Flowers for balconies and loggias
Verbena is a stunted plant with small, very beautiful flowers, similar to primrose. When the plant reaches a height of 12 cm, pinch the top.
He loves watering, top dressing, especially with the "Flower" and "Ideal" fertilizers.
© Christophe Mehay
From mid-February to early March, geranium seeds are sown at 20 ° C. Support optimal hydration. Seed cups and boxes are best covered with foil or glass. Germination time is 6-8 days. After the first leaves appear, seedlings dive into pots 8 to 10 cm high. Planted in pots or boxes with nutrient soil in late May - early June. For a box 1 meter long, 5 plants are enough.
It is noticed that plants growing near geraniums are not damaged by a spider mite.
© Louise Docker
Petunia is an annual plant up to 25 cm high, differs in a compact form of a bush and very plentiful flowering. Thanks to its peculiar bright colors it can be an adornment of any garden. Perfect for growing in balcony drawers.
In March, the seeds of petunias are sown in cups or pots, they are not covered with earth, they are only crushed, then covered with glass or paper. Germination time 1–2 weeks at 18–20 ° С. Dive into loose, not very nutritious soil, keep at 10 - 14 ° С. Tempered and in mid-May planted at a distance of 25 × 25 cm in balcony boxes. It blooms until November.
Alyssum honey (white)
An annual plant with a height of 20 cm. It forms a white cloud of small flowers. It blooms throughout the summer. The aroma resembles the smell of honey.
In March, the seeds are sown in a box, slightly sprinkled with earth. At a temperature of 16–20 ° C they germinate in 8 to 12 days. 3 to 5 plants are planted in a box on the balcony in May in a distance of 10 to 15 cm together. When flowering is reduced, the plants are cut to half. Soon they grow back and continue to bloom.
© Manfred Morgner
Annual plant. This beautiful flower is attractive to flower beds. Its large silky inflorescences of various colors (white, pink, red) are the decoration of any balcony. If you cut off faded inflorescences in time, then the plants will bloom again.
Sown in March - April in pots, transplanted in mid-May. The plant prefers sunny or semi-shaded places and loves fertile soil. Demanding moisture. Cold resistant. It blooms early and until the frost.