To decorate the suburban area beds and flower beds is not difficult, if it limits enough lawns or raw pieces of land. But what to do when you want to add a bright floral accent grey areas, tiled, paved or concrete walkways, the porch steps? How you can decorate the perimeter of the balcony, open porch or gazebo? A lovely way – flowers for flowerpots on the street who feel perfectly in a limited area. Gray, dull picture, they quickly will turn into a flourishing mini-garden.
Containers and pots are convenient because they can be placed in almost any part of the garden or the local area: the edges of the benches at the entrance to the house, around the pool, along the tracks. If necessary, have the possibility of replacing plants, replacing them with others, and it does not need to dig a flower bed or break your new bed.
Different compositions of flowers in vases look great in a cascade option: to do this, create multiple levels of the same type or a variety of pots and planted flowers with contrasting shade or size. To design suitable shelves, stairs, suspended structures, supports.
Plants that live in a confined space, are slightly different from colors intended for planting in the ground. The differences relate to the following points:
- the root system of flowers thrives in a small space;
- plants have endurance, tolerate drought or excessive moisture;
- as a rule, the flowering lasts all season long – to replace the wilted flowers grow new buds;
- bushy or drooping form of plants ideal for planting in pots, planters or containers.
Minimal care for the flowers – another plus in favor of the street of flowers.
Using pots, you can create amazing, original compositions that are appropriate in an open suburban area, or in the gazebo or on the balcony
In the preparation of floral arrangements using plants, different color of flower buds, the height of splendor and type of the stem. Large pots are planted two or three in the centre – higher flowers (focal), the edges – two times lower (flanking or behind), the circumference or the perimeter – curly, flowing.
If the container is near the wall, the higher plants are thrown along the back wall, low, or hanging closer to the front edge. Let us consider in more detail what flowers are the best planted in the pots, not the beds.
Unpretentious, exuberantly blooming pelargonium, more familiar as geranium, happy rich range of shades – from pale pink to deep Burgundy. Propagated by seeds and cuttings, but seedlings survive and grow better. During the summer, just 2-3 times to feed HUMATE.
Pelargonium easy to tolerate frosts to -3°C, but during the cold pots with plants at night it is better to cover «Agroprom»
Double and semi-double asters are blooming thickly and long lasting. Pots are more suitable for dwarf and medium varieties, ranging in height from 15 cm to 50 cm I love the sun, so containers it is better to place on the South side.
Sow seeds of asters in spring is possible, but then they bloom in late August-September, or October – flowers bloom in June
Annual dahlias have a small height – from 20 to 50 cm, just right to create compositions in pots and containers. They look equally good in group plantings, and in a single. When you use dahlias in different shades, you can get scenic Bush for decorating porch.
If you plant dahlias in April, they from July until the first frosts will delight with its bright colors
Often, the Pansy is called viola or violet. This gentle, colorful plant height of 15-25 cm They are perfect for framing higher plants in a large pot or to create separate tracks.
Pansies bloom throughout the summer. They are a curb, so equally good for decorating flower beds, planters and balconies
White, lilac, purple, Burgundy ageratum is a lush setting of asters and dahlias. Higher plants (30 cm) can be used to produce contrasting compositions, planted in different pots. The ageratum is not a terrible drought, but he doesn’t like shadow.
Ageratum seeds ripen in late summer, so they must be collected immediately after inflorescence will acquire a brown hue
Iberis blooms in may-June, so by mid-summer you can cook it on change other colors. This magnificent plant, so seeds need to be planted every 15 cm Loves the sun but in the shade of the blooms as well.
Most of the varieties used umbrella iberis, which is great for decorating rock gardens, rockeries, terraces, steps, porches and verandas
Delicate white-yellow flowers limnantesa like small suns that illuminate all around and give a good mood. Pot or hanging basket with this neat plant to decorate the porch or balcony. Good limnantes as a background for bright focal plants red or blue.
Limnantesa seeds planted in open ground, but earlier flowering can be achieved by preparing the seedlings in spring in the greenhouse
For the decoration of vases is also ideal hybrid verbena height of 30 cm, Red and blue gvozdenovici the flowers are often in the middle have a white dot, why the Bush looks colorful and alive. Short shoots good for creating direct bushes, long – creeping for songs.
Verbena is an excellent choice for planting in pots with other flowers – pansies, ageratum – creates the classic purple-blue composition
Petunia is perhaps the most popular flower for decorating the balconies and verandas. A variety of shades, from pure white to rich purple and bright red, allows you to create incredibly beautiful song, even without the use of other plants.
Petunia blooms throughout the warm season lush hats. So the plant looked fresh, dry and withered buds should be promptly removed
Different varieties of fuchsia – beautiful flowers for vases in the country. Basket and cascading plants that create an amazing combination of red or pink hue. For decorating balconies and pergolas prefer hybrid varieties of fuchsia.
Varietal diversity of fuchsia allows you to experiment with different height and color of plants. Very beautiful varieties of the Marcus Graham, Sarah Jane, summer
Bright cornflower-blue flowers of Lobelia blend harmoniously with the blue or the white focus plant. The blue color is the most common, but you can find white, purple and even red varieties, which are used to generate monochromatic frames.
Lobelia is one of the few colors that is wonderful even tolerate transplanting during flowering, with its ornamental quality does not suffer
Sunny and positive nasturtium not only decorate the facade of a house or a road border, but also join the first aid kit, and even protect against pests. The plant is so unpretentious, which is one of favorite colors, which are used for cultivation in Central and Northern.
The length of sprouts of nasturtium reaches 2 meters, so it is used to create «flowering» walls, planting in pots in the upper part of the facade of the house
Scevola is not only suitable for flower pots and containers – it is a groundcover plant, creating beautiful annuals. Among the other distinguished scevola pleasant – tender plant with fan-like flowers of lilac color.
Scevola is growing very quickly, so to give it a neat shape should be cut long shoots and pinch back their tops
Fortunately, the flowers street and balcony pots do not require painstaking care. For a lush and full bloom timely watering and tillage. Occasionally some varieties fed mineral fertilizers, which are sold in the form of solutions or granules.
Spider mites and whiteflies can damage plants in flowerpots. To protect from them use Haupsyn, Lepidocide, Bitoksibatsillin, as well as solutions of garlic and nettle.
A love of beauty, imagination and hard work is able to create amazing compositions from flowerpots with flowers that will decorate the suburban area, porch or balcony.