Flowers (in the garden, on the balcony, in a pot) are a source of happiness and satisfaction
The space where the flowers are located gives warmth and magical appeal. Flowers can be planted and grown all year round, although April and May are the ideal time for planting flowers (daily temperatures are higher then and the possibility of frost is weakened). Spring is also the time when soil temperatures are high enough for planting winter-hardy flower species.
The selection of flower seeds and seedlings is increasing year by year and is no longer too limited to the geographical climate. It is only important to choose decorative annual or perennial plants, plant, seedling and take care of the plants. So you can enjoy the fragrance, beauty and colors of cultivated flowers and plants all year round.
A home that does not have a room for keeping plants and flowers in winter – a good choice is odorless and fragrant (ordinary or hybrid flower) “day and night” (annual species), salvia and “flame” flower, and alyssum flower with beautiful white flowers. You can also plant hanging verbenas with white and purple flowers.
Perennial plants suitable for planting are begonias (ice heart) and beautiful alder. Cyclamen are suitable because they can be in an indoor or outdoor space. Frankincense (or St. John’s wort) with green-white leaves is also suitable. Frankincense with its smell repels mosquitoes, so this is one of the reasons for keeping the plant in the garden, on the balcony or on the window.
The seedling of a plant gives an insight into the appearance and smell of the plant. That’s why it’s good to first look at seedlings or already blooming plants, which there are plenty of on the market, before buying. Seedlings are mainly produced in greenhouses and greenhouses.
Perennial dwarf carnations in pots are also a good choice for smaller homes. For example, “scented day and night” and begonia are suitable for the northern sides, while velvet, petunias, and muscatel are a good choice for the southern side with plenty of sun. There are suitable plants for all 4 corners of the world.
The size of the pot is important
- Clay pots should be soaked in water and kept overnight. After that, the pot is ready for use.
- Plastic pots should be washed well before planting, as well as all old pots that have already been used.
- Do not plant nursery plants in pots that are too large. Take a pot that is one size larger, that is, with a 5 cm larger top edge than a classic pot.
- It is important that the pots have an opening at the bottom for water. First put a 1 cm thick drainage layer (gravel, sand, or the remains of a broken ceramic pot) in the pots. Then put the land to sleep. It is best to put a mixture of garden soil, compost and sand in a ratio of 3:2:1. There are also ready-made mixtures that can be found in agricultural (herbal) pharmacies, flower shops and larger stores.
- Plant nutrition will be solved if you add artificial fertilizer to the soil (30 grams of fertilizer per 10 liters of soil). Liquid fertilizer can also be used as a substitute. Add liquid fertilizer every 2 to 3 weeks. Use the instructions on the bottle.
- It is best to replace all last year’s soil with new soil when (transplanting) replanting plants (from smaller to larger containers and pots). It is preferable to fill the pots 2 to 3 days earlier.
- If you have a large top layer of soil up to a depth of 15 cm on the terraces, then replace it with a new and more nutritious one.