Flower container gardening is a fun way to add colour and life to your home or office. Flowers transform almost any space into a space that is more appealing, comfortable and lively. They’re also likely to spark off some interesting conversation.
Flowers and Seasons
Not all flowers bloom in spring! Some bloom in summer, even winter, while others such as some orchids can bloom throughout the year.
The table below shows more or less when each season starts and ends in the northern and southern hemispheres. You can use it and the list of which plants flower in each season as a guideline for when plants will flower. Bear in mind that your specific climate might change things.
|Northern Temperate Zone||Win.||Spring||Summer||Autumn||W|
|Southern Temperate Zone||Sum.||Autumn||Winter||Spring||Su|
|Amaryllis Apple blossom||Dahlia
Good Low Maintenance Flowers
African violets, Peace Lily and Christmas Cactus are flowering plants that are very easy to grow indoors and hardly need any attention! If you’re unsure what plants to start with, these are great choices!
How to Extend the Flowering Period
The best way to extend a plant’s flowering season is to continually trim back by picking the flowers. If you just let the plant go to seed, the flowers will stop blooming.
If you continually pick the flowers on spring flowers, you should be able to extend the flowering into summer on many species.
How to Pick Flowers
With all these lovely flowers growing in your indoor gardening flowerpots, you’ll want to pick a couple to put in a vase elsewhere in your home.
Cut stems at a 45-degree angle to maximise the surface area for water absorption. Add some flower food to the water to extend their bloom a couple of days!