Spring has sprung
And flowers are popping up!
Spring's Temporary Nature
Spring is characterized by its flowers and temperate climate.
In the northern hemisphere it occurs between March and June (usually from March 21 to June 23), while in the southern hemisphere it occurs between September 22 and December 22.
It is also the season of the year in which the days become longer, lasting 12 hours, and gradually extending as the summer approaches.
Night and day merge for an instant. This event occurs twice a year and is responsible for marking seasonal changes and is called an equinox.
There are 2 during the year, in autumn and spring. It happens when the sun forms a perpendicular axis with the equator, in which the duration of the day is equal to that of the night on the whole planet Earth
THE SUN'S POSITION
Opposite to equinoxes are the solstices, which happen in the winter and summer seasons, being the time of the year in which the Sun passes through one of the points of the ecliptic furthest from the equator and in which the maximum difference in duration between day and night occurs.
"As long as there is spring in the world, there will be poetry!"
Gustavo Adolfo Béquer
They are native to Asia and the eastern Mediterranean and arrived in Europe through the Crusaders of the Eighth Crusade.
With a shape very similar to that of roses, buttercups are stunning and romantic flowers.
Location: Some shade
Fertilizer: every 15 or 20 days
They need abundant watering when first planted and then more spaced out afterwards.
Characteristics of Buttercups
They reach 20 centimeters in height, so these are medium-sized plants.
To make them bloom more and better, try placing your buttercups in a semi-shaded area.
Despite growing in the middle of winter for its cold resistance, they continue to bloom well into spring.
It is a biannual hybrid plant that derives from the tricolor viola.
- Light: it needs good natural lighting, but can tolerate semi-shade
- Soil: requires soils with a lot of nutrients and organic matter.
- Water: every 3 days in the flowering period.
- Climate: withstands most non-extreme climates.
Biannual plant, the first year it only produces leaves and the second it grows flower.
Under very optimal conditions, it can become perennial.
It's edible. Many restaurants use it as an ingredient.
They began to be crossbred in the years 1820-1830.
They are plants that grow mainly in Asia and Central Europe, known primarily for their purple color.
One of the plants that can not be missing in any garden in the spring months.
Location: outdoor and indoor
Fertilizer: flowering fertilizer
They can reach 25 centimeters in height.
It contains six petals in pink, white, blue, lilac, and purple.
It is also known as a bulbous plant.
Lilies are composed of six beautiful large petals and come in a wide variety of colors to choose from.
Its pleasant aroma is unmistakable.
Light: Full sun or in a semi-shaded area.
Soil: Normal garden soil that is calcareous and clay-like, although there are some species that need a more marshy soil.
Watering: Once a week, two if the plant is in the flowering period
Fertilizer: Fertilize monthly with mineral fertilizer until flowering.
The most common one for sending flowers home is white, but we can also find them in red, yellow, orange or pink.
Characteristics of Lilies
Its name comes from ancient Greek, and they called the plant Iris.
There are more than 300 species of lilies.