Anyone who attaches great importance to a beautiful balcony knows that plants have a special contribution to make. And who wouldn’t want their outdoor area to be bathed in a magnificent sea of flowers and fresh green? However, there are some things that need to be taken into account so that both the plants feel comfortable and a beautiful decorative effect is achieved. Today we present you with some very important criteria when planting the balcony box and give you some suggestions on how to plant the balcony box.
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Planting a balcony can be a real challenge. Because not all plant species are suitable for every location. So what should you focus your attention on?
Consider the needs of the plants
The first thing to consider is whether the balcony will be in the sun or in partial shade. Depending on that, you should choose plants with the right needs. Only then do you have to think about how to design the flower box. The successful planting of the balcony boxes lies in the fact that you combine leading, auxiliary and hanging plants. This means that if you design the box with different flowers, it will look much more dynamic instead of just planting it with one type of plant. So rely on a multi-row planting, hit the mark! For example, geraniums can be placed at the front edge and upright flowers such as pelargoniums at the back.
Determine the size of the balcony box correctly
But beautiful planting is only possible if you choose the right balcony boxes. It is advisable that these are large enough to accommodate several plants. If the flower box is about 20 cm wide and high, then the plants have enough space to develop. Depending on your ideas, you have a wide range of options when it comes to the length of the balcony box. The longer this is, the more plants you can place inside. The correct distance is also important for the growth of the plants. Don’t plant these too close together to avoid crowding out some of them. The planting depth also plays a role.
An important tip: On high quality soil setting is also an important aspect of planting. High quality and fresh potting soil is recommended.
Designing a balcony box is a creative task
When do you actually put the flowers outside?
Before you brought the balcony flowers home, they were cared for in heated greenhouses. The humidity there is high, while the outside air is cooler and drier. This is also the main reason why you have to wait until the ice saints before you put the flowers on the balcony. Only after that there are no late frosts and the plants can gradually adapt to the new conditions. It is therefore advisable to put the newly planted balcony box in a place for a few days where there is no strong midday sun and no strong winds threaten the flowers.
Important to observe: Make sure that the potting soil does not dry out during the first growing season of the plants.
The slow acclimatization is crucial for the balcony flowers
Plant balcony boxes – nice ideas for the warm season
Planting the balcony boxes is indeed a very creative activity. Depending on that, you can create really decorative balcony boxes. There are infinitely many combinations of plants possible. The flowers not only have to have the same requirements in terms of location and soil, they also have to match visually. A color duo or a single color design are among the favorites of balcony gardeners. Planting that is too colorful does not look particularly harmonious. Tone-on-tone combinations are also possible and highly preferred. Flowers that bloom in pink and purple look great next to each other in the flower box. The grasses are a real enrichment for every balcony box.
If you want to create a fresh spring mood on the balcony, you could try the following combinations:
- Blue pillow and candytuft
- Flowering perennials and ornamental grasses
The following combinations are suitable for summer:
- Magic Bell, Fairy Mirror, Geranium, Busy Lizzie
- Trailing Petunia, Mini Petunia, Lantana, Pennisetum
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