Plan your own Flower Garden

Team WOWRAL Jun 28, 2016

"The Earth laughs in flowers."

Ralph Waldo Emerson very aptly said it. The mere sight of these little beings brings cheer and happiness and helps you feel fresh even when you have had the worst of day. The colors, the brightness, the fragrance, the patter and designs: everything is so amazing about them that you cannot take your eyes off them.

As children, we remember we would find ourselves running to gardens and admiring the flowers and playing alongside them. Such fond memories. But the times have passed. People have shifted to smaller houses, where there is no extra place for gardening and all we end up doing is placing plastic or paper flowers in costly ceramic vases on table.

But there is always a way if you are ready to put some extra time and a little effort. Yes, it might take a weekend but the results will be happiness and joys. So are you ready? We are hereby providing a few steps that can help you have your own garden however small or big and be smiling about it for it will be your creation. Nothing is more satisfying than seeing a little sprout coming out of a seed that you had sown few days back.

1. Get the right soil

1. Get the right soil

According to the place you live in and the weather and climatic conditions that prevail, get the right kind of soil for your flowers. It is like choosing food for yourself. Won't you go for the best?

Be it alluvial, black, sandy or dry choose it according to the atmosphere. The best way to know that is by visiting a plant nursery nearby.

2. Know the right fertilizers and manures

2. Know the right fertilizers and manures

Do a little survey and find the best manures. Cow dung one is preferred for it does not contain any harmful chemicals and hence your plants will not be burned. Ask the plant nursery people and they will recommend you to the right place and may also provide you the same. Show them the size of the pot or place you are planning to plant the flowers in and they will tell you the amount as well.

3. Place the sapling/ seed well

3. Place the sapling/ seed well

Whether you want to plant a sapling directly or seeds, make a hold in the center of the pot filled with manure mixed soil. No after this, cover the seed with soil completely and add little water on the top.

In case of saplings, let the delicate stem and leaves on top of the soil and strengthen the stem by surrounding it with soil in proper circle. No water the soil around the stem and not directly on the plant itself.

4. Be gentle with water

4. Be gentle with water

Do not ever use the direct force of a water pipe on the stems or roots. The flowers are delicate and so are the leaves but roots and stems are not way too strong. Excess pressure might harm them or break them completely. Use a sprinkler hose. Also, never over water your indoor plants. Just make the soil moist.

5. Deweeding

5.  Deweeding

De- weed your plants time to time or else the nutrition will be absorbed by them and the growth of your plants will be not be good. Also, it give a very unclean look, right?

6. Support the plants properly

6. Support the plants properly

Some plants are very delicate and while some are completely creepers. Provide them proper support in form of a mesh, wire or stick that even enhances the look of the flower pot/ vessel and helps the plant grow well. Lying down without support will not help the plant growth and hence, no flowers.

7. Deheading the flowers

7. Deheading the flowers

This is a crucial step. You must dehead the dried or non flowering end- away from the buds, the stem and leaves.

Deheading ensures continuous growth and proper nutrition.

It is not tough, but neither easy

It is not tough, but neither easy

All you need to have is a little patience and creativity. Use any old buckets, tyres, trunks, go crazy while painting them or doing any art work and then plant flowers. Love them and you will realize that they smile back at you.

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