Fun Fall Container Gardening
Finally, the winter is winding down, and it is already time to get ready for spring and all its beautiful colours. This month we can start planting some perennial or annual plants to be ready for the first signs of warmer weather.
The watchword for all garden work this month is: get ready.
Spring is on the way, and many plants will soon be awakening from the cold, grey winter conditions. In February, there are many flowering plants that we can sow: as long as the seedlings are then be stored in a place that isn’t too cold, such as a heated seedbed, conservatory or greenhouse.
In preparation for our gardening activities this month we should prepare a sowing mix, consisting of soil lightened with sand or vermiculite. Fill small pots or seed-beds, water them and then sow the seeds according to the instructions on the packet. If you have a greenhouse, you can also start planting vegetables. Important: use fresh compost to make sure that your plants have plenty of nutrients.
In February, some example of seeds we can sow: ageratum, zinnia, amaranth, marigold, dahlia, verbena, carnation, nasturtium, petunia, portulaca, primrose, sage, violet, celosia, wallflower, tagetes.
In the coming weeks, look forward to having dozens of small flowering plants for the garden or terrace.
Verbena is an ornamental plant that blooms from June to September, and is particularly suitable for use in borders (the high variety), and planters (the low varieties). The zinnia is an ornamental plant that blooms from June to October, and produces thick bushes with large flowers in the shape of a daisy.
Marigolds flower from June until October and they are hardy plants that are easy to grow and suitable for sunny positions.
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