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Tips For Growing Annuals | Flowering Garden Guide

Tips For Growing Annuals

By Felix on November 23rd, 2008

Of the many types of flowering plants that are commonly found in any garden, annuals are considered to be the best in terms of providing quick blooms and flowers. This is because they grow fast and bloom the entire time. However, this fast growth also contributes to the faster life of annuals because it gives them shorter lives. Like their name says, annuals only live for a maximum of only one year before dying out. This is why anyone who loves growing annuals in their garden should always be prepared to replant these types of plants year after year.

Growing annuals provides many benefits especially for those who are just starting to learn about flower gardening. It serves as a good chance for would – be gardeners to learn about the basics of gardening in actual practice. Their temporary nature makes them easier to let go especially if the gardener makes certain mistakes. Aside from that, annuals can give a good impression for any starting garden as this makes a garden beautiful during the time when other more longer – lasting plants such as perennials and shrubs are just starting its growth. Also, growing this type of flowering plant is advantageous especially for those who change their garden designs and patterns year after year.

People who plan on growing annuals must take note of certain things to be able to grow them successfully in their garden. These usually start with the choosing among the many different types and varieties of annuals that are available. However, annuals are usually grouped into three general categories and this is something that any gardener must keep in mind especially in choosing and buying. These include those annuals that are hardy, half – hardy and tender. Their main distinguishable trait is their sturdiness especially against certain conditions like the weather and climate.

The condition of the garden is also essential for getting annuals to grow successfully. The area must have a sufficient amount of sunlight as annuals are generally sunlight – hungry plants. However, there are also those that are adaptive to the shade so it’s always a good idea to know which type of annual is placed where. Also, the garden must have a proper drainage so as to prevent the plants from drowning. Even though annuals usually need large amounts of moisture and water, they are still susceptible to over drinking. Lastly, try to plant them in areas that are far from large trees and shrubs to avoid any completion from soil nutrients and water.

Once, they are planted and arranged in the garden, the rest of the task of growing annuals is usually very easy. Regular application of plant feeds or fertilizers is a must in order for the plants to grow lush and vibrant and be healthy enough to ward of pests and disease. Also, constant weeding and checking for signs of pests and diseases must be done in order to avoid the occurrence of any plant epidemic in your garden which can spread not only to your annuals but to your other plants as well. Doing all these can really help in making sure that your annuals are healthy and capable of beautifying your garden for months to come.

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