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From Winfield Flower Shoppe – Lots of beautiful flowers with a little bit of work. Here are some simple tips that can help you with both.

Design Tips
Use an odd number of plants when planting annuals, perennials, trees, and shrubs.

Use a thriller, filler, and a spiller in your container garden. Choose a tall focal plant for the center (thriller), medium-height plants around the focal plant (filler), and trailing plants around the edge (spiller). Feel free to mix annuals and perennials.

Garden Tips
Plan for a succession of color throughout the season. Check the bloom times on perennials and be sure to include a mix of spring, summer, and fall bloomers. Add annuals for ongoing color. Tuck containers into your garden bed or border for an extra pop of color in the garden
Take risks. If you love a plant but aren’t sure how it will work in a certain spot—go ahead and try it! You can always move it later if it looks wrong or doesn’t thrive.
Swap out plants each season—pansies in early spring, your favorite annuals for summer, mums in the fall—for year-round color.
Don’t like wearing garden gloves? A toothbrush works great for getting dirt out from under your fingernails.
Save your plant tags and note what worked well and what didn’t from year to year. Plant them near the plant or keep them in a notebook

Care tips
Mulch your garden to conserve water and deter weeds. If occasional weeds appear (and they will), they’ll be much easier to pull.
Deadhead your garden. Flowering plants perform best when you remove dead or dying blooms. Deadheading gives the plant energy for new blooms and makes your garden look well cared for.
Be sure your planters have drainage holes. Proper drainage is essential to a healthy container planting
Add Winfield Flower Shoppe to your home decorating needs! Ask them to help create unique flower bed arrangements – A florist can prove to be your best friend.
Go to the marketplace icon on your mobile device, search for floralapp, download and install, click on the bird-of-paradise icon. The keyword is: Winfield. Sign on today and enjoy $10.00 off your first floralapp order.

Or stop in ~ 0s118 Winfield Rd. ~ Winfield, IL. 60190 to see the great variety of flowers and plants available. Call 630-668-8460 or order online at our website ~ www.winfieldflorist.com

Winfield Flower Shoppe offers local delivery to Winfield, Wheaton, Warrenville, West Chicago, Glen Ellyn, Carol Stream, St. Charles, Geneva, Wayne, Batavia and most of Naperville on a daily basis. We can send your hand-arranged, hand delivered flowers world wide.

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