It is necessary to plant plants along the paths taking into account their growth, so that they do not interfere with walking later. Some beautiful and unpretentious flowers are ideal for decorating garden paths.
Goldenrod is prized for its easy care and beautiful appearance. It is a shrub up to 1 m high with well-developed strong lateral shoots covered with satin bark of emerald or burgundy color. In the upper part of the stem, oval-shaped leaves with jagged edges are painted in a rich green color. The lower leaves are elongated and willow-like. In late spring, spectacular inflorescences with a pleasant smell bloom on goldenrod. The flowers are bell-shaped, yellow or lemon-colored. The flowering of goldenrod is long and lasts until the gray hair of October. Perennial is used to decorate garden paths in combination with ferns and hosts.
A perennial groundcover native to North America and Canada looks like heather during the flowering period. It is a shrub 60-100 cm high with elongated, well-branched stems that can be smooth or slightly pubescent. Shoots are covered with small leaves of deep emerald color.
The shrub grows rapidly and takes on a spherical shape. If the shoots are not tied up, they will have a drooping appearance.
The flowers of the heather aster are rather small, their diameter does not exceed 1 cm, collected in inflorescences-baskets. Petals can be white, pink, purple, lilac. The middle is yellow. The inflorescences have a delicate aroma that attracts a large number of insects. The plant tolerates light frosts and lack of moisture well. Retains decorativeness even with temperature changes.
Small petals, or erigeron, is a herbaceous plant that resembles daisies or asters. It is a medium-sized shrub with many well-developed, straight shoots. The leaves are dark green, slightly elongated, with a lot of veins. The flowers look quite voluminous. This effect is created by the petals, which are arranged in several rows. Depending on the variety, the inflorescences can be paniculate or spike-shaped. They are pink, yellow, or white. The middle is yellow and has a rough surface.
An unpretentious perennial plant imported from North America and Africa. Coreopsis is a semi-shrub with long, erect shoots up to 1.2 m high. Leaves are palmate or dissected. Tubular flowers are located on long peduncles. The petals are colored yellow, pink or brown
A perennial flowering plant that forms a tall bush. The flower can be dwarf in shape or grow up to 1.5 m in height. The phlox attracts attention with beautiful spherical inflorescences. Each flower has the shape of a funnel, consisting of five deep red, bright pink, purple or pale blue petals. Currently, many hybrid two-color varieties have been bred.
Iberis naturally occurs in southern Europe, the Crimea and the Caucasus. A perennial can have a shrub or creeping form. Its shoots are covered with simple, small, dark green leaves. Iberis blooms in late spring and lasts about 2 months. Small flowers are collected in umbrella-shaped inflorescences that completely cover the shoots and leaves. The petals can be white, lilac, purple, pink, or red. Usually, annual Iberis blooms much longer than perennial ones.
Herbaceous perennial, characterized by compact size and abundant flowering. In the wild, it grows in places with high humidity. The height of the shrub depends on the variety and is 10-200 cm. Astilba stems are straight, covered with feathery leaves located on long petioles and with a velvety, slightly wrinkled surface. Due to this structure, the leaves have a high decorative effect, even when the plant is not blooming.
The surface of the plate has an unusual color. It can be not only green, but also white, brownish, lilac, pink.
Astilbe flowers are small, collected at the top of the shoots in panicle inflorescences. The petals can be lilac, lilac, or pink. Varieties with drooping inflorescences are of particular value.
The plant is a bit like daylilies, from which it differs in lush spike-shaped inflorescences. Physostegia is a perennial herbaceous shrub up to 120 cm high with strong, erect, tetrahedral stems. The shoots are densely covered with elongated light emerald leaves. The flowering period of the shrub falls on the end of summer, when almost all plants have already faded. The long, lush buds can be pink, cherry, white or purple, reach a length of 30 cm and have a pleasant scent that attracts insects.
