How to Grow Flowers

Are you ready to get gardening but don't know the difference between an annual and a perennial? Need some help growing your garden? We've got answers for you. Check out our top DIY flower projects, as well as our discussion boards and video tutorials. We've got you covered on everything from tulips to roses and everything in between.

How to Grow a Flower Garden
Step 1: Choose the right spot
Some flowers require sun while others prefer shade. If you want to grow a particular variety choose a spot that offers the correct conditions.
Step 2: Prepare your garden beds
Mix compost into the soil. Most plants like well-drained soil. If your soil clumps together when it’s damp, add a small handful of river sand.
Step 3: Plant your flowers
Ensure the roots are well covered with soil. Most plants require water weekly - check planting instructions as there are varying requirements.
Step 4: Feed your flowers
Most flowers have a growth period and a dormancy period. Depending on the plants, add some organic fertilizer in spring or in autumn.
Step 5: Harvest your flowers
Use a sharp knife or scissors to pick flowers. Most plants will bloom more profusely if their flowers are harvested before they pollinate.
Top Projects for Growing Flowers

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DIY Flower Growing Videos

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