Can’t Visit the Flowers? Bring them Home!

At the end of last month, we at Dallas Janitorial Services provided plans for a perfect road trip to great wild bluebonnet locations. Some unfortunate souls won’t have the time or ability to travel, or don’t want to leave their freshly cleaned homes, so we wanted to suggest an alternative option: growing your own beautiful flowers.

Unfortunately, it’s too late to plant bluebonnets now and watch them bloom all spring.  Bluebonnet seeds have to be planted in the fall. We dug up a lovely alternative you could buy potted and plant right now:

 

Daisies are simple to care for, no matter how green your thumb might be, and less expensive than many flowers. Once planted, just keep an eye out for pests and water regularly in the summer. They technically don’t need watering if there’s been an inch of rainfall in the last week, but this is Texas.  We never get a full inch of rain in the summer.

If plain Shasta daisies seem boring to you rather than bright or fresh, don’t worry, there’s plenty of alternatives, most of which are just as easy to grow.

By Joaquim Alves Gaspar, CC-BY-SA-3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The pictured daisy is part of the osteosporum family, but it’s only one of many daisy subgroups.  Simply pick the flower you prefer, plant, water, and watch them bloom!

If you don’t have a yard, that’s fine.  Daisies also grow well in a pot as long as they get plenty of sunlight.  Simply keep them near a window that gets sun all day or on the edge of a balcony and they’ll still bloom.

We’ll come back to gardening next week, with a few advanced tricks to keep flowers blooming all summer long.  Until next time!

– Ryan Derenbecker