Spring almost here and soon enough it’s going to be flower season. It can be hard to decide what flowers to plant in a garden. Some flowers that are beautiful, easy to plant and maintain would be more appropriate. Exotic flowers like Peonies, Siberian Iris, Pincushion Flower and Hosta would best match this description. The flowers are not just for their aesthetic touch, some have medicinal uses that could prove useful if followed to the latter.
Here are some of the amazing flowers that you can grow in your garden:
The pink, red and white petals of Peonies give an air of romance and glamour to a garden. Beyond the beauty, Peonies are an important remedy for female reproductive conditions ranging from painful menses to irregular menses. Extracts of peon roots also reduce obesity and reduce risk of getting diabetes by increasing glucose tolerance in the body. Peonies prefer a sunny location with well drained soil. Well aerated soil rich in humus helps the Peonies avoid a fungal diseases, botrytis. Though not so important, a shovelful of compost manure will grow beautiful Peonies. We recommend checking out the selection for sale on Grow Peonies.com, they have a great selection of rare varieties.
Siberian Iris is just ideal for the garden or pond borders; their tall graceful appearance and grassy foliage make them neat border flowers. Siberian Iris is used as an expectorant; it also has an edible root. However, caution should be exercised since some genus of the flower are poisonous and can cause allergic reactions. This flower can grow in both containers and on land provided the soil is humus rich. It does well in cold areas with moist clay soils. The flowers however can be damaged if the soil is too moist.
Scabiosa, commonly known as Pincushion flower is known for its soft pincushion like look. It is a tall colorful flower that attracts butterflies. Scabiosa is very effective in curing coughs, shortness of breath, expectorating cold phlegm and healing of other lung related diseases. The juice of Scabiosa with the powder of Borax cleanses the face from freckles and pimples. Pincushion grows well in flower pots when exposed to 6-8 hours of direct sunlight in a day. It grows well in nutrient rich well drained soils.
Hostas are quite strange flowers, mostly grown for gorgeous foliage than for flowers. Even though the flowers are not as visible as the foliage, their fragrance is irresistible. This is why essential oils obtained from Hosta leaves are used to make perfumes. Hosta leaves are used to add texture to salad since they are edible. Hostas grow on fertile water retentive soils with slight alkaline characteristics. A little mulching with well rotted organic matter is helpful to maintain ideal soil moisture content for the flower to do well. If the soil is poor, an annual dressing of fertilizer may be necessary.
As long as these flowers are planted in their respective preferable conditions, they will grow, bloom to their utmost beauty and eventually turn a garden to a small, admirable flower bed that can be appreciated everyone who sees it. It is definitely the perfect way to enjoy the Spring season by planting these amazing flowers.