Tips for keeping plants healthy; plus our favorite flowers and plants for container gardens. Choose the pots. Make certain there are one or more holes in the bottom of your container to allow water to flow out freely. Insufficient drainage can cause roots to drown, and the plant to die prematurely.
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Houseplants are good for your health — and not just for their visual beauty. They essentially do the opposite of what we do when we breathe: release oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide. This not only freshens up the air, but also eliminates harmful toxins. Extensive research by NASA has revealed that houseplants can remove up to 87 per cent of air toxin in 24 hours. Studies have also proven that indoor plants improve concentration and productivity by up to 15 percent! At work, place plants, especially those with broad leaves, on your desk; they will help regulate humidity and increase levels of positivity — seeing greenery and nature help us feel more relaxed and calm , which in turn benefits your every day mood. Indoor plants serve a practical and aesthetic purpose, and will enhance your life.
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If you've overlooked the appeal of tiny flowers in favor of larger ones, you're missing out on a world of fragrance and beauty. You can tuck them into a rock wall, plant them between pavers, use them as fillers, and add them to cut flower arrangements. Part of the wonder of tiny flowers is their sheer mass; a single plant may contain thousands of flowers, beckoning butterflies with their shallow nectar tubes. Here are nine tiny flowers that will enhance your borders, hanging baskets, and even fairy gardens. If you live in a dry climate, tiny flowers can make a complementary addition to your landscaping.
Potted flowers are the answer to hard-to-plant areas or table decorations at an outdoor event. Many flowers grow well in containers and fill the planter to overflowing by the end of the season. The use of potted flowers also makes it possible to grow plants in areas where they would normally not be planted or that aren't suitable to your hardiness zone.