The days are getting sunnier: it’s time to sit outside! Isn’t it wonderful to be able to enjoy your garden or balcony again? Make your patio or balcony into an inviting place to relax now, so that you can make the most of it all summer long. Can’t wait to have a floral display to enjoy? Summer bulbs in pots, like strikingly colored lilies and calla lilies, can give you that instant wow effect. And – even better – they’ll be blooming all throughout the summer…
For a truly sparkling effect, match the color of the flowers with the pot you put them in. Fill a pot with several plants to create a mass of color.
A real make-over
Lilies and calla lilies are available in many colors such as red, pink, purple, white, yellow and orange – and a myriad of shades in between. Several plants in the same color will brighten up any spot, but clustering different colors together creates an even more festive look.
• Use pots with holes to let excess water escape.
• And to keep the drainage holes from becoming obstructed, don’t forget to put a few pot shards in the bottom of the pot.
• Put lilies and calla lilies in a sunny spot on your balcony or patio.
• Water them regularly.
• Remove spent flowers from the plants every few days. This is because wilted flowers demand a lot of energy from the plant for seed formation.