Caring For Tropical And Exotic Flowers


Article by: Gerry T. Belvedere

Tropical flowers , Rose Planting - Tips and Advice make an exciting change , The Exotic Rose of Sharon from the more traditional floral gifts such as roses , Growing a Sustainable Garden! and gerberas, assuming that they're available in your area. Their stark and colorful beauty makes them an impressive gift for special occasions like Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, birthdays and anniversaries.

If you're lucky enough to grow , Home and Garden Decor tropical flowers , The String Algae Blues such as heliconias or gingers in your garden, , Chainsaws - Caring For Your Chain here are some tips , Seeding Flowers Indoors: An Inexpensive Way to a Beautiful Summer Garden to help them thrive and to extend their shelf life as cut flowers. , How To Choose a Storage Shed

1. Water , Growing a Sustainable Garden! your plants , Teak Furniture - The Proper Way to Care For & Clean It well and give them a big drink before cutting. This is important for foliage plants , Don't Forget the Birds this Winter as well because some varieties "drink" very little after cutting. Instead, they live off their own sap.

Tropical plants , Buying Teak Wood Furniture Responsibly have adapted to their natural , Like Fall Flowers - A Tip To Care For Your Winter Garden Pond environment which typically involves frequent but short periods of heavy rain.

Look at the flower , Is Your Fertilizer Poisoning You? heads and notice how the petals are "cupped" to catch and store as much water , Flower Garden in Urban Environment as possible. These plants , Gardening - Keeping Containers Looking Good drink from the top and like being wet.

Look at the pattern on the leaves. The ridges channel water , Home and Garden Decor down to the stem where it's absorbed into the many layers of the plant. , Teak Furniture - The Proper Way to Care For & Clean It

2. If your flowers , Home and Garden Decor have been out of water , The String Algae Blues for any length of time after cutting, submerge them in the bath for half an hour or so.

3. Cut 3 to 4 inches off the stem and then place , Spring Flowering Bulbs them in a tall vase FULL of clean water. , Dealing With Pests In a Hydroponic Garden

4. Use a spray bottle to mist them at least twice a day.

5. Change , Chainsaws - Caring For Your Chain the water , Don't Forget the Birds this Winter and re-cut the stems every 2 or 3 days.

You can double the vase life of your cut flowers , How to Make a Simple Homemade Aeroponics System by using these simple techniques.
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Gerry Belvedere is a former artist who now runs her own florist , A Guide for Servicing Your Chainsaw service at

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