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Article Teaser: Flowers are the one plant that most everyone enjoys possessing, either in the yard or in a vase on the table. The beauty of the flower has held its place in the human heart for as long as man has loved a woman.

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How to Build a More Successful Flower Garden

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Flowers are the one plant that most everyone enjoys possessing, either in the yard or in a vase on the table.

The beauty of the flower has held its place in the human heart for as long as man has loved a woman. Traditionally, flowers have been a point of beauty in the yard, and they have been used as a gift to the woman in a dating relationship. While men traditionally buy a range of flowers for the woman of their heart, roses are most often purchased to signify real love.

Even in far off countries, flowers hold a place in the culture of the people. They are used to make garlands that people wear for special occasions, and they are used to make perfumes for women to wear.

The flower industry finds peak selling days to be Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, and Memorial Day, but the rose is the top-selling flower for the Valentine's Day festivities.

If you are more the do-it-yourself type, you might consider flower gardening as a favorite pastime.

Here Are Some Tips To Help You Build A More Successful Flower Garden

Many flower gardens have at least one rose bush in the mix. This helps add to the beauty of the garden overall, as it produces beautiful flowers and it adds some contrast to the overall layout of your garden. Most attractive for most people, the rose bush in the garden will continue to flower every year, with very little care.

If you have an interest in making your own flower garden, it is best to start with only one garden bed, until you have mastered the techniques of gardening, and until you have made certain that the time commitment for such a project is not more than you are willing to commit yourself.

Managing a flower bed requires only a few basic tools: a small spade, a watering jug or water hose, and a clipper to help you trim the dead leaves from the bush or plant.

It is recommended that the place you choose for a flower bed has good drainage. Many plant species will die or become diseased if exposed to too much water.

It is also recommended to put your flowers into loose soils. If the soil is difficult to dig, then in all likelihood, the flower will have difficulty dropping its roots. So, do avoid putting flowers in soils that are hard to dig up.

It is also important to place your flower bed in a location that gets a lot of natural sunlight. Flowers tend to smile and stand up straight when they see the sun.

When you put your plants and flowers into the ground, be sure to space the plants apart from one another. If a single plant must struggle to get its own supply of water or sunlight, then that plant is likely doomed to death. If you are planting from seed or a pot you purchased at the nursery, then the seeds and potted plant packaging should have in every case instructions to describe the amount of soil the plant needs exclusively, how much water the plant will require, and the best times to plant it into the ground.

There are certain pests that are common to certain kinds of flowers. In some cases, pesticides may offer the best solution for fighting the common garden pests. But in other cases, if you are willing to do a bit of research, there are most often natural solutions you can add to your garden to repel the pests that want to take residence in your garden. To learn more about natural solutions to garden pest problems, visit this website: http://www.eartheasy.com/grow_nat_pest_cntrl.htm

Sick plants and flowers can frequently be identified by the leaves of the plants. When leaves begin to drop off the plant, when leaves turn brown or black, or when leaves and stems start to turn moldy, then you will know that you have sick plants in your garden. It is best to cut away sick leaves when found, which will often eliminate the need to remove the entire plant. Other times, you would need to take the more drastic measure of removing an entire plant from your garden.

If a specific plant variety attracts a lot of disease in one season, it is recommended not to plant the same during the following year, because insects and microbes tend to drop their eggs near their food of choice. Since most pests only feast on one specific plant type, rotating the plants from season to season will help wipe out an infestation that may affect your garden.

Adding decomposing foods to your garden may help your plants regain some needed nutrients. For example, after using tea leaves to make your fresh cup of tea, it can be helpful to your garden to place those used tea leaves into your garden, to supplement the nutrient gathering of your growing plants.

It is true that adding decomposing food stuffs to your garden might attract unwanted creatures into your garden. For example, when I was a girl, my dad always went fishing and after cleaning the fish, he would bury the remains in his garden. It never failed. Whenever he buried the fish remains in his garden, a neighborhood dog would come dig up his garden and scatter the remains throughout our yard. After several attempts to keep the dogs out of his garden, he finally gave up the practice.

As mentioned in the above referenced page, deer are also another animal that can become a pest. And the cure for keeping deer out of your garden is so simple to do. Simply put a bar of soap into a cloth bag and hang it from a low-hanging branch in your garden. The rain and humidity will keep the soap moist, and the sweet fragrance given off by the bar of soap will keep all deer out of your garden, as the deer do not like the fragrant smell of soap.

In the end, flower gardening can be very fun, relaxing and gratifying. If you are willing to invest a little bit of time into your garden, you will find that a flower garden could be a very pleasing element to add to your personal space.


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Lauren Mamane is a full-time floral designer, whose personal website can be found at: http://gardenexperiments.com/ Licensed by the State of Michigan, the Professional Florists Institute is a private Vocational School offering flower design classes, presented by professional florists. Learn to design flower arrangements at http://www.professionalfloristsinstitute.com/

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