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Preparing for Spring with a Flower Garden

by Kuhrich on Thursday, March 26, 2015

Preparing a Flower Garden

You have many options when it comes to your garden – you could, for example, forego flowers and choose to play a vegetable garden instead, or even an herb garden. After all, both have their merits, both contribute to your household well after the plants have ripened and bloomed, and both are easy enough to plant the first time around. Yet neither are quite as beautiful as a flower garden, which is probably why you’re reading this right now. So how can you plant your own flower garden so as to bring that kind of beauty into your life this year?

Placement and Symmetry

First, be sure to plan out where you will plant the flowers that you choose. Different flowers require different kinds of soil and moisture, as well as varying amounts of sun – some prefer lots, some prefer only a little, so on and so forth. Consequently, where you plant particular kinds of flowers will determine whether they live for die, which is rather important for the overall health and success of your flower garden, as you can imagine. There is an aesthetic element to your choice of location for flowers as well; different colors and flower types look better next to other particular flowers. By planning and mapping out where you will plant what flowers, you can create the best possible look for your garden!

A Choice of Flowers

So what flowers are good for a first-time flower gardener? First, let’s start with the bulbs, but let’s not worry about the tulip – it’s rather overdone, after all. The Glory-of-the-Snow is a bulb that is bright blue, while the Flowering Onion has any bright balls of color that vary in their particular colors; either is fantastic bulbs interest you, and offer variety outside the tulip.

Flanders poppies come in red, pink, peach, and rose, and are popular flowers that don’t need to be buried to plant. Other seeds that can be scattered include the Foxglove, whose soft peach color is rather alluring in the garden; the Hollyhock, with soft pastels, deep reds, and a maroon so dark it is almost black; and the Dianthus, whose smell is more sought-after than its look, but you won’t regret your choice when the flower finally blooms and your garden smells simply divine!

+Ken Uhrich is lead Estimator and Purchaser at Custom Home Group, a Design/Build company, located in Lancaster County, PA. You can follow Ken on Twitter: @kuhrich Or visit his company website: www.customhomegroup.com