Selection of plants depending on the illuminationThey are used as a foreground and separation element for larger plants. And now more and more attention is attracted by flower gardens, created only from low plants.
When choosing flowers and ornamental plants, it is important to consider what type of flower garden you intend to create.
Beds can vary in:
- degree of illumination;
- color solution.
Choosing plants depending on the illumination.
The flowerbed can be located in a place well lit by the sun. In this case, you can put on her purslane, small varieties of geranium, calendula and dahlias, obriet, alissuma, silver celosia, lobularia, nasturtium, marigolds. Decorative leafy plants such as coleus, Far Eastern cineraria, chlorophyta, ornamental cabbage also look great.
Begonias, fuchsias, balsam( “Roly wet”), daisies, tricolor violet, muscari, proleski, hyacinths are suitable for half shading.
Hosts and lilies of the valley grow well in the shade.
Selection of flowers for soils of different humidity
In wet places it is comfortable for many plants. Such conditions like the host, Coleus, cabbage, begonias and balsamic, toffee. If the site is in a dry place, then the plants will help out - succulents: various stonecrop, young, saxifrage, periwinkle.
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Color solution of a bed
By color beds can be:
In the first case, flowers of different shades of the same color are selected. For example, in a blue flowerbed, you can plant Obriet, lobularia, Carpathian bluebell, petunias of blue and violet tones( varieties Mirage, Fantasy, Merlin), blue muscari, forget-me-nots.
The pink flowerbed is obtained from the same petunias, but pink, purple and crimson, begonias, geraniums and fuchsias. Pink primroses and daisies are a great addition. To the flower bed did not seem boring, in the neighborhood planted plants with flowers of different sizes and shapes.
Colorful garden requires careful planning. Here you can use various solutions - to combine plants of contrasting or related colors, to create different ornaments. So, the combination of blue flowers obriyeta and yellow or orange marigolds will be effective. Any colors would be appropriate if separated by white stripes. And any flower garden will become more elegant if it is surrounded by a “mat” made of white fragrant alissum.
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Low-growing perennial flowers
The basis of any flower garden is perennial plants. They are a guarantee of preserving the “face” of the garden.
Very touching crocuses. You can recommend varieties Prince Clause( white with purple spots), Ruby Gian( lilac), Violet Queen( with golden throat and purple petals).
Muscari bloom one of the first and delight their blue or white "candles".After them appear daffodils and tulips, which also have many varieties. In May - June, the time of phloxes begins: awl-shaped, Douglas, Rugelli.
A long-term alissum( rock and silver) blooms all summer and late autumn. In the autumn, when most plants are already asleep, perennial asters and chrysanthemums reign in the gardens.
Annual low-growing flowers for beds
Letniki allow you to make a variety in your life - because their range can be changed every year. In addition, they will fill the gaps where perennials have not yet grown.
The most popular types of such plants are:
- asters( for example, variety Milady);
- ageratum, giving the flower garden white and blue tones;
- marigold fine-leaved and small varieties rejected;
- Begonias( Cock Tail and Organdy);
- Calendula varieties Little Ball, Calypso, Orange Coronet and Lemon Coronet;
- matthiols( night violets) with a strong and pleasant aroma.
Separately worth writing about petunias. The varieties and colors of these elegant and unpretentious flowers are so diverse that you can arrange a flower garden only by them. In addition, petunias are usually inexpensive.
Do not forget about the ornamental leaf plants. Moreover, some of them can not be distinguished from this flower.
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Such decorative cabbage of the cabbage varieties( up to 40 cm high):
- “Paints of the East” with leaves from silver-gray from the outside to maroon inside;
- Lace Mosaic purple, cream or white;
- "Russian Circle" of various colors;
Cabbage can withstand frosts up to -12 degrees and is especially attractive in cold weather when other plants are no longer visible. And an additional plus: right from the flowerbed, cabbage can be served at the table, if you don’t regret eating such beauty.
Properly selected plants will make the flower garden bright and beautiful from spring to frost. Just need to remember about the right care. Low-growing plants can not be overnourished with nitrogen - from this they turn pale and stretch.
Video: popular low-growing flowers for flowerbeds