Sunday, October 16, 2011

patio plants

After the winter, spring entices consumers out again. Many people love being in the fresh air and the increasing heat extra care to their garden, patio or balcony. Besides the annual flowerings above the container plants are ideally suited. The beautiful large plants are resistant to the outdoor conditions and bring lots of atmosphere and fun.

The garden, terrace and balcony are increasingly seen as an extension of the living room. In sunny southern European countries this is already the case. In recent years, the custom in cooler regions widely adopted. People have a lot of free time and find it pleasant to sit outside. Plays in the atmospheric decor of the surrounding container plants with a major role.

Container plants are perennial plants that can stand outside in the summer. They are not hardy and must be inside when the temperature below 5 ° C.. Make sure the plants in a light and draft-free spot. The potting soil should be well moistened and checked regularly. The heat and air movement can increase substantially because the evaporation. The risks of a too rapid evaporation be somewhat reduced by using large pots. This gives the plant more stability and less likely they will fall over.The broad definition of the term container plants means that the range is very great. Indeed, there are also common houseplants that, if large enough, as pot plant use.The following plants are in the range of importance:Anisodontea, Abutilon, Argyranthema frutescens, bougainvillea, fuchsia, and certainly not least, Laurus nobilis.Apart from the many colors and rich flowering, these plants also much variation in shape. Both tribes such as bushes and pyramids.Many container plants provide an additional nature by the spread of a scent. This feature can be found at well-known plant species, but also less famous container plants.Good examples of scented container plants include:Solanum, Lavandula, Laurus, Heliotropium, Lantana, Cestrum, Nerium, Gardenia, Asclepias, Myrtus, Mentha and Passiflora.The conservatory or orangery and container plants are two old concepts in the 1600s appeared.Could quickly find that these plants are not adapted and that action should be taken to them to hibernate. For example, wooden buildings built around the plants with windows facing south. Thus the first winter. The name is derived from an orangery of the first inhabitants of the wintering area, namely the orange or orange with the lemon. Later, around 1700, was made of glass conservatory and near pets or other living spaces built. It was an extension of the living quarters, where they imagined in a Mediterranean environment. This space was not only plants but also with various ornaments and furniture dressed, and was also a collector and nursery uses.In that year of 1600 there was the rich man for a real passion for collecting plants from the southern countries were introduced. They were then in the gardens planted in the ground. The first container plants were the orange, the pomegranate, the oleander, the Japanese medlar, and others could quickly find that we have to overwinter container plants.Consequently, these plants had to make transportable. They used wooden tubs which were equipped with handles for easy transport.Hence the name container plants.Information is very encouraging gardening. Winter container plants and plants have become a fixture. Container plants are ideal plants for the patio or balcony to decorate.Winter gardens are back in popularity. The reasons for the return? Energy has become expensive years. Thus there is more glass in the building integrated. The porch construction has greatly expanded. This gives a healthier environment and a special micro-climate we as humans feel good. A cozy room without plants is unthinkable?The winter garden provides a unique opportunity to plant under favorable conditions in the accommodation process. The possibilities are increased to keep the plant as easy as possible, eg automation of food and casting, rich in plant selection and cultivation in pots. We also have more free time. This time we want to fill, and in gardening.Ask yourself what is the purpose of the winter?Just a nice space form, there will be 1 / 3 of the area planted to provide or serve as storage for frost-sensitive plants. Care in planting a winter garden for a smooth transition from winter to garden.A good planting must be present throughout the year by variety: falling leaves, evergreen, flower and fruit bearing species, trees, shrubs and ground cover. By plants with similar heat demand to use. A wide variety produces less disease and insects. Use a potting soil mixture is adjusted according to the acidity, origin, water demand and light requirements. And above all consider the irrigation water.

