How to decorate a balcony with flowers. Flowers for a balcony.
Mar 17, 2018
Balconies - this is part of our housing, they are very small - shady and large - spacious and bright. Most people balconies are often just littered. What can you not see here: empty cans, and old clothes, and car tires. Old skis and bicycles, which have been a dead weight for many years and no one uses them, and other miscellaneous rubbish, which will never come in handy on the farm. On this balcony, the devil himself will break his leg. You do not even want to go out on such a balcony.
And can you imagine that your balcony has become a blooming garden? And on it instead of empty cans are pots, containers and boxes, in which all kinds of flowers grow and smell. And every time you go to the balcony, you experience the joy of color and fragrance, from the beauty and tenderness of flowers. Yes, and the care of flowers will bring you only positive emotions. Your balcony will be transformed and even from the street, it will look elegant and beautiful. So let's get down to improving your balcony.
Where to start?
The end of March, April is the best time to do a balcony renovation. First of all, clean all the old trash from your balcony, because he has to become a flower garden for the summer. If the balcony is glazed, wash the glass, your flowers need a lot of light, and dirty glass will hold up sunlight.
Determine which side of your balcony is on the shady or sunny side. Observe at what time - in the morning or in the evening, and maybe the whole day the sun illuminates the balcony, how often and strongly the wind blows there. These observations will help you choose the right flowers that are most suitable for the "climate" of your balcony.
If you have experience in growing seedlings, then you can grow seedlings of your favorite flowers. If experience or desire is busying with seedlings, there are no, you can get ready seedlings.
Which flowers can be grown on the balcony
If the balcony is located on the south side, south-west or southeast, then the sun is almost all day on the balcony, which means that most flowers on this balcony will grow well and develop abundantly.
The choice of sun-loving flowers is very big, these are petunias, lobelia, pelargonium, portolac, ageratum, Iberis, godet, as well as chamomiles, pansies, daisies, marigolds, asters and many others.
Seedlings of marigolds are very easy to grow at home, it does not stretch, it turns out strong, especially good grade "Little Hero" - a mixture of short stature marigolds, different colors - from lemon color to dark orange.
Very beautifully in the container, the flowers of portolac look like a feathering annual with needle-shaped leaves, it has large double flowers, different colors, similar to roses.
Also on such a balcony you can plant and climbing plants, they will not only please the eye with their appearance, but also will be shielded from the sun, they will bring a coolness. Plant a sweet pea, ipomeyu, kobeju, tunbergiyu, decorative beans, loaches.
But do not forget to water the flowers in a timely manner, because of the abundant sun, the soil dries quickly and your plants may die.
Shadow-tolerant plants, such as nasturtium, petunia, balsamina, viola or pansies, marigolds, begonias, will suit the balconies located on the north, north-western and northeast sides, of course in the sun they will blossom more abundantly, but also on the balconies wherelittle sun will still please you with its flowering.
The balcony on the western and eastern sides is illuminated by the sun in the evening or in the morning. It's best to feel and smell here, there will be marigolds, aheratum, fragrant tobacco, petunia, nasturtium and others.
How to decorate your balcony with flowers depends on your imagination. You can plant your favorite flowers in plastic containers or flowerpots, or you can hang them in suspended flower pots or baskets, hang on the edge of the balcony or on the wall, or make special stands or flower shelves.
If you want you can plant flowers of the same species, but different in color, or you can choose different types of flowers, but similar in color.
To decorate your balcony with flowers, you need not only flowers and a container for flowers, but you also need a nutrient-rich soil.
To keep the flowers growing and developing to please you with an exuberant and long flowering, you need to look after them, water them, feed them in time, and also remove faded buds, dried leaves. Nutrition for plants can be bought in flower shops, feed your plants, following the instructions.
Water your plants with warm, settled water.
Do not fill your flowers with excessive moisture, waterlogged soil, as well as over-dried affects the growth of plants.
Decorate your balcony with flowers, you see it is much more pleasant to enjoy the beauty of a blooming and fragrant balcony than a balcony that represents a warehouse of unnecessary things.