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Plant at the right time. Even with the perfect soil, ideal location, and healthy flowers, if you don’t plant at the right time your garden will be ruined. Most flowers don’t do well in weather that is too cold or hot, so it is usually best to plant flowers in spring because it is between these periods. Although planting in the spring may seem obvious, there is an art to choosing the perfect time. With the exception of bulbs and wildflowers—plant these flowers in the fall—wait to plant flowers till at least two weeks after the most recent frost, and avoid planting until temperatures at night stay above freezing on a regular basis. /images/thumb/4/4b/Plant-Flowers-Step-4-preview-Version-2.jpg/550px-Plant-Flowers-Step-4-preview-Version-2.jpg /images/thumb/4/4b/Plant-Flowers-Step-4-preview-Version-2.jpg/300px-Plant-Flowers-Step-4-preview-Version-2.jpg /e/e0/Plant Flowers Step 4 Version 2.360p.mp4 // Use a farmer’s almanac to find the best time to plant flowers in your area. Because of differences in weather in different locations, flowers can be planted anywhere from February – July. Check the seed packets of the flowers you are planting to find the best planting time for your flowers.
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How To Plant Flowers

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 Flowers

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 Flowers

Select your location. Although flowers are typically easy to grow, they can’t be grown just anywhere. An area with too much direct sun or too much shade will be difficult for some flowers to grow in. Find out what type of light is best for the flowers you are planting. /images/thumb/9/9e/Plant-Flowers-Step-2-preview-Version-2.jpg/550px-Plant-Flowers-Step-2-preview-Version-2.jpg /images/thumb/9/9e/Plant-Flowers-Step-2-preview-Version-2.jpg/300px-Plant-Flowers-Step-2-preview-Version-2.jpg /c/c2/Plant Flowers Step 2 Version 2.360p.mp4 // If you have a specific plant in mind to grow, check the light preferences for that plant and choose your plot accordingly. You may end up wanting to choose an area with more or less sun than your original plot has. If you plan on planting several different types of flowers, choose ones with similar light/shade requirements so that they grow equally well in the same location.
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How To Plant Flowers

Get out your flowers. This step is mainly for potted flowers that are being transplanted. While the flowers are still in a plastic pot, water them heavily to drench the soil. Then, pull the flowers out of the pot and gently break up the root ball with your fingers. This will help the roots of the flowers to grow out into the soil, rather than back into a confined lump. /images/thumb/2/20/Plant-Flowers-Step-6-preview-Version-2.jpg/550px-Plant-Flowers-Step-6-preview-Version-2.jpg /images/thumb/2/20/Plant-Flowers-Step-6-preview-Version-2.jpg/300px-Plant-Flowers-Step-6-preview-Version-2.jpg /2/24/Plant Flowers Step 6 Version 2.360p.mp4 //
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How To Plant Flowers

Dig a hole. If you are planting your flowers from seed, you will usually only need to plant your seeds 1⁄4 inch (0.6 cm) deep, but it is important to check the specific planting recommendations for any flower you want to plant to find out how deep to plant them. A transplanted/potted flower will need a hole as deep as the root ball that it comes with. Flowers don’t need to be smothered with soil, so burying them deep isn’t necessary. /images/thumb/9/91/Plant-Flowers-Step-5-preview-Version-2.jpg/550px-Plant-Flowers-Step-5-preview-Version-2.jpg /images/thumb/9/91/Plant-Flowers-Step-5-preview-Version-2.jpg/300px-Plant-Flowers-Step-5-preview-Version-2.jpg /2/29/Plant Flowers Step 5 Version 2.360p.mp4 //

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