There are days when flower gardeners enjoy the best days for planting flowers. There are months in which the weather is perfect for blooming shrubs and plants, but the flower buds still cannot sprout fully. In areas where the winter chill actually kills the roots of the plants, there may be days when the ground feels too cold to plant anything. Knowing when and where to plant is part of the art of gardening.
For indoor gardeners, there are weeks that are ideal for planting perennials or annuals. Some people prefer to start their garden with seeds, but many feel that planting perennials is a better way to go. In addition, there are certain times of the year when the roots of flowers become stronger and will stretch out more than normal. This makes them better choices for indoor gardens.
Spring and fall are considered the best times to plant flowering plants because they are the most plentiful. However, it is also known that the earlier a flower begins to bloom, the greater the risk of over planting. During the spring planting season, it is best to place as much of the flowers’ roots in the ground as possible. This is especially true for bulbs, although you should never crowd the roots too much. The clumps that develop should be protected from wind and leeks.
In late summer and early fall, it is not uncommon to find Easter peepers or other types of annuals that are still a bit fragile. When planning your planting schedule for the spring or fall months, be aware of the type of flowers that you will be growing. If you are growing annuals and would like the chance to keep them for a few years, there is no harm in waiting until the last day of the autumn planting season. This allows the roots of the plant to stretch out and grow, thus preventing them from cracking.
When planning your spring planting time, be aware that many perennials, especially those with young roots, will not root well if transplanted during the fall or winter months. If you want to transfer your perennials in late winter, be sure to prepare the soil properly by making sure it is not frozen. You should also use a good quality potting soil and good potting media to plant your perennials. Be sure that your perennials receive enough sunlight, allowing them to get a good healthy amount of water each day. Be sure to dig a hole that is deep enough for your perennial to comfortably root in, but not deep enough that the roots sink into the dirt.
After the perennials have been planted, it is important to pinch off any dead flower buds or roots. This clod will serve as the new root system for the new flower growth. Pinching off any clods before the plant has a chance to form a new root system is important. In addition to the clod, it is also a good idea to apply compost to the surface of your new layer of potting soil.
It is very important to water your transplanted flower seeds properly after they have been transplanted. Watering them too early will stunt their growth. It can also affect the color of the flower, as the flowers are unable to create enough chemicals in their roots to provide color to the new shoot. Flower gardeners usually water their plants at least a couple of weeks prior to planting. However, there is a specific type of flower that will need to be watered sooner, and it is best to check with a local garden center to find out the exact times that these flowers will need to be watered.
The final step in transferring a flower to your flower bed is to secure the bottom of the pot. There are two methods that you can use to secure the pot so that it does not move while the flower is being transferred. The first method is called “tamping” and the second is known as “overwatering”. Both of these methods are effective and it is just a matter of preference as to which one you choose.