If you only have a small balcony, try growing flowers vertically. You can conserve lots of space in your flower garden, while still growing many different flowers, in pots, on hooks, or hanged from a tree branch or post. Growing flowers in a water garden is an excellent way to hydrate plants and keep them growing. A small pond in a large container would be an exciting addition on your vertical balcony where you could grow many aquatic blooms.
For indoor flower gardens, make sure they are given enough light and water. You should also provide them with plenty of drainage, as standing water can be inviting for certain insects. Do not place flowering plants directly on top of flowering plants, since some of them may sprout new shoots that can block the main lights from reaching the lower levels of the flower garden. If you are growing flowers on the balcony, you may want to put flowering plants on a raised platform above ground level and place the pots on the platform. This way, the flowers are off of the ground and the pots can stay on the balcony as well.
There are several types of climbing plants that you might use when growing flowers vertically. Rapes, vines, and even climbing roses can all be useful for creating beautiful walls of flowers, all the way up a side wall or up towards the window. You can even arrange a row of flowering climbers on the base of a tree, with some growing out of the base and others growing up towards the main door.
Most flower gardening enthusiasts are aware that certain vine plants and climbing plants can be problematic and even dangerous for growing flowers on. Many of these vines are toxic, can damage other plants, and can even spread insects into your garden very quickly. That is why it is so important to be aware of which plants are safe to use when growing flowers vertically, and which aren’t! For instance, it is generally accepted that you should not grow poison ivy, crabgrass, Japanese beetles, or any kind of vine in your garden that spreads through the soil.
If you are growing flowers like tulips, daffodils, and gladioli for your balcony garden, you will definitely want to take this into account. Many people actually try to grow these plants on their balcony, only to have to remove them after the tulips start to die. If you do decide to grow any of these plants for your balcony, be sure to make sure they come equipped with the proper security measures. The most important one here is to ensure they are planted at least 5 feet from the edge of the balcony frame. Even if they are planted a foot away, you will want to be very careful not to damage your deck, siding, or anything else on the balcony.
Another consideration for growing flowers on your balcony is the type of flower you are planting. In general, you should avoid planting flowers that grow higher than four feet off the ground. If you do plant one of these flowers, be sure to dig them up immediately after they bloom to ensure that they have enough room to bloom. Otherwise, you could end up killing them before they have even bloomed their first bloom!
One other tip to consider if you are growing flowers for your balcony is the weather conditions. Most flower gardeners find that the best time for planting is spring. This is true for both perennials and annuals, as well as for a variety of other plants. However, while the climate is usually warm and sunny, you should check your plants for signs of damage as the season wears on, especially during the colder months of winter.
Flowers tend to need a fair amount of care throughout their lifetimes, so it is important to make sure that they get the necessary nutrition every single day. Since plants will typically die off in the winter, this is when many people turn to growing flowers vertically. The fact that the plants do not need to be cared for directly throughout the colder months means that you can simply take them down once the temperature starts to fall. You will need to make sure that there is enough space between each set of leaves so that they are not all over the place. In addition, since the flowers will usually bloom for several weeks during this time, it is a good idea to prune your vines so that they are not overbearing.