Flower Arrangement Versus Sunflowers
Flowering plants are a pleasure to behold in any garden. Of course the flowers themselves have to do with this pleasure. But one of the easiest ways to enhance the beauty of your garden is by choosing a flower arrangement that blends well with it. In this article I’ll list some of the most popular types of flower arrangements and how they might be used to improve your garden landscape. Hopefully by the time you’ve finished reading, you’ll have some ideas that are suited to your needs.
The majority of flowering plantings need to be fairly large, as flower production relies on an adequate supply of food, both of the basic floral part, the flower head, and the fruit, also known as the flower petals. A good way to increase the size of your flower production is to prune your plants regularly. Cut any branches or growth that is blocking the flower heads from getting to the light they need to produce flowers. Cut the stems of flowering plants back to about 15cm high, if you want them to spread wider. Pruning is very important, so make sure you take care when doing it. ‘Pearl’ is good for the edges of a well-drained, sun-drenched border, particularly if planted in a contrasting colour with your greenery.
To soften the appearance of a garden, it is often better to planting shrubs, and flowering plants alongside them. These will create a softer background and are also less likely to cause any damage to the garden. Shrubs can be planted almost anywhere in your garden, but sometimes you just can’t get enough foliage to fill out a vacant space in your garden. If you need to plant shrubs but cannot seem to find enough foliage to fill in the front area of your garden, then consider planting complementary ones instead. Planting shrubs next to each other on your garden will not only look good, but it will also help fill in any gaps in between them.
One useful tip is to always have a good supply of cut flower garden soil near by your flowering plants, so that they can quickly develop roots and start growing. Some flowers need to have their blossoms sown before they can grow up, so remember to prepare the soil before you plant them. You can purchase sowing seeds at most garden centres, and many people will sow their own flowers as well. Always make sure that the flowers are watered well before you begin growing them.
A nice way to create variation in flower arrangements is to vary the lengths of their stems. Taller stems growing towards the back can combine perfectly with short-stemmed varieties to create a stunning effect. A tall fountain is a great addition to any garden – but bear in mind that some fountains have sharp pointed leaves which may injure children or pets. The best types of flower arrangements have smooth, rounded stems with leaves that spread out to provide greater coverage on the plant’s surface. Also, look for flowers with wide leaves so they don’t block the view for visitors.
Another option for those of you who like to arrange flowers but who don’t have hours to spend planting, is to buy flowers in small pots and plant them in pots. There are many types of sunflowers available, and there are also several varieties of Chinese sunflowers. Most of these varieties grow well in shallow, sandy soil, so if you live in an area where the seasons are generally dry, you may find that your selection of flowers will not grow very large.