Today, more and more often balconies are transformed from a cluttered warehouse into a beautifully designed space.
For example, a winter garden, balconies with flowering plants - this design option can be more often observed in high-rise buildings.
Flower garden is used to transform balconies.
Let's talk about gardening balconies? What plants decorate an open balcony? How to draw a balcony with flowers?
Starting landscaping, the first thing you need to clear the balcony space to the maximum, throwing all the trash, removing the preservation and food supplies for the winter, like potatoes, onions and carrots.
Next, you need to check how reliable the parapet, and if you need to repair the wall, you need to do it immediately.
Balcony can be both closed and open. So, in the winter on the unglazed balcony, except for heaps of snow, nothing will grow. If the balcony is glazed, the air temperature is about five degrees Celsius, and therefore flowers like chlorophytum and geranium will grow on such a balcony.
If the air temperature falls below five degrees Celsius, then you should pay attention to the cold-resistant plants like palm trees.
If your balcony is glazed, additionally insulated, and there is no air temperature below five degrees Celsius, then on the balcony you can consider plants such as cyclamens.
In the fall, you can buy heathers - shrubs with a mass of flowers that look beautiful even after drying.
If you are thinking about what flowers to plant on the balcony, what is insulated and well heated, then it is important to remember that the main thing is to create a favorable climate for flowers. So, flowers like moisture, excellent lighting, and do not tolerate drafts, temperature drops.
When arranging a real winter garden on your balcony, it is important to think about protecting plants from direct sunlight.
Some flowers on the sunny balcony are still grown, because there are special types that perfectly tolerate the open sun with proper care.
For an open solar balcony is better to choose:
Petunia that pleases a variety of colors and different varieties. It is better to give preference to small-flowered forms, because large leaves react badly to the heat, the flowers lose their attractiveness.
Petunia stems are very sticky, therefore, growing these flowers on the balcony in boxes, you need to separate them without loss from each other after the wind. There is a sort of petunias like "typhoon", which is characterized by violent flowering.
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Geranium can be zonal, ileal. The second species will suffer on the windy balcony, but at the same time, both species perfectly tolerate heat.
Portulac ideal blooming flowers on the balcony, where a lot of sun. It is a soil-growing plant, but it looks great in pots. How else can you decorate the balcony?
It is difficult to imagine a more “tenacious” plant. Portulac color approximately from the middle of July until the end of September.
Portulac loves the direct rays of the sun, so much so that it opens flowers in sunny weather, and after sunset the flower closes.
Phlox Drummond light-loving plant, excellent tolerance of drought. Growing flowers on the balcony, it is important to monitor the looseness of the soil, so as not to rot the roots.
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Ipomoea is a plant that pleases with new flowers every day. A flower blooms on the day, closes in the evening, but in the morning a completely different flower blooms.
These flowers on the balcony grow with support, because in order to grow up, you can not do without it. These flowers are used as a green screen that protects the room from the sun.
The flower grows quickly, but the stalks die off in the autumn, and therefore it is necessary to grow a new green screen for the new season.
If you think about what flowers to plant on the balcony to bloom, you should choose begonia, cute daisies. To flowers bloom until the end of autumn, you can land asters, petunias.
When choosing colors for your balcony, you should consider both the lighting of the balcony and the number of floors.
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If the balcony is closed, that is, it is glazed, then it is clear that the floor does not play any role, and if it is open, you need to remember that the higher the floor, the stronger the drafts on the balcony.
You can see on numerous photos of flowers on the balcony that low-growing plants of daisies, begonias, marigolds are planted on the upper floors.