Expert tips for planting flowers

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NORTH PLATTE, Neb.-- The manager of a local lawn and garden shop says as the weather heats up, more and more people are coming into his shop to buy flowers.

Charlie Huebner, the manager of Huebner's Nursery Lawn and Garden Center, said his customers often come in looking to buy a mix of annuals and perennials. Annuals are flowers that last for one year. On the other hand, perennials are flowers that grow back year after year.

Huebner said there are some pitfalls a rookie gardener can fall into. That's why he recommends people start with only a handful of plants.

"(I recommend) starting with four or five plants of a couple different colors," he said. "Then, (add) some plants for the future that aren't blooming yet."

Huebner added that no matter what type of flower it is, people need to make sure it has access to an adequate amount of sunlight, and is watered properly.