Want to know more about landscaping with flowers? Then you’ve come to the right place. I’ve spent many years working with local florists and flower shops in the Washington, DC, suburbs, and throughout the Carolinas and Maryland. I have helped them design beautiful flower gardens that fill my clients’ yards and make their Valentine’s Day perfectly romantic. Learn more about landscaping with flowers by following the links below.
Learn how to purchase, design, and present unique seasonal flower bouquets for every special occasion. From weddings to graduations to birthdays, arrange, color, arrange, trim, and shape these flowers in a traditional flower garden arrangement that reflects each season. The most popular flowers used in a Valentines Day flower-cutting garden include: white and pink roses, and red and white sweet peas. These blooms are easy to grow and can be placed in a variety of locations. Other seasonal flowers that are perfect for an arrangement in your own garden include: spring bulbs such as sunflowers, pansies, daisies, tulips, orchids, evergreens, and perennials.
My First Book About Landscaping with Flowers is written for experienced gardeners and beginners alike. Flowering gardens, even the most simple ones, can be dramatically improved with the right planning and layout. Plan your garden by considering what you want to accomplish, what colors you want to use, what height you want them at, and where you want them to go. My First Book About Landscaping with Flowers teaches readers how to incorporate all these details into a blooming garden that can enrich the surrounding scenery and even add beauty to themselves. You’ll need a few basic gardening tools including a sharp knife and a pair of good scissors. A full blooming flower can usually be achieved within two weeks.
The year in flowers continues with Spring. With careful planning, you can easily turn your yard into a lush green oasis filled with vibrant blooms. In addition to welcoming blooms, local flowers can provide food sources throughout the year. For example, Sweet peas offer berries and greens that can be consumed before they wilt, while sunflowers provide flowers and vegetables that can be enjoyed throughout the summer.
Autumn leaves represent the season that is ending. While a few leafy trees may not bloom at the right time, other leafy trees can provide food throughout the fall season. My First Book About Landscaping with Flowers provides detailed information about a variety of plants that can be used to accent existing plants while providing supplemental food during this crucial time of the year. Colorful goldenrod and red maple foliage and elegant burgundy-red maples offer rich color to a lawn while sweet pea and buttercup blossoms make a beautiful border for a garden.
Winter does not necessarily mean winter blues. If you are looking for bright seasonal flower growing tips, read “Spring in a Boxes” by Chris Gibson. Chris Gibson provides detailed information about how you can transform your backyard into a winter wonderland by following his simple flower growing plan. Unlike traditional flower growing booklets, this plan includes an easy-to-follow calendar so that you can properly plan your spring flower growing season. Additional flower growing tips include “flower bulb care,” which will help you recognize problems with your flower bulbs such as dry rot, which can quickly reduce the overall quality of your flowers.
Chris Gibson offers additional flower arranging techniques such as using miscellaneous tools including a glass globe, a cutting board, a pair of tongs, and a plastic ornament container. Using various miscellaneous tools will help you save time while also increasing your flower arranging productivity. For instance, instead of using a knife and scissors, you can make flower arrangements with a pair of sharpened metal utensils. A plastic ornament container is also an excellent tool to use since it keeps your bouquets and other arrangements from scattering all over the table.
As a final flower growing tip, let’s revisit flower arranging. When planning your bouquets, remember that you should try to coordinate the colors of your flowers with those of your decorations. The bouquets you use should complement your color scheme and theme, thus, you should avoid having flowers that clash with each other. The New York Times has featured flower arranging demonstrations in a number of different localities, including a tutorial for “The Graduate” and a look at “isite scenes” from the movie “Catch Me If You Can.”