An unusually beautiful plant that can become a real decoration of a personal plot. Badan is distinguished by round or oval leaves of bright green color, collected in a powerful root rosette.The surface of the leaf plate can be glossy, matte or leathery. With the onset of the first cold weather, berry leaves turn pink. Small bell flowers are collected in dense paniculate inflorescences of white, red, lilac or purple hues.
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5 unpretentious ornamental plants with gorgeous flowering
Any gardener is visited by the idea that it would be like planting such flowers, so that it would be beautiful and less worries with them! I would like to have plants with a spectacular appearance and at the same time unpretentious. Story? Not! Such perennial ornamental plants exist, and you've probably seen them. Let's talk about the five brightest.
Daylilies and lilies
Plant a mixborder along the main path on a plot with a width of 0.6 m to 1.2 m.It is here, while you or your guests walk along the path to the house, the flower garden looks the most advantageous, it seems that literally the whole garden is blooming and fragrant! Choose plants so that flowering continues continuously, from early May to late autumn. I will suggest several plants from which you can create a great mixborder.
The first to bloom are primroses, tulips, crocuses, then - Japanese quince, bright carpets of arabis and subulate phlox. At the peak of flowering "rugs" aquilegia bloom. In June, alpine carnations and thyme take over the baton, lupins, loosestrife, tenacious, pearl mussel, bells, false sedums, daylilies, monarda, delphinium and hydrangea bloom. Moreover, more than half of these plants bloom until July and August.
In August-September, the kings of the flower garden are liatris spikelet, paniculata phlox, prominent sedum, Korean chrysanthemums and Evers sedum. The last, in September, blooms aster New Belgian. With flowers, she leaves in winter.
Of course, rose lovers will want to plant the queen of the garden here, next to the main path. I recommend using patio roses in the mixborder - their bushes are low, up to 60 cm, and bloom profusely for almost the entire season.
All of these plants are perennial and unpretentious, in the middle lane they do not require special care. It can grow both in the sun and in light partial shade.
To prevent germination of weed seeds, mulch the soil between the plants with wood chips or fine gravel. And so that rhizome weeds, such as wheatgrass or runny, do not penetrate from neighboring areas, enclose the flower garden with a fence made of stone, wooden round or plastic curb tape, which is 15-20 cm deep in the ground.
All of these plants feel great on fertile, well-drained loamy soils, oblast
city dwellers with sand, humus and peat (one 10-liter bucket of each component per 1 sq. m of the flower garden). On sandy loam, add humus and peat (one and a half 10-liter buckets per 1 square meter of flower garden).
Do not fertilize the mixborder with fresh manure: roses react negatively to such fertilizing, the roots may "burn out", ground cover plants may even die, and most flowers will fatten, that is, give a lot of foliage to the detriment of flowering.
You don't have to wait for fall or spring to plant. You can plant plants in a mixborder throughout the season - from April to October (except perhaps bulbous). The main thing is to purchase planting material with a closed root system or transplant fresh, just dug out.
In the summer months, plant on a cloudy day or wait until the evening when the heat subsides. Spray all seedlings immediately before and immediately after planting with a biostimulant solution from a hand sprayer. Dilute the solution according to the instructions (usually 1 ampoule per 5 liters of water). For a flower garden of 10 sq. m you will need 2-2.5 liters of solution, and it is useful to spray the residues on fruit trees and shrubs.
Immediately after planting, before the second treatment with a biostimulant, water the plants with a solution of a root formation stimulator directly under the root at the rate of 2 liters of solution per 1 sq. m of a flower garden. 10 days after laying, re-treat the flower garden with a biostimulant and a root formation stimulator. After these treatments, you can be completely sure that the plants will take root.
Do not forget to water the flower garden abundantly. In dry weather, especially in the heat, 2-3 times a week. Do not skimp - for every 1 sq. m of area, spend about 20 liters of water.
Most citizens cannot boast of large areas of their plots. Therefore, choose the appropriate size of the rabatka, it is better if its width is 0.5 meters.
The step-by-step action plan for creating a rabat is as follows.
