Planting flowers in your garden and witnessing them grow into beautiful plants can be rewarding. They please your eyes and warm your heart. Moreover, there are pretty significant benefits in planting, like you can consider this activity as an exercise and at the same time, you are helping the environment.
Additionally, did you know every flower symbolizes something? Like the popular rose is associated with love and romance. At the same time, the sunflower symbolizes adoration and loyalty. You can spice your garden up by planting flowers that can relay your feelings.
Lobularia maritima or famously known as Sweet Alyssum is an easy-to-grow flower that you can plant in your garden. This plant blooms in yellow, white, pink and purple, and can be a great accent to your backyard. Aside from this, Its leaves and flowers are edible and are suitable for edema and ascites. Also, they can be an excellent addition to your salad. Just make sure that you are the one who planted them from seeds.
Sweet Alyssum grows well in cool seasons, which means you can start planting them in early spring. Ensure that you plant them in well-drained soil with moderate moisture, and do not worry since this plant is pretty tolerant to most types of soils. This flower symbolizes beauty and is a protective charm that safeguards someone from a heated encounter.
Lobelia symbolizes distinction and malevolence. This garden lobelia has old-fashioned charm and has various colors, including red, pink, violet, purple, blue, and sometimes yellow. You can identify this flower with its large, fan-shaped lower lips. It has more than 400 species of flowering plants in its bellflower family, and most lobelias are planted as garden ornamental.
Moreover, Lobelia is another cool-season plant that can tolerate a shade, part sun, and full sun. It is an easy plant to grow and blooms during summertime. This flower is a fast-growing plant that you can quickly cultivate at home.
Salvia is a very aromatic plant that attracts butterflies and pollinators that can be beneficial to your garden. Moreover, it rarely entices any garden pests. It has a lot of variety, like shrubs, herbs, and subshrubs. Depending on what type of Salvia you want, this plant has many colors from blue, pink, red, and purples. This flower symbolizes healing, long life, and good health. Its lilac color represents purity and youthful innocence.
Salvia can also be planted from seedlings, seeds, or cuttings, and you can place them in a sunny to a partly shady location. To identify which landscape your plant thrives, check the colors of its flower. This is because the flower colors are influenced by the amount of sunlight it receives. Lighter-colored salvias thrive best in places where they can get shades, so they do not burn in the high midday sun. Meanwhile, darker colors of salvia flowers are more tolerant to sunburn.
Lily of the Nile
Lily of the Nile is also known as Agapanthus, a plant native to South Africa. The best thing about this plant is that it is easy to grow and does not attract any pest and plant diseases. This plant displays striking blue or white flowers on top of a tall and slender stalk. Lily of the Nile symbolizes fertility, beauty, purity, and love.
Lily of the Nile thrives best in partial to full sun, at least six to eight hours a day, and prefers the summer-fall season. Plant them in fertile and well-drained soil, and do not forget to water them regularly during their growing season. Avoid putting fertilizer that is high in nitrogen, and instead, choose the one with slighter phosphorus. The common problem of Agapanthus is when in too much shade, it fails to flower. Sometimes, the same problem happens if exposed to cold weather or lack of protection during cool seasons.
Heuchera or coral bells have colors that range from deep purple and red to lime green. This is a low-maintenance plant that thrives without a regular watering schedule. Also, Heuchera does not mind if they were fully exposed to sunlight or not at all. They still grow well, whatever the condition is. Just make sure that you planted them in fully drained soil.
However, there is no known symbolism to the coral bells yet, but they are added to most gardens for an excellent accent. This plant is native to North America. They have small bell-shaped flowers on top of their tall stems that bloom every spring or early summer. You can plant them in woodland, rock gardens, ground covers, borders, and containers.
Living your everyday life and putting meaning in everything that you do makes it more memorable and meaningful. Tending your garden while knowing what your plants symbolize can motivate them to take even more care of them. Ultimately, you have to pick the flowers that suit your preference. Have fun and make every moment unforgettable.