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Get started with a field of flowers as this article discusses the following:
* Types of flowers to plant
* The benefits of a field of flowers
* Maintaining your field
Types of Flowers to Plant
When it comes to planting a field of flowers, unbeknownst to some gardeners, preparing an area for growing an abundance of flowers is different than merely planting a rose or tulip garden. How so? When it comes to planting a field of flowers, you need to:
* Ensure your area gets lots of sunlight, and there is a way to water the plants. If you live in a climate where it does not rain as much, having a draining and water system. A system like this is essential to ensure your field of flowers thrives.
* Prepare your ground or the area for the field of flowers to ensure there are weeds or dead plants that could prevent floral growth.
* Research types of flowers to plant.
* Plant either in late spring or early summer.
Once you have taken the time to prepare your ground by doing the above, now is the fun part – planting the flowers.
If you are looking for some floral inspiration, here are flowers that are sure to make your once open field or green patch, feel like a whimsical garden.
African Daisy – This wildflower daisy can grow up to four inches in width. It comes in shades of white, yellow, and orange.
Agave – Considered a flower stalk, the agave flower has yellow and green flowers. The leaves can get up to 10 inches wide and be as high as 6 inches.
Baby Blue Eyes – Add a splash of color with Baby Blue Eyes. This sky blue and the cup-shaped flower is commonly found in California; however, can thrive in warm climates. They can grow all through to spring.
Celandine – This bright butter-yellow flower has a delicate stem and can add pops of yellow to any green pasture.
Corn Flowers – Also known as Bachelor’s Button, this wildflower comes in blue, white, pink, and red. If you are looking to veer away from the typical green and white flowers, why not consider Corn Flowers as part of your field of flowers.
Foxgloves – A native in woodlands, the foxglove is a flower that thrives in damp and shaded areas. One thing to note about the foxglove is that it blossoms on a biennial schedule.
The Benefits of a Field of Flowers
Did you know that many benefits come with caring for flowers? There are even more benefits that come with planting a field of flowers; the benefits include:
* Natural air purifier – Flowers are a great way to detoxify the air you breathe. With all the pollution that comes from cars and construction sites, planting flowers can help promote clean air.
* Mood enhancer – When you send a bouquet, the mood of the recipient instantly changes for the better. With a field of flowers, you are creating your own personal oasis and sanctuary that can boost your mood.
* Emit a soothing scent – There is a reason they say to take a break and smell the flowers because the smell of a flower is soothing and peaceful.
* Edible – Before picking up a random wildflower and eating it, make sure to do your research and see which flowers are edible and are not.
* Decorative – Try picking wildflowers to add to a vase or using it for art. Wildflowers can be used for decorative purposes.
Maintaining Your Field
When it comes to maintaining your field, you shouldn’t see it as work or burdensome. You should see it as calming and meditative. When it comes to gardens, especially a field of flowers, planters should see it as something that offers many benefits in the long run.
Here are some maintenance tips that are sure to keep your field of flowers growing and to thrive:
* Watering – Whether you decide to install a drain or water system, or if you choose to use the proper old-fashioned hose to water your field manually, your flowers must get watered. Without water, your flowers, especially the ones that have not bloomed yet, need water to blossom.
* Weeds – For some, they may see wildflowers as weeds; however, there are the weeds such as the thistle that can turn your beautiful field into something not so attractive. What is a solution? You can prevent the spreading of certain weeds by removing them at the core.
* Constant Sun Exposure – For a field of flowers to thrive, it not only needs water, but it also requires the sun. You have to consider planting in a space that had maximum sun exposure because if not, the flowers wouldn’t grow. If a tree or a large plant is obstructing your flowers, it can prevent from increasing.
Whether you are looking to turn your garden into a pasture with wildflowers or maybe you own a ranch and want to add some colors to the greenery – planting wildflowers can give that splash of color you seek. For the most part, wildflowers are low-maintenance and can sometimes be dependent on the season and climate to where they are planted. If you aren’t sure about what kind of wildflowers to grow in your field, visit a local botanist or florist, and they can assist you with all your floral questions.