Even though many don’t feel it yet, but spring is just
around the corner. It means that gardeners everywhere will start preparing
their tools, tend to the soil, and grow seedlings to open a new season.
There is a lot of work to do, and it can be quite easy to
forget all the task you need to complete before the spring arrives. Getting
your garden to look beautiful and ready requires a lot of time. So, here are a
couple of tips you should explore.
And, if you want to know about the best plants, then you should get redirected here. They’ll have a perfect selection for you.
Order flowering bulbs and seeds
This is an excellent task for wet and windy days.
Summer-flowering bulbs, such as Gladiolus and Lilies can be planted early in
spring for a beautiful and stunning display. Also, you can explore various
options and find seeds which you can plant even before spring.
It will facilitate your work, and you will have your garden ready when the sunny days come. Learn how to plant bulbs and seeds to maximize your success.
Clean flower beds
You should have clean and tidy beds before you start with a
new season. For example, remove leaves and other debris to leave a clean bed.
If the soil is workable, you can dig a 3inch layer of organic matter, like
compost, well-rotted manure, or recycled green waste.
Plant seed that requires more time
For instance, you can start planting seeds in January and February which need a bit of time to mature. In this case, focus on Geraniums, Peppers, Begonias, and others. You need to keep them in a warm environment to stimulate proper growth.
Eliminate garden pests
Now is the right time to hunt down garden pests. They still
hibernate in the compost and can cause a lot of troubles later on. You would be
surprised, but many snails, slugs and aphid colonials find shelter in perennial
plants during winter.
If you still haven’t cleaned the last year’s summer bedding, then do it now. Make sure to look for the white vine weevil larvae which live in the compost. Even though this may sound cruel, but destroy anything you see and prepare a treatment for vine weevils. A chemical drench might fix this issue.
Place water buts
Deepening on your location, late autumn, or early winter is
the right time to install water buts. They will help you collect seasonal
rainfall. Not only does this make you environmentally conscious, but you will
save a lot on utility bills.
Keep in mind that water rain is excellent for some plant.
Your camellias and blueberries may significantly benefit from it. However, then
installing water buts, make sure they are directly placed bellow a downpipe so
that you can collect most of the rain.
Make a compositing area
Compositing area doesn’t have to require a lot of work if
you know what you are doing. Build a composting bin using spare bits of wood.
In this case, you will not only have an area where to dispose of waste, but your
garden will benefit from rich compost.
It can be difficult to choose the right flowers for your garden. There are so many different plants and to know how to care for each one of them, how to implement them in the right way and how will it all look is quite impossible. So here are some flowers that can be perfect for your oasis.
Exotic tropical white beauty
A tropical plant Mussaenda frondosa, which originates in the rain forests of western and central Africa, is a special beauty. Unusual white whites are visible during the summer. An evergreen flower plant during the summer season is well tolerated by a light but not too sunny place under the clear sky.
This beauty is also called “Bangkok Rose”, and the family Rubiaceae also belongs to Gardenia, Ixora, Pentas and coffee plant (Coffea arabica). Care advice: Use a high-quality soil for flower flowers and do not let the earth dry completely.
Depending on the type of cultivar, musende can grow up to four and six feet, while in the wild many species grow as snowmobiles and rises even 30 feet above the ground. Ornaments on this plant are lovely white leaves that act as gigantic flower petals, while the real flowers are actually smaller, red in form of stars.
A perfect flower cloud
If you want a luxuriant shrub with a refreshing scent in your backyard, with beautifully delicate soft colors, this aromatic gardener is the right choice for you. For the intense and sweet smell of honey that flies over the flower arrangement, the “culprit” is the Primordial Lobular “Easter Bonnet White”. It tirelessly flourishes and forms a thick carpet of white flowers.
Behind it, the “Kiss Yellow” with bright yellow color will go really nice with your garden. In the last middle part for the elegant note and the typical Karie aroma is the silvery color of the leaves of dwarf caries “Aladin” where yellow flowers appear on the summer. The Lemon Slice Hoyer combines a yellow-and-white colored motif with its striped flowers, in the center of which is a yellow star on a white background.
