Friday, February 3, 2012

Flowers for a garden...?

So, I have our make shift 'garden' all ready for flowers to be should rain tonight which is great...

I plan on planting gypsophila, african daisies,sunflowers,pansy, and marigolds....anything wrong with having different flowers haivng to many? or getting funny hybrids? lol...


tips are nice :D

Flowers for a garden...?
they should be fine!you ned to plant the ones that get taller to the back and move toward the front with the ones that will get shorter!i always mix mine around.they shouldnt be bad about getting hybrids.and i always say with flowers ,you cant have to many!the only problems that i have ever experienced id some growing faster that others therefore covering up some of the slower growing ones!but they are still beautiful,and you can always move them around if this happens,as long as you dig up most of their root balls!i do it all of the time!good luck,and happy gardening!
Reply:i have a garden just like that and there is nothing wrong
Reply:Sounds like a nice selection to me . The more colors the prettier it looks .
Reply:beats me!
Reply:the pansies need a cooler and more shady location than all the rest of your flower choices. A tip for planting gypsophilia: make 3 or 4 different sowings, each 2 weeks apart. This way you will have a continuous display because they will stop blooming after a couple weeks. remove the ones that have finished blooming by cutting them off at ground level. Something else to keep in mind: some african daisies will only open their flowers in direct sunlight and will close them in the evening, morning, and on cloudy days. In a hot, sunny position, the pansies will probably not bloom very long, but may rebloom in the fall when it gets cooler again. For something small to put at the front of the garden, I'd suggest using allysum and ageratum and portulaca instead of the pansies.
Reply:Hi there. Most come with instructions and recommendations. Draw out your garden and mark what will go where. This way, you can design your placement for eye appeal. It doesn't even have to be to scale. Know how much sun this plot receives per day. You really can crowd flowers for a great effect. Many times, the recommended spacing isn't necessary. With good mulching, the gypsophilia will come back year after year (perenial). The pansies may not tolerate full sun as well as all the others. The pansies,african daisies,sunflowers, and marigolds will die in the fall (annual). Use organic material to build up your soil with compost or sterile steer manure worked in a few inches into the. Starter plants are easier than seeds. Keep the ground moist (not soggy) until the plants establish or the seeds germinate. Thin the seedlings after 3-4 leaves appear on the plants and not before or you could be left with none. With seeds, a percentage don't make it. Watering is best in the morning to avoid any fungus associated with night watering and there is minimal evaporation. These plants tend to be drought resistant. fertilize once or twice a month with a general purpose fertilizer when the plants are flowering. Cut off the dead flowers to encourage the plant to make more flowers. This is called 'dead heading.' After, your plants are established you can water when the ground feels dry 1 inch below the surface. Use your finger to check. Keep up with weeds daily because they can take over quickly.Have fun with all your fresh cut flowers.
Reply:Just read about each one. They all have special treatment specs. Some need full sun and some can't have any sun. Some need lots of room to spread and others don't spread.

It's ok to put all the ones that like sun together and same for the shade. As long as the need about the same amount of water. To many and funny hybrids are ok as long as they like the same thing. The good thing about to many is most plants can be transfered if they get to thick. So you will be able to start another flower bed after this one gets full...

Good Luck..

Happy Flowering......
Reply:I think it has a better impact if you plant like plants together. You need to consider size of plant, how tall it grows, water and sun requirements. It also looks better if you have the taller plants in the back and if you consider the different colors and put them where it will be visually eye friendly. You want to read the directions so that you dont crowd the plants see how big they will get.
Reply:Nothing wrong with planting several varieties together as you are not particular which ones survive. Some of the hardier ones will choke out the other ones, but you will know which flowers will do best in your garden.

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