Open ground plants in the house
Which of the perennial flower crops can be grown in a room? For example, aquilegia, bell, etc. What are the features of caring for them at home? It is worth growing garden plants at home only if you really really love these flowers, and there is simply no other way to decorate them with your presence. Indeed, without the use of special techniques, the timing of flowering of "street" plants in time will not differ much from garden ones. In addition, perennial plants of open ground must undergo a dormant period, the absence of which can adversely affect their development and ability to bloom.
However, if you are a passionate person, then such "little things" will not prevent you from enjoying the beauty of garden plants in room culture, and our tips will help you in this interesting undertaking!
A wonderful perennial that grows well even in partial shade. The straight, branched up stems of this beloved plant reach a height of 1 m, and the roots sometimes go 60 cm deep, so for growing in a room take care of a fairly spacious bowl and loose humus soil. The seeds of aquilegia are small, first they are sown in small boxes with light earth, and seedlings are subsequently peeled. Abundant flowering of aquilegia lasts for two months.
Coloring of flowers can be the most diverse, but more often the blue-violet gamma prevails. The rest of the time, the decorative effect is created by elegant, repeatedly dissected leaves with a bluish bloom.
If you make a little effort, you can make the aquilegia bloom in April. To do this, keep pots with well-developed bushes on the street until frost. Then transfer them to the room, but unheated and dark. And starting in January-February, bring them into the light, preferably in a cool place with a temperature of +12 .. + 1 ° C, where aquilegia blooms with magnificent flowers with long spurs. Especially good are the new hybrid forms: a snow-white Crystal star and a two-color-red with white - A Fiery star with large, up to 10 cm in diameter, luxurious flowers!
Over time, adult aquilegia bushes, even when cultivated in the garden, grow and bloom less abundantly. Therefore, they periodically need to be updated.
Home bell is known to all. These are varieties of a bell leaf of the same leaf, originating from the Mediterranean, with blue or white flowers, colloquially referred to as the “bridegroom” and “bride”. In addition to it, with a great desire, you can also grow other traditionally garden species in the room. For example, an average bell, striking the imagination with an unusually bright pile of closed flowers! They are very large, up to 7 cm long, blue, blue or pink, simple or terry!
This species is a typical biennial, but if you sow seeds early (in April-March), the plants will delight you with their flowering that same summer. And bushes transplanted in autumn from the plot into flower pots, as well as aquilegia, can be easily forced to bloom in the room in spring, starting in March. After flowering, the stem dies, but new buds form on the roots. The shoot with flowers of a medium bellflower reaches a height of 1 m, keep this in mind when choosing a pot.
But another species - the Carpathian bell - is much lower, about 40 cm. Its long branched stems with heart-shaped basal leaves form lush green curtains, on which wide-open purple bells sway. The stalks of the Carpathian bell are so thin that it seems the flowers are about to ring!
This magnificent perennial can also be grown in pot culture. We think you will like it when lush panicles — panicle inflorescences — flare up with piercing pink colors over a windowsill, and a cloud of delicate aroma floats around the room. However, panicled phlox flowers can be not only pink, but pure white, raspberry, lilac, bluish, in addition to plain ones, there are also “eyes” of a different color.
It is very easy to get phlox in the apartment: you don’t even have to sow seeds and take care of tender seedlings. Because panicled phlox is easily propagated by stem and root cuttings or by dividing the bush. In the room, planting cuttings and delenok can be carried out at any time of the year. Despite the fact that the phlox bush can be of impressive size, the roots of the plant are located mainly in the upper layer of soil, so he needs a small, but necessarily beautiful pot to match the plant itself, and the land is fertile. The early varieties of phlox bloom in late June, the late bloom until the end of September!
And finally, two words about the features of caring for garden plants at home.
First of all, the limited amount of soil in the pot involves more frequent watering and top dressing. And even more likely, garden plants will not have enough light, because don’t say it, and ordinary window glass absorbs a significant amount of solar radiation, so necessary for the formation of flowers. Therefore, when the weather permits, keep your newly-found indoor plants in the open air: on the balcony, outdoor flower garden or at least on the windowsill of an open window. And if you can still provide your pets with the necessary rest period, they will be able to bloom at home, starting in early spring!