So, you are thinking of starting your own flower garden this spring. Or maybe you are already tired of a few plants that are taking up all of the room in your kitchen or bedroom and would like to expand your flower garden. No matter what your motivation, your options are endless. Potted flowers come in many varieties, colors, heights, and shapes. Which are the easiest flowers to grow in pots?
The answer is that there are no “flowers that are the easiest to grow in pots.” That is a subjective answer that only you can decide. And that statement could be very wrong. Most flowers can be enjoyed year-round in any pot, provided they are given the proper care. And given that most flowers are fairly easy to take care of, any kind of flower garden should be able to thrive in almost any pot.
What are the most common flowers that can be grown in a pot? Probably the most popular, and easiest to care for, flowers such as roses, lilies, daffodils, daisies, and tulips. These are the flowers that are most often used for landscaping or as vases in museums. They are easy to maintain, requiring very little attention, and can live anywhere from one to four weeks in a variety of pots. Some of them will even grow for a full year in a tightly covered container.
Some of the flowers that require more care include chives, gerberas, hibiscus, irises, jasmine, and lilies. Other flowers, such as blue delphiniums, calla lilies, and peonies, also require more care when being used as flower gardens. But all of these flowers, as well as many others, are extremely easy to grow in a quality pot. All you really need is some patience and a bit of know-how to be able to create a beautiful flower garden in a few simple steps.
So, what are the best types of pots to use for growing flowers? If you’re looking for something that’s easy to clean and maintain, then plastic flower pots may be your best bet. They are lightweight, easy to clean, and can withstand a fair amount of water, although the roots of many flowers will drown if they come into contact with too much water. They don’t require a special amount of water; one to two inches is more than enough for most flowers. Because they are lightweight, pots that are round or square are good options, as their base should allow it to rest firmly on the bottom.
However, flower pots shouldn’t be limited to square or round shapes. Any shape that allows the plant to spread out and view the surroundings is great. In fact, you should even consider cropping your plant, which means dividing the plant up into several small pots so that each flower can get a fair amount of sun. Even if you don’t plan on replanting, you can prune your plants back to desired proportions, making for healthier and larger blooms. Plus, these types of pots are also easier to clean, as you can simply remove the soil and plant it in a new pot.
Pots, when used properly, offer a multitude of gardening benefits. They provide an area in which to grow a variety of different flowers, while keeping pests out. Plus, if you want to sit down and enjoy a relaxing soak in the tub or shower while listening to the soothing sound of your favorite flower, you can do that with a flower pot between your feet. Most flower pots offer a lip on top, to catch any water droplets or spills. These can be easily wiped clean with a wet cloth, and you’ll be left with a beautiful new plant that you can enjoy for years to come. And when you’re finished with your plants, it’s easy to remove them from their pots and put them in containers for safe storage.
So, that’s the deal – the answer to the question of what are the easiest flowers to grow in pots? It really comes down to your level of dedication and your personal preference. For someone who wants to start off small and grow a small garden, it might be best to choose the most maintenance-free plants you can find. However, if you want to grow a large garden and have better pest control, you might consider going with hardier, disease resistant plants. Whatever you decide, though, be sure to pick your plants carefully and grow them for fun and not just for a living.