High-quality sleep depends on many factors: the characteristics of the interior and furnishings in the bedroom, how much the bed takes into account your physiological parameters and is suitable for sleeping. Unfortunately, sometimes it happens that a person is unable to resist insomnia and cannot fall asleep due to problems with the nervous system. There is a secret that will allow you to fall asleep soundly and wake up in the morning full of energy - these are flowers and plants for home cultivation that will help you get enough sleep.
The main place in decorating the interior of a bedroom can be taken by a herb with an unusual name - "Mother-in-law's language" or sansevieria. It not only overcakes in an original way, but also perfectly copes with the role of a home doctor. The plant releases oxygen, saturated with trace elements and essential oils that stabilize blood pressure, increase immunity, eliminate headaches and breathing problems. All this, of course, promotes sound and healthy sleep, and also facilitates the awakening process. Mother-in-law's tongue blooms very rarely and its small white flowers exude a delicate aroma, similar to the smell of lilacs. Caring for the plant is not too difficult, however, it requires special attention from time to time. Sansevieria needs timely transplants into high-quality soil. The light regime does not really matter for the plant: it feels great both in bright light and in light below moderate. The flower is also unpretentious to the air temperature in the room. Frequent watering is not required, since the plant is accustomed to drought conditions and insufficient moisture. The presence of sansevieria at home, according to signs, promises its inhabitants peace and a calm, prosperous life.
Lavender has a wonderful scent and is a source of essential oils, from which a variety of agents are made to calm the nervous system. It is widely used in cosmetology for the care of babies, the elderly and sick people. The scent of lavender branches is a great way to cope with stress and tune in to a good sleep. You can also grow lavender at home: it is perfectly adaptable, and when planted with a seed method, it gives quick shoots. The plant needs frequent loosening, bright lighting and high-quality watering. For the winter, lavender should be cut off and stored in a cool place, once a month, a little moisturizing. And in the spring, transplant and expose to a permanent well-lit place, avoiding the likelihood of direct sunlight on the plant.
Spathiphyllum is a popular houseplant with beautiful large leaves and interesting unusual flowers. Many housewives happily plant it at home, because it is very unpretentious in care, and even an inexperienced florist is able to cope with its maintenance. Spathiphyllum bloom with proper care occurs starting in spring and continues until mid-summer. The plant needs abundant, but infrequent watering, is afraid of drafts and cool air, feels good in a dim, diffused light. According to legend, blooming spathiphyllum brings happiness and prosperity to the house, sometimes it is also called "Women's happiness". And in practice, its light fresh aroma calms the nervous system and promotes rapid falling asleep, people in whose homes spathiphyllum grows less likely to suffer from stress and anxiety.
Gardenia is a flowering houseplant that requires some serious personal care. It does not tolerate exposure to direct sunlight, but it definitely needs good lighting. Gardenia is capricious and reacts poorly to permutations, sudden changes in temperature and drafts. The flowering of the plant can be achieved at a strictly indoor temperature - from 18 to 25 degrees. Moderate watering is desirable and the pallet is freed from excess water after 10-15 minutes after the soil has been moistened. Spraying should be done very carefully, being careful not to fall on the buds of flowers. The scent of gardenia is ideal for placement in a sleeping room, because it directly affects the sleep center in the brain and creates a mild hypnotic effect, contributing to rapid falling asleep.
Indoor pink jasmine is an unusually beautiful, evergreen, branchy liana, captivating with its grace and captivating the inhabitants of the house with the scent of fragrant pink-cream inflorescences, very demanding and fastidious in care. If not kept in proper conditions, it can suffer and die. Pink jasmine belongs to light-loving crops and needs good natural light and moderate temperature indicators: from 20-25 degrees Celsius. During the flowering period, abundant and fairly intensive watering procedures are required, however, in this matter, you should be careful and maintain a balance, since the plants categorically cannot stand either severe drying out or waterlogging of the soil. Blooming jasmine will give the atmosphere of your bedroom a relaxing energy of harmony and tranquility. The delicate scent of flowers will stabilize the nervous system and have a beneficial effect on sleep. Indoor plants can definitely help create an atmosphere in the bedroom that is conducive to sound and healthy sleep. They purify the air in the room well, filtering out formaldehydes and benzene, which are released in large quantities from furniture and interior items. Give preference to plants and flowers with a light aroma of essential oils, avoid pungent odors in the bedroom and those that can cause allergic manifestations.
