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  • Sunday, September, 2021| Today's Market | Current Time: 03:20:45
  • A breath of fresh air is what we always needed. A fresh and clean air to fill our lungs and release the stress away will undeniably make everything bearable and serene. The good thing is, we don’t need to drive hours and hours to get to the countryside to smell the breath of fresh air and watch a colorful sight.

    The answer is home gardening! Having a home garden will boost your home’s aesthetic atmosphere and achieve the ones mentioned above. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced one, a plant enthusiast or not, your green thumb is always at the ready anytime you need it. So, if you’re excited to get your home garden up and running, below are some of the best ornamentals that would fit a garden like yours. Read below to know more.

    Peace Lily

    Looking at peace lilies is an underrated stress reliever. Its glowing white petals will undeniably make you feel calm and relaxed, even on the most stressful days. You can plant peace lilies in zones 11 and 12, and they are cold-resistant as well. They are also low maintenance, requiring an ample amount of water every once a week to allow an inch of growth. Keep it in direct sunlight for about 6 to 8 hours, and you’ll have blooming peace lilies in your home.

    Spirea

    Spireas are one of the most sought after ornamental because it’s easy to grow, low maintenance, and have long-lasting bloom time. Also, a flowering shrub like spirea is suitable for any garden bed and landscape, making it a stunning flower indeed. Spirea bushes are commonly planted in the spring, and well-drained soil will do the magic for you.

    Plant spirea bushes in either full sun or light shade, have ample space for each shrub, avoid over fertilizing, and excellent water drainage, and you’ll surely enjoy spirea bushes all year long.

    Lavender

    Lavender is not only a perennial herb or an excellent ornamental, but it’s also used for medicinal purposes. Lavenders also require a good amount of attention when planting and cultivating it. Lavenders love heat, hate water, need ample space, and want lean soil. Remember all that, and your lavenders are good to go.

    Sage

    Sage is commonly known as a herb used mainly for cooking delicious food, but it can also be used as an ornamental with its stunning flowers. They thrive in full sun with average soil and a well-drained garden bed. What’s more, is that sage promotes pollination, making it a necessity rather than a want.

    Snake Plants

    Snake plants are relatively easy to grow. They require ample water and sunlight, and they’re ready to go! Snake plants are one of those ornamentals that don’t need much but can undeniably catch your attention at any time. Propagation for snake plants includes leaf cuttings, root division, and offsets and from seeds.

    Tulips

    You don’t need to visit a botanical garden if you have tulips around. Tulips are best to grow on zones 3 to 7, and they are usually grown from bulbs. To ensure proper growth and profound result, better plant tulips during the fall season and choose a location that gets full sun. Also, well-drained soil is much preferred when growing tulips.

    Garden Mums

    Chrysanthemums or garden mums are perhaps the most famous flower to plant in your garden. Whether used for ornamental or not, garden mums will never disappoint your garden. They are also considered the queen of the fall garden because they thrive during the fall season. Plant garden mums in full sun and well-drained soil, and you’re off to a great start.

    Petunias

    To have blooming petunias in your garden, you need to water them deeply at least once a  week. You may apply soil fertilizers once a month throughout the petunias’ growing season, and you’ll undoubtedly have a feast for your eyes. What’s more is that these flowers are relatively insect-free, making them a perfect ornamental for your home.

    Lilac

    Another garden favorite and famous ornamental are lilacs. They also fit in all sorts of landscapes and can be used as a focal point. Lilacs only grow 2 meters tall, and that makes them more unique and sought after by many. When growing lilacs, full sun is crucial and neutral soil too. You may also cut flowering stems to make fabulous lilac bouquets.

    Chinese Lantern

    Perhaps the best thing about Chinese lanterns is that they don’t need fertilizers to grow. When transplanting Chinese lanterns, ensure that they receive adequate sunlight and rich organic soil, and are well-drained.

    Also, careful watering is essential when growing Chinese lanterns. You may water them thoroughly at least once a week to help new roots to grow deeply. Finally, Chinese lanterns are known to spread vigorously. Try to consider this when planting them.

    Takeaway

    A garden that is full of color and vibrance will undeniably make a significant difference in our day-to-day living. And ornamental plants are the best way to start your gardening extravaganza. Make sure to include the flowers listed above for a picture-perfect result.