Plant beautiful flowers!
And now the best begins! Start filling your flower bed with the plants you like. Play with colors using reddish, yellow, brown, orange etc. shades. You can use shrubs such as Pyracanthos, Kydoniastro, Koumaria, Nadina, Veronica and Privet, but also flowers such as Chrysanthemums, Cyclamen, Crocuses, Migue and Muscari. You can also add spring bulbs such as Daffodils, Hyacinths, Anemones, Buttercups and/or Pansies that will bloom through the winter.Find the concept you like!
You can design your flower bed with a concept as your compass. You can, for example, choose to plant fragrant flowers. You can group them in even numbers to create a formation of straight lines and angles. If you want your flower bed to be more free, use one plant of each species. Whatever formation you choose, it is important to make sure that the plants in the same flower bed have the same sun and water needs. Thus, it will be easier to treat them.Set limits!
Place materials such as wood, stones or cobblestones around the perimeter of your flower bed to frame it. Thus, you will not only create an aesthetically better result but you will hold the soil so that it does not wash away with the rains. If you want to make a difference, add wonderful and original garden decorations.
Say yes to carving and oiling!
To give the soil better aeration conditions, it will be necessary to hoe so that all the roots and hard parts are removed and it becomes fluffier. For even better results, use compost which increases organic matter, improves drainage and enhances the action and growth of soil microorganisms. For fertilizing plants, prefer organic fertilizers so as not to destroy the micro-organisms already present in the soil. Don’t forget: we don’t use fertilizers when the temperatures are too high.
Make sure to clean it!
To have a beautiful flower bed, you will need to clean it well, removing weeds, dry leaves and withered flowers. With this move, on the one hand, you will help the plants to utilize the nutrients they draw from the soil, and on the other hand, you will be able to more easily check if they have diseases. It goes without saying that you will also have a better result aesthetically! Another thing you will need to do is remove the summer bulbs to make room for the autumn ones. Let them dry in a dry place, clean them of leaves and roots and store them in a cool place to use them again in the spring.When decorating your garden, terrace, balcony, be sure to choose plants with outdoor flowers that tolerate the sun and heat in summer, and cold and frost are probably your maximum. And it is that, to prevent them from dying, it is necessary to place species that can actually be outside.
But, What are the best outdoor flowering plants? Are there any important precautions to consider? Here is a list of all these plants that you can have in your garden.
Lavender is one of the outdoor flowering plants that resists not only heat but also cold. You need to place it in an area with a lot of sun and, in addition, water it at least twice a week.
It can be easily maintained year-round and tolerates shade (though not too much, plus cloudy days). You find it in purple and mauve, and it is very striking when in bloom. This is easy to confuse with another flowering plant, Salvia . It has a more attractive green color and is capable of creating beds with vertical blooms, unlike lavender, which is more creeping, has a duller green color and what it does is create flowers in a radial fashion.
The “Little Gardeners” of the city showed their love for Nature and the Environment in practice, participating in the action of planting aromatic plants, which was implemented in cooperation with the Directorate of Environment & Greenery of the Municipality of Petroupoli, under the guidance of Deputy Mayor Fotis Christopoulos.
In the specially designed natural environment, the children took action by playing with the soil,
planting aromatic plants ( thyme, oregano and sage ), while collecting useful information about their care and properties, from the Municipal Agriculturists.
During this unique initiative, the children had the opportunity to understand the importance of green in our lives in an interactive and experiential way, but above all they learned to cooperate, give and be responsible for the protection of nature and the environment.
The action was witnessed closely by the Mayor of Petropolis Stefanos Gavriil Vlachos, the Deputy Mayors: Thanasis Skalistiras, Nikos Kakavas, Thodoris Lappas, Stelios Chryssikos, the leaders of the factions: Vangelis Simos (Popular Rally), Manolis Bousounis (Active Citizens) and Municipal Councilor Efthymios Bournas.
During the activity, the children were offered snacks, fruit and water, while upon completion they received as a souvenir a pot of sunflower seeds to grow, a coloring book with themes inspired by nature, as well as organic and eco-friendly products environment.
The Municipal Authority warmly thanked the sponsors who responded in practice to the Municipality’s call and became helpers in this effort: Mediterranean Enterprises, Egreeno, Caparol, Pharmex, My Planet, Theoni, Bella Frutta, Dynamic Team, Bonjour Oven, Kondyli Oven, Natura Magazine nrg.
Does painting go hand in hand with gardening? How can a factory inspire a child? How do we take care of a flower? The beloved outdoor art workshop “Little Gardeners with Paintbrushes” returns on Sunday, October 2nd at the Fotaeri Industrial Museum, inviting children and their parents to play and have fun in a creative way.
Our little friends aged 3-10 are inspired by the old gas factory, take their brushes and paint small ceramic pots! Then they become “little gardeners” and plant colorful flowers in their pots while learning to be responsible for their care!