The garden on your site, of course, is a place where you relax with your soul, plant your favorite flowers and fruit trees. A wonderful, picturesque place, lovingly looked after by you and pleasing to the eye. It is noteworthy that some traditional types of oriental gardens, such as Zen gardens, rarely use or do without plants.
A garden can serve many purposes - aesthetic, functional and recreational. You can choose anyone for yourself, and he, of course, will be an integral part of your summer cottage.
As mentioned earlier, the garden can only consist of flowers and flowering plants, or you can plant your favorite trees (apple, cherry, pear) and shrubs (currants, gooseberries, raspberries), from which you will harvest and be proud of your successes as a gardener.
Plants for summer beds:
Ageratum. It is a small bushes about 20 cm in length, with fluffy leaves and blue or pinkish inflorescences.
Tenacious. A perennial plant with dense, evergreen leaves that is often planted as a houseplant
Burachok. Miniature bushes with small flowers look good in hanging baskets and vases.
Amarantus. For a flower bed, this summer is well suited with beautiful inflorescences of small flowers.
Snapdragon. Half a meter upright plant
Begonia. It can often be seen on flower beds and borders, it is a 15-20 cm bush with a varied color of inflorescences.
Daisy. Perennial plant with white or red flowers.
The sequence. It reproduces very well and is a creeping plant that does well in flower beds.
Cornflower. This field plant with spectacular blue flowers is very unpretentious to growing conditions.
Dahlia. Flowerbed dahlias love abundant watering and fertilization, and then they bloom with lush bright flowers.
Fuchsia. Quite a whimsical plant to care for with remarkably beautiful flowers.
As for the vegetable garden, before starting one, it is important to determine the crops that you will grow and install film greenhouses for some vegetables. Regular watering, moderate fertilizing, timely weed control and prevention of garden plants from possible diseases and pests will help you get a good harvest. Vegetables are truly a piggy bank of vitamins. And when they are grown on their own plot, by a caring and attentive owner, they become even more useful, and most importantly, tastier.
Favorite vegetable crops planted in the country are:
- salads, onions, all kinds of greens: of course, an integral part of the summer cottage in general (even if you grow only flowers on your site, admit that you definitely have a bed of greenery)
- cucumbers: grow well on any soil
- tomatoes, peppers, eggplants: grow best in a greenhouse
- potatoes: For some reason, the most delicious potatoes are from their own garden. It is quite possible to plant one bed, but you can plant 4-5.
- root crops: carrots, beets, turnips, radishes, radishes, daikon, etc.: it is better to plant them in a little bit - about 1-2 beds
- zucchini : very yielding plant that is very easy to grow
- garlic : takes up little space and is easy to grow.
Author Valentina Vasilieva
Date of publication: 15.04.2008
Updated date: 01.03.2011
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In early spring, bulbous plants help us out - galanthuses (snowdrops), anemones, white crocuses, hellebores, hazel grouses, tulips, daffodils (a huge selection of both!) - which, together with white primroses, create beautiful carpets. Galanthuses open the flowering of the garden in early spring, as soon as the snow melts, and the persistent hellebore does not care about return frosts.
Spring filling of a white flower garden: galanthuses (1), hazel grouses (2), hellebores (3), daffodils (4). Photo by the author
In May, princes with telling names - 'White Swan' or 'Albina Plena', delight us with graceful flowers, similar to ballet tutus.
Prince 'White Swan' ("white swan"). Photo by the author
By the end of May, daisies and lilies of the valley bloom, the magnificent white-flowered dicentra opens its hearts, the stars of the poultry farm appear.
