7 Questions to Ask a Florist When Planning Wedding Flowers (via Flowers * Weddings *Events)


Maybe this will help brides to ask the right questions.

So you have your venue and date for your wedding, and your next step is decor and flowers. What questions should you ask when you meet with a wedding florist? 1. How do the flowers get to the wedding? Do you offer delivery services and what is included? Do you have a service where you move florals and decor from the ceremony site to the reception? 2. Do you offer rental vases and containers? 3. H … Read More

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Happy Anniversary! (via Gwendolyn’s Garden)


Here is a nice story from Gwendolyn’s Garden

Although I know that today is garden blogger bloom day, it is also my wedding anniversary.  To celebrate, I have been thinking back to those flowers that were a part of our "big day"  long ago. First, sadly, I have to apologize for the lack of photos- it seems impossible, but no one really had a digital camera way back then, so I don't have a single digital photo of the day, or the flowers. So- the flowers.  Family tradition is that whatever flow … Read More

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Sedum Plantings


Sedum Perennial Plant

Sedum Perennial Plant

SEDUM PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS

1. Best time to  is spring or fall.

 2. Sedum looks best in clusters, so plant in grouping of three or more.

 3. Plant it in a location with full sun to light shade.

 4. Prepare the garden bed, loosening soil.

 5. Be sure the soil is light and well draining.

 6. Depth of hole should be 12”- 15”.

 7. Mix in a 2”- 4” layer of compost.

 8. Space plants 6” to 2’ apart (depends on the variety).

 9. Remove plant from its container, Carefully.

 10. Be sure top of the root ball is level with the soil surface.

 11. Gently fill soil in around the root ball.

 12. Firm the soil lightly.

 13. Water thoroughly.

 

 

SEDUM CARE

A. Apply a thin layer of compost each spring, followed by a 2-inch layer of mulch to retain moisture and control weeds.

 

B. Divide Sedum plants every 3 to 4 years as new growth begins in the spring, lifting plants. 

  1.Older plants tend to split in the center if they have not been divided.dividing them into clumps.

C. Remove seed heads in spring when the new growth begins to show.

 

D. Water plants during the summer if rainfall is less than 1 inch per week.


E. After the first killing frost, cut stems back to an inch or two above soil line.

Planting Japanese Painted Fern – Effortless Directions


HOW TO PLANT


JAPANESE PAINTED FERN

Effortless Directions

 

Ferns love the shade therefore this perennial plant needs to be planted in a rich, damp soil in partial to full shade. The Japanese painted fern is slow growing, forming clusters that gradually increase in size over a number of years. The fronds are deciduous, dying back when touched by hard frost.

To plant a fern, follow these simple steps:
 
1). Select a shady spot in the garden.

2). Prepare a deep planting hole.
 
3). Fill it with plenty of compost or shredded leaves.
 
4). Add a few small stones to improve drainage, if you like.
 
5). Place the plant in the ground.
 
6). Firm the soil around it.
 
7). Water well.
 
Japanese Painted Fern

Japanese Painted Fern

ADDITIONAL FERN INFORMATION
 
 

A. Your plant should thrive for years with little attention.

B. If your soil is poor, apply organic compost and mulch from time to time.

C. In dry periods, make sure to keep the soil moist.
 
D. Most people will let the plants grow naturally.
 
E. You can prune dead or damaged leaves(also called fronds).
 
 

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Hosta Planting Simple Easy Steps!


Hosta Perennial Plants

PLANTING HOSTA

Easy Instructions

Hosta plant

Hosta plants are a mainstay in many landscapes and gardens, very popular and easy to care for. A remarkable perennial plant that are sturdy and hardy all maintaining a classic look. Most Hosta prefer a shady area but some Hosta like yellow leaved ones, need a period of full sun to appear and function at their finest. For a spectacular display plant your Hosta in a circular design underneath shady trees or use them for an impressive borders along a pathway.

PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS

 

1. To help avoid heat stress from the midday sun, plant your Hosta in the evening or when cloudy.

2. Choose a shady area for planting your Hosta.

 

3. The hole should be dug slightly larger than the root ball in an area protected by temperature extremes.

 
4. Spread the roots out evenly and work the soil in between them as you firm the planting area. DO NOT cover the crown area.
 
5. Water the plant to settle the soil and add additional media if necessary.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ADDITIONAL HOSTA INFORMATION

 

A. WATERING: Water the plants without fail and keep in mind that recently planted Hosta need more water with greater regularity than established plants which have developed root systems and have built-up reserves. Water the recent plantings daily for a week or so and then gradually decrease the watering as the plant matures. Don’t allow the soil stay excessively damp, test for wetness by digging through the dirt prior to watering.
 

B. FERTILIZING: Helps extends long-lasting plant life, fertilize in the first part of spring every year with a good quality fertilizer. Recommended that you let the plants establish themselves first and then add fertilizer if needed. Fragile, limp stalks can result from over-fertilization.

 

C. MULCHING: Mulching establishes a barricade that lessens the likelihood of soil borne disorders and fungus from reaching your Hosta, mulching helps hold the moisture in the soil, keeps the roots cool and helps control weed growth. For greatest advantage, mulch roundabout the transplant to about a 2 inch deepness, avoiding the plants stem.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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How to plant a Daylily in 6 easy steps!


Daylily perennial flowers

How to Plant a Daylily
 
 
In 6 easy steps!
 
 
Working in the garden is a great way to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Planting daylilies or any other plant shouldn’t be stressful or a confusing task. In this article follow this few simple steps on how to plant your daylilies and remember your daylily plant likes the sun so take into account when choosing the area to plant in. Then in a few short weeks you’ll be able to see your beautiful plants start to grow. How rewarding!
 
Daylilies are a perennial plant meaning they will return each year for several years to come. Very hardy, dependable and are also able to withstand some of the harshest environments including droughts. Keep in mind though your plant will still need to be watered throughout the season.
 

Things You’ll Need

 
daylily plant(s)
gardening gloves (optional)
garden hand shovel
organic matter/compost material
garden water hose
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

    Planting Steps 1-6

 

Step 1. Select a sunny location.
 
 
Step 2. Space plants apart; spacing varies according to variety.
 
 
Step 3. Dig a hole 12″ deep and add organic matter/compost material.
 
 
Step 4. Create a cone of soil in the planting hole and place the daylily on top. Daylily roots are fibrous and need to be spread out when planting.
 
 
Step 5. Plant with the crown one inch below the soil surface.
 
 
Step 6. Firm the soil and water thoroughly.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

    Tips & Warnings

 Spring and fall are the best planting times.

 Daylily plants come in a wide range of sizes; General guidelines for spacing plants: Small Flower: 16-24″ Large Flower: 18-30″
 
Daylilies require little special care to perform well, but with some extra attention they can be truly spectacular.
 
An early and late season feeding keeps them going strong. Feed twice a year, once in spring prior to blooming and again a few months later during the blooming season.
 
Mulch once in summer to conserve moisture and again in with for protection from freezing.
 
To encourage increased flowering, deadhead to remove spent blossoms that don’t drop off on their own.
 
Cut off the scapes at ground level when blooming stops, taking care not to damage the crown.
 
Daylilies prefer full sun and well drained areas, neutral to lightly acidic soil. Some varieties benefit from partial shade.
 
Be careful to never cover the whole crown.
 
 
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