Do you have a large garden or enough containers in your balcony? Need home maintenance tips especially for your garden? Well, you need to think about growing easy to grow flowering plants that help in adding color to the entire home.
Some of the annual plants that can be planted in your home or garden are as follows:
· Tuberous Begonias
· Impatiens walleriana
· New Guinea Impatiens
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· Tuberous Begonias
Tuberous Begonias are tender perennials mostly grows all through the year. It forms as a lovely bedding plant and it looks magnificent even in hanging pots. It is necessary to plant the tubers in a medium pot or rich soil with the curved in a bowl. The tube should be buried exactly in the middle of the soil. As the growth starts, you have to use necessary fertilizers once in three weeks till the flower beds start to form. It is recommended to ask an expert plant nursery professional regarding ways to apply fertilizers.
One of the recommended fertilizers for the first stage is 22-14-14. When the plant starts to grow you need to switch to 0-10-10, where it should be applied once in three weeks. Pick the flowers when it blooms or as it fades. The plants may turn yellow after some time. You need to stop watering at this stage.
When the top becomes completely dry, you have to dig and take out the tops. Let it get dried in the sun for two to three days. Use sulfur power to dust the tubers to prevent rot. It should be wrapped in a paper and stored in a cool, dark and dry place. It can be used for planting again in spring.
These are beautiful tender perennials that grow in USDA Zones. Most gardens display Petunias as annuals. The best part of this perennials is they can manage heat and bloom all through the growing season occupying beds, borders, and containers with color. Though Petunias grow in medium to partial shade, they develop and blooms in full sunlight. It is necessary to offer them regular water and use a water-soluble and balanced fertilizer as mentioned in the label of the product. Ensure to remove the flowers when they fade. It helps in encouraging more blooms.
It is also referred to as ‘Million Bells’. They almost look similar to petunias but small in size. They are mostly grown in containers and hanging baskets and best to use as ground covers for small areas. Ensure to provide them well-drained and moist soil which is rich in organic ingredients. They prefer full sun but when you give light shade it last long. If you are living in a region where the summer is hot, you can preserve in light shade areas. Containers would require extra water when the temperatures are hot. It is not necessary to take the faded flowers. You have to trim the plants to maintain that bust look.
Zinnias are simple to care and they come in numerous forms and colors. They require well-drained soil and sun. The soil should be rich in organic substances.