Flowers That Bloom All Year Round
Flowers and scents all year long – what else could you expect from your garden, whether a common ground garden or container gardening? You just have to be careful about picking the right plants for this, in general unassuming plants that require little care. Take a look below at flowers that bloom all year round:
Sedum also known as stone flowers – its blooms shine when gardens need color the most, becoming brighter as summer makes way for autumn. Their flower color improves as the temperatures cool. The succulent foliage can be green, variegated or purple and for some varieties turns yellow, orange or red in late fall.
African violets are among the easiest to grow flowering houseplants. They bloom year-round with little effort. Choose from hundreds of varieties and forms, some with variegated foliage or ruffled or white-edged blooms. African violet likes warm conditions and filtered sunlight. To start a new plant, just cut off a leaf and root it in a pot.
Petunia is also among the flowers that love full sun and heat and can be easily grown in beds or in containers.
Hibiscus, originating from Europe, has spread across the Mediterranean basin. It forms huge blooms, up to 8 inches in diameter, on a shrubby upright plant that you can train to grow as a tree. Individual blossoms last only a day or two, but plants bloom freely from late spring through fall and occasionally through winter, if given enough light and water.
Geraniums are well-known for the blooming abundance and will turn your little green corner into a small paradise. You can very easily combine various types of geraniums for a charming full colored effect.
Gerber daisy (shown in the opening picture) is a big bright flowering plant which also helps filtering volatile organic compounds in the air inside homes. Grown in pots, gerbera blooms all year round.
Marigolds are very versatile flowers since they enjoy full sun and hot days and grow well in dry or moist soil. This quality is one of the reasons that they are often used as bedding plants and container plants. Once marigold flowers are planted, they need very little care. If they are planted in the ground, you only need to water them if the weather has been very dry for more than two weeks.
Sources: Birdsandblooms.com, Homeguides.sfgate.com, Pinterest.com