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How to make a planter for petunias + review of the best varieties and nuances of planting and care

How to make a planter for petunias + review of the best varieties and nuances of planting and care

With the French word «pots» translates as «hidden flower». Over time, the pots of clay, which often grow petunias, covered with white spots and lose its appeal. Then put them in a separate container, which performs primarily decorative function. From what we can make a planter for petunias with their hands? Out all that are in your farm and ceased to be need. It may be an old garden bucket, wheel, worn tires or suitcases, chairs, kettles and even all kinds of shoes. It would be the desire, free time and a wild imagination.

The contents


How to make a pot?

If the planter is indoors, the most suitable material will be wood, plastic or ceramic. For street, the winter garden or an unheated porch will suit the more hardy options: chamotte clay or earthenware. If to grow petunias in pots, a pallet, helping out in between watering. You should always provide for the possibility of runoff for water.

Pots from the wheel rim

To create such a wonderful planter does not need a lot of money. Take an old wheel, pieces of ceramic tiles, glue, coconut base primer and get to work

Honestly, use this decorative fixture is not necessary, but obtained with the help of aesthetic pleasure is never a bad thing.

Can completely from beginning to end to make a decorative pot from nothing. And colors it will be fine and without flowers it will be a real decoration of any area. This is our ginger cat-bed, whose birth we will clearly show right now.

Côte pots

This cat is a real cutie. This everyone would like to get to the site. And given the fact that it still performs the functions of planter, and he generally is priceless

For work prepare:

  • a big bottle of thick plastic;
  • cement, gypsum, water and sand;
  • wire and wooden slats;
  • sandpaper;
  • paint and varnish.

The basis of the flower garden will be a plastic bottle, but for this it must be cut. On the basis is applied to cement mortar. So he not slipped on the slippery plastic, you can densely to screw the wires. The frame should be knock down wooden slats, and then bind it to a container.

The first stage of work

If you look at the first photo and the end result is still difficult to predict, over time the figure of the cat will more and more come to life. Don’t forget the holes for water

Knead the solution at the rate of 1 part sand to 1 part cement. The required consistency of thick cream. In any case, do not add to the total solution of gypsum, because it weight instantly hardens. Put on rubber gloves. Recruit a handful of mixture into your hand and add one tablespoon of gypsum. Mash a lot in the hands, formed of it a sausage or a ball and fasten to the frame, creating the shape of the figures. The face sculpt of the balls as if working with clay. Before placing on the body of small parts lubricated with water.

Polishing the surface of the body of the figures are hand dipped in the water. The finished flower should not crack. To do this, it should be dry under plastic wrap for 3-4 days. On the first day of the drying process figure best a few times to moisten. The surface of the finished cat sanded with sandpaper. Paint the cat can be by road or water-based paints, enamels. The finished figurine is covered with varnish. This garden planter is afraid of strong frosts. If it is to preserve and renew, it can last a very long time.

The second stage of the work

It is very important not to overdo the workpiece in hand, we have to work quickly. As you can see, the result was not long in coming. In order to clearly imagine the end goal, you can make a preliminary sketch

The result exceeded expectations

Here and ready our pots. Placed in it the flowers will look on the back of a cat can be very useful, especially while maintaining the General color scheme

The types of petunias and their place in the garden

In recent years the fashion for Petunia, who loved and appreciated by our grandmother, has returned. We once again admire the lush and colorful clouds in graceful hanging baskets, cascading and wrapped around the gazebo with garlands and colourful flowers growing in the flowerbeds and along garden paths. It is a hybrid plant varieties which can be divided into groups.

Bush hybrid group

For beds, borders and borders perennial Bush Petunia fits perfectly. Varieties of small size can be grown in containers. Subgroup colors Multiflora is distinguished by the number of inflorescences of medium size. In the subgroup Grandiflora flowers can reach 16 cm in diameter (cultivar Triumph). The most famous Fantasy series, dream, Titan, Polaris, Storm, Hit Parade and early grade Ultra.

Bush Petunia

Bush Petunia Bad Blackberry is striking in its extraordinary colors. Who would have thought that so beautiful can look like a flower, to which we are accustomed from childhood

The Bush formation occurs independently. If you want to affect the appearance of the plant, enough to cut its top at the level of the third internode, then the flower will begin to branch out and become more elaborate.

