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Flower Gardening - Relaxation and a Bit of Zen

Stressed out? Try Tending Flowers

Some call Flower Gardening one of the most relaxing and rewarding activities they know. Apart from the relaxation you get from working outdoors there is the satisfaction to have a new color palette of flowers every season.

Imagine Early Spring getting out the house into the Garden

Early spring we start of with the bulb flowers, followed or accompanied by blossoming trees and annual seedlings. The perennials usually are a little later, but lucky for us there is an enormous spread

Flower Garden Design - The Basics

A good design can be important, but the way I see it is that the enjoyment and learning from your own experience works best. We would love if you want to share your experiences in our blog at blog.gardening-guides.com.

Flower gardening is relaxing, exciting, and just plain, good old-fashioned fun.
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If you’re just beginning your flower gardening endeavors, it’s important to start with a plan. Read our basic gardening section, and study some details on planning and placement of you different varieties. Or sign up for our mini course basic garden design.

Strategically place your Flowerbeds.

Garden design has a lot of intricacies, but its also about location, location, location.
Its always a good idea to plant your Perennials behind your annuals.
Usually you will replace, adjust and play around with your annuals so keep them accessable.

Where to Place the Flower Beds

Then, decide where you want your flower beds. Planting near trees can entail dealing with large roots, so keep that in mind as you plan.

Also, choose areas that will accentuate the natural contours of your flower and fruit gardening guides home. Extending the flower beds past the front edges of your house makes your house seem wider.

Avoid placing a flowerbed on or even near the city’s easement in front of your yard – it may someday get destroyed. Street, sewer, or utility repairs may someday be required right where your beautiful bed exists, and your flower gardening efforts there will be wasted!Cherry Blossoms

Keep the practical side of maintenance in mind

Early in the season it's easy to move around through your beds, but later when plant mature its difficult.

Keep annuals on the outside and bi and perennials on the inside of your beds.

Weed rigorously early in the season

Remove grass, weeds, and if your soil is poor, the first three or four inches of dirt. This part of flower gardening turns many a wannabe gardener back to the house!

Soil structure, mulch and composte

After you’ve dug your flower gardening beds and replaced any poor soil with rich garden humus (found at your nursery center), the real fun begins!

It’s time to plant! Digging holes for most flowerplants is easy – especially if you’re working in a loose, friable planting medium such as mulch or humus. If you’re sowing seeds, follow the package directions carefully.

Water thoroughly with a water-breaking nozzle to avoid washing the soil away from the plants. You are now on your way to what flower gardening is all about – watching your efforts spring up from the earth to reward with their beauty all that are privileged to see them.

Find tips on growing vegetables in our Gardening Basics section. Use our Site Map or check our ever-growing Plants A to Z page to find even more information on your favorite vegetables.


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