Many people who want to grow their own garden of plants often wonder, “Do growing flowers in a Java orchid flower garden really work?” They may have seen pictures or heard from other gardeners, but they still have questions. The short answer is that it depends. It depends a lot on the type of plant and the location of where you are planting. However, there are a few things to remember that will help make your Java orchid an excellent choice for your home garden.
Java plants are extremely easy to take care of. They do best in fairly warm conditions, so you should place them as near to the sunlight as possible. You can also move your plants to a shaded part of the yard once a year and move them to a different spot with more sun when the summer is over. Java is a sun-loving plant, and it will thrive in areas of high humidity as long as you give it the proper amount of light.
Java can be one of the most demanding of all orchid types. They require constant attention in the early years and then you will have to make sure that you watch them carefully during the rest of the year. They bloom in the late summer and early fall, but you have to be very careful not to disturb them. Do not try to remove the flowers from their pots or any other receptacle. They could potentially cause the plant to die.
When choosing where to put your Java orchid flowers, you have to be very mindful of how they will fare in different types of soil. Do not plant them where they might need to have a root break for the benefit of the plant. Once you determine what they would do in your area, consider how much room they need. If you have tall shrubs and trees in your yard, they will need space.
The climate that your Java flower garden will need to deal with is another consideration. Do some research to determine what the average temperature is in your area. You also want to know what the frost-free periods are during the year. Frost-free periods last approximately two weeks during the winter. You should plan on taking your plants away from flower garden compost at least two weeks prior to the first freeze. The reason why you do this is because you don’t want to let any of the debris go to thaw and possibly kill your plants.
In the hot, dry summer, do not water your Java orchids excessively. The reason why is because they will retain too much water if you do. It is better for you to let them go between two and three weeks, once they have grown accustomed to the extra moisture. During the winter, do not water them at all, no matter how dry they may be. Instead, use a mulch of pine needles or straw to prevent the roots from freezing. If you live in an area that has a frost-free zone, leave your orchids outside for the winter.
To keep your Java orchids healthy, you need to do some research on keeping your plants disease and insect free. When purchasing seeds, make sure that they come with instructions on how to avoid planting them with disease. Most importantly, follow the directions carefully when you are planting. You will also want to pay close attention to what type of fertilizer you are using. Most orchids will do fine without fertilizer, but it is good to use a small amount on the plants annually to keep the soil moist.
If you follow these simple suggestions, you will have no problems with your Java orchids. They are very easy to take care of, and can add a wonderful touch to your yard. As the flowers bloom, you will be glad that you kept your plants healthy. Now, you can go back to what you were doing before and forget about your trouble with the orchids.