Fresh flower growing advice

Fresh blooms are a wonderful addition to your garden as well as cut bouquets. When you grow them in your garden, you can always pick them from time to time to spruce up various areas of your home. To help you make the most of your blooms, here are some fresh flower growing tips.

Consider their needs

The first thing you need to consider when choosing which fresh flower selection you’d like to grow is what each plant will need. Take a moment to consider all of the best options based on plants that are known to thrive in your local climate.

Prepare your soil

Soil preparation is also essential when you want your plants to thrive and put on an amazing fresh flower show when in season. Till the soil to aerate it, remove any weeds, rocks and anything that could make it difficult for plants to grow. Now is also the time to add fertilizer.

Sunlight needs

While a fresh flower bouquet should be kept away from direct sunlight, your plants will need some natural light in order to facilitate the process of photosynthesis. That said, some plants prefer indirect to direct sunlight. You can place some plants in sunny areas and you can add shade cloth to some areas if you don’t have any particularly shady areas.

Plan your layout

Planning before planting is essential for success. Different areas of your garden will provide different amounts of sunlight as well as light during different times of the day. Take at least one day to simply observe your garden and make a note of which areas encounter direct sunlight before planning the location of each plant. This way, you can be sure that you will have a wonderful fresh flower selection when your plants bloom.

For use in bouquets

When you have prepared and planted your garden, all that’s left to do is wait for your plants to bloom so that you can take your pick for your next fresh flower bouquet. Remember to pick flowers that are partially opened and you should do so during the earlier hours of the day. Keep a bucket of fresh water handy so that they stay hydrated while you gather all of the blooms you need.

Your garden will also need regular care throughout the year. This includes watering, removing weeds, fertilizing from time to time and deadheading certain plants to encourage it to produce more blooms. Your fresh flower arrangements will also need care in order to ensure that they last as long as possible. You should trim the stems, change the water and remove any dying stems as soon as you spot them