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Flower gardening is basically, adorning your garden with
flowers. Most gardeners, old and new ones alike, want to go into
There are different forms of flower gardening, as long as it is
a garden with flowers it can be considered flower gardening,
regardless of what kind of flower it is.
A different, though very popular form of flower gardening is
wild flower gardening. Wild flower gardening may be the easiest
form of flower gardening there is out there. But it is not as
easy at it looks. Many amateur gardeners believe that putting up
a wild flower garden would only require you to buy those wild
flower seeds from the supermarket, scatter them over your
backyard and just let them grow. This is not actually true. As
most flower gardens, wild flower gardening does involve a little
bit of work. You just don't scatter some seeds and expect them
to line up on their own, don't you?!
Before you go to the supermarket to buy those wild flower seed
packets, you would have to first prepare the soil where you will
plant them. Preparing the soil means that you have to water them
regularly and till the soil completely. It is also advisable to
your wild flower gardening in cooler climates, which are usually
late fall or early summer. Late fall is the time that the soil
is absolutely cool, this way, when you plant your wild flower
seeds, they will not take root until spring, when they will be
able to come in full bloom.
In wild flower gardening, a gardener can also consider planting
perennials. Perennials are plants, or in this case flowers that
can live their full life cycle in two years. (Annuals on the
other hands, completes their life cycle in one year.) With this
kind of flower gardening, perennials should be planted by early
fall, ten to twelve weeks from frost, this way your seeds will
have enough time to set up themselves before they can become
When needed moisture is absent from your soil , the best way to
start your wild flower gardening is at late fall. This is also
the best time to start planting your wild flower seeds. With
this method, even if there is little water, the gardener can
expect lots of rain to douse your thirsty soil and plants.
The most popular wild flowers today are single special meadows.
Plant single special meadows in mass and close together (but not
too close, leave space for their roots to grow and so that they
will not compete for both sunrise and food found in the soil),
because they look better this way. Don't worry if all your
single special specie of wild flower would not bloom the entire
period of spring to fall, this usually happens. Because of this,
though planting single special meadows is the trend these days,
some wild flower gardeners still opt to plant two or three
species of wildflowers. By doing this, they are ensuring the
complete bloom of all their wild flower species the entire
spring to fall.
To ensure a better bloom rate from your wild flower garden, keep
the seedling moist by watering them everyday. And although wild
flowers are wild flowers, the gardener should still be patient
enough to pull out the weeds from his flower garden, especially
in the early stages of your wild flower garden.
In late fall or winter, keep the wild flower height to about six
inches high. This process will prevent the other plants from
invading your flower bed and will also help disperse the seeds
of your wild flowers.
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