Feeding Flowers Balanced Meals8/24/2012


Balanced meals? For flowers? Although balanced meals are typically associated with

promoting healthy bodies and active minds for humans, professional horticulturists agree that

flowers also need a balanced diet in order to thrive.

So, as you care for your flower gardens this season, heed experts' advice -- avoid feeding

your flowers a fast food diet of synthetic chemical fertilizers.  Instead, feed your annuals and

perennials a healthy balanced meal with an organically-balanced plant food like Espoma's Flowertoneï››.

A natural plant food formula containing nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium, along with

12 other essential nutrients, will create brilliant blooms and build strong roots for your flowers.

Unlike some fertilizers which provide a meal comparable to a fast food diet, a natural plant food,

like Flower-tone(tm), offers ingredients such as kelp meal, cocoa meal, dehydrated manure, dried

blood and cotton seed meal, which will provide healthy, balanced nourishment for your flowers.

Here's what experts recommend:  feed flowers monthly from the beginning of the growing

season until the middle of September.  For seeds, cover them with soil, then add 2 tablespoons of

Flower-tone.  For established flowers, sprinkle Flower-tone, like adding salt and pepper to food,

around the plant.  Remember to always water your flowers thoroughly.

Keeping your flowers healthy with a balanced diet will mean beautiful, abundant blooms for

you to enjoy throughout the season.