GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Memorial Day weekend is just a week away and for many, the holiday traditions will involve parades, cooking out and doing some planting outside. The end of May traditionally marks the time when it's safe to start planting without the risk of frost. From having the right supplies, to identifying some of things you could be planting, we headed to Flowerland to get some advice from the planting pros.
One of the largest trends in gardening this year is container gardening. Container gardening is simple to do and gives you the chance to create your own design in a manageable space.
1. Grab a pot that you plan to use. It's important to pick one that has a drainage hole in the bottom.
2. Purchase a good quality container soil to use.
3. Pick out flowers to compliment the pot. Flowerland advices to pick opposite colors on the color wheel. For example, if you have a bright blue pot, think about yellow flowers. A color that is universal and looks great with everything is pink.
Another popular section at Flowerland are the hanging baskets. The key to keeping your hanging basket in bloom and looking beautiful all summer long is to feed it. Hanging baskets need fertilizer, like Osmocote, and regular watering. Make sure you don't over water, give it just enough to keep your plant hydrated.
If you're looking for a bush that will bloom all summer and into the fall, think about roses. Rose bushes are easier to maintain than you might think and they bloom June - November. The key is to plant them where they will get lots of sun and keep them fertilized and watered.
Stop by a Flowerland location near you to stock up on your gardening supplies for Memorial Day weekend!
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