Indeed, getting some sunshine during the early morning brings out the best in you. It radiates happiness and a sense of freedom that is vital for mental and physical well-being. However, pandemic prevents people from going outside and urges them to stay at home. Also, because of the instant lockdowns, millions of people are experiencing anxiety and depression.
But, as the world slowly adapts to the new normal, people across the globe open their doors. They can now go outside with extra precaution, absorb the blissful rays of the sun, and perform activities that’ll keep them sane.
One of the best exercises that you can do that do not require big movement is home gardening. In fact, new studies have shown that planting flowers improves the integral aspect of the body and the house’s aesthetic appeal. Hence, to assist you with your gardening, below are the best flowers you can plant and grow in your garden!
The tulips are perennial flowering bulbs that typically grow from 9 to 24 inches tall, depending on the variety. Since it’s a perennial plant, this flower best grows with moist soil and during cool-to-cold winters and dry summers. Moreover, there are 15 classifications of tulips you can choose from to plant in your garden, making it more festive and vibrant.
Just a fun fact. In 1634 in the Netherlands, the value of one bulb of tulip was more valuable than a house.
Rose is probably one of the popular flowers in the world that has become an icon to various holidays, such as Valentine’s Day. This flower is a woody perennial flowering plant that now has almost 10 thousand cultivars from 300 species. Rose loves the sun; that’s why it’s important to plant this flower exposed to enough sunlight (but not in an area with scorching heat).
The sunflower (H. Annuus) is an annual flowering plant with a hairy stem that usually grows from 3 to 15 feet. Just like its name, it imitates the sun’s image, such as its bright yellow ray-like flower petals that surround the brown disk, which contains numerous sunflower seeds. Single sunflower seed is commonly known as achene and is used in making sunflower oil and other sunflower essentials.
Pansies are known to have a “face” on their petals. It’s a flowering plant that’s perfect for fall and spring gardens. In addition, while there’s a notion of whether pansies are an annual or perennial plant, the answer to that is you can treat them as an annual plant because it blooms more during cold seasons or weather.
If your favorite color is yellow and orange in any shade and hue, you should plant marigolds in your garden. This flowering is a great plant for autumn and summer gardens. It has daisy and carnation-like flower heads that either grow singly or in clusters. Marigolds have 50 recorded species, and 4 of them are what we usually see in gardens: African marigolds, French marigolds, signet marigolds, and English marigolds.
Begonia (Begonia semperflorens) is an annual flowering plant perfect for summer gardens. One of the key elements to successful begonia gardening is watering since it’s exposed to sunlight. Although it grows well during the warm season, remember to keep them from extreme sunlight because they’ll become susceptible to begonia-related diseases. The begonias are an excellent flower filler for gaps or spaces in the garden.
One of the flowers that you can think of when spring is approaching is daffodil. The bright yellow flowers of daffodils will definitely capture every eye as these flowers give brightness to the garden. However, this flower is pretty delicate; it needs tremendous care in order to flourish. Thus, daffodils must be planted during autumn so that when the winter season comes, the plant will grow and bloom more.
Cosmos are flowering plants that have daisy-like flowers on slender stems. It’s an annual that blooms during warm weather and the summer season. They also attract bees, butterflies, and even birds, which are considered to be pollinators. This flower produces daisy-like flowers in various colors like pink, orange, red and yellow, maroon, and white.
Daisies originated in the temperate regions of Asia and some parts of Europe and, later on, introduced in Australia and North America. Further, because of its adaptability, it can thrive in wet and dry climates and shady or sunny areas in the garden. Another exciting thing about this flower is that it’s edible. It contains vitamins C and is good for relieving indigestion and soothe coughs.
Flowers have indeed the power to rejuvenate and nourish the exhausted mental and physical aspects of the human body. Their festive and verdant colors will brighten your morning and dispel the gloom inside you, especially during these darkest times. And remember, do not underestimate the powers of flowers.