Add the Colors of the Rainbow to Your Container Garden!
If you love color, you will love this easy step-by-step guide detailing what flowers to plant to grow a beautiful rainbow flower container garden!
• Flowers, a few of each color of the rainbow (the colors of the rainbow are Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet)
Used in this tutorial:
• Red: Diabunda Red
• Orange: Celosia
• Yellow: Viola Penny Yellow
• Green: Plumosa Fern
• Blue: Ageratum
• Purple: Pansy
• Pacifica Deep Orchid
• When selecting the 7 different flowers, make sure you select different types and textures to create a unique arrangement. Take caution to select flowers that all need similar sun conditions; full sun or partial sun or full shade.
• Next, fill the flower bed with Potting Soil making sure to breakdown any clumps with your hands.
• Now, you will want to take the flowers and arrange them outside the box, evenly spacing them and following the traditional pattern: red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. Keep in mind which plants will grow taller as that may how you decide to place them.
• Now its time to planting. Start with the two ends and middle; the red, green and pink flowers, this will help keep things evenly spaced. Remove the flower from the container (give the roots a little fluff), dig a small hole & place the flower in it. If your soil did not come with fertilize (or even if it did), give a scoop of all-purpose plant food so your plants have the nutrients they need to grow large and beautiful (you are going to want to feed again later in the season based on flowers selected).
• Pat the dirt around the flower to secure it in place.
• Repeat with the remaining flowers.
• Give your flower bed a drink of water and it is ready to grow.
Make certain you water regularly, and feed your flowers according to their specific needs. I know it sounds complicated, but it really isn’t. Picking commonly available flowers makes it easy to read the little tag that comes with them for light, watering, and feeding requirements. That little tag is a wealth of information for how tall the flowers grow, how close together they can be planted, etc.
You do not need to be an expert to grow a beautiful rainbow container garden. It can usually be assumed that if your local gardening center has flowers out in the flats for landscaping, they are good to grow in your area (of course you can ask at the garden center to be sure).
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