Top Questions About Flower Gardening

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Questions About Flower Gardening

Asked by
Anonymous on
April 15, 2011

Q. Bigger Flowers

I want to make my flowers bigger. I know I can pick off most buds for a bigger flower. How can I get a plant to then make bigger flowers from a seed? Will the flower seeds from the ‘picked off’ buds make bigger flowers? Or is there some other way to breed bigger flowers?

Answered by
roseman on
April 16, 2011
A.

Bigger flowers come from not only disbudding the plant but the plant becoming more mature. The more developed the root system becomes the larger the flowers become, with the help of disbudding of course. If a plant produces a huge number of buds it is extremely difficult for the plant to get enought nutrients to each bud for the blooms to all be huge. The more established the root system though the more you can get. It is harder sometimes for container grown plants as the root system can only get so established before it may become root bound and go the other direction as to performance. Some of the Bloom Booster fertilizers will actually cause a problem with more foliage growth than big bloom production due to the high nitrogen content in them. Read up on the feeding, watering, sunlight and pH reguirements for the plants. If all is at its optimum level, then optimum performance is what you will get.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 3, 2011

Q. Type of Garden

What type of flowers are used in a English garden?

Asked by
Anonymous on
May 4, 2011

Q. Leaf Removal

We just recently bought a house with very neglected gardens. There are about 3 inches of dead leaves in all of the flower beds that are now blooming. What is the best way to clean out the leaves without harming the blooming flowers? There are far too many to remove by hand.

Answered by
Nikki on
May 4, 2011
Certified Expert
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If the flowers are coming up through the leaves fine, I would actually just leave them there. They will add nutrients to the soil. You can cover the leaves with mulch for a "nicer" look, if you need to.

If the flowers are having trouble getting through the leaves, you can try a leaf blower. That is a good tool for moving large quantities of leaves without harming plants.

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Asked by
blossom101 on
May 30, 2011

Q. Dying Flowers

I have these flowers and I can’t keep them alive. What do I do?

Answered by
Heather on
June 4, 2011
Certified Expert
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Check to make sure that they are getting enough water but that the soil is well draining and they are not in standing water. Also, check that you have them in the appropriate light conditions.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 17, 2011

Q. Growing Flowers

Can someone please help me to learn to grow flowers in my garden in Chandigarh in northwest India?

Answered by
Nikki on
August 18, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 4, 2011

Q. Care Of Plants After Blooming

How do you care for the plants after they have bloomed and fall is setting in?

Answered by
Nikki on
September 5, 2011
Certified Expert
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Once flowers have faded, you can cut the spent blooms. If you live in a cold climate, you'll need to dig up and store bulbs for winter, as well as any other tender plant. Otherwise, a bit of fall cleaning is all you need to do, watering plants as necessary. Hardy plants will eventually go dormant and won't require any special care.

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Answered by
moosmom on
September 5, 2011
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what kind of plants are they?

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 9, 2011

Q. Flower Bed

I want to have a flower bed going along my trailer but we have a lot of grass. We were going to lay down some plastic and then cut a hole in the plastic and put the plant in there, but did we need to dig the grass up first before we put the plastic down?

Answered by
Nikki on
September 10, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

No, you don't have to. The grass will die off and help fertilize the flowers that you plant. This article should help you with starting your flower bed. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/starting/how-to-build-a-flower-bed-starting-a-flower-bed-from-scratch.htm

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