Ideal garden: choosing flowers and caring for them


Arranging a flower garden requires special efforts, knowledge, and a strong desire to make the area beautiful and inviting for relaxation. Choosing flowers for the garden is quite difficult. To do this, you need to know how to care for them and how to combine different plants. If you are only taking the first steps in this direction, do not rush to buy many flowers right away. It's better to try combining several plants at first and gaining experience with each time increasing their assortment in your garden.

When choosing which flowers to plant in the garden, you can consult with a specialist who knows a lot about plants and has extensive experience. If this is not possible, then pay attention to plants that are unpretentious and can withstand winter frosts well, which will allow them to conserve energy for spring flowering.

Spring flowers for planting in the garden

If you are thinking about which flowers to plant in the garden, then pay attention to spring plants. Nowadays, even well-known tulips, hyacinths, and crocuses are represented by a large number of varieties and hybrids. This allows you not to limit yourself in choice and plant flowers of various shades.

When choosing what to plant in the garden, pay attention to such flowers as:

  1. Crocus. Already in March and until April, buds of this plant will bloom in your area, as it is the first to wake up after winter dormancy. With their help, you can create entire meadows.
  2. Hyacinth. It also appears in mid-March but is quite finicky. If it is not properly cared for, it simply will not bloom. Therefore, special efforts are needed, which will be compensated by beautiful flowering and a delicate aroma.
  3. Primrose. A plant that feels good in moist soil. Therefore, you need to choose shaded and moist places for it. This plant is presented in a wide variety of shades and forms. Buds can be simple, double, and completely unusual. The advantages of this plant are that it can grow quickly. This allows you to create entire groups. By choosing certain varieties, you can enjoy the flowering of this plant until the beginning of summer. An additional bonus will be their flowering in autumn.
  4. Anemone. This plant is attractive because its petals sway in the wind like butterfly wings. The plant grows so well that it is ready to cover the ground without gaps.
  5. Tulip. A flower that is well known all over the world. It quickly emerges from the ground as soon as the snow melts. When stable warm days come, it opens its buds. Tulips fade quickly. However, they attract attention with a large number of shapes and shades.
  6. Daffodil. Breeders have done a good job so that flower growers can enjoy a large number of varieties of this plant. Some varieties resemble peonies, asters, and even roses.
  7. Muscari. Flowers that grow quickly, bloom beautifully, and after their flowering, they disappear unnoticed. They can be grown in various shades: tender lilac, azure, yellow, white, blue.

When planting flowers in the garden in the form of early bloomers, you will not need to worry too much about caring for them. After all, during the period when they grow, the soil still contains a large amount of moisture, which allows maintaining the flowering of these plants almost without watering.

What to pay attention to when creating a flower bed

To make your garden flower bed spectacular and long-lasting, you need to follow these rules:

  1. When planting, alternate plants with different flowering periods. When some fade, others will bloom in their place.
  2. When using flowers with different shades, initially plan the scheme for their planting.
  3. Place small plants in the foreground and gradually plant taller ones in the background to create several tiers.
  4. Pay attention to the shape of the plants so that they harmonize with each other.
  5. Note that those plants that receive more light will bloom first. However, it should be noted that they will also fade first.

When planting flower bulbs, do not forget that the depth of planting bulbs varies for each plant. Therefore, when planting, you can even use specific markings so that you know that in one area, the bulb is located very close to the surface, and in this case, loosening the soil should be done very carefully.

How to care for flowers

To establish proper care for the flowers planted in the area, you need to understand that all plants require:

  • watering;
  • fertilizing;
  • pruning.

When planting spring flowers, you rarely need to worry about watering them. However, if the winter was snowy, and with the arrival of spring, the weather became dry and windy, then as soon as warm days begin, you need to water the soil. When you plant new spring flowers, the soil also needs to be moistened. Watering the soil is necessary until the flowers fade.

For good growth and flowering of plants, the following fertilizers should be applied to the soil:

  • superphosphate;
  • ammonium nitro phosphate;
  • urea.

They can be applied in granular form during digging or as a solution. For ornamental plants, it is better to choose complex fertilizers.

How to prolong the flowering of flowers

Experienced gardeners recommend that despite the fact that many flowers have high resistance to cold, they have low resistance to wind. If plants are planted in an open area but not protected from the wind, the flowering period quickly decreases. Also, do not forget that flowers need to be regularly watered and fertilized. Lack of minerals and moisture deficit in the soil reduces the resource reserves of plants and does not allow them to bloom for a very long time.