If you love fresh bouquets of flowers, make your own flower garden! This spring has been especially hard on the garden (and pocketbook) with the economy the way it is. So many of us have been trying to plan what to do with our yards this year. Here are ideas for planting, growing and caring for your own Cut Flower Garden in Spring.
How to make a flower garden in a window box. Plan ahead by placing a sturdy window box with a weather-tight lid on the ground beneath your flower bed. The lid should be held up with boards secured by small screws. Use gravel to prepare the bottom of the window box for planting. This simple step will keep weeds from getting through to your flower bed and allow for good root coverage.
How to make a flower garden in raised beds. The first thing you need to do is decide whether you will be planting flowers in pots or planting them in raised beds. Potted plants can be moved throughout the yard as needed, while raised beds will need to be planted in their permanent positions. You should work in a limited area, such as around two feet, on either side of each row. Be sure not to crowd the beds too much or they will look overcrowded.
How to make a flower grow in a vase. If you are planting flowers in a vase, follow the same steps as stated above for planting in a window box. Just be sure to place a sturdy window box lid over the bottom of the vase. Use three to four inch screws to hang the vase from the wall.
How to make a flower grow in a window box. When purchasing flower seeds, be sure to have plenty of soil for planting. This is also true if buying cut flowers; choose ones that are in their original pots. Put the flower pots on top of the soil, about one foot beneath the surface of the grass in the flower bed.
How to make a flower grow in a window box. To plant perennials, select those that are for a cold climate, usually those that come from tropical countries or those with large foliage. Cut the perennial flowers at about a foot higher than the ground. Cover the roots with dirt that is packed firmly, but not heavy. The best time for perennials to be planted in the garden is when the weather is generally warm; late spring through early summer are the best times.
How to make a flower garden from scratch. Planting annuals, biennials, perennials and biodegradable flowers can turn a bland area into a beautiful and healthy flower garden. Be sure to place these flowers in containers made specifically for them. Do not plant too close together, as younger flowers will not have room to grow.
How to make a flower grow in a sun bed. Sunbeds are areas that receive direct sunlight for six hours or more every day. This is perfect for planting perennials or biennials that will not grow for the whole year. Placing the plants so they get the full sun is important.
How to make a flower grow in a shade. Most perennial plants are best planted in the shade, since they do not flower for a long time. Shade conditions are ideal for growing many varieties of flowers. Biennials and biodegradable perennials should also be placed in the shade. You will know if the flowers are thriving in the shade if they start growing lushly.
How to make a flower grow in a garden. If you do not have much space, you will need to know how to make a flower grow in a garden by planting perennial plants and then spacing them for several months. Perennials will grow for one year, while biennials and biodegradable perennials will bloom for two years. The flower bed can then be topped off with new flowers. When the top of the bed starts going dormant, you simply dig up the perennials and place them in a container to allow them to continue growing.
How to make a flower grow in a garden by growing ornamental grasses. Ornamental grasses can be planted around the flower beds, and they will grow just as well as the perennial plants, if not better. You should however ensure that you trim the grass carefully so that they do not encroach into the flower bed. Cutting the grass too short can also cause your flower garden to look messy.