Flowers, to a great extent, are everyone’s go-to. Going for a celebration; birthday, anniversary, graduation – the first thing you think of buying is flowers. Going to a hospital to visit a friend – you take “get well soon” flowers. Had a fight with your girlfriend, need to say “sorry” – you get her flowers. Picking up your date; be it to prom, be it for your first date, be it a special date – you get flowers!
At any given point, there are always some flowers in everyone’s house. A house without flowers to some looks deserted and incomplete. So why not grow your own flowers and cut costs of buying them all the time? I will talk about which plants are most popular and how to take care of them, so you don’t have to worry about rushing to a florist every single time.
Lily bulbs are best planted in the Autumn, as they need a cold and dormant period to settle in before they start to bloom.
Lilies begin to bloom and flourish best during Spring and Summer.
In the blooming period, the most important factors to consider for healthy and beautiful lilies is that they receive at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight a day, the soil should stay moist but not damp, the roots should be well aerated and there should be enough space between the buds for the roots to grow deep and long under the ground. The best way to ensure these conditions with little physical care is to plant the lily buds in a greenhouse.
Roses bloom best in soil with a pH of 6.5, with ample of water to keep the roots moist at all times – not just a sprinkle, but generous watering, regularly. Roses, much like lilies, need about 5-6 hours of sunlight per day, without which they would weaken and eventually fall off. With roses, you want to avoid chemical fertilizers, and definitely keep dust, pests, and animals away – best way without having to keep cleaning and setting traps for uninvited animals, is to put them in a greenhouse where they will be at their safest.
We all have at least one friend who like Blair Waldorf loves Peonies.
Peonies are extremely beautiful in their bloom (during spring), and fill up the garden in the prime (in the summers).
Peonies, despite being the least fussy about sunlight (still require a full day’s worth of sunlight but can make do with half a day). They do however resent disturbance – so make sure they are kept safe from unwanted animals, other large trees, untimely rains and strong winds – much like Children, Peonies need a lot of affection in their development stage. Again, the easiest and most stress-free way for you to maintain peonies would be growing them in a greenhouse.
As you’ve noticed, the answer to a lot of questions on caring for plants results back to the same suggestion: A Garden Greenhouse. Truth be told, a greenhouse is just a room in your garden for your plants. Big, small, dome-like structure, triangular structure all depends on how you choose to design it, just like you design your own room.
Many wonders if the costs of building a greenhouse are justifiable against the returns. I mean, “is gardening really just a hobby or can it be more?” Why don’t you find out and let us know what you think!