Flower Garden - Plant and Care

Flower Garden - Plant and Care

What belongs where? If you plan your garden completely new, you should first think about the floor plan and design a plan.

Here you roughly record the most important things that you want to have in the garden. High-growing plants come to the back of the garden and the smaller plants are planted in front of it. In this way, all the plants in your garden have the right location and come out well. Plan in advance what you would like to have in your flower garden. For example, the shapes of the beds and the varieties of flowers. It is recommended to choose easy to care for and evergreen flowers. Roses, for example, are ideal for covering and beautifying the small shed for garden tools and furniture.

In the flower garden, it is extremely important that you recognize the difference between weeds and desirable plants. There are different types of weed that make the bed appear beautifully colored, but whose proliferating roots can cause great damage underneath the surface. So it's important that you get to know the weeds. Only in this way can you keep it under control.

Soil quality

If you want to recreate your garden, you must first inform yourself about the soil condition before planting. Is the soil acid or alkaline (calcareous)? Certain plants like heather and rhododendron like acidic soil. Others like clematis prefer calcareous soil. Most flowers prefer a slightly acidic to neutral soil. To determine the pH of the soil, you need a commercially available soil tester. If too much acid is present, lime is added. However, if the soil is too alkaline, peat will be buried in the soil.


Now it's time to dig up the soil and incorporate humus-rich soil or mature compost into the soil. For about a week, leave the dug soil so it can sit down.

Now you can decide where to plant the selected varieties of flowers. However, it should be noted whether the flower prefers shade or prefer sun. In Germany popular and well-thriving flower varieties are, for example, perennials such as anemone (Anemone japonica), bellflower (Campanula), chrysanthemum (Cineraria) and carnations (Dianthus). Flowering bulbous and tuberous plants in spring are madonna lily (Lilium candidum), gladioli (Gladiolus) and iris. Cold-resistant annuals may also be present in a flower garden. These bloom in the summer months: Schleifenblume (Iberis) and Cornflower (Centaurea). The two-year-old plants are raised from seed in the first year and flower only in the second year. They are well suited as temporary "gap fillers". They also bloom in the summer. These include the lunar ivy (Lunaria) and the hollyhock (Althaea).

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