The stars of the white flower garden in May. On the left - daisies, on the right - lilies of the valley. Photo by the author
They are replaced by cute arabis, at the end of May carnations, aquilegia bloom, graceful kupins bloom.
At the end of May, arabis blooms (1), carnations (2), aquilegia (3), kupena (4)
To date, they have not yet come up with ways to deal with mosaics that would be highly effective. In the event that the culture is superficially affected, then you can take a very sharp sterile instrument and try to cut out the diseased areas, while be sure to capture healthy tissue. After that, the foliage of the bush is sprayed with a solution of Karbofos (75 grams of the drug per bucket of water). This treatment is unlikely to stop the development of the disease, however, thanks to it, you will be able to protect neighboring bushes from infection. However, if the bush is very badly affected, then it is dug up as soon as possible and must be destroyed by fire in order to prevent the spread of the disease. After the work with the diseased culture is completed, be sure to take off your clothes and boil them with powder or soap. This is necessary in order to destroy the mosaic virus that could get on clothes, because in most cases it dies on its own only after a few years.
Almost every person has been given a bouquet of flowers at least once in his life. This gift is so pleasant that you want to keep it as long as possible, but since the life of cut plants is very limited, you need to make a lot of effort in order to admire the beautiful flowers in a beautiful crystal vase for as long as possible.
Many of us know some of the basics of flower preservation, but since these are only the basics and, moreover, they are applicable only to a certain variety, it is clear that no one can count on the fact that a wedding bouquet bought today will reach the solemn moment. In this article, we will talk about the basic rules for preserving the most popular varieties of flowers that are bought as a gift for a specific occasion.
How to save cut roses?
Let's start, of course, with a rose, since this flower, without exaggeration, can be called the most popular. Moreover, this applies not only to our country, since the rose is loved all over the world and is used to create a variety of bouquets. First of all, it must be said that with proper care, this plant can delight you with its beauty for about thirty more days, and therefore, as soon as the flowers are delivered to you, immediately carry out several useful activities that will help you preserve the beauty of roses. Remove the thorns from the part of the stem that will be in the water, make an oblique cut of the stem and place the plant in cold water with a chrysal. Wrap the bud overnight in soft, dampened paper.
How to keep cloves fresh for as long as possible?
Cloves, which keep their freshness for quite a long time after they are cut, are best placed in water at room temperature, and the absence of krizal is easily replenished with ordinary aspirin, which is found in almost every home medicine cabinet.
In general, it must be said that all flowers love clean water and therefore, for almost any plant, frequent water changes will be useful, since otherwise pathogenic bacteria will cause the rapid death of most flowers.
Don't put flowers in water - let it cool!
If you need to keep freshly cut plants as long as possible, then putting them in water is strictly prohibited. Almost all flowers for sale are stored and transported without water. The requirements here are almost the same for all varieties of colors. This is a cold room, the temperature in which does not exceed five degrees. In this state, the plants can be stored for at least a week, after which, once in the water, they will delight you with their beauty for quite a long time. Of course, only on condition if you do what was mentioned above.
The flowering period is fleeting: the buds open and fall - but the foliage stays with you for a long time. Therefore, when decorating a site, more experienced gardeners do not dwell on flowering crops, but try to diversify the look of the garden due to the unusual texture of the leaves and the combination of different shades of the same color. Take a closer look at the simplest, at first glance, plants, perhaps in them you will be able to discover something new.
If the mice do not want to leave your site in an amicable way, it's time to move on to a tougher means of struggle - baits.
The plants from which the baits are made are very poisonous. Remember to take precautions.
The baits are laid out in places accessible to mice. Rodents will gladly eat foods diluted with poison (flour, cereals, sunflower seeds, grain), and after such a treat, you are unlikely to see uninvited tailed guests on your site.
In the fight against mice, all means are good. Nevertheless, many summer residents want to solve this problem in a civilized way. For example, chase away mice with plants.
Do you have your own proven means of fighting these rodents? Share in the comments!