All things you should know about ornamental gardening
We have witnessed gardening enthusiasts plucking fresh fruits/vegetables from their garden and cherishing the outcome of their hard efforts. But the scope of gardening doesn’t end there. You can indulge in the joys of gardening as a therapeutic activity, as a fun hobby that lets you mingle your hands into the soil or just to add aesthetic values to your space such as Ornamental Gardening. Being surrounded by the goodness of nature in your home garden and indoors will not only beautify your space but also make it a pleasant and peaceful space.
Let’s Understand Ornamental Gardening
Gardening done for decorative purposes which grooms your space all the while pleasing to the eyes (heart, mind and soul!) is known as Ornamental Gardening. In addition, it also has a positive impact on our physical and mental health. According to one of the papers presented at the 2nd International Conference on Agricultural & Horticultural Sciences, Exposed to plant settings, people have more positive emotions. In an office filled with plants, people recover from stress quicker and employees show a significant improvement in their efficiency and concentration. (source)
Let’s Take a Deep Dive into the World of Ornamental Gardening
Every endeavour is new and one learns various nuances through the process. So if you are a newbie to gardening with admirations for flowers or someone who just wants to try their hands on a new spectrum of gardening, beginning with plants that are easy to grow and maintain is the best. It will help you understand the process and lead you through a more sustainable journey.
To make your start easy, look for ornamental plants that are low maintenance and perfect for Indian Climate! Snake Plant, Peace Lily, Dracaena Reflexa, ferns, Grave Ivy, Anthurium, Areca Palm, Bamboo Plant, Money Plant are some options which you can opt for. These plants are compact and hence, ideal if you lack sufficient space. You only need some decorative indoor flower pots and the right soil to get going.
Before You Commence!
It is always better to do a little research and have a rough idea before you divulge into gardening. You will learn many things as you proceed but you can keep the following directions in mind:
It is extremely important to plan out first before starting the process of ornamental gardening for desired results. Find out the requirements, gather the essentials and ensure that you can provide a proper environment for the plants to grow, flourish and enhance the beauty of your space.
- Add the Right Soil
Pick appropriate soil according to a plant’s needs. The soil should be enriched with the right ingredients (in the right amount) that are required for the plant to grow. It must contain some of the following: compost, perlite, peat moss, rotted manure and/or vermiculite. A replenished soil with nutrients will accelerate the growing process. It is also important to keep a periodical check on the soil. The soil needs to be changed or refreshed by adding new soil in an interval of 12 to 18 months if it gets dry.
- Right Amount of Sunlight
Every living organism on the planet needs the right amount of warmth and sunlight and so do the plants. When you are picking ornamental plants, make sure you check whether the plant grows best in sunlight or shade before you add them in your garden or indoor. Place the plants in spots depending on their need for sunlight.
- Keep Watering
Plants require water and more when they are planted in a container. Whenever the soil feels dry, water it frequently. According to Matthew Wallhead, one of the horticulture specialists, you can know you have watered enough once the water comes out of the pot. It is also important to have the right kind of pot/container which has a proper drainage system. Bonasila offers a wide range of such planters with excess water management in numerous shades and patterns.
- Fertilize Regularly
Fertilization is a very important part of gardening especially in urban-centric areas where during developments the topsoil often loses and lacks basic nutrients.
Keep fertilizing your plants as they thrive more on feeding the right nutrients at the right time. So it is advised to fertilize in fixed intervals for green and flourishing plants.
- Three Must Have Tools
A shovel, rack and hoe are the three basic tools one can have to do gardening. These can essentially help in all the tasks one needs to do.
Keeping the above in consideration, you can begin the tour of decorating the surroundings with beautiful plants and flowers.
While so much effort is drawn during the entire process and your beautiful ornamental plants grow to their fullest, the right designer planter can enhance the aesthetic values they can bring to your space.
Explore the Designer Bonasila Planters
Bonasila designs and manufactures FRP planters that enhance the outlook of your space. Their modern and contemporary styles, unique shapes, and new-age colours will add to the luxurious interior of your space. As the ornamental plants are comparatively smaller, they fit perfectly in small indoor plant pots that are decorative in style.
At Bonasila, we can help you pick the right planters for your ornamental gardening project. Connect with Our Experts Now.