FLOWER GARDEN

Team: Horticos


Very few things are as uplifting as a flower garden. Properly planned and prepared. It is possible to have not only healthy plants, but also blooms in the New Jersey garden for at least nine months of the year.

USES FOR FLOWERING PLANT

  • Edging border or filler for temporary and permanent gardens.

  • container planting,such as window boxes, pots, hanging baskets.

  • Cutting and drying flowers for arrangements, wreaths, pressing.

  • Herbes and others for cooking, medicinal, fragrance,tea or salad use.

CONSIDERATION

Reference books the internet and catalogs are good sources for information on the cultural requirements of individual flowering plants or of the specifications that a gardener may have for different personal or garend needs

  • Season / Length of Bloom

  • Height and Width

  • Flower / Foliage Colour

SITE SELECTION

  • Individual annuals and perennials have different requirements for sun, shade, parial sun, soil quality and drainage.

  • The majority prefers full sun, moderately rich garden soil,and good drainage.

BED DESIGN

  • The bed lines and plants placement is the most efficient way to plan the garden.

  • Flowerbeds can be created by laying flexible garden hose or twine on the ground until the appropriate form is obtained or by using a dribble of limestone.

PEST CONTROL

Pests take many forms, weeds, insects, fungal, viral, and bacterial diseases, mites, slugs and animals. Fortunately, many herbaceous plants are relatively undamaged by insects and disease.

PROPAGATION

Flowering plants are propagated from seed, cuttings,are division depending on species. Consult a reliable reference for information on individual plants.

PROBLEM SOLVING

When problems arise, consult a good reference book from the library or bookstore or with an agent, horticulturist,or Moster Gardener at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension in the your country. Some garden centers can also help. Most problems can be solved or controlled with cultural, biological, physical,or mechanical means.


BY TEAM: HORTICOS (B.voc - Horticulture - second year)

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