1. Ilona

    I’ve been doing flowers for several years. Every year I buy new species. With the acquisition of phlox seeds of the annual variety 'Chanel', I discovered a new floral charm.
    The low compact bushes of 20 height are entirely covered with pink terry flowers (like little roses). But the color is not pure pink, but a warm salmon shade. When the peak of flowering comes, even leaves are sometimes not visible - the bushes stand like beautiful flower balls.
    Annual phlox grow through seedlings, to have blossomed before. I sow the crop in March, in a box on the windowsill. They come up fairly amicably and quickly - in 7-8 days. In phase 2-3 of these leaflets, I sow sprouts in separate plastic cups. Initially transplanted seedlings grow slowly, gradually becoming full-fledged strong plants.
    At the end of May I plant them in the open ground in groups in a sunny place. Each plant goes to its place with a pile of earth: so little roots will quickly get accustomed. Although annual phloxes can be sown directly into the ground in the second half of May, when warm weather will set in and there will be no threat of frost. Phlox, sown in the ground, will bloom later, but will bloom to frost. If there are not enough places for flower seedlings on the windowsills, in the second half of April you can plant phloxes in a small greenhouse under a film, and when they grow up, transplant them into flower gardens.
    Phloxes like well-drained limed soil. I water on [the degree of drying of the soil - this plant does not tolerate
    overmoistening. To the bushes do not stretch, become lush, pinch the top.
    On average, phlox bloom after 2 months from the time of sowing. Each flower lives 8-9 days, but there are a lot of them, and they bloom one by one. In place of a wilted flower, small fruits appear - boxes. So you can get your seeds. During flowering, I feed plants with mineral fertilizers 2 times - then there are more flowers and their color is brighter. For longer flowering, I cut off faded stars, and the 'Chanel' continues to delight with its beauty for a long time. During the cultivation of this flower, no diseases or pests were noticed on it. Here he is. charming 'Chanel'!


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