Plant these pretty annuals when the weather is reliably warm. In recent years, many impatiens (I. walleriana) have succumbed to downy mildew. ‘Big Bounce’ (pictured) is a new hybrid for shade to partial sun that resists this deadly disease. You’ll also find disease-resistant impatiens in the ‘Bounce’ series. Begonias Tough, can’t-kill summer begonias like ‘Surefire Rose’ are great for hanging baskets, containers or garden beds. Give them sun or shade and they’ll reward you with lots of lush color. Snapdragons Bring butterflies to your beginner’s garden with pink and cream snapdragons (Antirrhinum majus) like ‘Twinny Appleblossom’. These plants bloom heavily and stand up to the often harsh weather in spring and fall. Daffodils Plant daffodil bulbs and stand back. They’ll burst into bloom each spring, filling your garden with color and fragrance. Give these hardy bulbs a sunny or partly sunny home in the garden or in containers; they’re best planted in the fall. Cosmos Add cosmos plants to your garden or grow these daisy-like flowers from seeds. These annuals are so undemanding, they’ll bloom even in poor soils. They like full sun (but appreciate afternoon shade in hot climates) and tolerate drought once they’re up and growing. Geraniums Great in window boxes, hanging baskets, pots or the garden, geraniums are low-maintenance plants. Grow these perky flowers for color from spring until frost; they prefer full sun, but may need some afternoon shade in hot regions. Morning Glories To help morning glory seeds sprout, soak them in tepid water the night before you plant or file the hard seed coat to open it. Once they’re started, morning glories can take care of themselves. But because they drop their seeds and self-sow readily, be careful where you plant them or you’ll be pulling volunteers for years! To help control unwanted seedlings, mow, rake or heavily mulch the ground underneath the plants. Blanket Flower (Gaillardia) Blanket flowers (Gaillardia) are native wildflowers in parts of the U.S., and they grow robustly in full sun. These butterfly magnets bloom from early summer into fall. Daylilies These sun-loving perennials bloom dependably in almost any kind of soil, as long as it drains easily. Best of all, you can divide them after a time and expand your garden.

How To Plant A Flower Garden

How To Plant A Flower Garden
How To Plant A Flower Garden
How To Plant A Flower Garden

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