You may have a flower garden that you’ve been working on and finally completed when you decided to try landscaping with flowers in containers. You may have thought that flowers in pots would be too difficult to take care of but, in reality, they’re easy enough to take care of. All it takes is a little tender loving care and your flowers will reward you with a long and healthy life. So what are the advantages of this type of landscaping?
Flower gardens are lovely and very relaxing. They provide a sanctuary for anyone who lives in an urban environment with harsh weather. Some flowers require more attention than others though and if you don’t want your flowers to wilt and die, there are specific types of pots that you need. For example, there are varieties of tulips and gerberas that require larger pots since they have leaves that are full of water. On the other hand, there are varieties of flowers like lilies and hibiscus that can do well in smaller containers.
Not all flowers can be grown in pots. There are some plants that can only be attained through pruning or root division. These are the dwarf varieties such as clematis, honeysuckle, daffodils, freesia, iris, jasmine, lavender and Veronica. Lilies, hydrangeas, lily-of-the-valley, Narcissus, peonies, plumeria, raspberry, scarlet and strawberry can only be attained by growing them in pots. But, these plants also do well in partial shade or in full sunlight.
Most flowering plants don’t like full sun. So, you’ll probably want to consider putting them in containers that receive partial shade during the day and full sun at night. This way, the foliage will still survive even during the hottest part of the day. Most annual plants don’t like to be watered often; therefore, make sure you don’t let them get overly wet even if you’re just giving them a weekly water drop.
When it comes to container flowers for pots, the annuals are the ones that usually do well in hanging baskets. Hanging baskets can provide shelter from winds as well as keep pests away. If you’re planning on using hanging baskets in your flower garden in the summer months, plant flowers that do well in containers. In the early spring, when the flowers start to bloom, you can report them to save them from the damaging effects of direct sunlight.
Most perennials are not bothered by frost. Frost tends to kill roots. On the flip side, most potted flowers bloom well even with minimal frost. Because of this, if you decide to grow flowers in containers, consider planting annuals that are best for early spring blooms only. Perennials are less bothered by frost, but some of them may still die back during the winter.
In addition to providing shade, containers are also a great way to extend your floral garden’s boundaries. Most perennials like those grown in pots can be expanded to cover a greater area than they would in a garden with straight lines. If you have a large piece of land, it is a great way to create an inviting outdoor living space for your family. If you have limited space, however, keep in mind that perennials require constant attention and care.
If you have a greenhouse, it is a great way to bring your indoor gardening to life outdoors. However, if you’re going to use hanging baskets in your outdoor pots, be sure that the soil is fertile enough to support your plants. This will ensure that your outdoor plants will thrive for many years. Remember, healthy soil is the foundation of a successful garden.