Group colors, weather-resistant

The group carries the name floribunda. It is average option, which by its characteristics can be placed between the Multiflora and the Grandiflora. Mass planting are often decorated with plush floribunda. The most popular are cartoneria Celebrities and Sonya.

Petunia floribunda

Unpretentious but delightful plants that with proper care they will delight you and others for the whole summer, its lush blooms

Beautiful flower bushes

Cascade group can produce shoots that grow in all directions, forming a dense flower bushes. This is a great decoration for gazebos, porches and terraces. Whip up to 1.5 meters emit remarkably beautiful varieties Typhoon, rose, cherry, Ramblin and silver.

Cascading Petunia

The whole floral waterfall falls on you cascading Petunia. Imagine your gazebo in such a colorful design and you’ll want to realize what is imagined

Live floral curtain

In contrast to the cascading types, basket emit shoots, which is directed only downward. These varieties of petunias are ideal for hanging planters. However, planted in a flower bed, they form a beautiful floral cover on earth.

Details about hanging plant varieties, we offer you to watch the video.

The rules of planting and growing

So, the flower garden we have, with the desired grades, we decided. There comes a time to plant, grow and enjoy the result. You can buy seeds, but beginners are better to start with ready seedlings. Before you grow prepared seedlings of petunias in pots, you should make sure that at night established a positive temperature and freezing your plants do not threaten.

Perfect yards

In order to fully comply with all rules of planting and care, it is important to have an incentive. That’s why we’ve put these photos of the patios of the dreams. Such results can be achieved if desired, and you

Simple rules of planting

Abundant food is a very important part of living healthy plants. Often, wanting to impress the buyer, the sellers put on three roots to a litre pot. They will inevitably die due to the shortage of food.

  • Kustov and floribunda types need 1-2 liters of earth at the root.
  • Cascading basket and more voracious, and the need for land is 3-5 liters per 1 root.
  • Tornado and the Typhoon – a powerful class, in need of 7-15 gallons per root.

Considering how many petunias you plant in pots, keep in mind: from one to another of the Central stem distance should be at least 15-20 cm, otherwise the plant will simply strangle each other.

Geraniums and petunias

The Foundation of such flower arrangements very often are geranium and Petunia. They look great together. The question of irrigation can be solved and make it not so frequent, if you use hydrogel

Choose the right land

The problem is simple garden soil is that it is too heavy for delicate flowers. Between waterings it can go cracks. If not loosen all the time, the roots will suffocate. Therefore, when planning a planting petunias produce in pots, stock up on good ground. Comply with the following characteristics: high porosity, moisture permeability and ease.

Pay attention to the soil, which is based on peat. A little bit of vermicompost and sand will not hurt, but the vermiculite and perlite will make it loose. Another option suitable soil is: garden soil, peat and leavening agents in proportions 3:3:0,5. Such land will be enough nutrients, air and moisture-permeable.

Courtyard dreams

I wonder what people think of living surrounded by such beauty? Perhaps they are happy enough to make everyone around him happy. Create and around the same sea of positive

Pots and Petunia on the balcony

If you don’t have Palace, which I would like to decorate a balcony or just a windowsill, there is always. The small pots and blooming Petunia in it will give joy and celebration

Do not forget about leaving

In principle, care for petunias in pots is simple. Apart from food, you need to take care of watering, soul, pruning and plant protection from diseases. If the disease is the subject of a big discussion then about the other components care should briefly tell.

  • Watering. The plant is watered twice a day, morning and evening. If such a regime was in power, use a hydrogel or automatic. When watering in the heat of the roots can just boil, so you can not do that. In may and early June, when the evening is still cool, the second day watering can be deleted.
  • Shower. Spraying Bush allows you to not only deliver moisture through the entire surface, but also helps in the fight against spider mites. It is impossible to water droplets falling on the leaves in the scorching sun. Flower may get burned.
  • Haircut. Dead flowers are removed, then the plant will delight you with new buds, and not to engage in seed formation. In the middle of summer and fall shoots are cut. Then they will always be lush and fresh.

Besides all the above, in plants there is still a need for fertilizers that must also be satisfied. And we will certainly talk about it, but a little later.

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