Thursday, November 11, 2010

Balsam Flowers Pictures

Red Balsam Flowers PicturesRed Balsam Flowers Pictures

If insect or disease problems occur, treat early with organic or chemical insect repellents and fungicide. Annual varieties are susceptible to frost. Once established, Balsam will grow well and bloom continuously well into fall.

Orange Balsam Flowers PhotosOrange Balsam Flowers Photos

Add a general purpose fertilizer regularly for optimum growth. Don't allow the roots to remain wet. Water them during dry periods, once or twice per week. Space plants 12-18 inches apart. They prefer a rich, well drained soil.

Pink Balsam Flowers ImagesPink Balsam Flowers Images

Shade from afternoon sun, especially in hot regions. Balsam likes full to partial sun. Balsam will begin to produce a continuous, profusion of flowers by early to mid-summer, and all the way to frost. Water thoroughly. Sow seeds early in the season, and cover with 1/8" of soil.

Pictures of Purple Balsam FlowersPictures of Purple Balsam Flowers

Sow indoor starts about 6 weeks before the last frost. They can be directly seeded into your flower garden, or seeded indoors in trays or flats for transplanting later. Balsam are grown from seed. Balsam also is a good bedding or edging plant. Use large pots to provide plenty of space for them.

Photos of White Balsam FlowersPhotos of White Balsam Flowers

Balsam are often grown in containers on balconies and terraces. There are annual and perennial varieties. Balsam are native to Asia, North America, and South Africa. Colors include shades of white, pink, rose, and red. Balsam is a member of the Impatiens family. You will get blooms in about 60-70 days. Continuous blooms grow on top of a bushy plant with glossy leaves. Balsam is a quick growing summer annual flower, with gardenia-like blooms.
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