terrace decoration help !!!!

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terrace decoration help !!!!

Post by Areeba Hamza » December 14th, 2011, 5:39 pm

Hi,
i have no knowledge about gardening whatsoever but i really want to know about certain specific things which would immensely help me. I want to decorate my terrace with some beautiful plants and flowers. I would like to know that in this season,winters,which plants and flowers should i buy? should i buy flowers which remain for a long time or should i go for seasonal flowers and which ones to be specific?
pleaseeee help me out and also if u know about any good nursery in lahore? i would really appreciate your help

thanks
areeba hamza

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Re: terrace decoration help !!!!

Post by tweedle2009 » December 14th, 2011, 11:44 pm

Welcomon board areeba.

Would you please be specific about how much space you e on your terrace?I'd suggest you to go for a mix of both.Get multi grafted bougenvillas,wisterias in large pots.Grow pansies,petunias,begonias,impatiens in decorative baskets.Hang them.

Grow gerberas and roses in pots.Go for porcelain pots in colors like Green,Orange and yellow.

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Re: terrace decoration help !!!!

Post by Areeba Hamza » December 15th, 2011, 2:41 pm

hi
thank u so much for the help really appreciate it..... the terrace is big, its in a semi circle shape with a narrow ending....currently it has some plants which act as a curtain actually and it also has big a/c unit which adds to its hideousness :(...ill add a picture for a clearer idea
kindly share any ideas with me regarding this terrace and also specify plants which stay all year round....
thank u
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Re: terrace decoration help !!!!

Post by UMAR KHAN » December 15th, 2011, 10:37 pm

AoA & wellcome on the boad.as Adnan said go for mix.grow some evergreens,annuals,vines & evergreen flowering plants.what i will add more choose fragrant plants,so you can enjoy while sitting on the terrace.color is most important.plant Rangoon climber in a pot.its fragrance is very cool in the evening in summer.to add color plant some bogenvillas.so your grill will get some color plus fragrance.plant Gardenia florida & night scented jasmeen(raat ki rani).change your existing black ficus with Ficus Hawaie so you can add colorful foliage plus Hawaie do not drop foliage in the winter.plant some roses in large pots.choose fragrant roses because of the limited space you have.plant desi gulab,Duble delight,Maria shaver,scentimental,mr lincolin,shellas perfumeparadise etc.to add summer color plant tropical hibiscus.i,l recommend you tje doubles for rose like impact.for spring color also plan some annuals.plant pansies,petunias,antirhinum etc.these are all easy to grow plants.plant those which are easy to maintain.after all you need a place to relax not a botanical garden.so please dont try rearies.the main reason is that you are new to gardening.when you gain some 2-3 experice Inshallah then try new things,new pants that,s the enjoyment of gardening.always care to feed your plants on time.i think you have not fertilized your black ficus after purched from the nursrey.also include some motia.enjoy Gardening.

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Post by Mrs. Umer » May 22nd, 2012, 11:54 am

AOA. i also want some help with my terrace. there are already some plants but i want to change them and make it more colourful. i will attach some pictures as well.
i also want to cover it slightly. please give some ideas
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Re: terrace decoration help !!!!

Post by Farhan Ahmed » May 22nd, 2012, 9:26 pm

You basically have to choose two things...the container and the plant.....i recommend trying raised wooden beds.....

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Re: terrace decoration help !!!!

Post by khabbab » May 23rd, 2012, 9:47 am

Welcome to the forum. You can use many climbers to cover it. annual climbers include morning glories and ishq-Peechan. While permanent climbers include jhumka bel, sonia bel, honey suckle, jacquemontia, golden shower etc. For permanent plants, you can plant motia, raat ki raani, brunfelsia, daylily, crossandra, lantana etc.
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Re: terrace decoration help !!!!

Post by aykhan » May 24th, 2012, 2:18 pm

There's so much to do on terraces if you want. All the plants mentioned in the above posts are excellent. Google them for pictures and choose which ones you like then buy appropriate pots for them. Since they'll be in pots you can always move them around to see what works best for you according to your taste and the light requirements if the plants.

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