Gardening

3 plants for the garden and balcony

If you want to give life to your balcony, how about you take a look at this post in which I share three beautiful and colorful plants .

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Viola (Viola tricolor)

The tricolor viola is an annual or biennial herbaceous plant up to 15 cm belonging to the family of violaceous. Its leaves are petiolate, the lower ones reniform and the upper ones ovate. Its flowers are violet, 2 to 2.5 centimeters in diameter, without aroma. They develop from mid-winter to late spring.

Provide fertile, loose, well-draining soil, a site in full sun, a humid atmosphere, watering every three days during flowering and 300 g of bone meal per square meter at the plantation. Propagate by sowing in late summer and plant the viola tricolor 15 cm apart. Its resistance to cold is good and fortunately it is little affected by parasitic causes.

Azorean jasmine (Jasminum azoricum)

The azorico Jazmin is a persistent foliage climbing shrub belonging to the family of Oleaceae and is originally from the Azores and Canary Islands. Its leaves are composed of 3 ovate leaflets; 3.5 to 5 cm long. Its flowers are white, perfumed, 1.5 to 2 cm long, arranged in inflorescences. It takes place almost all year round and is perfect for the garden and balcony.

Provide it with a fertile and deep soil, substrate with river surf and black earth; direct sunlight; a humid atmosphere; watering every 3-4 days in the summer and weekly in the winter and 5-10 grams of compound fertilizer and one gram of ammonium sulfate in the spring. It propagates by cutting in spring-summer. It is sensitive to cold and can be affected by mealybugs; it is controlled with systemic insecticides. Protect it from frost.

Tuft (Tagetes erecta)

The Tuft is an annual herbaceous plant, 50-60 cm high and little branched that belongs to the family of the Compositae and is native to Mexico. Its leaves are opposite, with serrated, pinnate pigments and an intense smell. Its flowers are gathered in large double chapters, yellow or orange, 6 to 10 centimeters in diameter. It thrives in summer and fall and is perfect for the garden and balcony.

Provide him with a moderately fertile and deep soil; direct sunlight; a humid atmosphere; abundant watering every two days and 200 g of bone meal per square meter of flowerbed in spring. It propagates by cutting in spring-summer. It is resistant to parasitic causes and sensitive to cold; Plant outdoors after the frost period.

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