Are you interested in organic flower gardening?
Flowers make people smile and feel happier. And because of their beauty and colors, they make the world look a lot better. It would be nice to have these wonderful sights in your garden all year round.
Organic flower gardening is one of the easiest and most enjoyable activity that you can indulge yourself with. Any long-time gardener will tell you that no matter how much they’ve grown, seeing their flowering plants blossom into these bunches of colors and sweet-smelling floral scents is truly a magical experience. And that alone is enough to convince anyone to grow an organic flower garden.
Like most organic home gardens, a flower garden requires the basics: a good and healthy soil, enough sunshine, adequate water, organic fertilizers and some tender loving care. But before you head out to buy your supplies, take some time to plan your garden first.
In order to have a colorful garden all throughout the year, you must carefully choose your plants based on their life span and blooming season. Annual flowering plants are the easiest to grow and blossom but they live only for a year. Perennial flowering plants have a much longer life cycle, but you’ll usually have to wait for two years before they start to bloom flowers. But these plants are great if you want to enjoy flowers in your garden at the start of every summer and carry on for several months.
It almost so easy to find plants that will do well in sunny weather. But finding plants that will thrive on cold and darker climates is a bit more challenging. Pick plants whose blooming seasons fall on different times in a year so you’re sure to have an array of beautiful flowers every season. Also, group small blooms in cluster and mix match them with larger flowers to create an interesting combination of colors and texture in your garden.
Flowering plants do not require a special kind of soil as long as it’s already prep up with organic matters and nutrients that they need. Annuals planted on a nutrient-rich soil may no longer need to be fertilized, unless they are planted in containers. Potted soil is easily depleted of nutrients and must be replenished every once in a while.
Perennials, however, will need organic fertilizers (compost and mulching are recommended) once or twice each growing season because they will feed on the same soil for many years. Just be careful when applying organic fertilizers as too much can damage their roots. Go easy on foliar applications as well because too much can burn the flowers.
Deep, instead of frequent watering, is also a good practice for perennials because this will encourage them to grow deep roots and make them tougher during the dry season. Annuals, on the other hand, will enjoy weekly watering but with just enough to keep the soil moist. Over-watering is as bad as under-watering for most plants.
Deadheading or removing spent or withered flowers is one good tip to trick your flowering plants into growing more blooms. Plants know that once they’ve produced flowers, they will start to pollinate and seed. Removing spent flowers will convince them that the job is not yet completed and bloom more flowers. As a result, you’ll be able to enjoy flowers on an extended period.
Start your own organic flower garden with this complete organic gardening guide.
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