You'll love having a Flower Garden

Flower Gardening step-by-step with Marion Owen

What you'll learn: Flowers are one of life's simple pleasures. Following Marion's guidance you will enjoy the richness of a vibrant garden.

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The reasons why a flower garden is an excellent choice

Bring the beauty of flowers into your own backyard with Marion Owen's guides.

Flower gardening is a wonderful excuse to get your hands dirty and see the beautiful fruits of your labor. All it takes is a little research, some elbow grease, a little bit of patience, and a desire to create something beautiful.

Flowers are one of the most beautiful things in nature. It's no wonderful we take so many photos of them! Flowers are bright, colorful, and inspiring. They bring us joy when we see them in their natural habitat. And they also add so much more to our lives when we grow them ourselves.

Whether you grow flowers to attract birds or pollinators into your yard or to create bouquets for friends and family members as gifts, growing flowers is a fun activity for everyone.

The flower garden is also a great place for kids to learn about plants and how different types grow differently depending on where they're planted (and why). It's also a great way to brighten up your indoor spaces when the days are drizzly and gray.

Flower gardening is a hobby that many people enjoy. For one thing, it's a great place for kids to learn about plants. It allows you to be creative and express yourself through your garden.

Create beautiful landscapes filled with flowers and plants that will brighten up your yard and the surrounding area. You can create a flower garden border, edging or a flower garden fence. Plus, you can mix and match flowers with herbs and vegetables. Best of all, flowers bring joy to passers-by.

Flower gardening is also an inexpensive hobby, (so long as you don't get carried away!) because most of the supplies needed for this type of gardening can be found at local hardware stores, garden centers, or your own garden, as in making compost.

Now if you're first starting out (flower gardening 101), start by getting your soil tested. This gives you a strong foundation for all your flower gardening efforts. For example, if you have sandy soil, then look for plants that will thrive in sandy soil/.Adding compost improve your soil overall.

If you have clay soil, then look for plants that grow best in clay soil. Again, compost works wonders.

You'll also want to think about where your garden will be located—in full sun, shade, in a windy zone or near your kitchen if you're interested in utilizing edible flowers.

Need some flower garden ideas? Look through catalogs, visit other gardens, see what works in your area. Then decide what flowers you want to grow, be they annuals, perennials or flowering shrubs. Consider drawing up your own flower garden planner.

Also take into consideration how they should be cared for while they're growing, and how much care, maintenance will be required once they've been planted in your garden.

Remember, if you're in the "flower gardening for beginners" category, trust the process. Besides, motion breeds clarity. Also, you don't have to get it perfect, you just have to get it going!