Preparation for Next Spring’s Blooms in Season

There’s a lot going on at this time of year, and if you are a gardener you have even more on your plate. With the nights getting longer, this is the ideal time of year for plants to start setting their buds.

Some examples of these flowers and plants are chrysanthemums, poinsettias and zygocacti (Christmas cacti) mainly they can be seen blooming in stores. They are even pushed to bloom to fit specific marketing, and this is done by controlling the length of the days in greenhouses.

The end of October and beginning of November is a ‘green light’ period for gardeners to get their spring blooming plants. I doesn’t matter if you have purchased your bulbs earlier on in the year there is still time to get the planted.

The bulbs need to be planted at least twice the depth of their length, in a spot where they will get about six hours of sunlight, and is important that their pointed end is looking upwards. If it is not clear which end is the pointed one plant them on their side. The shoots and the roots will grow in the right direction on their own.

If your roses are still blooming this is the time to stop cutting them, when roses are cut they produce new shoots, as the weather is fairly cool now frost could kill any new growth, which is not good for the plant.

Take this opportunity to cut a few more blooms for your home, and leave the plant alone until January, when you can get some pruning done.

Sources:

http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/article/20091105/LIFESTYLE/911050335/Betty+Coffelt++Some+plants+will+start+setting+flower+buds

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