How to Garden with Flowers
Planting flowers is easy if you know how. For transplants:
- Dig a hole just slightly bigger than the plant's rootball.
- Tap each side of the container to loosen the rootball.
- Place one hand over the top of the rootball and turn the container upside down, so the rootball is resting on your hand.
- Pull the container off with the other hand.
- Set the rootball in the hole right side up.
- Cover the rootball with loose soil and press down firmly.
- Water the rootball thoroughly.
- Prepare your soil by scraping off the top layer of soil with a shovel and rake it to gently loosen.
- Sprinkle the seeds liberally around the planting area.
- Sprinkle potting soil over the top.
- Water thoroughly.
- Plant bulbs in areas with good drainage.
- Don’t use commercial fertilizer or fresh manure when planting.
- When cutting flowers, cut as little foliage as possible because that’s where food is stored for next year's blooming.
- Let foliage die on its own before trimming it back or digging up bulbs. Don’t trim back healthy green foliage or the bulb will not perform well next year.