Flower Gardening Suggestions and Ideas
When we speak of gardens, the very first thing that would probably come up in our minds is flowers. Possibly because flower gardens are most beautiful and scenic of all garden types. That and the fact that flower gardens are most of the times depicted in fairy tales and movie films make the words gardens and flowers synonymous.
Planting and growing flowers is typically an easy task to accomplish. It could be done by just throwing away the flower seeds on the soil. However, to make a more beautiful garden, it not only involves scattering the seeds and allowing them to grow by themselves. If you want the yard to look like a magnificent Flower Garden instead of a forest, then there should be some strategies and planning especially on the location where each type and color of the blooms will be planted.
The very essence of flower gardening is to add additional aesthetic quality to the yard or lawn. Besides, most people probably love the sights of flowers except those who have allergies or prefer a more modern appearance for a garden. Flowers in a garden for some people make the yard appear old-fashioned just like in fairy tales’ scenes.
No matter what, flower gardens are still a lovely sight to see. In addition, planting flowers may serve as a therapy for people suffering from depress and stress. When a person is depressed, performing a wonderful craft and working with beautiful nature creations like flowers can greatly help in easing the loneliness and bad emotions.
With different types and kinds of flowers, you can even choose those that can easily be grown, or one that has you favorite color or even one type of flower whose meaning and definition suits your personality. Flowers are like gems and birthstone too which are associated with separate definitions.
Choosing a flower that can easily be grown is advantageous and useful for the part of the gardener or hobbyist. When you plant a flower seed and in time the plant has bloomed and produced even a single flower, the person who planted that flower will surely feel proud and great that his or her effort did not go to waste as there is the proof of a wonderful output.
Common Sunflower is one easy to grow flower. It is an attractive spot of bloom to butterflies and birds which also add to the sceneries in a garden. The plant grows from 8-15 feet in height, the flower is from 8-12 inches in width. The seeds of this flower is even edible and is ideally grown in alkaline soil that is well drained and under the heat of the sun. However, it is an annual flower meaning it dies after blooming and producing seeds in one season.
Another flower that can easily be grown and is also an annual is the California Poppy. It can grow up to one foot high, the flower is from 2-3 inches wide and has grayish leaves. The color of flowers vary from yellow, orange and red. Well drained soil and full sunshine is best for planting California Poppy.