flowers and heirlooms
Organic flower gardening is one of the easiest and most enjoyable activities that you can indulge yourself with. Any long-time gardener will tell you that no matter how much they have grown, seeing their flowering plants blossom into these bunches of colors and sweet-smelling floral scents is truly a magical experience. That alone is enough to convince anyone to grow an organic flower garden.
In order to have a colorful garden all throughout the year, you must carefully choose your plants based on their life span and blooming season. Annual flowering plants are the easiest to grow and blossom, but they only live for one year. Perennial flowering plants have a much longer life cycle, but you will usually have to wait for two years before they start to bloom flowers. These plants are great if you want to enjoy flowers in your garden at the start of every summer and carry on for several months.
It is so easy to find plants that will do well in sunny weather. Finding plants that will thrive in cold and darker climates is a bit more challenging. Pick plants whose blooming seasons fall on different times in a year so you are sure to have an array of beautiful flowers every season. Also, group small blooms in cluster and mix-match them with larger flowers to create an interesting combination of colors and texture in your garden.
Flowering plants do not require a special kind of soil as long as its already prepped up with organic matters and nutrients that they need. Annuals planted in a nutrient-rich soil may no longer need to be fertilized unless they are planted in containers. Potted soil is easily depleted of nutrients and must be replenished every once in a while.
Perennials, however, will need organic fertilizers (compost and mulching are recommended) once or twice each growing season because they will feed on the same soil for many years. Just be careful when applying organic fertilizers, as too much can damage their roots. Go easy on foliar applications as well, because too much can burn the flowers.
Heirloom seeds are open pollinated and produce the same plant year after year. All you have to do is save the seeds and replant the following year. These seeds usually have a historical past to them and have been carried down from generation to generation.
Most seeds that are sold at retail stores are hybrid seeds. They are seeds that have had their genetics changed. They are the results of many different plants combined to create a new variety of plant. They usually produce more crop, produce a more uniform product than a heirloom plant, and are usually disease and drought resistant.
here is nothing better tasting than a true heirloom vegetable. They are a little harder to grow and need more care to raise than a hybrid, but it is well worth every minute of the time.