Planting Flowers

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Planting Flowers

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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 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!

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Damp : slightly wet

Soil : the upper layer of earth in which plants grow, a black or dark brown material typically consisting of a mixture of organic remains, clay, and rock particles

Partial : existing only in part; incomplete

Bloom : a flower, especially one cultivated for its beauty

Favorite : preferred before all others of the same kind

Inch : a unit of linear measure equal to one twelfth of a foot (2.54 cm)

Need : require (something) because it is essential or very important

Material : the matter from which a thing is or can be made

Article : a particular item or object

Fresh : (of food) recently made or obtained; not canned, frozen, or otherwise preserved


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