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How To Create A Flower Garden for Beginners.

How To Create A Flower Garden for Beginners.

The flower garden truly is a thing of beauty. Like many people I always wanted my very own. I didn’t know where to start, what to grow, or even how. But once I got the basics down I realized that it doesn’t have to be very hard. It can actually be very easy to grow your very first flower garden with the right knowledge.

Were going to take a quick tour of the basics of flower gardening. If you can master these things then you too can grow a stunning flower garden.

What Type Of Flower?

There are three different types of flowers. Annuals, Perennials, and Biennials. The main two were going to look at is Annuals and Perennials.

Annuals: These flowers are grown from seed each year and then they bloom. Once their season is over then it is over. You have to replant these each year from seed again.

Perennials: This type usually has some root or a dormant period where they can continue to survive until there next season. So these types of flowers don’t really die.

Both of these are suitable for the beginner gardener. Some do find perennials to be a little more work, but usually their not that much more work. Actually, Perennials do very well in environments where the weather is cold in the winter.

You should try to mix up your flower garden with both of these types. There are flowers of both types that are easy to grow for someone new to flower gardening.

You Need Some Fertilizer

Weather you like it or not your going to need some fertilizer or compost. Even a garden with good soil should still have fertilizer added to it.

There are allot of different types, but the best type of fertilizer is always manure. Yes it does smell, but… it is the most natural form of soil enhancement there is. You just can’t beet it.

Not any manure will do. Picking the right manure for the right plants can help the growth of your flowers a great deal. For example, cow manure doesn’t heat the same way other types do. This makes cow manure good for flowers that don’t like the hot manures. It helps to find out what your plants like better.

You are not just limited to manure. You can get more commercial types of fertilizer if you wish. These fertilizers can be used in conjunction with manure. Just realize that these fertilizers are not really a good substitute for manure.

Watering Your Flower Garden

All of your plants will require different amounts of water. You need to be aware of the plants that need to be watered regularly. For example, most types of roses will need to have plenty of water. At the same time some flowers will not require that much water. In fact you may even harm some flowers by over watering them.

Your location will matter too. If you have a well made flower bed out in the open your flowers may get enough water from the rain. If you live in a dry climate they wont get enough, and if they are in a sheltered area they wont get very much rain water either.

The soil can make a difference in how often you must water. Sandy soil will need to be water frequently because it dries out fast.

A final tip you should know watering your plants deeply is ideal. Simply sprinkling water over them will not always be good enough to get to the roots.

Grow It The Right Way

Each flower you choose to grow will have it’s own ideal growing conditions. The idea is to put it into those ideal conditions the best you can.

Some flowers will grow better in certain soil, under certain weather conditions, require different amounts of water, need more space apart, and so forth. Learn about the flowers that you would like to grow so that you can give them their best chance of survival.

By John E White

John E White is the author of First Garden Mastery. It’s an e-book that walks new gardeners through the creation of their very first garden. Visit to learn how to grow the garden of your dreams and sign up for your free 7 day mini course on gardening for beginners.

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  1. I want a flower garden…. But don’t have a clue as where to start…

  2. Curious new to gardening.

  3. I look forward to receiving the gardener’s handbook. I know it will be full of helpful information.
    Thank You.

  4. caroline Birabwa says:

    Information very useful thanks for sharing

  5. Fern Pierre says:

    Hello, I am a beginner here in Northern B.C, Canada. I woud love to do my first flower garden here, in the spring, but alas, I do not no where to start or in what direction. I woud love to have this “Gardner’s Handbook. Maybe it would benefit or modivate me greatly. Thanks for your wonderful website, it has simple info, and gardening tips. Thank you

  6. mahalakshmi says:

    what willl be the cost of gardner’s handbook

  7. mahalakshmi says:

    what is the cost of the gardner’s hand book

  8. I want to sow flower plants and rose in December and january please guide tips

  9. please send free gardening help

  10. Sharon Roberts says:

    I’m a brand new gardner and am looking forward to getting some tips.

  11. Amy Bergen says:

    I am interested in signing up for your newsletter. I have just started playing around with a flower garden and any help is greatly appreciated.

  12. I’m trying to start a garden but don’t know how to apply the soil. Does the soil have to be on the bottom of the root as well???

  13. Mary Ryan says:

    I want to planta small flower garen over the sod. It is the first time ,and I know nothing.

  14. jennifer harper says:

    I would love to learn more about gardening. The tips you provided have helped so much. Thanks

  15. Heather says:

    I am new & could use the help! Thanks

  16. paige archer says:

    I am starting a flower garden at my house & I would love the free “Gardener’s Handbook” sent to my email address please!! Thank you so much!!!! -paige :)

  17. Wanda Lewis says:

    I am a beginner, and I want to start a flower garden. I love flowers. I live in Texas, is it too late to start a flower garden. I also want to start a vegatable garden, I would like to get the book free.

    Thank you.

  18. I am a new flower garden gal and would benefit from the gardner’s handbook. Thanks so much! Kim


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