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32. Easy to Grow Flowers for Display
Do you like to use flowers in arrangements of displays in your home? The hobby greenhouse provides great opportunities for the gardener who also likes to dry flowers and to use fresh flowers in arrangements to beautify the home. You can grow flowers in pots or in beds in the greenhouse, but you will find that actually making a box to build a flowerbed in your greenhouse will give you fuller and taller flowers.
Of the many, many varieties of flowers that you can grow and use in your home we are going to talk about just a few here today which are the Bachelor Button, the Carnations, and the Marigold. When you plant your seeds, using a wide variety of colors will make wonderful displays in your greenhouse and this will also give you many options for display use in your home.
Bachelor Buttons are found in blue, red and yellow with a few shade differences in between as well. Only water the Bachelor Button when the soil is fairly dry. As you have flowers that come and go, and dry up you can cut off the tops of these plants to make them produce new flowers for your display. Because this is a taller type plant, you may want to stake this flower up so that it doesn’t fall over and break off to far below the flowers.
Carnations are one of the most well known flowers that are used in fresh flower displays. If you have one carnation plant you can take cuttings from this plant to start new carnation plants. Starting carnations in the fall and keeping their soil dry between watering will be important. There are many colors of carnations that you can grow with white and red most often the favorite. This is also a taller type plant that you may need to stake up as it grows.
Marigolds will brighten your day because of the colors that you can have plain, or vividly mixed together. There are many gardeners who do not like to grow marigolds in their hobby greenhouse because of their strong smell, but I think the color overcomes the smell. You can grow marigolds through out the winter as long as you keep your heat above freezing because they are a hardy type plant. After the flowers die off you can dry out the seeds and have an entire new crop of marigolds to enjoy.
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