Yellow Flowers Are Not Just For Springtime
The following are some facts about yellow flowers:
They’re not just for spring! They’re also great during summer and fall.
They have a variety of uses such as decoration, houseplants, and even food.
There are many different types of yellow flowers. Some are very pretty while others look rather plain.
Yellow flowers are often used in floral arrangements.
The best time to grow yellow flowers is in full sun or partial shade. You can’t really grow them indoors because they don’t like it too much. They prefer bright sunlight but they do like some shade as well.
However, if you live somewhere with cool winters then growing them outdoors would be perfect since they will thrive there. If you want to get rid of your winter blues, then try growing these lovely yellow flowers in pots!
How To Grow Yellow Flowers?
If you want to grow yellow flowers, then you need to choose the right type of soil. You’ll need to use a good potting mix so that your plants will flourish. There are several kinds of potting mixes available online and at garden centers. One thing is certain though; all the different types of potting mixes contain different ingredients which may affect how well your plants will perform in them. You’ll want to use a soil that drains well and isn’t too dense. You can also add topsoil if you want to improve the texture of your potting mix.
If you’d like to make your own potting mix then you can do so by combining two parts peat moss, two parts loam, and one part fertilizer. After creating your potting mix, you can begin planting your yellow flowers!
Are Yellow Flowers Easy To Grow?
The following are some facts about growing yellow flowers:
Yellow flowers can thrive outdoors. If the winters where you live don’t get too cold, then it would be just fine to plant them outside.
You can also plant them indoors. They can live in pots or in a garden bed. Regardless of where you plant them, they’ll need at least 6-8 hours of sunlight every day.
Water them every day and make sure to use a good water filtering system so that your yellow flowers will thrive.
Yellow flowers can thrive in different types of soil. As long the soil drains well, you should be fine.
Yellow flowers are often very easy to grow and they attract butterflies and bees to your garden. So if you want some privacy in your garden, then planting some yellow flowers might be a good idea!
Some yellow flowers can also be used as herbs. If you’re a big fan of cooking with different herbs then you should grow these!
The best time to plant yellow flowers is in the spring. However, if you’re growing them indoors, then you can plant them at any time of the year.
There are some types of yellow flowers that can only be found in specific regions or countries but most of them can thrive anywhere. If you’re interested, you can always research what types of yellow flowers grow in your area.
Care And Maintenance
To care for your yellow flowers, you’ll need to prune them every few weeks or so. You can prune them by trimming any dead or wilted stems. Also, if you notice any stems growing in the wrong direction then simply twist and turn them in the direction that you want.
During the winter, your yellow flowers will need less water. You should water them less often but be sure to water them thoroughly when you do have the time to water them.
You can also use a mulch to cover the area around your flowers. This will help keep the soil around them moist longer.
If you planted your flowers in pots, you’ll need to transfer them into the ground during the winter so that they can get enough sunlight!
The best way to care for your yellow flowers is to prune them. After you’ve pruned them, be sure to water them thoroughly!
Pests And Diseases
There aren’t too many pests or diseases that attack your yellow flowers. One thing you might have to worry about is fungus. You can prevent this by always making sure that the area around the base of the plant is kept dry.
If fungus does start to appear, you can wipe it away with a cloth or you can use a fungicide.
If your flowers do get infested with bugs, you can either pick off the insects by hand or you can use targeted pesticides.
You can also prevent bugs and insects from infesting your flowers by planting your flowers where there is little opportunity for them to infest.
Common Yellow Flowers
There are many different types of yellow flowers and some of the most popular ones are listed below:
Ageratums- These flowers have cone shaped petals that can be either solid yellow or mixed with other colors such as white, red or blue.
Buttercups- The buttercup flower is a yellow flower that grows in clumps or groups. Their flowers are very easy to spot!
Calendulas- Calendula flowers are very common and easy to find. They’re often used in foods such as teas and other herbal remedies.
Dahlias- You’ve probably seen dahlia flowers before and didn’t even know it since the flower comes in many different colors. You’re most likely familiar with their dark red color.
Golden Rods- If you’ve ever seen a field of flowers that was bright yellow, then there’s a good chance that it was infested with golden rods!
Heliotropes- These purple and yellow flowers get their name from the fact that they follow the sun as it travels from east to west. They seem to always face the sun!
Irises- There are over 200 different types of irises and they can be found on every continent except for Antarctica. It’s also the national flower of France.
Sunflowers- These flowers follow the sun like the heliotropes but they also have a very distinct look with their large heads. They also come in many different colors such as black, red and cream colored.
Tuberoses- The Tuberose is a very distinctive looking flower. It’s also known for its very strong smell. The smell is so powerful that it can be smelled from up to a quarter mile away!
Zinnias- Zinnias are popular garden flowers and can be found in a wide variety of colors such as red, orange, yellow and white.
Using Yellow Flower Pictures
If you want to use these pictures as a guide, feel free to download them. Just click on the picture and it will open up a new window where you can save it to your computer.
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Sources & references used in this article:
Garden history: Philosophy and design 2000 BC–2000 AD by P Hobhouse – 2004 – Pavilion
The Gardens of Gertrude Jekyll by T Turner – 2005 – books.google.com
Realistic modeling and rendering of plant ecosystems by NJ Ondra – 2002 – Storey Publishing