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    Help Me Garden

    I know there are many members here who know a lot about plants, gardening and things.

    I am wanting to landscape my yard this spring, this is the first spring I have lived at this home. There are no trees in the yard and not one single plant ...

    I want to spice it up. I was thinking in the front around the house planting something easy and cheap. Any ideas? I was thinking plants in the front, a few flowers and Sun Flowers.

    When should you plant Sun Flowers? Give me some pointers please on how I can make it look great without spending a lot of money?
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    I do a fair bit of gardening myself--but I'm affraid that I can't be of much help as I'm not familiar with your climate and what plants/trees/shrubs are suitable for your neck of the woods.

    I would suggest a gardening book that focuses on your area. There seem to be quite a few here:

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_b/...hern+gardening


    We can't even think about getting out into the gardens here for another five to six weeks or so. :033102st:

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    My readings have been more on being a florist than a gardener (since I don't have a garden :p) but I can do my research and give you some tips, especially about sunflowers which are very popular in the mediterranean

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    Knowing your hardiness zone is a good start. A hardiness zone is basically the average minimum temperature that a region will see in the course of a year and will dictate what kinds of plants (other than annuals which die at the end of the growing season anyway) one can grow.




    Scottsboro looks to be located firmly in the Zone 7 area--whereas I am on the border of Zones 3 & 4. Brrrrrrr....


    Knowing the typical length of your growing season is also key. The length of the growing season is determined by the last killing frost in the spring and the first killing frost of the fall. Something tells me that you have a rather long season down there.

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    Zinnias are easy, they bloom prolifically and attract lots of butterflies. If the yard is sunny, maybe start with lots of those until you figure out what to do for the longer term. If the yard is shady, impatiens are a reliable filler - just don't let them dry out.

    Sunflowers are kinda scrapy when they aren't blooming. Plant them behind something else - partly to hide the foliage and partly to protect them from the wind. They need absolutely full sun.

    A few bushes will give the yard some shape.

    Pots of ivy geraniums can give it a Germanic feel.

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    Oh I am so happy! I hoped for some help! lol

    Keep it coming I am making notes!
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    Plant some easy vegetables such as tomatoes. Make sure you water your plants. Don't neglect them.
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    Seeds are a false economy, as for most of them you really need to know what you are doing with the soil to get any results. Nasturtiums, zinnias, marigolds, and a few basic veggies are about the only one that will give you any satisfaction. They are good for getting your kids involved. Nasturtiums take a while to get started but they work well in a range of conditions and taste good, too.

    Your best bet is to stock up on 6-packs, or even full flats, of seedlings at some garden center. It is also worth your while to get some bags of garden soil (if your dirt looks like it is just dirt) and mulch. You don't need as much mulch as the directions say - just enough to cover the ground and keep the soil from drying out too fast. That will make it much more likely that your seedlings will thrive.

    For bushes, azaleas are cheap and easy. They can take a lot of abuse and still put out a showy display of flowers.

    German irises are best gotten while they are in bud, so you can enjoy the blooms. The leaves give the garden some shape.

    I just discovered that the ground here has thawed out so I am digging in some compost for potatoes.

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    Here's a start:

    Enjoy with planting Sunflower in your garden

    Growing sunflower can be a fun activitiy for adult and kid. Moreover,
    you can cut flower as for your house decoration or harvest its seed.
    It is very important to carefully consider the types of sunflowers you
    intend to grow and where and how you intend to grow them.
    Carefully select your seeds reading all of the information on the seed
    packs. Pay attention to the height of the plants, and the time to bloom,
    and the type of flowers.
    Consider whether you are planting for cut flowers, or planting to harvest
    and roast seeds for eating. Maybe you want to plant your sunflowers in
    pots or create a barrier of sunflowers between you and your
    neighbors. Seeds for every type of planting are readily available. You
    just need to have some idea about what you want from your garden.
    Sunflower seeds, in a number of varieties, are available at most local
    garden nurseries. Or you can buyw with mail order catalogs.

    Preparing the seeds

    It's a good idea to prepare the seeds before planting. It can ensure that
    you will not waste all seeds.
    Cover the seeds in the tissue or towel paper and damp the paper with
    paper. Leave the seeds in the wet towel paper for 4-5 days BUT you
    should check every day that the paper are damp. If not, you should
    spray water to the paper. If the seeds begin to sprout, it means that the
    seeds are ready to be put into the soil.

    Soil Condition

    Sunflower plants are like any other plant. The better the soil the more
    heartier and robust the plant but sunflower are tolerant of heat and
    drought. The sunflowers like a soil that drains well and contains a lot of
    mulch. About two weeks before planting, you should mix a bit of steer
    manure into the soil.

    Sunlight

    The minimum sunlight is 6hrs a day to grow healthy plants. However,
    full sun is suggested for the better part of the day to grow strong
    healthy sunflowers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blood Axis View Post
    Here's a start:
    Source?

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