How to Garden with Flowers
Planting flowers is easy if you know how. For transplants:
l Dig a hole just slightly bigger than the plant's rootball.
l Tap each side of the container to loosen the rootball.
l Place one hand over the top of the rootball and turn the container upside down, so the rootball is resting on your hand.
l Pull the container off with the other hand.
l Set the rootball in the hole right side up.
l Cover the rootball with loose soil and press down firmly.
l Water the rootball thoroughly.
For seeds: l Prepare your soil by scraping off the top layer of soil with a shovel and rake it to gently loosen.
l Sprinkle the seeds liberally around the planting area.
l Sprinkle potting soil over the top.
l Water thoroughly.
Bulbs: l Plant bulbs in areas with good drainage.
l Don’t use commercial fertilizer or fresh manure when planting.
l When cutting flowers, cut as little foliage as possible because that’s where food is stored for next year's blooming.
l Let foliage die on its own before trimming it back or digging up bulbs. Don’t trim back healthy green foliage or the bulb will not perform well next year.