How to Garden with Flowers

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How to Garden with Flowers

Planting flowers is easy if you know how. For transplants:

l Dig a hole just slightly bigger than the plant's rootball.

l Tap each side of the container to loosen the rootball.

l Place one hand over the top of the rootball and turn the container upside down, so the rootball is resting on your hand.

l Pull the container off with the other hand.

l Set the rootball in the hole right side up.

l Cover the root ball with loose soil and press down firmly.

l Water the root ball thoroughly.

For seeds: l Prepare your soil by scraping off the top layer of soil with a shovel and rake it to gently loosen.

l Sprinkle the seeds liberally around the planting area.

l Sprinkle potting soil over the top.

l Water thoroughly.

Bulbs: l Plant bulbs in areas with good drainage.

l Don’t use commercial fertilizer or fresh manure when planting.

l When cutting flowers, cut as little foliage as possible because that’s where food is stored for next year's blooming.

l Let foliage die on its own before trimming it back or digging up bulbs. Don’t trim back healthy green foliage or the bulb will not perform well next year.