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How to plant flowers, tips on how to succeed

How to plant a flower

The act of planting, for a flower, is important for the blooming and lifespan of your plant.

How to plant a flower, here are the tips to succeed your flower planting.

Key points to remember

Pots, tools and flowersExposure: Depends on the variety.

Usually one of the following:

  • full shade
  • part shade = part sun
  • full sun

Required tools:

  • a perennial flower
  • a hand trowel
  • a cultivator
  • a spade
  • a basin for water
  • soil mix

Ideal season: Spring, beginning of summer, fall

How to plant a flower, step by step

Steps for planting flowersStep 1: Select the flower’s location and exposure. The best kind of exposure depends on the flower: check what the label says.

Showcase your plant by considering adjacent colors and the height of neighboring plants. Your arrangement will look more elegant.

Step 2: Remove the plant from its pot and dunk the clump in a water basin or a pail filled with water.

Step 3: For the planting, dig a nice hole. Mix the garden soil you’ve dug out with soil mix.

Step 4: Thread the cultivator along the roots of the clump to disentangle them.

Step 5: Layer some of the amended soil you’ve prepared, position your perennial at the center of the hole, taking care to spread the roots well.

Step 6: Backfill carefully with the remaining soil, without damaging the leaves.

Press down lightly and water.


Here are our video tips on how to plant a flower:


Smart tip about planting flowers

When your flower starts growing too large, prepare cuttings for yourself and for your friends. It will actually grow back much nicer.

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  • Faylinn Byrne wrote on 24 July 2019 at 23 h 02 min

    I never knew that the planting process was so important for the blooming and lifespan of my plants. My daughter is wanting to start her own garden and I have been looking at tips on how to help her best. I believe we will have to contact a specialist landscaper to help us plant and maintain our garden.

    • Gaspard Lorthiois wrote on 25 July 2019 at 10 h 00 min

      Hi Faylinn! It’s very true that having help is useful. Even though gardening is easy to learn, it does require time. For people who don’t particularly want to get down on their knees, having a professional come and help is a great idea. They’re often very knowledgeable, too, which helps avoid mistakes.

  • Penelope Smith wrote on 7 March 2019 at 2 h 28 min

    This is some really good information about plant flowers. It is good to know that it would be smart to dig a nice hole to put the flowers in. That is good for me to know because I want to get really nice flowers around my home.

    • Gaspard Lorthiois wrote on 8 March 2019 at 14 h 10 min

      Hello Penelope! Yes, a “nice” hole really helps to focus on preparing the soil for the plant. It may seem out-of-place to call a hole in the ground “nice”, but when drainage and soil is well prepared for your flower, there’s no other word to express satisfaction at a job well done!