Gardening Information – Choosing the Best Plants For Your Garden
If you’re like my wife and I you may buy plants on an impulse only to find no place in the garden that really suits them. It is best to survey the garden area and chose you plants and seeds with the exact planting location in mind. Once you have considered the location shop for plants according to how much sun and shade they need,the condition of the soil and whether your aspect is sheltered or windswept. This process will help buy the best plants for your situation resulting in healthier plants and a more vibrant garden.
If you are unsure as to the suitability of your soil, test your soil to determine the pH level. If you find the soil is poor add some nutrients with fertilizer. Also the alkalinity will help you to decide which plants will do best in that location. The more your plants like the soil you already have the less soil reconditioning you will need to do. Also if you find that you want a few special plants you can use containers with specific soil optimized for that plant. You could avoid a major soil reconditioning program that way.
Once you have investigated your soil and decided which plants you want for which areas of the garden you may want to consider placement in terms of foliage and blossom color, in other words garden design. You could place your chosen plants around the garden bed in their pots to see how they will look before you plant making certain that you have an interesting combination of colors and textures of plants.
Regarding color scheme, you can get more from your garden and maintain the harmony by planting flowers that blossom in staggered seasons. Choosing flowers that bloom early mid and late season lets you have color longer.
Whats really cool about a garden is if you don’t like what get you can take out plants and add plants at will in fact that’s what makes gardening so addictive.