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Pink Flowers In Your Garden

Pink Flowers In Your Garden

Pink flowers are some of the most wanted plants; the reason for their great popularity is explained by their very positive and optimistic color. A pink flower can signify grace, gentility, joy and happiness. Here are just a few ideas about how to use pink flowers to color your home and garden.

Flowers are always an ideal way of bringing color and beauty even to the grayest corner of all; purple and pink flowers are often the right choice when it comes to creating a daring vivid look. Small pink flowers are ideal for children’s room, particularly if you have a little girl, for the kitchen as well as for the living room or family room.

White Flowers In Your Garden

White Flowers In Your Garden

If you’d like to create a white garden, though, there are many beautiful white flowers you could consider. If you want to bloom all season, take into account when things bloom and plan accordingly. Don’t limit your choices to traditional annual, perennial or biennial flowers alone. Try to surround yourself with white flowered plants of all kinds to extend the white garden so it can envelope you in its magic. Look for white flowers on bulbs, trees, shrubs, vines, and roses that bloom from early spring through late fall, and select those with silver and gray or blue foliage when you can as these will increase the shimmering quality of the garden.
Sprinkling your flower garden with white flowers will let your garden stand out when it becomes dusk outside.

Dandelion – Popular Edible Weed

Dandelion – Popular Edible Weed

Our name for Dandelion comes from the French Dent de Lion, meaning “lion’s tooth.” This refers to the jagged points on the leaves, which look like sharp teeth. Whether it is named this because of its jagged leaves or jagged yellow flower is unknown. The French grow dandelions to eat, just as we grow lettuce in our gardens.


The dandelion’s official name is Taraxacum Officinale. This simply means “the official remedy for disorders”. The whole plant is actually edible. This plant is very commonly found in many parts across the world, but not many know of its wonderful health benefits. The dandelion is often considered just a beautiful flowering plant. But this plant is one of the most widely used medicinal herbs by Chinese traditional medicine practitioners.

Outdoor Plants – Campanula

Outdoor Plants – Campanula

The Italian Bellflower is one of the best of all summer-flowering trailing plants. For generations it has been grown on windowsills and sideboards, its long grey-green stems tumbling down the side of the pot. During the summer these stems bear a profusion of small star-shaped flowers.

The blooms are clustered at the tips of the stems, and one of the secrets of success for prolonging the display is to remove the flowers once they have faded. Campanulas are no problem – all you have to provide are bright and fairly cool conditions and a compost which is kept moist throughout the growing season. Once flowering is over, cut back the stems and keep cool and fairly dry during the winter rest period.

Choose Summer Flowers For Your Garden

Choose Summer Flowers For Your Garden

Summer flowers and bedding plants are a great way to instantly add color to your lawn. Summer flowers start appearing in garden centers in the early spring, but you should be careful to plant only after the danger of freezing weather has passed. Summer flowers produce the best results when purchased ready to plant rather than trying to grow them yourself from seeds. Selecting the right summer flowers for your area can be quite a task, especially if you are planting your first flower garden. Here are some suggestions as to which flowering plants may be right for your situation:

If your flowerbed is in direct sunlight for the majority of the day, you will want to choose a hardy, heat-resistant plant. Some of the better choices for full sun are marigolds, zinnias, and petunias.

Petunias

Petunias

The petunia can make a beautiful addition to the sunny garden. They range in height from 12 to 15 inches tall and come in a large variety of single and bicolor plants. Their bright shades of blue, purple, pink, white, red and yellow will bloom all summer.

Petunias make wonderful bedding plants and when planted in large numbers provide a delicious, unforgettable fragrance. They can be used for borders and in mass plantings in the garden. They are also wonderful for use in a hanging basket, patio container, or window box where they will cascade down with a tidal wave of color. Although mostly used as annuals, petunias are considered a tender perennial and can be used as houseplants in a sunny window or in a greenhouse in the winter.