Handout annual flower beds

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Handout annual flower beds

  1. 1. Designing Annual Flower Beds<br />Getting Started:<br />Determine the square footage of the garden space (length x width)<br />Calculate number of plants needed: 2 plants per square foot<br />Sketch a plan on paper<br />Choose plants the fit the location: sun/shade/wet or dry<br />Develop of list of what plants and how many of each to take to the nursery (give yourself options and limits)<br />Preparing Beds:<br />Wait until soil is dry to avoid compaction (roots like lose soil)<br />Remove old plant material and weeds<br />Till and incorporate ORGANIC matter (i.e. compost not top soil)<br /><ul><li>Design Principles:
  2. 2. Color
  3. 3. Texture
  4. 4. Balance
  5. 5. Repetition
  6. 6. Unity
  7. 7. Light requirements
  8. 8. Select Plants using guild below developed by Temple Square (percentages in parentheses reflect formula used at Ogden Botanical Garden)
  9. 9. This list provides only a few examples - there are many more plants to choose from. The flower bed should fit with your home and reflect your personality</li></ul> <br />

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