The Basics in the World of Gardening

The Basics in the World of GardeningGardening has a gone a long way over the past few decades, and now garden centers have a wide variety of things to offer, for just about any garden or gardener. Here are some basic things you should know before starting your own garden.

Annuals are important for most gardeners. This category includes impatiens, begonias, geraniums and marigolds. They do not need much care and bloom for most of the summer season, almost until the first frost. Gardeners are getting creative with the containers they plant them in, using anything from sneakers, paint cans, old bathtubs, cinderblock or other planters.

Perennials are a bit more permanent – they bloom each spring, and their tops die out each autumn, but roots stay alive underground. There is a wide variety of perennials to choose from in different heights and colours, and they bloom at varying times during the year.

Finally biennials bloom a bit longer than annuals but not as long as perennials. They usually live for about two years, developing their root system and above ground stem and leaves in the first year, and flowers in the second year, after which the plant dies…


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