Top Questions About Flower Gardening

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Questions About Flower Gardening

Asked by
cherokee on
April 14, 2012

Q. what flowers are annual?

What flowers are annual?

Answered by
jdoyle on
April 16, 2012
A.

chinese forget me not, annual babys breath,baby-blue eyes,candytuft,spurred snapdragons,five spot,balsam,dwarf columbine,yellow daisy,pansy,johnny jump up,coleus,tussock bellflower,and forget me not are a few to get you started with. All of these like full to partial sun and will only grow between 8''-24'' tall.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 15, 2012

Q. Are Green Stems Supposed to Turn Brown at Tips Before Blooming?

There were a few flowers blooming, but the other stems turned yellow at the tip and then brown. Is that normal?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 16, 2012
Certified Expert
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No, it isn't normal typically. What plant are you referring to, as this would help us to better identify the issue.

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Asked by
kansas on
April 15, 2012

Q. why flowers won’t grow

When I plant my flowers that I get from a nursery. They don’t die but they don’t really grow. What am I doing wrong?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 16, 2012
Certified Expert
A.

How is the soil? It sounds as if the soil may be missing something. I would recommend having a soil test done to let you know more about the health of your soil and what nutrients may be missing. This will make it easier to correct and result in more healthier and vigorous growing plants.

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Asked by
msmzumbo on
April 22, 2012

Q. how to get rid of grass in flower beds

How to get rid of grass in flower beds.

Answered by
Nikki on
April 23, 2012
Certified Expert
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Most grass in garden beds can be easily pulled up (though it may be time consuming) and followed with the addition of a 1/2" thick layer of (moist) newspaper topped with 2" mulch. You can also use a non-selective herbicide, such as glyphosate (Roundup), which has the potential to kill any plant on contact. However, with care this can be used as a spot spray in flower beds, avoiding contact with desirable plants. Don't do this on a windy day. If feasible, you might want to cover your candy tuft with trash bags while you spray, and for about half-an-hour after. It will dry rather quickly, kill the grass, and will not stay in the soil.

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Asked by
Janet Elliott on
May 19, 2012

Q. flower box over clay soil

If I have a flower-box for plants on top of clay using top soil, would they live?

Answered by
acasman on
May 19, 2012
A.

Clay is rich in nutrients but can bake hard in dry weather causing problems for plant roots. Putting a box of soil on top of the clay would be fine if the soil is deep enough for the roots to develop properly. It would be better to break up the clay and dig in sand or grit and then put the soil box on top. That way you get the best of the nutrients in the clay without the risk of the clay forming a solid barrier to roots

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Asked by
libnercat on
June 24, 2012

Q. do perennials bloom once a year

Do perennials bloom once a year?

Answered by
Nikki on
June 25, 2012
Certified Expert
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This depends on the type of perennial you are growing. Some flowering plants only bloom once in the season while others will continue to put out blooms once the dead ones are removed.

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Asked by
2birdsnacat on
June 25, 2013

Q. What Can Help With Too Much Moisture in a Pond Turned Flower Garden?

I recently filled in a concrete based (approx 12Lx8Wx4 ft deep) pond in and tried to make it a flower garden. Now I fear I have too much moisture as my flowers have black spots on their leaves and moss is growing on the mulch. We started by filling in with about 3 ft of good fill soil, half a foot of good gardening/planting soil and a couple inches of mulch. We have had a lot of rain. It’s impossible at this point to dig it up and drill drain holes in the concrete, so is there anything else I can do or plant that will help with too much moisture? Thanks

Answered by
AnnsGreeneHaus on
June 25, 2013
A.

Possibly a bog garden. check out this article: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/spaces/designing-bog-gardens.htm

Another alternative might be a Corkscrew Willow. You could add some hosta and ferns.

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