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Deep shade plants indoor:
The following are some interesting and lesser known plants that are good for the interior of your home.
Achillea Filix-fefula (yarrow): a low growing wildflower in the sunflower family (Asteraceae) and native to Europe, it is also widely cultivated. Yarrow is used as a herbal remedy for the cold and flu. Traditionally a herbal remedy for respiratory ailments including lung congestion. Yarrow is also said to be effective as a remedy for arthritis, and as a blood purifier. Yarrow reputed to improve circulation and to help detoxify the body. A tea brewed from yarrow is said to stimulate the appetite and reduce stress. Yarrow is said to promote healthy growth and a healthy immune system, as well as being said to strengthen the memory and to aid in the treatment of insomnia and anxiety.
The easiest way to grow Yarrow is to sow seeds outdoors in summer and winter. The herbaceous perennial and biennial grows from seed in sun or partial shade. Yarrow can grow in a wide range of soil conditions, in light shade or in full sun. Yarrow prefers well-drained, humus rich, moist, slightly acid soil, but is adaptable and hardy. Yarrow will generally grow in temperatures between 35°F to 0°F. It can be grown successfully in USDA zone 8 to zone 10. Propagation by seed is slow, taking 12 to 18 months to germinate. The best way to propagate Yarrow is by division. The seedlings should be planted outside as soon as possible. Division can be difficult because the stems are long. Divide the plant a few weeks after the first hard frost.
If you have an overly moist soil, or the seedlings are slow to develop, or if the plants are too large, you can start them off in flats of potting soil. Use a 10 percent to 20 percent of a peat based soil mix. The plant will grow better and quicker if it has good drainage, so make sure you place it in a sunny location, not too close to any shade. You can remove the old plant by cutting it back and divide the stem a few inches from the base in early spring, or in the fall. If you want to propagate the plant from seed, sow in pots or trays in late summer. Use a 1 to 2 inch depth of compost, peat, vermiculite, or perlite, and allow the seeds to sit there for a week or two. The seeds will germinate in about a week. After the sprouts grow an inch or two, you can transplant them into individual containers.
To grow this biennial, cut it back to about two inches in mid summer. You will want to cut the flowers in early to mid fall, so that you will have fresh, vibrant blooms in your vase all winter.
Saving seeds is the other option, though this can be a slow process. If you want to sow the seeds in late spring, let them go to seed, then you can gather the ripe seed pods in early summer. To do this, cover the plants with a fine mesh cloth so the pods will stay where they are and not fall to the ground. Once the pods start to dry and the seeds fall out, you can collect them and hang them in a warm, dry, dark place for about two weeks, until they are completely dry. Then you can seal them in a paper bag, and store them in a cool, dry place. You can either allow the seeds to sprout on their own, or you can treat them like peas and shell out the seed.
Perennials are plants that come back every year, and they make nice ornamental flowers. They also need little to no maintenance, and some are a great way to introduce annuals to your garden. The following plants are some of the more common perennial choices:
This annual flower is an absolute favorite. It’s easy to grow, and the plant has a lovely, fragrant blooming period from spring to fall. This biennial flowers in summer and fall and it is a good choice for adding color to a sunny border. It also makes a wonderful cut flower. The flowers have a sweet smell and look lovely filled in a bud vase. You can grow it from seed and it can reseed, which means that you can always be on the lookout for new, happy plants. You can also use the buds for tea.
Bachelor’s buttons is a native wildflower that, once established, is a wonderful addition to your garden. It is easy to grow, and the plants can spread out as far as you want. This biennial has big, luscious, single white blooms that can go from pink to white. You can use the petals for tea. The seed heads are delicious to eat.
Asters are one of my favorite flowers and it’s easy to grow them from seed. You can plant in late winter or spring, depending on where you live. They are perennial flowers that reseed, but you can control how quickly they reseed by digging them up and dividing them. One plant can give you a lot of options. The flowers grow into beautiful mounds of color. Asters grow like grass and can be left to grow, or you can dead-head them. The seed pods dry out, so you can use the seeds for bread, granola, or pasta sauce.
Fruiting trees are great when you want a quick-growing plant that brings fruit all year long. The flowers aren’t very pretty, but the fruit is tasty and beautiful. The seeds should be stored in a cool dry location for a couple years. You can plant them in your fall garden or early spring. You may want to use a fruiting tree like apple, mulberry, currant, or hawthorn. This one doesn’t produce berries or fruit, but it produces a delicious-tasting liqueur that you can make into a delicious cordial.
There are so many great wild pansies out there that it’s easy to start a wild pansy garden. They do best in sun but are hearty and can grow well in dry conditions. They have bright yellow flowers and grow into big, showy plants. Pansies have a long growing season and will be coming into bloom while we still have summer.
Roses are hard to grow from seed, but there are a few varieties that will grow from seed. You can buy young roses in pots, or buy them when they are in full bloom and give them away as cut flowers. Roses are long-lived, so you can plant in early spring or in fall and have flowers in the spring and fall. Rose can be planted in the ground and will bloom year round. Roses are great as a border plant and help bring a little green space to your yard and garden.
If you love the outdoors and plants, you probably have plants that are starting to bolt. What will they bolt? They will go into a vegetative growth state in which they don’t make any flowers but continue to grow. Flowers make up about 60% of the total growth of plants, and this is when their reproduction is happening.