If we consider patio plants plants that are beautiful happen in pots, and also easy to keep his pot. Container plants in a 4-assortment, we distinguish several plant groups.1. Nursery products:Corylus avelana "Contorta, Nothofagus, Chionanthus virginicus, Forthergilla, hydrangea, Euonymus maculata 'pungens', Acer palmatum, Skimmia, Viburnum,Hibiscus syriacus hybrids, and others2. Perennials:Lavandula, Santolina, Hosta, Lobelia, Chrysanthemum species, etc.3. The plants form in all shapes and figures: Buxus, Taxus, Ligustrum.4. Mediteranne or subtropical plants. This group of plants enjoy a growing interest in recent years.4.1. Summer flowering bulbs:Abutilon, Acca sellowiana, Agapanthus, Anisodontea, Beloperone, Callistemon, Cassia species, Erythrina, Eugenia, Myrthus, Fuchsia, Iochroma, Lagerstroemeria, Lantana hybrids, Leonotus, Citrus, Oleander, Plumbago, Punica, Solanam, Russelia, Tecomaria, and Lavatera tibouchina.4.2. Beautiful foliage plants:Eriobotrya, Pittosporum, Choisya, Arbutus, Coprosma, Eucalyptus, Eugenia, Griselinia, Laurus, Metrosideros, Nandina, Phormium, Photinia, Pistacia, Viburnum tinus.4.3. Schaduwlievende plants:Mania Fir, Asparagus falcatus, Camellia japonica, Fuchsia,Nandina, Corokia, Fatsia japonica ,.... Others4.4 Evergreen plants:Besides a large number of evergreen exotic species is an even greater number of evergreen "normal" plants that are very good to use in an exotic garden. Not all plants are no longer apply. So what makes a plant is suitable? First the leaf plays an important role. The larger, darker and shine station better. Note that here lies the danger is that these plants back in winter especially difficult to obtain. Because plants with evergreen leaves even in winter, and this loss not evaporate from the frozen soil supplement. This creates the possibility that the magazine despite the cold burns. So the larger the leaf the more risk that corruption occurs.Set of pots and tubs, the following requirements:- Decorative, but you should not overdo it.- Easy to transport and long shelf life.- Have a large bearing surface, so the wind resistance is increased.- If possible, the pot can anchor.- Easy to handle during repotting.A good quality potting soil contains only diet for about 6 weeks. The potting soil should have a large pore volume and an appropriate NPK ratio and in the right quantity. Especially the stability plays an important role. How stable the substrate, the less one should repot. This stability can be obtained by admixture of humus, loam, gravel and other resources that go long. It then adds 30% of soil in a flower.The water requirements of container plants varies widely from species to species.The origin of their needs are always reflected in the conditions that the tub plant grows in its natural habitat.The season is decisive. Generally give you more water in spring and especially in the summer than in winter when the plants are at rest.The shape determines the more leaves or flowers a plant has, the more need there will be water and the more you need to pour. Leaves that help determine how much water in the summer we should give. Rainwater runs along the stems in the pot, or does it just leaves like an umbrella?Nonetheless, these guidelines differ somewhat depending on location. The same plant will produce a warm place to consume more water than a cooler. This is especially important for evergreens in their winter quarters. A plant in the wind evaporates more water than a plant in a sheltered corner. Container plants that will stand outside in summer is also an occasional splash of rain on him and in that case you do not have to pour or less.The two biggest problems in the conduct of container plants are obvious. In summer the plant can dry out from lack of water. More container plants to die by the excess water. Many container plants hate wet feet, especially in the winter. The roots have no oxygen in flooding and rotting away. So be careful when planting the pots drain well and that there are no dishes for days water remains. The quality of water plays a role.Acid loving container plants (Nerium), you may never or never pour with hard water, use rain water.First, it depends on the soil. New ingepot?A good quality compost contains food for about 6 weeks. A starter fertilizer. Second, it is seasonal. The fertilization usually begins in the spring. Plants require a different magazine than fertilizing flowering pot plants. Details on the specific fertilizer needs can be found in the growing schedule of plant modules.Generally, we use the liquid fertilizer solution as is the case with houseplants.It should especially like wolverine Datura, which require high doses, are needed to ensure that the plants can not be beaten, because it is highly at the expense of flowering and vigor. After the end of August it is advisable not to give more fertilizer, or at least much less. That the plants to ripen and lignify before they enter the winter.

There are also for private coated fertilizer (coated with resin wall =) commercially available.These are fertilizers only once per season in the soil to be stopped. The fertilizers are slowly and over a long period free so the plants have a whole season to have enough. Pokon multicote and Osmocote (Sierra) are two examples. These granules or "pills" are simply put in the ground and the plant depending on the temperature gets the required amount of manure. Useful in keeping an eye on the diet for green or flowering plants. Flowering plants have a greater need because of Potassium.Note the duration of these coated fertilizers. Vote it with the period that you administered the fertilizer, bearing in mind that the best fertilizer is worked out by the end of August.You usually choose from:3-4 months4-5 months6 months6-9 months.

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