Since time immemorial, people decorated living quarters with flowers, especially on holidays, and in ancient Greece and Rome there were special craftsmen who wove laurel wreaths - a special sign of honor and respect. Roman ambassadors decorated their clothes with twigs of verbena, which is why they were often called verbenos.
Inimitable poinsettias are inseparable from Christmas traditions. Appearing on sale shortly before the winter holidays, they bring the New Year mood to our houses and apartments. In general, these plants are not just seasonal, but "highly specialized". But throwing them after all the Christmas tinsel has been collected is not worth it.
It is believed that indoor plants help cleanse the air of toxins, impurities of heavy metals and allergens. But for those who suffer from allergic reactions, they themselves can become a source of allergies. In addition to the legendary filter plants, which emit volatile and absorb harmful substances, there are many plants from the group of allergic allergies.
Among indoor tuber crops, you rarely see plants with drooping, filiform shoots that can grow in the form of ampels. Zeropegia is just such an "exclusive". But one of the most original plants it is considered not only for the form of growth. The fleshy leaves of ceropegia casting with noble metals themselves seem like a miracle.
Among fruit-bearing indoor crops, such brightness as indoor nightshade plants can boast of. Large berries, balls, the color of which changes with maturation, seem to be artificial beads on the bushes. Miniature nightshade is one of the most interesting and neat indoor plants. Unfortunately, you can save the fruits for a long time only in cool conditions.
Bulbous plants are one of the most "flexible" in terms of flowering. By controlling their periods of rest, you can get colorful live bouquets at any time of the year. They will be a great gift and will transform the interior even in the midst of a dull winter. Of course, you can buy tulips, hyacinths, snowdrops, crocuses and daffodils already blooming, because by the holidays they are full on store shelves.
The choice of plants for creating hanging flower arrangements for landscaping balconies and terraces is much wider than it might seem. At the same time, it will be much more interesting not to look at monoplants, but combined “mini-flower beds". The best result is given by a combination of flowering and ornamental-deciduous plants in one pot.
Having once visited my friend, I was shocked by the beauty of white inflorescences on one of the plants. They were like an exquisite toy made by a skilled jeweler - a wax shine and the absolute symmetry of the petals. "This is hoya!" - I was amazed. But before she did not pay much attention to her, because she had never seen her flowers.
I have many exotic plants living at my place. Carried away by them, I overlooked, so to speak, the traditional ones. Somehow I went to a neighbor and was shocked by the magnificent cascade of soft pink tiered Decembrist flowers. Of course, soon I had a sprout that quickly gave roots. I was looking forward to winter flowering, but numerous buds suddenly showered.
Among 800 species of ficus, everyone can choose a pet to their taste. Ficus rubbery, figs or Benjamin's ficus are perhaps the most famous representatives of these plants. But among the ficus plants, one can find compact species, and giants, useful and poisonous plants, large-leaved, small-leaved, and even caudex.
Winter is the most difficult period for any houseplant. But for the most flowering, this is also the most important season. After all, how the plant “rests” determines whether it will delight you with flowers in spring or summer. Flowering plants almost always requires cool temperatures, which are not always easy to create in ordinary apartments.
In the list of unpretentious flowering cacti, ripsalis are necessarily mentioned. These are very spectacular epiphytic cacti. True, some species are often grown not for flowering, but only for the shoots that are similar to sticks. Some ripsalises are almost indistinguishable from their counterparts, others are genuine originals. Ripsalis has one thing in common - a love of bright lighting, high humidity and minimal care.
For any indoor plant, the correctness or incorrectness of care is almost always associated with the quality of watering. The ability to find a balance, to approach the process of moistening the soil reasonably, not to go to extremes and to “listen” to plants is the main rule of correct watering. But not the only one. After all, finding a middle ground between scarce and excessive watering is not at all easy.
With the beginning of winter and the attenuation of gardening activity, flower growers return to indoor plants "abandoned" during the summer. Winter worries begin: there is little light, the air is dry, the temperature is high ... Most plants are uncomfortable in such conditions. There are many ways to provide suitable conditions for indoor plants, including few that are common.
In autumn, when the summer season ends and the garden begins to prepare for winter, I really want to keep the summer scents and transfer something to my windowsills. If you catch up to the first frost, then you can extend the life of some medicinal plants and create a small pharmacy garden on the windowsill.
Another “bonus" is always attached to the flowering of indoor roses - moodiness. When they say that it is very easy to grow roses in rooms, they are cunning. For flowering indoor roses, it is necessary to create literally ideal conditions. And vigilant care, attention and response to any plant signals is the main guarantee of success.
Today, our balconies and loggias from warehouses of used things and rooms for drying clothes are increasingly turning into cozy corners where real small gardens turn green. Touching nature without leaving the house, breathing in a delicate floral aroma, delighting neighbors and casual passers-by with luxurious hanging flower beds - all this is undoubtedly beautiful!
The assortment of indoor plants is annually replenished with outlandish novelties. Along with rare and collection plants, familiar, but not familiar in the room format garden crops appear on the shelves. The new career of the brightest stars of flower beds and flower beds, hedges and even rock gardens allows you to reveal all their decorative talents.
Vertical gardening is a design technique that can be used not only in gardens. To turn balconies into real summer oases, it is not at all necessary to be limited only to balcony drawers and a potted garden. With the help of design methods that take up minimal space, but create beautiful flowering walls, you can achieve an amazing effect of immersion in wonderful colors and aromas.
Colorful, fragrant and such diverse indoor plants attract the attention of not only their owners and their guests, but also pets. Cats are always particularly interested in green and blooming pets. The presence of fluffy pets should be considered not only when selecting plant species. Some house plants will have to be protected from cats by special measures, while others should be used wisely.
The luxurious pastel hats of hydrangeas are equally impressive on garden bushes, and on much more modest potted plants. Hydrangea flowering - their main advantage - can be fully appreciated regardless of the form of cultivation. Indeed, hydrangea greenery, although irresistible in its own way, still does not distinguish this shrub from the total mass of plants.