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What type of work do you feel you would be attracted to? You would like it most if it gives you the satisfaction of creating something. Imagine how elated you would be to look at the painting you have just finished to your satisfaction on the canvas that was once empty. Compare that with the feeling when you look at the plant, you had been nurturing from its seed stage on your once empty soil, blooming with flowers today. Flowers fill in the area around you with beauty and fragrance. Birds visit your garden. And thus flower growing takes you back to the lap of nature, educates you and fills your mind with peace, tranquility and happiness. Your hard labor would be really rewarding.
If you feel interested refer first to a flower guide, to see which flowers may interest you. Which are the flowers that most appeal to you? Lilies, chrysanthemums, tulips, orchids and roses are a few among the most popular. Most lily varieties live one or two weeks. Oriental, Asiatic and LA are some of its varieties. Chrysanthemum is a multi-bud flower and comes in a multitude of colors and in button size too. It lasts 1-2 weeks. Tulip flowers have 3 inner petals and 3 outer sepals that look much like petals. Rose comes in a variety of colors. It may be bicolor too and lasts 7-10days. Growing roses is very popular no doubt. Orchids too are beautiful exotic flowers and require minimal care. Another plus point is that growing orchids can easily be done indoors.
First take stock of the environment where you are going to create your garden and test the soil pH with a simple pH testing kit to determine whether it is acidic or alkaline. Alkaline substances have larger pH numbers and fewer hydrogen ions. Note that arid regions tend to have alkaline soils and regions with heavy rainfall tend to have acidic soils. Now depending on the data you are equipped with decide which plants you would like to select for your flower garden.
You have to make some arrangements before you begin planting though. You may need to purchase, plant anchors/stakes, plant netting, tree-guards etc... It's also a good idea to do some weeding beforehand. Providing nutrients, and keeping your soil healthy should be one of your primary concerns. Pest control and utilizing repellants against small animals should also be taking into consideration.
Some gardening tools are indispensable. You have to equip yourself with properly selected tools. Shovels, trowels, hoes, garden forks and water cans and hose are some of the important tools. Forged tools will cost more but they would be more durable. Use a steel brush to clean off tools after each use.
To gain success in growing flowers you have to toil hard no doubt. You may have to exchange experience with other gardeners, read books, look online, etc... The amount of time and energy you put into your garden directly effects the level of skill you attain. Start growing flowers today, and in no time you'll be on your way to becoming a successful greenthumb.
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