Sunflowers – sowing, planting and care

Sunflowers are the favorites of many gardeners. These flowers compete with the sun and in some neighborhoods there are competitions for the most beautiful and the largest sunflower of the year. Sunflowers are ideal garden plants, but they also thrive in pots and tubs and decorate terraces and balconies. They are absolutely versatile and easy to care for. Sunflowers…

Slipper flower, Calceolaria – care, propagation and varieties

Slipper flowers are subtropical or hardy and suitable as bedding and balcony plants or as houseplants, with houseplant species generally being hybrids cultivated as annuals. In this country, the garden slipper flower and herbaceous Calceolaria hybrids cultivated indoors are particularly common. Depending on whether it is a species cultivated indoors or outdoors, they can reach heights…

Should you remove faded flowers from daisies?

With their white-yellow flowers, daisies spread a happy atmosphere in the garden. Ideally, they’ll start producing buds in May and won’t stop until the end of October. So it is normal that there are beautiful flowers, unopened buds, but also withered plants on a bush at the same time. If you clean up everything that has withered as…

Elfenspiegel – Planting & Care of Nemesia

Nemesia, which we call Elfenspiegel, has been making its way through flower shops as a “new discovery” for a number of years, where it is actually only offered as an annual cultivar. This vigorous plant has much more to offer. Here you can find out more about the Elfenspiegel, which in the right varieties also provides suitable…

Everlasting flowers, helichrysum – sowing, care and drying

Straw flowers or helichrysum, as the decorative and species-rich plants are also called, are frugal and easy to care for. And with the right measures, they can continue to bring joy long after flowering. location and substrate Everlasting flowers are available in many different types. Different flower colors, sizes and growth forms, annual, perennial or hardy –…

Liver balm, Ageratum houstonianum – care and wintering

Anyone who describes the liver balm from the daisy family as a filler is doing this versatile and persistently flowering plant an injustice, because it is a true all-rounder. Depending on the variety, it grows between 10 cm and 70 cm in height, so that it looks just as good in the perennial border as it…

Cornflower, Centaurea cyanus – sowing and care

The annual, herbaceous cornflower with its bright blue flower head is one of the typical symbols of summer. It adorns the garden from May until late autumn. Before the farmers drove them out of the grain fields, they swayed in the gentle summer wind together with poppies and chamomile. Their coloring is no longer limited to the bright…

Yellow California Poppy, Golden Poppy – Care Instructions

When the hot, dry California desert turns into a golden carpet of flowers after a rain shower, yellow California poppies are responsible for this natural wonder. The official state flower of the sun-drenched country is also on hand when a lean, sunny rock garden needs to be planted in your ornamental garden. The vote for ‘poison flower…

Wallflower, Erysimum cheiri – planting, care and pruning

Gold lacquer was already known as a fragrant plant in antiquity and belongs to the cruciferous plant family and to the hollyhock genus. It is also known as Cheiranthus cheiri, but its current Latin name is Erysimum cheiri. Gold lacquer came to Central Europe from south-eastern Europe, mainly from the Mediterranean region, around 1200 to 1300. The plant…

Dry poppy capsules: how to harvest poppy seeds

Each May, it seems as if a painter has applied bold bright red brushstrokes to the landscape. There is no painter behind this color explosion, but a delicate plant, the poppy. Poppies are cultivated in different variants. In addition to the usual red corn poppy, the morphine-containing opium poppy and the blue poppy used as a baking ingredient…