A field of flowers. Imagine running around your yard, in a sundress, under the sun. Doesn’t it seem like the perfect thing to do in summer? You’re in your yard, together with your friends and family, you can set a blanket in the grass and be surrounded by flowers and butterflies while having a picnic.
Instead of lying down in your bed or living room, why not help the environment and improve your family’s overall health by planting these five flowers in your yard? Read more about these heavenly flowers below!
Hydrangeas are famous for their shrubs that have colorful blossoms that bloom from summer through fall. Its flowers are usually in the shade of pink, red, white, blue, green, and purple. If you live in Zones 3-9, you’re in luck because the plant is easy to grow in these places; but hydrangeas can grow anywhere. Ensure that you water it deeply at least once a week. During its growing season, wet it with one inch of water.
Hydrangeas that can change shades are Bigleaf Hydrangeas (H. macrophylla), Laececap, and Mophead types. In addition to the types of hydrangeas that can change their color, this is H.serrata cultivars; this variation of hydrangeas can change color based on the pH level of its soil. Blue shades go well with acidic soils that have a pH level of less than 5.5. If you want pink hydrangeas, the pH level of your soil must be greater than 5.5.
Commonly, its flowers are in shades of purplish-blue or just blue, but a few cultivars feature white flowers with purple specks or centers. Its blossoms have five petals that are rounded edges with inner throats that are white. Its leaves have serrated edges, and it’s in the shape of a heart, perfect for gift-giving. These magnificent flowers bloom during spring.
An orchid’s appearance depends on its specific species, but in general, the flower has a tube-like structure that’s waxy-like in texture. Orchids are known for their single lip that’s usually extended, and this is called labellum. Usually, orchids bloom only yearly; but it remains for six to ten weeks when it blooms. In a case when orchids are happy with their care, they can bloom more often than usual.
The Orchidaceae family is diverse and widespread, so depending on what species you purchase for your home garden, its plant care also varies. Orchids have 24 unique qualities, and they’re also the most significant family amongst flowering plants.
Let’s differentiate cymbidium orchids from phalaenopsis care. The soil of cymbidium orchids must be moist evenly at all times; when taking care of this species, ensure that you don’t have soggy or wet soil. On the other hand, phalaenopsis orchids must have brief dry periods when watering.
Daisies are composed of a yellow center, and white petals surround its center. These petals can also be rose or pink colored. It gives the impression that it’s only one flower, but it’s more than one. Because of the disk florets in its center and at the periphery of the ray florets, they can mistake it as only a single flower. These bright flowers native to North Africa, Europe, and Southwestern Asia bloom during summer up until fall.
Taking care of daisies doesn’t require much. Just place it in a small container and put it in a location where it gets bright sunlight. Water it regularly, but don’t let the daisy sit in water; keep it moist.
Overwatering your plant can cause grey mold fungus – it will appear in your leaves as round patches. When this happens, dust your plant lightly with a fungicide to stop the growth of fungal. Finally, take care of your plant well to watch it bloom during spring.
You might already have heard of lilies; these are trumpet-shaped flowers. It has six petals that are either plain or have striking marks. The blossoms are attached to a tall, erect stem with long, narrow, and lance-shaped leaves. Lilies come in different colors, such as white, pink, orange, gold, and red.
When taking care of your lilies, ensure that their soil can drain well and ensure that it’s moisture-retentive. When planting, add plenty of organic matter. Finally, place your lilies in a position where it gets some sun and light shade in some part of the day. Watch it bloom during early summer up until fall.
The five flowers mentioned above come in different shapes, colors, textures, and care conditions. But these five flowers have one thing in common; they can clean the air in your home. In addition, it can remove pollutants in your home that can be harmful in the long run.
Not only can flowers alleviate your mood levels, be a way of exercise by taking care of your plants, they can also clean the air that surrounds your home. The more you get involved with plants, the more you’ll be aware of their numerous benefits!