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1 Flowers are pretty to look at and can be easily planted.
2 In this article
, you will learn about planting flowers that are ready to bloom
3 The best kind of flowers to grow will depend
on where you live, and the kind of light the flower needs. It is important to plant the flower in the right
light or it may not grow at all. Flowers need different
kind of light to grow. These are full sunlight, partial
shade or full shade. Plants come with a tag to help you.
4 Some favorite
flowers are zinnias, petunias, lilies, marigolds and begonias, daisies and sunflowers.
5 Most people who plant flowers will first decide
where they want to plant the flowers. There are many kinds of flower boxes or pots you can build or buy. Gardeners like to plant rows of flowers, too.
6 After picking out the kind of flower and where to plant the flowers, you will need
to get materials. Get fresh
rich dirt, potting soil
and water. If you are planting in the ground, dig a hole for each plant. If you are using a flower box or pot, mix the dirt and soil
. Place it in the box or pot and pack it down. Now, for all planting, dig the holes about 2-4 inches deep. Carefully place your flower plant in a hole and pack dirt around it a little higher than the plant bottom. Last, water your plants. Water them to soak in the soil
, but not too much to have standing water.
7 Check your plants daily to see if the soil
is still damp
. Water when it is not damp
8 Good Luck!