Hey bros, how do I start a flower garden?

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  1. Fzubek

    Fzubek Brown Belt

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    Yes I know google exists.. now that we've got that out of the way... I recently purchased a home, my first. And there is this terrible collection of three bushes/plant thingies that I've let die. I know I can use a water hose to create the border.m but what next? Can I just buy anysoil? What do I need? What is easy to keep but looks nice? What happens to the flowers in the winter? I'm in OKC by the way!
     
  2. Sasquatch Smith

    Sasquatch Smith Red Belt

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    The things people come to Sherdog to ask about are getting weirder and weirder.
     
  3. Fzubek

    Fzubek Brown Belt

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    Sherdog has jumped the shark.
     
  4. Scubamuppet

    Scubamuppet Prom Night Dumpster Baby

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    Easiest way is to hire a gardener and tell them what you want.
     
  5. Hurricane Brad

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    I'm no expert, but in my experience you basically just put seeds/bulbs in the dirt, water them, and then water them as needed once they have germinated. Do you have existing flower beds or would you have to bust up part of your lawn to make them?
     
  6. MARTIAN

    MARTIAN Otherworldly Banned

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    depends. Which direction is your garden facing? is it constantly in the sun? how much are you willing to spend? how good is the natural soil?

    my front garden is always shaded, so I was forced to grow Impatient's and bushes. Both are cheap, but Impatient's grow in many different colours and that allows some creativity. And many shrubs and bushes can add a level of texture that flowers cannot
     
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    1. Buy and plant
    2. Water
    3. Profit
     
  8. chiefwiggum

    chiefwiggum Red Belt

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    Yo brah! Perennials come up every year...
    I also have a garden, am married with kids and lame. I can't believe what I've become.
     
  9. thatcat8

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    Get rid of them.
     
  10. Shawn91111

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    I just spent the last few weeks trying to get some decent grass in my yard. Wouldnt be so bad if the neighbors on both sides didnt have lawns that look like golf courses
     
  11. PurpleDrank

    PurpleDrank Brown Belt

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    Fuck flowers, grow some cucumbers, tomatoes and herbs.
     
  12. Tigerknee

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    baby names, garden tips
     
  13. milliniar

    milliniar Who needs a belt?

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    go to home depot get some seeds and mexicans.
     
  14. MARTIAN

    MARTIAN Otherworldly Banned

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    Lol. they have Mexicans in Saskatchewan? the rest of the country just hires Saskatchewaners or whatever the fuck youre called to do our work. You're the new Newfies, and now Canada's Mexicans
     
  15. MASShole

    MASShole Get it?

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    Do you want annuals where you have to plant each year or do you want perennials that stay, and you have to maintain each year by trimming, etc.?
     
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    Opium is the key. You can't grow the seeds inside, though.
     
  17. Headynugget

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    Start out with good soil. Till it until it is nice and loose. Then, cut your balls off and plant them six inches deep because you won't be needing them anymore.

    Just kidding. Flowers are glorious.
     
  18. blokeybloke

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    I've a 30ft long flower bed fronting my house. I filled it by intermittently planting 1gal purple mountain flax ...

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    ... and green leafed Daylily's

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    ... to break the colour up a bit.

    Then I staggered cheap and cheerful perrenials in front of them, next to the border edging stones.

    Pretty simple.

    6 - 1gal purple leafed flax plants = $60
    6 - 1gal green leafed daylily's = $60
    8 - cheap & cheerful perennial plants = $40

    All the above is available at Home Depot.

    I don't buy topsoil or mulch in bags though. I prefer going to a wholesale nursery and getting half a scoop($25), which fills my truck bed up. Then I wheelbarrow the mulch onto my whole front and back yard soiled areas(5000sqft) annually.
     
  19. fightingrabbit

    fightingrabbit Banned Banned

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    Put some flowers and shit in the ground, and watch them bloom bro. With love.
     
  20. mushishi

    mushishi A is a, a is a, should I save her?

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    It starts with seeds. Skeet dem sumnabitches all over the soil and add water. Voila! Flowers!
     

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