Winter is slowly coming. This means that your outdoor garden will soon wither away. As unfortunate as this seems, there is still a way to enjoy a luscious garden. All you have to do is to keep flowers indoors.
Picking the proper plants
Have in mind that some types of flowers and plants do not react well to beingindoors. They should be primarily kept outside. Difference in light, humidity and temperature can be disastrous for them. So, if you wish to create an indoor garden, you have to start by picking the right flowers.
When determining which types of flowers you should pick, always have in mind that they will be occupying the same space. In other words, they will need the same amount of exposure to light. At the same time, by picking flowers that require similar conditions, you can use the same amount of water for each one of them without thinking whether you made a mistake.
For example, you can have marigold, roses, begonia, pansy, zinnia, alyssum in the same room.
However, this is not mandatory. Lots of us like various plants. It is still possible to have different plants in different areas of the house. Nevertheless, have in mind that this will require a bit more care and time.
Temperature is one of the most important for growth of any plant.
When talking about, ideal temperature for house plants is between 15 to 20 degrees Celsius. However, some plants such as oleander, lemon and chrysanthemum prefer lower temperatures, averaging around 7 or 8 degrees. So, they are a great choice if you wish to put plants in colder areas of the house, outside the main area. Most women like having at least one cactus in their home. They should be kept in a room with lots of light while blooming plants such as African lily will require some fertilizer during winter.
If you get temperature wrong, your flowers may start withering away and losing leaves. So, make sure to check the optimal temperature for each flower you get.
Here is another thing that needs to be mentioned.
Generally speaking, most of the plants will get enough light from the Sun. This is why you have to be very careful where you put them.
First of all, it is necessary that your flowers are always close to the windows. At the same time, make sure that there is no draft coming from outside. This can have adverse effect. Additionally, make sure that they are on the proper side. Some people put light dependent flowers in the corner and then, they wonder why they withered away.
In certain countries, it is normal to have heating and radiators near the windows. This is something you have to be careful about. While plants do require a lot of light, excess temperature can dry them out. As a way to reduce impact of a heating system, make sure to use wooden board to isolate flowers at least a little bit. There shouldn’t be direct contact with radiators.
If none of this works, you can go for artificial source of light. But, I would recommend this only as a last ditch effort.
No matter how you put it, winter will have less humidity from summer. Additionally, heating will further affect humidity in your house.
Luckily for us there are several ways to address this issue.
Plants should be misted every day except for hairy-leaved plants. Also, you can increase humidity within the room by leaving some water in a dish and adding lava rock to it (they will increase evaporation and thus, humidity). Humidifiers and environmental controls are also a good solution
Unlike garden plants, indoor flowers require much more attention. They are meant to be outside as they can easily adapt to natural environment. On the other hand, while inside, they have to deal with much more things than usual. Nevertheless, a small effort can lead to a creation of a beautiful garden. Just follow our tips and you are on the right path.
About the Author: Nick Stoyanov is a copywriter and content strategist at forpumps.com.au – Australia’s largest online pump store. 4 Pumps is an Australian company that focuses on the national distribution of its comprehensive range of quality pumping products.