5 Tips to Grow and Maintain Flowers

Published On: June 24, 2017By
Maintain Flowers

Grow and Maintain Flowers

Flowers are not only a mean for bees to make honey, but are also very important for human beings to add color in various settings, especially at parties and weddings. Furthermore, they are significant in both natural settings and man-made situations.

Finding the perfect arrangement of flowers at a wedding is quite difficult since everyone has their own sense of style. Even a simple monotonous table can be made appealing by adding a vase of flowers on it.

Specialists at Flowers For Everyone have come up with a few tips and tricks to take care of indoor as well as outdoor flowers.

1. Soil is the Soul

The soil consists of organic matter and minerals. Decayed microorganisms and plants make up the organic matter, while the rocks broken down from weathering create the minerals. When the soil does not contain what the plants need, they may grow poorly or die.
Plant roots take up nutrients and use them to grow and produce flowers.

A soil’s water-holding capability varies by soil type, with heavy clay soils being the most water retentive and sandy soils being the most porous and draining quickly, hence soil-type must be suitable for the flower-type you want to grow. Before you decide to grow any flower, make sure to do a bit of research on it and know about the suitable soil for the bud.

2. Rid Pests Before They Infest

Pesticides are chemicals that kill or manage the population of pests. There are many different types of pesticides on the market today, but the most common are herbicides and insecticides, which kill or manage unwanted plants and insects. The benefits of pesticides include increased food or flower production, increased profits for farmers (on agricultural level) and the prevention of diseases.

But you need to know which pesticide is suitable for which plant. Buying the wrong pesticide may be harmful not just for the plant but also for the person planting it.

Chances of a pest invasion are less if the plants are indoor and set in a living room space. Nonetheless, you must keep a check every now and then.

3. Water and Flower Food for Cut Flowers

cut flowers

Once flowers are cut, they are deprived of the water, food and growth hormones that are provided to them by the mother plant in the pre-harvest stage. In order to allow the cut flower to still bloom in a natural way, while retaining its form, flower color, scent and leaf color, we need to supply it with flower food in the vase water. All cut flowers benefit from the nutrients in cut flower food when this is absorbed through the cutting edge of the stems. Good cut flower food should contain Ph regulators, water absorption promoters and nutrients.

4. Sunlight or Shade?

If the plant or flower is not cut, then its position is also very crucial. Although determining if a location will meet your plant’s sun requirements is not an exact science, it will give you a good idea of each garden area’s situation. When you go plant shopping, know what plants grow where, to make better purchasing choices. Daffodils, for example, grow and flower best in full sun, yet they do well under the canopy of a deciduous tree. In looking into geranium care I learned that it was just as easy to grow them in pots as it is to plant them in the ground, and you are then also able to move the pots indoors during the winter months.

5. Grooming

Grooming the flowers and their plants is necessary for them to grow to its full potential. Getting rid of the dead parts helps to speed their growth.
Things you can cut once you see them on the plant or flower are:

  • Dead wood or leaf
  • Damaged flower or wood
  • Misplaced stems

If you decide to travel abroad or go on a summer vacation, then make sure to leave a list of “To-Do’s” for the person left in charge to take care of the plants and flowers and prevent them from wilting and dying in your absence.

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