If you have ever visited a vineyard, you may have noticed the large scale effort that is put into balcony flowers. While these large structures are meant to provide a bit of decoration and interest, the plants are usually the focus of attention. balcony plants can range from being extremely pretty to being drab and dull. Before you plant your first bunch of them, you should know which kinds of plants are best for balcony gardening so that you can enjoy them more fully.
Most balcony flowers will do well with bright colors, including vibrant purple. Purple and pink shades are often chosen as the most popular colors for such blossoms, but there are others available as well. Orange, red, yellow, and green are also great colors for balcony plants. These brighter colors tend to grow well on lower levels and appear less distinct at the top of the structure. You might even want to grow them in groups on a sunny window ledge or other place in the balcony where they can be noticed.
Of course, balcony flowers do better when they get a bit of shade. You should allow approximately two inches of sunlight for each pot of plants you plant. When choosing which pots to use, keep in mind how well the ground responds to sunlight. Sunlight needs vary depending on the specific plants you are trying to grow. Be sure to provide them with a light source that will not dry out the soil.
The most important thing about balcony flowers, other than the flowers themselves, is that they receive the proper amount of water. This means that your flowering plants should have a deep layer of soil, and it should be well drained. Your flowering plants will also benefit from the addition of fertilizer to the soil. Fertilizer should be added regularly, especially after the rains, and then you should make sure the garden gets its daily dose of water.
It is important to be aware that balcony flowers, and any other balcony garden plants, are very sensitive to frost. Therefore, it is essential that you do not over water them. Each plant has its own watering instructions printed on the leaflet that came with the plant. If you follow these guidelines, your plants will thrive.
When choosing which plants to grow, consider the type of foliage they will have. If you have several flowering plants, you might want to choose plants with similar colors. For example, if you have a wide range of yellow flowers, you might want to choose plants with pale yellow foliage. Likewise, if you have several short-lived flowering plants, you could use short-lived plants with colorful foliage. On the other hand, you might prefer a long-lasting flowering plant so you would be able to keep your shaded balcony garden plants from growing into weeds. The quickest way to grow long-lasting balcony flowers is to use an indoor balcony gardening system.
One of the most popular balcony flowers is the Petunia plant. It blooms in the spring and has lovely deep green leaves that come in all shades of pink and red. Petunia is very easy to maintain as it needs very little attention. The only care you need to do is to keep the soil moist. You can easily do this by misting the plants each day. In addition to the blooming in the spring, Petunia is also popular for use in arrangements, tea, and potpourri because of its attractive, bright colors.
If purple is not your style, there are many other full sun and shady plants that will still flower beautifully. The hibiscus is a great choice. It blooms in the late summer and has attractive purple blossoms. The hibiscus is native to Asia and Africa but you can grow them indoors at home. Since they are a warm season crop, you can plant the hibiscus during the cooler winter months and then transplant them into a sunny garden when spring comes.