The difference between a flower and a weed is truly in the eye of the gardener. A weed is defined as a wild plant that is growing where it is not wanted and stealing nutrients from the desired flowers in the garden. A flower takes time, requires specific growing and watering conditions, where a weed can grow anywhere, under most conditions.Know More
Weeds and flowers are both composed of the same parts. They both have a stem, scent, defense mechanisms such as spiky leaves, and they both can have petals.
If the desired flowers planted in a garden are being overpowered by unwanted plants or flowers, these can be defined as a weed. Flowers are usually planted specifically for their beauty in a garden.
Weeds tend to reduce the amount of nutrients that need to go to the desired flowers or plants of the garden. This includes water, sunlight, space and nutrients found in the soil.
Weeds can present a similar look to a flower, such as the dandelion. The dandelion presents as a bright yellow flower. Dandelions are considered weeds by most because the seeds are spread easily which makes them hard to eliminate. If the gardener does in fact enjoy the dandelion, it is not a weed to them, but in fact a yellow flower.Learn more about Outdoor Plants & Flowers
The best time of year to plant chrysanthemums is in the spring if the gardener wants a perennial plant. If an annual plant is desired, chrysanthemums can be planted as late as fall.Full Answer >
A gardener should plant daylily bulbs in autumn. The plant blooms in spring, summer and fall, but needs a cold dormant period to develop properly.Full Answer >
To transplant a holly bush, a gardener needs to select a good spot, dig a large hole, wet the hole, add the transplanted bush, fill it with water and soil and add mulch. Before the transplant, in autumn or winter, the gardener needs to cut the ground around the holly bush in a 20-inch diameter in order to trim the long roots.Full Answer >
Horsetail weed is an invasive perennial with fir-like shoots and spreading underground stems. Horsetail weed, or Equisetum arvense, reaches 10 to 20 inches high in the spring and 24 inches high in the summer. Horsetail weed is also known as mare's tail.Full Answer >