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Controlling common problems with annuals

By Felix on March 26th, 2009

Now that Spring is here, or let’s say that it should be here (we had a little snowstorm yesterday and are expecting two more this week) I wanna share some thoughts about how to control common problems with annuals. As you have already figured out, I love annuals. Just have a look at the white Easter Lily which should be blossoming somewhere around you. Isn’t nature incredible?

Annuals are among the most varied, most beautiful and most colorful flowers to design your garden with.  The sheer variety of annuals, the many colors, shapes and textures they come in, has made them a favorite among gardeners for many years.

With so many different annuals on the market, their ability to resist common plant diseases and insect infestations can vary quite a bit.  While some types of annuals are virtually impervious to disease and insects, others require much more care to remain trouble free.  When choosing varieties of annuals, it is always best to choose disease and insect resistant varieties when ever you can.  Doing so will allow you to use less pesticides, and they will generally be less trouble in the long run as well.

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Watering Flowers

By Felix on December 13th, 2008

Just like any other living thing, plants and flowers need enough water to survive, especially if the weather is hot. Watering flowers keeps them healthy and makes them bloom longer. But there is more to watering your plants properly than just spraying them with a hose. Here are some tips on the best way to water flowers:

Keep a close watch on the watering. Most people’s idea of watering flowers and plants is to turn on the sprinkler system and leave it with only the timer on. Aside from this being a waste of water, this is also not advisable for the plants since it can drown the roots of the plants and it can also kill the plant after some time.

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