Grow Your Own Blooms: Starting a Cut Flower Garden


If you're ready to start a garden of your own, here's a  guide with tips for  flower gardening for beginners. 

From choosing the right location and preparing the soil to selecting the right plants to grow and how to maintain them, I’ve got you covered!


CHOOSE THE RIGHT LOCATION. Your garden will thrive with at least 6 hours of daily sun, well-draining soil, and access to a water source.

PREPARE THE SOIL.  Remove weeds and other debris, break up and aerate the soil, add organic matter and perform a soil test.


SELECT THE RIGHT PLANTS TO GROW. Determine which plants will thrive in your hardiness zone , existing soil conditions, and sunlight.


KNOW WHEN TO PLANT YOUR FLOWERS.  Wait until the last frost date to plant your flowers in the garden. Be sure to harden off or acclimate any indoor plants before bringing outdoors.


KNOW HOW TO WATER YOUR FLOWER GARDEN. Water deeply and less frequently to encourage deep root growth.  Water the soil, not the foliage.


MAINTAIN YOUR GARDEN. Control weeds, deadhead any spent flower heads, and support your tall flowers to keep them from falling over.


STAY ON TOP OF CONTROLING COMMON PESTS AND DISEASE. Space your plants to give enough airflow, don't overwater, and walk the garden daily to react to pest issues early.


If you're a beginner gardener, starting a flower garden can seem intimidating at first, but it can also be a rewarding experience. Visit the blog for more tips.

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