Wouldn’t it be amazing to have a garden full of colorful flowers all year round? Some flowers ensure long-lasting and luxurious flowering, while others flourish again every month. Any gardener would like to be able to bloom his garden in any season.
For this reason, the range of plants and flowers is vast, and all it takes is the right combinations to achieve the best results. Among all these possibilities, some plants are more floriferous than others, so using them can allow you to have a very flowery garden whatever its size. Moreover, make your choice carefully and choose flowers that require little maintenance.
As you read this, you can find out the following:
* Beautiful Flowers That Bloom All Year Long
* Long Flowering Perennials
* Year-Round Carnations
* How Do You Keep Flowers Last Longer?
Beautiful Flowers That Bloom All Year Long
Anthurium: It blossoms in the form of long, shiny, heart-shaped spathes and a central yellow spadix. It suits perfectly as a house plant. In the language of flowers, anthurium means hospitality and courtesy.
Bromelia: They are characterized by a rosette of long, narrow, rigid leaves with curved spines along the edges. During flowering, from the center of the rosette emerges a full, dense spike of bright red, purple, or white tubular flowers surrounded by brightly colored bracts. The flowers are followed by yellow berries containing the seeds.
Cyclamen: The beautiful cyclamen is very present in the interiors. Some species have fragrant flowers, and you can have blossoms almost every month of the year, depending on the species.
Guzmania: It flowers all year round but most often in late winter or summer. Its floral bracts, which have bright colors ranging from yellow to orange and fiery red, last for several months. The flowers are very ephemeral, white, or yellow. They are born on a stem or in the rosette itself.
Daisy: It belongs to the Asteraceae family and genus Bellis. It is commonly known as “the Easter flower.» Although the wild species blooms from February to November, it remains the flower of childhood and hikes in the fields. The daisy is a perennial 5 to 15 cm high. You can find it almost all year round, enchanting our gardens, meadows, and cities. Its luminous corolla gives ornamental gardens a wild touch.
Saintpaulia: It can bloom several times a year in our homes and last many years in pots. The floral stems appear in the axils of the leaves, ending with several blue, pink, white, or more rarely yellow or red flowers, single or double, fringed or curly, etc., depending on the variety. No matter the shape and color of the petals, the golden yellow stamens remain highly visible and contribute to the decorative qualities of the plant.
Long Flowering Perennials
The good thing with perennials is that you plant them, and it’s done. They require very little maintenance, and you can just let nature do its work. Water them, all the same, a little at the beginning, and put a little fertilizer in spring to boost them.
The bellflower: A magnificent little perennial with a lining habit, it can bloom white, pink, purple, or blue. The best known is still the ‘Muralis,’ which flowers from March to July and from September to November. This makes it one of the longest flowering perennials.
Geranium ‘Rozanne’: A very ground-cover perennial with a multitude of small purple flowers and requiring little maintenance. It flowers from June to November but it can also bloom until December if weather conditions allow.
Grahamii sage: A perennial plant with an upright growth habit. Flowering can be in red, pink, white, or two-toned colors. This perennial can grow up to 100cm in height, very flowering, from June to November. Do not hesitate to cut it down after flowering.
Each variety blooms on a specific date, but if you mix them, you can obtain a flowering bed from March to November without any problem.
The Sunflor carnation: This carnation comes in a range of colors: white, pink, red, purple, yellow, or two-tone. It blooms from mid-March to November, with, of course, a few stops from time to time.
The ‘Kahori’ carnation: This carnation is very lush and can provide you with a bed of greenery and colors with its pink, red, or white flowers. It blooms from May to September.
The Helleborus: This is a genus of perennial plants with more than 15 different species. They are resistant down to about -10°C degree, which makes them very hardy plants. They bloom white, pink, red, purple, depending on the variety. Others can form a real shrub. There is one thing that is important: plant them in a shady and cool place. The first varieties flower from November. Then, they take turns until May.
How Do You Make Flowers Last Longer
You’ve just been offered a beautiful wreath, and you want it to last? Here are a few tips and simple gestures to keep beautiful flowers for a long time.
Picking flowers in the garden: The flowers must be cut at the right time if you want to keep them as long as possible. Pick in the evening or the morning when it is fresh. Avoid picking in hot, sunny weather. It can provide you with fresh flowers that are perfectly hydrated for your bouquet. It is also advisable to choose your flowers according to their flowering stage. Don’t pick flowers with closed buds (except peonies), as they can be deprived of nutrients and can be unable to open. Flowers picked too late can wilt too quickly.
The first action you should take is to maintain the stems by removing the lower leaves that may be soaking in the water in the vase, which is a source of bacteria. Remember to cut the stems at an angle of one to two centimeters, which allows your flowers to absorb water better. For this cut, use pruning shears, as scissors tend to crush the stems. Make this cut under a trickle of water to avoid the formation of air bubbles.
Choose a suitable vase: Be sure to use a vase that is proportional to the size of your bouquet. To do this, observe the following rule: the height of the jar must be at least twice as high as the length of the stems. Also, make sure to clean your vase with water and bleach to eliminate micro-organisms. It is preferable to fill your vase with warm water rather than cold water.
The location of the bouquet: Cut flowers don’t appreciate the heat. Therefore, we don’t recommend placing your bouquet in the sun or near a radiator. For optimum preservation, you should prefer a fresh, bright place away from draughts.
There are many long-flowering plants that you can grow and plant in your garden. They bring joy, charm, and happiness all year long. Some flowers have a prolonged flowering period and can also bloom each month again when the weather conditions permit. Ideally, you should plant flowers that can bloom one after the other, so that you create a rotation in your garden, and it can remain bright all year round.