When the gardener decided to buy daisies for the garden, planting and care, photos of the grown flowers will bring a lot of pleasure and positive emotions. Their colorful and bright colors will decorate the garden with unusual flowering, add a special style and sophistication to the landscape design. If you choose these flowers to decorate your site, then planting and care will not take much time and labor, exquisite taste and style will be emphasized. There is a variety of types of daisies for every taste for the embodiment of any fantasies and desires in the design of the landscape design of the garden plot.
Daisies grow in the form of small flowers, have a short rhizome, basal leaves of a blunt scapular shape. 1 head grows on the stem. They have a different color: from bright pink to white, there are yellow daisies. They differ in head size, depending on the type of plant. The flowering of daisies pleases the eye, and raises the mood (Fig. 1).
Growing plants with seeds
When choosing this type of flower, the gardener should study the information on how to grow daisies. Daisies breed in a generative way. To obtain positive results, sowing of flowers is carried out in June. You need to plant daisies in moist soil, sprinkle with sand or use humus instead. When choosing a place for planting, you must select a site located on the sunny side of the garden. The first sprouts will appear after a week of planting. For guaranteed seed germination and activation of the germination process, the crops are covered with a light-transmitting film. The film is removed after a couple of days, and the sowing is sprinkled with earthen soil.
The development and growth of seedlings is active, and they need a pick. When plants are planted with seeds during the current year, rosettes from leaves are formed on them, and the flowering period will please the next season. The plant propagates independently, the method of propagation leads to a loss of varietal qualities, the appearance changes.
How to grow daisies in seedling
Daisies, cultivated in this way, bloom in the current year of planting. The method is preferred and effective for gardeners. The cultivation of daisies begins in February-March, the seeds are planted in separate containers, avoiding injuring the seedlings when diving. Planting daisies is carried out in nutritious soil, it can be purchased in specialized stores. If the question arises, how to plant, the answer is simple: sowing of seeds is carried out both in open and in closed ground. It is necessary to create comfortable conditions for the plant in the form of bright light and a temperature of 20 ° C. After the appearance of the first sprouts, the temperature for the plant decreases, and additional lighting is provided. The result is manifested in the form of a healthy and beautiful plant. Seedlings should be taken care of and maintained ambient temperature and light conditions. If the gardener first encountered a seedling method of planting, it is worth watching a video to get the desired result.
Daisies: planting seeds (video)
Planting daisies in the open ground
Daisies are a photophilous plant, the site should be quite sunny.
Planting and care in the open ground does not take hassle, flowers are not capricious, do not require a special type of soil for planting.
Planting flowers is unacceptable on a plot of land where additional moisture accumulates, which negatively affects the development and growth of plant roots. If you choose this method of growing daisies, planting in the ground is performed in the first days of June or in the last of May. Shallow holes are made, seedlings are placed in them. We plant it carefully in the prepared soil, avoiding trauma to the roots of the sprout system, using the transshipment method.
A daisy, the cultivation of which does not require much effort and hassle, is an unpretentious plant to care for, you should take care and follow the rules to improve flowering and flower growth:
- With the active growth of seedlings to produce sufficient and timely watering. With a lack of water, the plant dries up and becomes smaller, with heavy watering, the flower petals begin to fall.
- Trim withering flowers to grow new ones.
- Loosen the soil after watering. In order to retain moisture and provide resistance to low temperatures, plants are covered with leaves and grass at the roots.
- To avoid self-seeding and extend the flowering period, pruning is wilted baskets with seeds.
- Timely weeding and weed removal is required.
- For the full growth of abundant flowering, once every 2 years it is worthwhile to separate and plant the bushes.
- Fertilize the plants several times during the season. The selected mineral fertilizers must be of good quality, it is better to buy them in specialized flower shops.
A daisy, planting of which is carried out according to the rules, and subsequently the plant is provided with favorable conditions for growth, will please gardeners with abundant and lush flowering twice a year.
Definition of diseases in daisies
Daisies are infrequently affected by pests. Rare cases of plant disease are possible. It is necessary to constantly monitor the condition of the flowers in order to timely identify problems and take measures to eliminate them.
Signs of illness:
- formation on stems and leaves of rust;
- extension of the peduncle;
- reduction in the size of inflorescences;
- fading of leaves and stem;
- the appearance of plaque in the form of gray rot;
- powdery mildew on the surface of flowers.
When the first signs of disease appear, it is necessary to remove the affected plants along with the root and the ground. For prevention, you should treat the rest of the plants on the site with special means to combat diseases, which can be purchased at a flower shop and get advice on their use. To prevent flower damage by pests, plants should be treated with insecticides. To prevent the appearance of rodents, it is enough to simply spread the bait treated with poison over the territory of the site.
Daisies: growing and care (video)
Well maintained and elegant garden is the advantage of the gardener. Daisies take pride of place in any flowerbed. They complement and decorate the garden, and give personality. (fig. 2)
In order to admire the flowers in winter and enjoy the brightness and colorfulness of flowering, the gardener can take a photo of the garden and decorate any interior of the house with these flowers, as well as show off his achievements to friends or send them to the media for publication.