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How to Plant and Grow Black Eyed Susan Flower Seeds

October 15, 2008

The Black Eyed Susan is a flower that just about everyone recognizes. Its yellow and black coloring makes it an unmistakable flower that can grow almost anywhere. Plant Black Eyed Susan flower seeds in a flower bed, a meadow or anywhere that needs a dash of bright color.

Black Eyed Susan seeds are fast growing, emerging in as little as a week. They soon grow to a 3’ plant that is full of brightly-colored flowers. These flowers are often grown as wildflowers and used in wild areas or in gardens that are landscaped with native flowers. They easily resist drought and don’t need watering. Black Eyes Susan seeds should be planted in full sun if possible, but they are also known to tolerate partial shade.

The seeds are planted close to the surface of the ground, with only about 1/16” of soil covering them. The soil needs little preparation and does not require fertilizer. Black Eyed Susan seeds will grow in even poor soils that won’t grow less hearty flowers. They also have a strong resistance to plant disease and insects, making them extremely low maintenance flowers to grow. With almost no care black eyed susan seeds will bloom into tall, sturdy plants that bloom with graceful flowers.

Zinnia Flower Seeds

October 14, 2008

If you’re looking for a brightly-colored flower that will bloom from spring through fall, zinnias may be just what you’re looking for. Zinnia flower seed are easy to grow from seeds and grow quickly from their first sprout to their blooming stage. With a germination time of as little as a week, they are a popular plant for gardeners who want to see results quickly. Zinnia flower seeds only need a light covering of soil in order to start sprouting, and they don’t need any special fertilizing techniques.

If you find that you love the colors of zinnia flowers, there are many different types of zinnia that can be used in different parts of your garden. There are small varieties that can be planted in small spaces or in small containers. There are also much larger zinnias that can be used in the back row of flower beds or as the focal point of a garden.

Depending on the type of zinnia flower seeds that are planted, it’s possible to grow a plant that is 1.5’ tall or one that is a full 3’ tall. You can choose one type and blend it with other flower types, or you might choose several varieties of zinnia flower seeds and use them in different areas of the garden for a varied use of zinnia color.

Red Corn Poppy Seeds

October 14, 2008

Poppies always make eye-catching flowers that are beautiful to have in a garden. Red corn poppies are one of the most eye-catching because of their intense, bright color. The color is an extremely bright red with a black center that contrasts spectacularly with the red petals. They grow into large plants, about 2’ high, and have flowers that are as large as 4” across. They bloom from the earliest spring days through the heat of July.

Red corn poppy seeds can be planted around the mailbox, along the edges of a walkway or in a flowerbed for a dramatic statement. They also make great border flowers to separate different areas of your garden. They will grow well in full sunlight, but they will also thrive in partial shade. If you live in a drought-prone area, red corn poppy seeds are the perfect seeds to plant. They have a strong resistance to drought and will grow in the driest of summers.

Planting red corn poppy seeds is a great way to ensure that your spring garden will have a vibrant burst of color. The deep red color of the flowers and the large size of the blooms makes the red corn poppy an unforgettable plant.

Flowers From Seeds

October 12, 2008

Growing flowers from seeds is a very different experience from buying and planting an established plant. When you buy a plant, it has been grown from seed by someone else and will be deeply affected by how it was cared for during that time. In many cases, the buyer gets the plant home only to find out that it isn’t healthy and has been kept too long in a small pot.

When a gardener plants flowers from seeds, their own care and nurturing determines how the plant will grow. In most cases, simply growing them in the ground or a plant container instead of in the tiny pots that many commercial growers use will mean having healthier plants.When you decide to start growing flowers from seeds, prepare the soil by removing the grass, weeds and other plants from the area. Break up the top inch of the soil with a rake or tiller. Mix a little bit of sand in with your flower seeds in order to have a better idea of where your seeds land as you sprinkle them onto the soil. Sprinkle a very light layer of soil over the seeds or use a rake to lightly mix the seeds into the soil. Read the directions for each seed packet to find out how much water they require. After they begin to sprout, your seeds probably won’t need much more care in order to produce strong, healthy plants.

Keep Gardening. Jeff

Annual Flower Seeds

October 10, 2008

Annual flowers experience one season of sprouting, blooming and growing before dying once the cold weather sets in. The most economical way for you is to use annual flower seeds instead of plants. You can get 1,000 seeds for what on plant would cost. Most of them don’t need regular fertilizing and are relatively easy to care for. Just a little fertilizer at the time the seeds are planted is generally enough for the year. And because annuals don’t last through the winter, there is no need to take any special winter precautions for them. They bloom, bring beauty to a garden, container or flower bed and then make way for other plants and flowers the following year.

With annual flowers, you are free to experiment with many different types of flowers to see which ones you enjoy most. If you find that one type is difficult to maintain, simply don’t plant that one the next year. There is no commitment when you grow annual plants. You can easily have a completely different garden from one year to the next without having to transplant the old flowers elsewhere to make room for new ones.

Annuals come in every imaginable color and can add a breathtaking array of flower sizes and shapes to a garden. They require very little maintenance and grow into lush green plants that will bring a garden to life with blooming flowers.

Keep Gardening. Jeff

Perennial Flower Seeds

October 10, 2008

If you know exactly what type of flowers you want in your garden year after year, plant perennial flower seeds. When you plant and grow perennials, the same flowers will come back again each year. This means not having to replant the garden each year, leaving you more time for other pursuits.
Growing perennial flower seeds usually require a little maintenance once the plants have become established. After planting, the plants grow the stems, leaves and petals that will be visible above ground. During the coldest months, these visible portions may wither away, but the roots will continue to thrive below the ground. When the warmer months come, they will once again grow the upper portions of the plants and you will have new stems and new blooms waiting to open.
For busy people, perennial seeds give them the peace of mind of knowing that beautiful flowers will grow again next year, even if they are too busy to plant more seeds. This keeps flower beds replenished and the space looking well cared for.
Some perennial seeds will wait in the ground through the spring before sprouting while others will start growing right away. But whichever type you choose, you know that the plant will come back again and again, making perennial flower seeds a great investment for your garden.

Free Flower Seeds Every Friday

October 4, 2008

Rose Mallow

Rose Mallow

Every Friday we will be giving away at least 5 packets of free seeds to one of our readers that are signed up on our blog for our RSS Feed or with their email address. Check back to the site on Fridays to see if you won. We will be starting to give seeds away Friday 10/10/08. Read more

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