Bring Colors to Your Flowers Garden

Flowers Garden Bring Colors to Your Flowers GardenFor every gardener the reason behind creating a flower garden is definitely to provide the exterior of their house as vibrant and colorful moreover, it provides soothing and energizing effect to the residents and visitors too. The more the garden is filled with colorful flowers the more attracting it will be. But, definitely there is need of carrying out a balance of every color and shade. As it is know that every flower and every different color of flower depicts a different meaning so there should remain a balance of all so the energy and calmness both compliment each other. Match and choose the plants and colors after taking everything in account and place them properly so it does not bring up a chaotic or haphazard look of your garden. Generally the red, yellow and orange flowers are all warm colors and give the message of security, excitement and passion. While the flowers of cooler colors like green, blue and purple deliver the serenity, relaxation and calmness. Here are some top flowers to be used in gardens to bring up the balanced image of your garden and yet make it appear full of colors.

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This is the plant that grows about 1 to 3 feet tall and around 2 to 3 feet wide. This belongs to the perennial category of flowers that is you plant them once and keep enjoying the beautiful flowers growing in plant for next many seasons. These plants grow starry flowers of about one to two inches in size and are found in shades from butter yellow to golden yellow. This plant works best with full sun but do survive partial shading too. Another positive property of this plant is that once it is establishes it is than drought resistant.

Balloon Flowers:

This have a saucer shaped blossom with five pointed petals in blue color and the plant reaches to the height of 2 to 3 feet till maturity and gets 1 to 2 feet wide. The buds of this flower are puffed up ones so this is for what the flowers are names as balloon flowers.

Cupid’s Dart:
This is the plant that has 2 inches of flower in size and in blue color appearing like daisies. This is a cool colored flower and is heat tolerant. This flower’s plant grows up to 18 to 24 inches in height and remains 10 to 12 inches wide.

Blanket Flower:
These flowers are found in yellow and orange colors in daisy shape with frayed petal edges. They keep blossoming throughout the summers. The plant grows 2 to 3 feet tall and spread around 2 feet wide.  Its leaves have like hairy type appearance. This is also a perennial plant and is drought resistant that thrives best in coastal areas.

Grow these beautiful flowers in you flower garden and make it appear colorful with balance of all colors and bringing up all the effects of calmness and energy.

Iris

IrisFlower 300x200 IrisIris Flower 300x224 IrisThe iris flower is a hardy flower iris 300x224 Irisherbaceous perennial that belongs to the extensive and beautiful family iridaceae plants. The word Iris means a rainbow in both Greek and Latin so it is considered to be the bridge between heaven and earth and is sacred for the Greek goddess of love; it is also the symbol of eloquence. In ancient Greece the graves of women were covered with irises.

The genus Iris has about 200 species and is native of North Temperate regions of the world but one cannot argue with the beauty of an iris flower, regardless of the species or cultivar. Some of the species have very large flowers, which, from their being very vivid, and several uniting in the same blossom are extremely showy. The style arms can also add to the beauty of the iris flower. Iris is highly variable for traits such as flower colour and flower size and its sword-like foliage is attractive when the plant is not in bloom.

All iris flowers have at least six petals although some Japanese irises produce more. Those who have beard are referred to as bearded irises and the others are logically called beardless irises. The leaves of the iris flower are long and thin, and grow from the bottom of the plant. The range of colors found in irises is simply amazing, from white yellow orange pink lilac to purple blue brown and black with many tones and color combinations in between. No iris flower is truly real although the louisianas have orange-red tones. The habitat of iris also varies a lot. Some irises grow in deserts, some in swamps, some in the cold far north, and many in temperate climates.

Japanese iris, Siberian iris, Louisiana iris, and the ubiquitous bearded iris, are all beautiful among which Bearded Iris and Siberian Iris are the two most common types. These flowers are not easily found in floral markets but fortunately they all are easy to grow and bear handsome flowers.

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Different colors of irises convey different messages. Purple iris, the state flower of Tennessee, the symbol of wisdom and compliments where Blue iris is that of faith and hope. The Yellow iris symbolizes passion and on the other hand white iris symbolizes purity. A gift of iris is helpful for conveying many messages which are not truly conveyed when spoken.

Important Features about Iris:

●     Iris genus is known best as a garden plants.
●     The Iris was considered a symbol of power by the ancient Egyptians as they believed that a flower that appears on the brow of the Sphinx and on the scepters of their kings is Iris.
●     The Iris was also a favorite flower of the Muslims, who took it to Spain after their conquest in the 8th century.
●     Iris is important also as the February birth flower.
●     The Indian and Egyptian cultures used the flower in art to depict life and resurrection.
●     In the first century AD, the Greek physician Dioscorides found Iris to be gifted with healing powers then he recommended iris root to be drunk with honey, vinegar for coughs, colds, indigestion and sciatica. Pliny also knew the importance of Iris and praised its medicinal virtues.
●     Iris roots are used to treat skin ulcers.
●     The fresh root of Iris germanica is considered to be a powerful cathartic, and for this reason its juice has been used in dropsy.

Growing Flowers

Growing Flowers 300x192 Growing FlowersFlower admirers have always cultivated flowers either for their decorative beauty or for the sheer love of gardening. The Presence of flowers in our homes adds delicateness and richness to the atmosphere. Flowers start arising from buds just like twigs, and the basic floral parts (sepal, petal, stamen, and carpel) are actually greatly modified leaves. Flowers are found in a number of combinations of colors, sizes, forms, and anatomical arrangements. Here some background information is provided for growing flowers.

Growing flowers is a hobby that demands true dedication, time, energy and most important love for flowers. To see your garden ever green use many different types of plants that blossom during different seasons. Proper planning, preparation, care and maintenance ensure a healthy flower bed. Here are few tips you need to start growing flowers:

Choose the right spot:
First of all it is important to plan the place at which you are going to grow the flowers. A place with fertile and well drained soil that is also easily illuminated with sunlight can be an ideal location for growing flowers. But don’t forget to leave some shaded areas in your garden too for some plants that need partial shaded areas like Meadow anemone. Also save your flowers from strong winds that can damage the whole foliage. Secondly the place should be far from pollution, as it can affect the growth of your flowers.

Add compost:
Good compost is a vital ingredient for successful gardening. Regular fertilizing of flowers by loosening their soil and adding manure where they are planted provides essential nutrients to the flowers, helps in preventing them from various diseases and results in healthy growing flowers.

Mulch properly:
Plants that are mulched properly are good at retaining moisture, controlling the soil temperature and preventing weed growth. Considerably mulching provides larger and an energetic foliage.

Water regularly:
Water is a vital element required for healthy growth of plants and flowers. But over-watering or less-watering may result in the deceasing of plant. So, before growing flowers in a garden firstly make yourself aware of the watering requirements of every particular plant in your garden and try to provide water to every plant according to its requirements to obtain a mass of better blooms. Watering also depends on the weather–if it is hot or cool, if it is dry or rainy, if it is calm or windy, water according to it.

Design Your Garden:
In growing flowers designing also matter. So design your garden in such a way that it compliments your flower collection. It is good to space the plants according to their mature size. Besides this Crowded plants suffer in health and quality of blooms Plant flowers at a considerable distance to let them grow and survive comfortably for even plants need some space. Placing a flower bed under a tall tree provides shade for the flowers to live. Some flowers perform best in forming the border of the garden specially the slow growing ones. Majority of flowers need well-drained soil to boom vigorously. Lastly using a colour theme or planting wild flowers gives your garden a unique touch.