Between the flowering plants most coveted, to brighten gardens, terraces and balconiesthere are peonies. They are beautiful in shape and color, with a wide variety of options, but what is most impressive is the aroma they give off when they bloom. In addition, for many they are a symbol of romantic love and happiness in general and are common at weddings. If we want them to shine with their maximum splendor, in the exterior spaces of our home, there are a series of tips for care that we must take into account.
temperature and light
They are not particularly delicate plants but they are not totally resistant to extreme conditions either, therefore, although they need daily several hours of lightit is not advisable to expose them to the sun directly, because could dry. If they are in the garden, it is good to place the peonies next to larger trees or shrubs that protect them with their shade, especially if we live in areas with very high temperatures in summer. In other words, we must try to find a balance between receiving natural light throughout the day but keeping an average temperature during the summer.
Irrigation and fertilizer
As usually happens with flowering plants, the petals evaporate a lot of water and therefore you have to water peonies frequently. On average, what is recommended is twice a week in summer, even more if we are in a heat wave and it may be enough to water once a week during winter. The fertilizer is as important as the irrigation although it does not have to be added as often, but it must be taken into account when planting and, in general, it is convenient fertilize peonies a few times a year in spring and autumn.
Although, as we have commented, the care that the peony requires is not complicated at all, we must pay special attention to humidity and irrigation because an excess of water could cause diseases, like gray mold, on the plant. In this sense, it is essential not to water more than necessary and, above all, to use pots and substrates with good drainage so that in case there is an excess of water the plant does not suffer.
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has inspired us
- A peony bulb Karl Rosenfield at Leroy Merlin for 4.19 euros.
Peony bulb GEOLIA Karl Rosenfield
- Five bags with peony seeds in yellow for 12.50 euros.
5 Pcs/Bag Peony Seeds, Yellow Peony, Chinese Peony Flower Seeds Rose Beautiful Bonsai Potted Home Garden Plant Seeds
- A pot with irrigation system for flowering plants for 35.99 euros.
Pot with irrigation system vase for plants Flowers DRTC Large H24 Simil Rattan for indoor outdoor Rectangular Long Beige 30 liters 60x25x24 cm modern plastic design for balcony
- A game of three pots with self-watering system in white for 21.99 euros.
Pots with Self-Watering System (3 Pots) Zenakio I White I Self-Watering Pot 18CM Round I Indoors and Outdoors
- A plastic watering can 3.5 L in beige for 14.99 euros.
Fasmov Plastic watering can 3.5L Beige
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