How to keep your flowers in tip-top condition in the warmer months
Believe it or not, summer is nearly upon us.
For some of us, this might mean getting the sun cream out. For others, it’s all about interior changes. After all, some people have interior schemes for the warmer and cooler months and as the title of today’s article may have already suggested, the topic we are going to focus on is flowers.
According to Avas Flowers, some flowers are more suited to the warmer months than others. Avas Flowers say that Iris, Clematis and Limelight Hydrangea are three types which particularly blossom during this period of the year, although there are more. Check out the Avas Flowers Pinterest page for more information.
As well as choosing the right flowers, you also need to care for them a bit differently. The warmer weather brings different challenges and through today’s piece, we’ll take a look at some of the additional steps you should look to carry out.
Every plant is different
First and foremost, understand that every flower and plant has different needs.
Even in the warmer weather, some will require constant watering, while others will need barely any at all.
At the same time, on a topic that we will breach shortly, the position of some plants will be key.
Take a look at this website to fully understand the needs of all of your house plants.
Air conditioning can be a problem, not a solution
Many of us think that air conditioning is the easiest answer to summer for our indoor flowers. After all, it brings the temperature down to manageable levels.
However, there’s a problem. Air conditioning by design will dehydrate the air. It means that any flower in close proximity is going to suffer.
Does this mean that you can’t leave your air conditioning system on? No, but it means that you can’t place any plants too close to it.
Flowers don’t react to cold water like humans
On a hot summer’s day, there’s nothing quite like getting a cold shudder of water.
For plants, it has the opposite effect. This can effectively shock the plant and you should instead be using water of a milder temperature.
Don’t fall into the classic mistake of drenching the leaves; it’s the soil which requires the bulk of your attention. Once you’ve given it your first round of watering, check back in 15 minutes to see if it’s been completely absorbed. If it has, it’s clear that the plant needs more hydration.
The final check: look for any warning signs
Plants don’t just die all of a sudden. Usually, there are warning signs.
If your flowers are suffering, you’ll probably start to see a gradual change in color, or some wilting. As soon as you spot any of these symptoms, it’s time to act. This doesn’t mean throwing a cup of water on them, this is effectively going to drown them! It means restarting your care schedule to give your flowers the summer love that they desperately crave.