Flowers are a great gift idea

Published on July 17, 2006 In Gifts 265 Viewings Rated Bookmark it

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Article We have always been enamoured of flowers as a great gift idea, so it makes sense to want to produce these natural plants in your own yard or garden. Good cultivation of a flower bed could be useful as a hobby and eventually in achieving the perfect bouquets to decorate a home. Of course, wildflowers are the easiest option, if they can be found near your home. These are the hardiest of blossoms, always abundant in the places where they have been deposited. Wildflowers require no human assistance to show their colors.

If you are trying to grow flowers in a specific bed, there are many choices, having mostly to do with when the flowers will bloom. A basic choice is between annual flowers, which last only for one growing season, or the hardier perennials, which can grow for years and years if properly cultivated. Annual flowers can be better for a longer blooming time, for more robust blossoms, and for more micromanaged growing conditions. Perennials in many cases will produce less vivid flowers over a number of years. There are also Biennials, flowers which don't blossom at all the first growing season and die after the second. There are obvious disadvantages to biennials, but for the avid gardener, they remain part of a varied flower bed.

Annuals come in different varieties, and some are more fragile than others. More delicate plants, called 'tender' annuals, are probably more for the advanced gardener and in suitable conditions. Stronger annuals will be more likely to outlast rough soil or handling and other potential problems. Some annuals can withstand the vestiges of frost or stand up to the elements in other ways.

Perennials, then, need to be studied for their blossoming patterns, and for other particular growing conditions. Perhaps the most popular perennial is the rose, grown in thorny bushes. The rose is among the most familiar flowers, used widely in our social rituals, as a gift between lovers or friends, and enjoyed as the subject of classic poetry and literature. Rose bushes are tenacious and with the right conditions can provide lasting enjoyment in your yard or garden.

The gardener will want to look at growing conditions, as also at color schemes, to create a vivid and eye-catching garden. Consider whether the plants will be needed only for a season, or whether they should last into future years, growing along with their tenders. In any case, a lively crop of blooming beauties will enable the gardener to do as the florists suggest: Say it with Flowers.

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Admin said...

flowers are a good idea to shoe your love, affection to family frieds even boy friends and girl friends. While selecting one, understanding the meaning of each flower color is must.