As a group, tubers are extraordinary plants – colorful, striking and generally easy to grow in containers for horticulture. Many are green green; In other cases, the leaves mature after flowering and the tubers are stored and start again year after year. Some bulbs are strong, others are soft, although what is durable and what is not in certain areas depends on the average winter temperature. In cold regions, soft species – tuberous begonias, gloxinias, and potassium – can be treated in container gardens such as in summer. This gives the gardener a large variety to grow from early spring to late autumn.
Dutch flower bulbs include crocus, snowdrops, erantis or winter aconite, chionodoxa, rocks, water hyacinth wine, leucodium or snowflakes, Dutch water hyacinth, daffodils and tulips, the pride of the northern spring garden. Although durable, they are not suitable for outdoor garden containers where temperatures drop well below freezing. They need the protection of warehouses, unheated basements or cooling frames. Garden pots can also be dug in a ditch on the ground for winter and covered with thick blankets of swamp or straw. If the temperature does not drop below freezing, Dutch flower bulbs can be left outdoors in a garden pot in winter.
For best results in a container garden, start with fresh, hard, large bulbs each fall. Ensure good drainage at the bottom of each garden pot and use light soil with additional bone flour. If you are in a clay pot, place it in a wet peat moss during the rooting period so it does not dry quickly. If this happens too often, the roots will get hurt and the flowers will get worse. If the weather permits, after the risk of frost has passed, move the container garden out, where you have to flower, or in kindergarten until it reaches the budding stage. Once in bloom, move the garden to your container, where the green can ripen without being seen.
For taste, focus on the Dutch water hyacinth which is suitable for a base with large seeds or an elevated base. Daffodils are seen grouped around large trees or bushes such as birch and forsythia. Tulips, which are formal, are beautifully combined with underwear, violas, flowers on the walls, unforgettable daisies, British daisies and annual sweets in the container garden.
As already mentioned, Dutch flower bulbs cannot be placed in pots in cold areas or planted in small window boxes and left outdoors unprotected during winter. However, they can be placed in large planes and boxes that are deep and wide enough to hold a lot of ground. Garden pots should have a depth of one and a half to two feet and a width of about two meters. Place the tubers with at least 6 inches of soil on it and plant them in early fall so they can grow roots before the soil freezes hard. Dutch onions were successfully planted this way in the penthouse garden in New York, but it was always risky. It doesn’t matter whether garden pots are made of wood, concrete or other materials; The amount of land they hold is taken into account.
It is not freezing of the soil that damages the tubers (this happens in open ground), but the pressure and resistance given by the freezing on the sides of the container which is hard and does not give way. As a result, the tubers are squeezed and pushed out of the ground, the roots torn apart. Where there is no hard frost, but enough cold weather, long-lasting bulbs can be successfully planted in small garden containers.
Here is a list of incomplete bulbs that grow in container gardens. They help you design your container garden
Achimens are plants that circulate hot with clean leaves and tubular flowers in blue, lavender, red and white. In conjunction with Gloxinia and African violets, they are very suitable for hanging baskets and window boxes or in garden pots on tables, shelves or wall brackets. Start a small tuber in the room and provide shelter plants with protection from the sun and strong winds. Achimenes, the old standby mode in the south, deserves more cultivation.
Agapanthus or Blue Lily of the Nile is a fleshy and green root plant with striped leaves that often grows in bathtubs and jars on terraces and stairs in summer when tall blue spines grow. This plant is simple, but plants need enough light, freezing or greenhouses in winter. This is an old favorite that can often be seen in European parks. This is the perfect colored light bulb for gardening in containers.
Calla lily is very beautiful and outdoors in warmer areas, but sensitive potted plants in the north. The best known is white with large, shiny, heart-shaped leaves. Start the tuber indoors on fertile soil in February or March. When the weather is calm, put it in a large garden pot and take it outside. Potassium works well in full sun or partial shade, is a heavy automatic feeder and requires a lot of water. There are also dark yellow leaves with white spots. After the leaves are ripe, rest your tubers and grow again.
The colorful and flowering dahlia free ensures fertile cut flowers. Large, large-flowering species can only grow in planters and large squares, but free-blooming dwarfs are even better for small garden containers. They reach heights of one to two feet and grow easily from tubers in medium sized soil in the sun or partially shaded. They can also be grown from seeds planted indoors in February. If the tubers are stored on peat or sand in a place that is cold and freezing, they can be planted for years. Check for light bulbs in winter and lightly sprinkle when stuck.
Gladiolus, a summer flowering plant, has leaves like spears and many broken thorns. Tree bark can be planted in outdoor garden containers as soon as the risk of ice ends. Place them six inches apart and four to six inches deep. The best way to use it in a horticultural container is to plant several every two to three weeks, giving you a sequence of flowering in the container garden. Place the stems before the flowers open. As soon as the leaves turn brown or frozen, lift the feed, cut the greens and dust with DDT to control the small suction thrip. After applying the powder, store the feed in a dry place at a temperature of 45 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit for further planting.
Gloxinias, other summer and soft flowering plants with large tubular flowers that are red, pink, lavender, purple or white, and wide, velvety rosette made of leaves. Leave the tubers inside and don’t go outside outside in warm weather. Place plants in a protected place because their leaves are easily broken or damaged by wind or rain. The low, wide terrace of modern homes with limited sun provides a suitable arrangement for a row of pots or window boxes filled with gay gloxinia.
Now you have some great ideas for designing your container garden. It’s time to start planting your bulbs now.
Happy gardening in a container!
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