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Flowers in the garden
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Some of the best things happen every morning in my garden. The garden itself is not too big. You can hop-step-and-jump from the front door to the gate leading to the road without any trouble, or seeing anything of the garden. But then, if there is grass and at least one flowering plant, we must call that as a garden.

Why we grow flowers when we can grow vegetables? This might not be the topic one wants to discuss in front of the lady of the house. She does not want vegetables, at least not from the garden. She prefers to get them from the supermarket. Did I mention the cat that never goes to the market?

Anyway, the lady of the house goes to the market but she does not buy flowers. She buys vegetables. She does not buy chocolates or crackers, only the green, green vegetables. This might put some people off, you know, always vegetables.

So, to balance this oddity, we grow some flowers in the garden. Most of the time, the flowers grow on their own. We don’t plant them or anything, we just let them grow. On odd occasions, we might plant a rose cutting and watch it last through the season. Then, the next season, we remember how the rose plant died and in remembrance, we don’t plant anything. Wonder how the rose plant is feeling, the one that died.


Coming to the flowers in the garden, they seem to be related to the vegetables in the market. I mean, one cannot have both. One must sacrifice one to get another. This kind of thinking has led many people to grow vegetables in their garden. You know how you are surprised to see roses in the supermarket. But that has to happen…balance of nature and all that stuff. Hope you like flowers.

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    1. Being practical in life can have its own garden in the backyard. At home, the family gathered together to have beautification of our garden during weekends. We have flowers alongside the pathway and veggies at the back part of the house. I guess we had created a Farmville that wasn’t be called virtual.

    2. Good to hear of your family adventure. The garden makes the house so pretty. Good luck with your Farmville. Try some fruits if you have the space.

    3. Growing flowers in the garden is a very complicated job because very flower is pretty and sure but the best choice is difficult for the person who is growing the best flowers in his garden.

      Flower gardens can turn an ordinary area into a colorful showcase or create a border that pops. Whether you choose an easy to manage perennial or a particularly touchy annual, growing flowers is a rewarding addition to any yard or landscape.

      Perennial plants come back year after year, growing in stature and size until they reach maturity. Some perennials lose their vigor after 3-4 years and may need to be replaced. One advantage to perennial flowers — beyond the fact that they do not require replanting every year — is that they can be divided and planted throughout the garden.

      When starting plants from seed, be sure that your soil has been adequately prepared. Dig a small hole in the ground according to the directions on the seed packet (usually about twice the depth of the seed) and drop in a couple of seeds. Cover with soil and water gently, but thoroughly. Be sure to keep the soil moist as the seed sprouts. If you have trouble getting seeds to grow, check out “Why Seeds Won’t Grow.”

      Many flowers are started in a greenhouse before moving to the garden. Whether you grow your own seedlings or purchase them from a garden store.

      Caring For Cut Flowers

      You may want to use some of your flowers for arrangements in the house. There are several techniques for keeping cut flowers that prolong their life — and enjoyment!

      Cut the stems under water to avoid letting air into the delicate plant cells. This can be done by cutting flowers in the garden, and immediately taking them inside to cut them again under a running faucet or in a bucket of water.
      Use a knife and cut the stem on an angle. This will open the veins and allow more water to be taken up. Scissors can seal off the stem by pushing the outside of the stem toward the middle.
      Immediately place the cut flowers in a clean vase filled with warm water. Remove all the leaves that are below the water line; they will quickly rot and pollute the water.
      Keep the vase in a cool spot for the first hour or two while the flowers recover from shock. Then display the arrangement away from cool or warm drafts and fruit (apples, for instance, emit ethylene gas — a hormone that promotes aging in flowers).
      Change the water in the vase daily to keep it fresh.


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