Indoor flowers grow in every home. They serve not only as a source of oxygen, but are also an important decorative element. However, among the domestic plants there are those that confuse superstitious housewives, since, according to legend, they are muzhegons who destroy family well-being and doom women to loneliness. It is believed that such plants lead to the departure, and sometimes even the death of a beloved man.
Perennial plant transplant rules: 6 things summer residents forget about
Garden work begins when the snow melts in the spring and ends when persistent frosts appear.
At the same time, one has to deal not only with pruning trees and shrubs, feeding, treating pests and diseases, but also transplanting.
Sometimes a plant simply becomes "superfluous" in a certain place, or suffers from an unfavorable neighborhood, excess or lack of sun. Then you have to decide where, when and how to transplant it.
Moreover, it is necessary to choose the optimal period for the procedure. It is advisable to do this in the spring, when the ground warms up slightly, or in the fall, when the perennial "goes into hibernation."
You need to plant rowan near the porch
I am not a supporter of planting any tree close to home, because I do not like to do unnecessary work - sweeping fallen leaves from the floor of the veranda in autumn or faded flower petals in spring. But some acquaintances claim that it is urgent to plant rowan trees at the very entrance in order to drive away evil spirits.
The answer to this superstition is simple. It turns out that since pagan times, the Slavs, Scandinavians and Celts believed that this tree protects from witchcraft and wars, and crosses from its twigs will help from the evil eye. The underside of the rowan berry is like a star, one of the ancient pagan symbols of protection.
Features of plectrantus
Home plectrantus, which is also called room mint, is a herbaceous perennial or evergreen shrub, reaching a height of 0.6 to 0.8 m. The root system is fibrous, and the branched stems can grow vertically or be creeping. A rich green or brownish-red ribbed stem has a slight pubescence. Fragrant ovoid or oval leaf plates, which are located opposite, are densely pubescent or bare, their edge is finely toothed. On the surface of the foliage there is a variegated pattern or a relief of veins. Flowering is observed in the summer, a lush short apical panicle inflorescence appears on the bush, which includes bisexual flowers of lilac, blue, white or purple. After ripening, the fruits open themselves, they contain 4 nuts.
Beautiful plants that will protect your garden from pests
If you want to protect your crop from pests, then you can rely not only on special chemicals - there is an easier solution, they write "Belnews"... The fact is that certain plants are able to protect your garden from insects. In addition, many of them have a pleasant appearance.
Marigold. Amazingly beautiful flowers that can turn any garden into a beautiful and sophisticated one. However, the main advantage of marigolds is that they protect other plants from intruders such as worms, onion flies, weevils, and cabbage whites. There are also many folk recipes for agriculture, where marigolds are used as the main means.
Calendula. Another beautiful flower that is able to protect the crop from a large number of pests. So, the "specialization" of calendula includes Colorado beetles, various types of worms, aphids. Also, an excellent fertilizer comes out of calendula if you use faded plants.
Caucasian chamomile. These undemanding flowers are an excellent remedy against most of the known pests. So, this small flower is even able to ward off mosquitoes that like to annoy in the country. Also, the Caucasian chamomile will perfectly cope with ants, fleas, cockroaches, mosquitoes, rodents, lice, cockroaches and other unpleasant "guests".
Zamioculcas crying, what does it mean
Sometimes there is such a rare phenomenon as the crying of a plant. The most common cause is excess moisture in the air or excess liquid in the pot. In the first case, nothing needs to be done, in the second, it is necessary to exclude abundant watering and carefully monitor the state of the earthen coma. Excessive moisture can cause the leaves to turn yellow and rot.
Conditions for plant growth and development
In order for the plant to develop normally and please the eye with an attractive appearance, it is necessary to provide it with appropriate conditions. Rejuvenated requires bright lighting regardless of the season.
It is advisable not to put the pots with the plant on the windowsill that faces the north side, to keep the flower in the shade.
In hot weather, that is, in summer and spring, the flower is watered less often, when the earthen lump dries up, on average 1 time per 10 days. You do not need to spray the petals.
In the winter and autumn seasons, the air temperature in the room where the juveniles are grown should not fall below +10, and in summer and spring, exceed + 22-27 degrees.
Mini garden on the balcony - TOP-5 cool ideas
Even on a relatively large loggia, there is not very much space. This means that the area of the garden should be distributed rationally. We have collected the most interesting ideas with which you can make a beautiful and compact landscaping.
No. 1. Mini-garden on the wall
On one of the walls of the balcony, you can make a system of fastening for flower pots. It will look very impressive, while taking up little space. It is best to arrange the mountings in a checkerboard pattern.
No. 2. Hanging garden
Another fun way to save space is to hang flowers in planters. This idea can be realized in houses with high ceilings. Naturally, the height of the plants must be carefully adjusted. On the one hand, it should be convenient to water them, on the other, flowers should not interfere with the rest in the garden.
Naturally, climbing plants should be used for a hanging garden. If desired, they can be decorated with a special decor, and with the help of multi-colored pots, add more colors to the interior.
No. 3. Flowers in a pallet
A very popular option for landscaping a balcony is planting flowers in a pallet. It is done as follows:
- the pallet is varnished and equipped with a blank bottom
- drainage expanded clay is laid at the bottom of the pallet
- soil is poured almost to the very top of the boards
- flowers are planted in the holes of the pallet.
After the root system of flowers is strengthened, you can rearrange the pallet in a horizontal position and attach to the wall. Such an original "pot" can be placed anywhere: under a window-sill block, on a side wall, under a window.
No. 4. Multilevel hanging garden
On loggias with a large area, you can equip a system of hanging shelves. Place flower pots, candles, small garden toys on them. If it is possible to connect to electricity, the shelves can be additionally decorated with electric garlands. In the evenings in such a garden it will be not only cozy, but very festive.
No. 5. Hedge
With the help of special trellises and climbing plants on the balcony, you can organize a luxurious hedge. This is quite simple to do. You need to take large square pots or boxes, plant plants in them. To make the landscaping effective, you need to plant climbing plants in the part of the pot that will be closer to the wall, and bright blooming plants in front.