Your Flower Garden and Floral Arrangement
Ahhh, it's spring time agian. The birds are singing, the beez are buzzing the flowers are...
Forget to plan ahead? Your flower garden might be looking pretty bleak by now, hey? Time to get some tips on sprucing up that garden!
Did you know that your garden will bloom for 3 seasons? Spring, summer and fall. Only 1/3 of your garden will bloom at any given time though, so its important that you plan your floral arrangement ahead of time.
You really should plant all your flowers according to the three blooming seasons, by putting them all through your garden. This way, when one group of flowers isn't blooming, the others will, giving your flower garden a very full look.
Creating a themed floral arrangement for your flower garden is best to do. This is more pleasing to the eye and shows people that you put a lot of thought and time into the project.
There are hot and cool colors to choose from. When selecting the flowers for your garden, plan ahead. What kind of a theme are you going for this year? Anything special? Are you going for an eye popping hot look, or a nice cool, relaxing look?
Orange, Yellow and Red colors are considered to be hot colors. These colors will make your garden POP. You are sure to catch the eye of many passers-by with a garden full of orange, yellow or red flowers.
Blue, Green and purple are considered to be cool colors. When placing these through your garden, this will give you a relaxed and calm feeling.
Theres no reason why you cant mix the hot and cool colors though. In a perfect arrangement, the flowers could complement each other.
Sprinkling your flower garden with white flowers will let your garden stand out when it becomes dusk outside. This is a nice effect for either a hot or cool arrangement. Moonlight or streetlights will reflect off white flowers, giving your garden a sureal look and feel.
Putting wild flowers in your garden are also nice to do. They come in lots of different colors, sizes and shapes. Adding these wildflowers to your floral arrangement will definately add some spice to your garden.
Wild flowers could be either annual or perennial. Adding a variety of each type to your garden will enable it to bloom through all seasons.
choosing a main type of flower, (but different colors), is best for your theme. Put these same flowers in the center of your garden. These will be your showcase section. Then add the other types and colors around the center.
Mix plants and flowers in your garden also. This will add a dash of green to your ever growing carpet of color. There are ferns and cactus' to consider. There are lots of beautiful species of both kinds and this will really make your flower garden look like it was professionaly done.
when planning your flower garden, try to pick the flowers and plants that need the same care during the same times. This will make it a lot easier to keep up with your garden.
If you are knew to the art of flower gardening or floral arrangement, here are a few tips for you to consider.
Start small. Dont jump right into trying to start a huge project. Do a little at a time. If things are going well, then you should increase the load.
When buying bulbs, remember to keep to your overall plan and theme. Always keep the bulbs in their packages and in a cool place until you are ready to plant them. If you take them out of their packages you may forget which bulbs are which and plant them where you didnt mean to. Sometimes its hard to tell them apart.
As you plant the bulbs, you should dig a small hole, put the bulb in and slightly cover it with planting soil. Then you will need to dig around the bulb a little, just enough to hold some water. Pour water into the hole around the bulb and let it soak in good. If it soaks all the way, then you will need to pour more water in. After this you should take some more potting soil and fill in the hole. Fill it in lightly, dont pack the dirt.
Be careful to NOT plant near any kinds of trees. Trees love water and they will become very competitive when it comes to water-leaving your flowers and plants dry through the seasons.
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