Surrounded by Beauty: 5 Flowers to Plant in Your Garden
Does your garden look repetitive and boring? It may be because you didn’t mix it up. Flowers bring light even to the darkest days of the year. Adding flowers to your garden can make it look amazing with the different pops of color these five plants bring.
In gardening, there is always room for one more plant, in this case, five to be exact. If you have greens, herbs, vegetables in your garden, it’s time to invest in flowers! Ensure that your garden looks bewildering and colorful throughout the year with the five flowers mentioned below.
1. Tulips (Tulipa)
Vibrant tulips in the spring are much anticipated. In the world, tulips are considered to be one of the fascinating flowers. There is nothing ordinary about this plant; photographs cannot begin to scratch the surface of its beauty and charm. It’s a symbol of new beginnings and charity.
It offers a wide array of shapes, forms, and colors of many bulbs. They are commonly bear cup-shaped in body, but some cultivars have a form of bowl or star. Tulips have almost every shade except true blue. It can be fringed or twisted, with or without scent, single or double.
Additionally, tulips have been used as a poultice for bee stings, scratch relief, skin irritations, and insect bites. In the past, the tulip sap has been used as a treatment for cough and colds.
2. Pansies (Viola tricolor var. hortensis)
Pansies have a flat guise and have thin, broad, and delicate petals that are silky, smooth, and soft. Its varieties range in size, from four to 10 centimeters in diameter with five petals depending on the specific type.
Pansies show off their charm by blooming in early spring. This type of flower often reseeds, giving you the luxury of not planting them again. As pansies are edible, you can use their petals to add color to baked goods and salads.
Pansies symbolize loving feelings toward a person. Also, it represents consideration and free-thinking. It’s often gifted as a get-well flower, a sign that you sympathize with a person’s distress.
3. Marigolds (Tagetes)
Marigolds resemble a pom-pom, and it mostly ranges in color from yellow to deep orange. It has a wide array of varieties; yellow petals have stripes of red, orange petals have yellow outer, red petals with yellow splotches. The leaves of the marigold flower are deeply divided with a dark green color. This plant ranges from six inches to six feet in size.
It shines for an extended period; it blooms from spring to fall. Marigolds are hardy; they can endure anything. They are resistant to pests and diseases. They can tolerate droughts. You don’t have to worry about rodents eating this flower since it isn’t tasty for them. The hardy plant can even survive a light frost!
Marigolds have numerous health benefits. It can support the healing of the skin, remedies sore throats and mouth ulcers, reducing eye infections.
4. Daffodils (Narcissus)
Traditionally, daffodils have a color of yellow or white, with six petals and the shape of a trumpet, but many cultivated varieties exist nowadays. Because of cultivars, leafless stems exist with one to 20 flowers. The flowers have to be stacked sometimes so that they wouldn’t weigh down the stems.
The flower blooms in early spring. Plant this during fall for spring flowers; it can return for many years. When you see the heads of daffodils bobbing, it’s a sign that spring is coming. Just like marigolds, daffodils won’t go near this plant. If you would like to grow a fruit tree, adding a daffodil around it can increase pollination. This flower can also keep the grass at bay.
5. Petunia (Petunia x atkinsiana)
Petunias are annual herbs; the leaves of this plant are sessile (without a petiole) and oval with smooth margins. Petunia flowers are funnel-shaped with five fused petals and five green sepals. This unique flower blooms from spring until winter frost.
From the appearance of this plant, you can determine that this flower is tough despite being small. Petunias look best when cascading from window boxes and planters, but it’s also beautiful as groundcovers. Keep in mind that the older types of this planet must be deadheaded for it to keep blooming. Don’t fret, as new varieties don’t require much effort.
There are four main types of petunias: Multiflora, Spreading (Wave), Grandiflora, and Milliflora. Milliflora type of petunias has the most petite flowers. It is only one inch wide, but they produce the most colorful and bright flowers. If you have an indoor garden, the possibilities of picking different varieties are more significant. You can buy large quantities for less than the cost of an outdoor petunia.
The five flowers mentioned above are great for the environment and your garden. Some are edible, all are colorful, and without a doubt, it will make you happy just by looking at them.