I had recently visited my aunt’s place, while I was on a company trip nearby to her place. She has a spectacular garden. All the plants were in bloom, and since it was winter, when I am sure not many flowers bloom, I was flabbergasted as how she could manage this and asked her. She said that when you select proper plants, it is possible to have flowers blooming all year through and make everyone envy you.
Seeing her garden, I was quite taken with the idea of having a similar garden in my yard. I have plenty of space both in front and at the back, which I don’t give much attention to. But after having looked at how beautiful my aunt was maintaining hers, I decided to give it a go. Here are some tips that she had given based on the weather condition.
For spring flowers
Narcissus, which many know as daffodils, is the quintessential spring flower. You can choose different colors and have a beautiful combination of bright and lively flowers. The colors include orange, white, salmon, and yellow. The daffodils are also available in more than one color.
The bulbs should be planted in autumn and each should be in a hole that is thrice the bulb’s height. Since springtime is the best time for flowers, you do not need worry much about adequate sunlight. You need to choose a partly shaded or sunny flowerbed, planters, or pots for the flower.
To get brightly colored and beautiful flowers, liquid fertilizer should be added in summer and spring so they keep on flowering for many years. Miniature daffodils can be planted in winter bedding, plant containers, and make them bloom in winter too. Using LED GROW LIGHTS is also a good way to get the plants flower successfully.
Crocus, Polyanthus etc. are other spring flowers that bloom quite beautifully and keep your garden the cynosure of all eyes.
The best flowers for the summer are asters, alliums, and gazanias. These need proper fertilizer to grow and can flower well into autumn too.
Winter is the hardest time to plant. Pansies, Bellis perennis and snow drop are great for winter planting. These should be planted in late summer or early winter itself except for snowdrop, which should be planted in late winter. These flowers are best for window boxes, patio pots, and hanging baskets. In case of insufficient sunlight, which is common during winter, use of efficient grow lights helps the plants to grow well and bloom well.
Purple streaked Crocus and mahogany/burgundy/gold colored rudbeckia are best autumn picks. Planting these flowers near the entrance of your house will brighten up the place wonderfully. These need part shade or sunny areas for good growth. Chrysanthemums are also great for autumn planting. These flowers are available in bronze, mahogany, orange, cream, white, and yellow colors. Planting them when frost has completely gone is recommended. A sunny and shaded spot helps the plant to grow well.