Why wait to receive flowers when you can have your own supply yourself? Not enough space? No problem. Grow your own flowers in containers at home! This article is specifically made with the hopes to help you in your container flower gardening journey—from choosing the right flowers to identifying the different flower containers you can tap on.
Table of Contents
- Flowers for container gardens
- Tips on how to make the most out of your container flowers
- Ideas for flower containers
Flowers for container gardens
Container-grown flowers come in different colors, sizes, and varieties. Many flowers thrive well in containers, helpful in terms of adding instant aesthetic to your dull patios, balconies, or even tables. Few examples for this include:
- Calla Lilly. This variety comes in different colors and is often used in bouquets or wedding floral arrangements. They are best grown an inch deep and an inch apart. When it comes to choosing the right containers for this, be sure to use those at least 10 inches wide in diameter to give their roots enough space to breathe and grow.
- Chrysanthemum. Growing chrysanthemums in pots is quite popular for most houses. When growing them, be sure to put them in a spot that gets enough sunlight, but not too much to avoid drying them out. Moreover, Chrysanthemums have a shallow root system, thus, regular watering is a must. Also, remember to prune and clean from time to time to encourage more blooms!
- Geranium. Geraniums are a common choice for most balcony gardens and grow perfectly in containers. When planting one, be sure to observe proper drainage as Geraniums do not like too much moisture. During their blooming phase, be sure to fertilize every 2 weeks to experience maximum results. Repot when necessary to keep them fresh.
Tips on how to make the most out of your container flowers
One key component of any successful container garden is good drainage. Make sure that in whatever container you choose, it has sufficient holes to support their growth. This is to ensure that excess water has a place to drain through. If you’re up-cycling old scraps, be sure to drill enough holes on their bottoms. Failing to provide drainage will drown your plant and rot its roots.
Another factor to consider would have to be proper maintenance. First, be sure to water your plants regularly to avoid drying them out. However, be sure not to overdo it. To check your soil’s moisture, you can stick your fingers in for about an inch and then from there, determine whether it is dry or not. Second, give your flowers the right nutrition. Regularly re-pot your flowers to freshen them up and encourage bloom after bloom. Fertilize whenever necessary. Third and finally, regularly pinch, prune, and remove dead or dying flowers.
Are you interested to learn about how to properly design your containers and improve your garden’s aesthetic? Learn more about the Thrillers, Fillers, Spillers concept.Back to table of contents
Ideas for flower containers
Choosing flower containers or containers in general for your garden is a crucial step to achieve success. Since it basically has no restrictions, provided the containers have enough drainage holes, this phase may come out as too overwhelming. But do not allow it to be. Use this freedom to your advantage.
Try up-cycling these as your flower containers:
- Plastic bottles
- Trash cans
Remember that choosing flower containers may be crucial but it doesn’t have to be difficult. Widen your reach and do not be afraid to explore!Back to table of contents