Care For Your Vertical Garden

vertical flower gardening

If you have a greenhouse and vertical flower garden, then you should know that both can be difficult to maintain. The first issue you will face is how to control the climate in the greenhouse. Most greenhouse owners are accustomed to planting their favorite annuals, perennials and annuals in pots on the outside of their home. The soil must be moist and often mulched. This is not how vertical flower gardening works, and it can be a challenge to keep the plants healthy.

In addition, you cannot always depend on the weather in your region to provide the moisture needed by your plants. Annuals often need an additional spray of fertilizer to help them thrive. Perennials such as tomatoes, peppers, strawberries and herbs need an additional watering to help them grow. There are also some seasonal plants that are extremely sensitive to cold weather and must be cared for differently than traditional annuals. These plants include spireas, anemones and some cacti.

Choosing A Shorter Plant

A close up of a purple flower

One issue you might consider is choosing a shorter plant to grow. Even though the flowers may take more time to bloom, you will notice that they are not as tall. You can get around this by tilling the soil before you start your vertical flower garden so that the flowers will have less work to do.

Another issue you may have is an extremely high pH level in your area. Most plants need a specific pH level to grow, and if you live in an area where the pH level is extremely high you should consider growing your flower plants in pots. You should keep in mind that the higher the pH level, the harder it is for your plants to survive. This can cause your vertical garden to become diseased and even possibly die.

You might also consider growing your flowers in pots rather than the traditional vases.

Growing Inside The Home

A vase of flowers on a tree branch

If you grow them inside the home, you will need to be sure that the room is controlled properly when you are growing any plants. You don’t want the roots to go directly into the ground or they might just take over the entire area. In addition, if the roots are getting too close to the walls they could rot and you will have a dead plant.

When it comes to growing flowers in pots, there are two other things you have to consider. The first is the size of the pots. For smaller gardens, such as a vertical garden, a six-inch pot will work well. For larger vertical gardens, such as a five-foot area, a ten-foot container will work best.

Thing To Consider

The second thing to consider is the type of plant you are growing. Larger plants, such as tulips, daffodils, and sunflowers, can grow quite tall. In order to keep them from becoming a nuisance you should use a trellis system. This will allow them to be hung while still being able to reach the top of the pot. Taller plants can easily overhang the edge of the pot and cause a clump.

While it does take time and effort to care for vertical flower gardening, once you get the hang of it, you won’t have any more problems. You can grow almost any type of flower indoors and then arrange them in various ways.

Wrapping Up

Depending on how you group them will depend on how much you have to do to maintain them. The containers will also be able to provide you with fresh flowers throughout the year.

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