If you are a plant lover and want vegetables that grown at your own home, start terrace gardening. It is not at all expensive just make sure start small and expand with your requirement and don’t get excited. For terrace gardening, you can follow tips like water proof terrace; Hybrid seeds from nurseries give you a better result. If you don’t want your terrace gardening to be expensive use plastic bags or buckets as a container and prepare your own manure. If you are a beginner and worried about how to do it, just make a call to horticulture officials they will not only provide you with a guide but also kit for terrace gardening. Terrace gardening keeps your house cooler.
- Kousa Dogwood (Cornus Kousa):-
You can make Kousa as your choice because it has delicate beauty with toughness. It has star-shaped, cream-color spring blooms. It is a vase-shape which makes it ideal for border and foundation planting. The Kousa Dogwood grows up to a height of 15 to 20 feet. It grows well in full sunlight to partial shade and moist soil.
It performs superbly in the acidic sandy soil. Prune Kousa after spring. Dogwood suffers from various diseases and borers can also attack. It has eye-catching bark to add beauty to your landscape. It grows excellent under extreme cold and hot conditions. It attracts wildlife and provide to birds in the winter time.
- Lamb’s Ears (Stachys byzantine):-
It is a very hardy strong growing perennial with thick white-wooly foliage. It is good for filling an area of your landscape and as a border. It has attractive silvery-green leaves and fragrant foliage. For best results, grow them in full sunlight and 4-7 zones. It grows well in the spring season. It is superb in a drought like conditions and can tolerate poor soil conditions. It flowers in late spring and early summer either white or pink.
- Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia):-
Lavender plant is a shrub-like form and set at 12 to 18 inches apart. It requires full sunlight and circulation of air. It needs proper watering and cannot tolerate excessive soil moisture. It requires alkaline soil pH around 6-7.
Lavender is a herb used for making medicine. It is used for insomnia, nervousness and depression. You can also use it for digestion problems, hair loss, to heal pain like nerve pain, joint pain etc. You can use it in food to add flavor. It is used in cosmetics, perfumes and soaps.
- Big Daddy Hosta:-
Hosta has white bell-shaped flowers and blue-green leaves which thick slug resistant. It has excellent background foliage for shady gardens. It requires low maintenance like can grow in drought conditions, partial shade etc. It blooms in summer from white to pale. For landscape purpose, you can grow them along border, container or woodland garden.
- Dwarf Hinoki cypress(Chamaecyparis obtuse ‘Nana Lutea’):-
It is slow growing, upright, soft-needled evergreen conifer tree. It grows about 3 feet tall and sunlight is very important for it. It requires acidifying fertilizer and frequent watering. Use a pair of it in a symmetrical planting. It is hardy in 5-9 zones. The two main characteristics are Fanlike foliage and yellowish-green color.
I think lavender and lamb’s ears will be a perfect addition to my terrace garden. So, thank you for introducing to the lamb’s ear plant!
I have a lavender plant in my house but could you share some tips to take care of it. I am struggling to keep it alive. Although I am watering it regularly and putting it under the sun, it is still not growing. Please help me.