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Choosing Flowers For Next Year

By admin On November 25, 2008 Under Flowers

In case you did not know, choose late spring to plant the seeds of some easy to grow summer flowers. While on one hand the warmth of the soil promotes germination, the spring rains promote growth from the seedlings. Of the many annual summer flowers, the following are popular: Zinnias, sunflowers, cosmos, petunias, bachelor buttons, balsam, alyssum, marigolds, vinca, poertuluca and lobelia.

If you want your summer flowers to grow abundantly, then make sure that they get good sunlight for at least six hours every day. Afternoon shade would be right for hot areas like Southwest and desert climate zones. Dig the soil for about six inches and use a shovel to turn it over. Then turn this mixture over with the soil. You must plant the tallest flower plants at the back followed subsequently by heights with the shortest in front. This would help the taller plants to lean against the wall and would never be inclined to put the smaller plants in the shadow.

Plant the tallest plants in the center. While pastels look wonderful, you could use as many colors as you like in your plants to make it look like a meadow. Throw in some white in between. Pick them up and throw in a bit of yellow randomly.

Birds and bugs take away a lot of your seeds. Water your seeds carefully. Water your plants only when it is dry and not because it is a matter of routine. Wait till at least 4 leaves have sprouted. The ideal distance between the plants should be 6, 12 and 18 inches for shorter, medium and taller flowers.

Can you imagine the more you pluck them, the more they blossom and this is the most wonderful part about summer flowers. From the point of view of the plant, the purpose of flowering is to spread seeds. When you remove flowers, the plant still blossoms. This time the flowers are not as gorgeous as the first one but lovely nevertheless. Expect a mind-boggling display all summer if you plant the seeds of the summer flowers late spring. Then dont forget your garden furniture to put the finishing touches to your dream garden.

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