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Add a riot of colours to your garden this Earth Day 2019

We are well aware that India hosts many summer flowers, right from the subfreezing climate of the Himalayas to the warm coastal regions.

Regardless of rain or shine, an assortment of colours dot the gardens throughout the country, as summer flowers burst in a variety of shapes and sizes that add beauty and vibrancy

Having grown up in Mumbai in not so huge houses , I’ve witnessed a little green patch in almost every household , if not that then pots hanging on the grills , Greenery manages to soothe the mind and the soul right ?

So on Earth Day 2019 let’s #greenmylife and consider planting some greens , And not only that lets also

To make your garden colourful and lush, here are the Top 10 Summer Flowers I would recommend , most of them don’t need much mantainence, which makes it easier to host a riot of colours!!

1. Marigold

These bright flowers are a perfect choice to add colour to any garden. The color of marigold varies from light yellow to golden brown. It’s a common flower that is used for various purposes, including religious and medicinal. The pigment extracted from the flower can be used for food colouring. Even better, marigolds tend to keep pests away, so you can plant them near flowers that are eaten by bugs and use it as a natural and beautiful form of pest control.

2. Rose

These romantic flowers will add cheer to any garden in summers. Though they need that little extra care, these flowers are perfect for summer. If given proper care, they bloom all season long. Roses tend to attract quite a few pests; hence placing marigolds alongside can help greatly for pest control.

3. Hibiscus

These gorgeous flowers are often associated with the tropics because of their lush, full-bodied bloom. Hibiscus plants can get quite big, so plant them in an area where they’ll have plenty of room to grow. But they manage to squiggle in a pot too. As long as a hibiscus is in direct sunlight, it will bloom and grow all season long, and come up stronger year after year.

4. Sunflowers

The most appropriately named of the lot, sunflowers are beautiful yellow flowers that will dot your garden, giving it a vibrant feel. These plants are good at withstanding extreme temperatures. It is important to note that they are not to be overwatered, as this loosens the soil and can weaken the plant.

5.Lilies

I admire lilies for their weather hardiness. They do not need much to survive in extreme weather conditions. If the sun is too strong they let the leaves dry, but the bulb remains conscious to life. It forgives the sun, and blooms again with ease whenever it feels safe enough to come out of its harsh surroundings.

6. Zinnia

Zinnias are certainly among the easiest flowers for anyone, whether just beginning or experienced in gardening, to germinate and grow directly from seed. Their easy culture, heat tolerance and colorful mid to late summer show, blooming hard when other annuals are spent, make them well worth exploring. A favorite of the butterflies, Zinnia can hold a prideful place in your summer garden.

7. Petunias

These are one of the most popular flowers amongst gardeners. They are quick growing and blossom beautifully. They are found in pink, purple, red, white and yellow colour. They are a perfect choice for hanging baskets and planters. To add some cheer and colour, you can place them between shrubs or hang them around the garden.

8. Pansies

Pansies are good flowers for sowing annually. They offer a palette of colours for any season in your garden. They are good for containers, borders and ground covers as they provide a lot of grace to the garden.

Happy Gardening !!! #greenmylife


 

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7 thoughts on “Add a riot of colours to your garden this Earth Day 2019

  1. Such a great post on Earth Day. Natural greenery and vibrant colors of flowers are an instant mood booster. We have many of these flowers at home and they add such a lovely charm to the whole surrounding.

  2. Wow wonderful information about the flowers. I am not that much good in plantation but yes my dad had made his flower garden in our small terrace. Nice post

  3. Wow! What a pleasant display of colours. Just love the presentation. I believe , every day can be celebrated as Earth Day. One should constantly think of reducing load from Mother Earth

  4. What a lovely article! I want some really pretty pink and white flowers in my garden. I will sow the seeds in few months so they can bloom next spring.

  5. That’s a beautiful post. I love flowers too but unfortuantely I can’t keep because I stay in apartment with no proper ventilation.

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