The new star for your garden
Standing flowers in a full, sensual form make the “air of light” hydrangea a beauty that will bring to your garden a new, elegant and gorgeous note. Color is what makes the beauty of the horticulture specific and unusual – a pale shade of greenish skin is so unusual and different from the blue and pink tones that we are accustomed to.
In temperate weather, the flowers open as greenish yellow, they pass in a luminous white color during the summer and get a pink tone in the autumn. You can prune it in autumn, winter, or spring, but this is not necessary for its advancement. If the branches overlap or spoil the form, you can cut them off and if you like it, you can also trim it in the shape of a tree.
In the spring it’s time to start arranging your garden and if you want a place where you can relax and gather your closest ones, we suggest you follow these Feng Shui tips! According to Feng Shui principles, the garden feeds us with energy, and today we will propose elements to help you make this energy pleasant and positive. Implement ideas that truly speak to you and you will have the garden of your dreams
Torches and Figurines
The lamps and other lighting fixtures will bring a romance into the garden and certain mysticism. According to Feng Shui specialists, torches should be lit in every corner of your garden. If there are certain separate areas in the garden, it is good to burn a torch everywhere. You can play with the level of lighting and colors.
When laying lamps and torches, fountains and “music bells”, for more comfort and harmony you need to add figures of different animals, flowers, dwarfs, angels, and villas – choose according to your desire. A figurine that causes you positive emotions is the most important choice. These figures are guardians of your garden and your home.
Fountains, waterfalls, and birds for heaven
The fountain is a symbol of prosperity, wealth, vitality and abundance. The sounds of water help to gather thoughts, to relax, to free from anxiety and negative thoughts. The shape of the fountain (waterfall) may vary, depending on the style in your garden. It is desirable to put the fountain on the southeast side of the garden and it is important that the movement of water is completely or partially towards the house. In this way, you will strengthen your well-being and wealth.
The birds are, according to Feng Shui, messengers of God, they are happiness, harmony, and joy. Keep garden bird feeders in the garden and enjoy the breeze of birds throughout the year. In the end, without birds, it’s hard to imagine any kind of garden.
If your garden has a faceless wall, you need to decorate it properly. Feng Shui experts say that the garden should not be an uneven and plain white wall or brick wall that makes imbalance in the total energy of the garden. You can paint it or, alternatively, decorate it with flower pots. If the wall is in the north, it is best if the drawings are connected with water, if in the east, draw a picture of the forest, if the image is connected to the metal in the west, and if the south is the best picture of the fire.
Curtains are another fine detail that brings positive energy to the garden. You can use them in the pergola, summer house or you can decorate the passages. Choose the curtains that will lightly move even the smallest wind. They not only create an atmosphere of warmth and comfort but slow down the flow of energy that passes through your garden.
Container Gardening is popular not only to urban dwellers but to seasoned gardeners as well because it brings out creativity specially when planning and creating designs for a container garden. The ideas are limitless and plants in containers are really beautiful to look at.
This type of gardening has a lot of plus points:
Plants can be tested with container gardening
Enjoy a garden in a limited space
Plant almost anything in a container garden
Containers can be moved where the sun is
Steps to Container Gardening:
If you plan to put the containers under a full sun, plastic and wooden pots can be harmful as plastic can be destroyed by the sun. A fiberglass pot can keep the moisture even when exposed to the sun all day. A ceramic or stone pots are good options but they need to be taken inside during winter as the cold season is not as sympathetic to wooden pots. Pots need to have holes to drain water. No matter how pretty a pot is but no holes are seen at the bottom, it would be useless to purchase them.
Some peats can be expensive and many that are sold in the market are non-renewable. Check the chemical content of soil mix as well. For a DIY container soil, you can mix your own by mixing organic peats, compost and worm castings.
If you have decided to buy peat moss, pour warm water into the mix as peats easily absorb warm water.
3. Choosing Plant ideas
Plants that survive in the same soil and light conditions are best combinations. Consider size, texture colour and lighting as well.
Plant Combinations in Containers
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