First, plan. Start with a piece of paper. Draw what you want your rabat to look like. First of all, decide on the shape. Whether it will be straight rows or fancy patterns, you decide. Next, decide what color scheme your flower bed will be. You will combine plants of the same species, but different colors. Either go the hard way of combining annuals and perennials, or use flowers and plants with an unusual shape and color of leaves. This is a good move, as flowering plants usually lack greenery.
Below is a possible layout of perennials:
A place for a flower garden
The next step. You need to orient yourself on the ground. Determine the place where the flower garden will be and what conditions there are. Conditions are important to your pets. Will there be shade or bright sun, high humidity? Take into account the type of soil so that the plants grow well and delight you with exuberant flowering. If you want to decorate the site with tiered plantings, then heed the advice from landscape designers: 1 sq. m flower garden should be placed 4 tall plants, 5 medium and 9 small.
When choosing flowers, keep in mind the timing of flowering. Everyone wants the rabatka to please with the process of continuous flowering from early spring to late autumn.
Early flowering plants: daffodils, tulips, snowdrops, crocuses. Unfortunately, this beauty is short-lived.
After the bulbous, one-year-olds can be planted in the vacant space: ageratum, calendula, petunia, marigolds, lobelia, pansies.
Ornamental annuals can be added to the flowering ones: seaside cineraria, crested chlorophytum, hybrid coleus. It is also possible to use vegetable crops in a rabatka: carrots and beets, parsley and zucchini.
Perennials make life easier for gardeners. Irises, phloxes, lilies, lupins, hosta, peonies, bergenia, fern look good in a rabatka. The use of low-growing conifers is not prohibited: spruce, juniper. And spicy herbs: lemon balm, sage, thyme, mint, rosemary, which contain essential oils in their composition, will fill the garden with indescribable aromas, and they will be of great benefit to you. Use herbs as spices or brew tea.
We pass from theory to step-by-step actions. We prepare garden tools. You will need:
- pegs with ropes
- watering can
- decorative stone, tiles - what you will decorate the edges of the rabat
- you may need a supply of fertile land and fertilizer.
First, we make markings with the help of a peg and a rope, where the flower garden will directly be. We dig up the ground, apply fertilizers. If the land has never been dug before in this area, then it is necessary to remove the top layer of turf to a depth of 10-15 cm, taking into account the shape of the rabatka. Then we pour gravel into this depression for drainage, then the earth mixed with fertilizers. Next, armed with our sketch, we begin to plant the plants. Start from the center, gradually work towards the edges. This is more comfortable. Otherwise, the landings will be trampled and damaged.
When the plants are planted, water should be used. If you plan to finish the edge of the flower garden with a decorative element, then do it before watering.
It will take some time for the plants to take root and adapt. Very soon the view of the rabatka will change for the better.
Blooming healthy plants are the dream and pride of any gardener. Don't forget that your flower garden will require attention. It is important to water on time. Consider the weather conditions. Remember to loosen the soil and remove weeds. Then the fit will look neat. If the flower died for some reason, it should be replaced with a healthy one. Fertilize the plants, then there will be no losses due to lack of nutrients.
In autumn, perennial plants are freed from dried greenery and covered. You can place pegs with inscriptions so that you know for sure what and where winters. Be sure to inspect the plants, remove the dead and plant overgrown ones.
Annual plants in the fall must be removed so that there are no processes of decay and the spread of diseases.
3 Garden forget-me-not.
Many people know forget-me-not, but not everyone can grow it. And all because, as a rule, forget-me-not is habitually associated with shadow and moisture, but this is not that forget-me-not. But first things first.
In total, there are 50 species of this ground cover plant in nature, but the most famous of them are such species as forest forget-me-not, marsh forget-me-not, field forget-me-not and alpine forget-me-not.
Forget-me-not is often underestimated, but it will come in handy in any composition.
The most beautiful, the most spectacular is the alpine forget-me-not (Myosotis alpestris), it is on the basis of it that numerous varieties of garden forget-me-not are bred. So we plant exactly the varieties of Alpine forget-me-nots in our dachas, and she has special requirements for growing conditions, and she does not like shade too much, and does not at all like waterlogging, such as swamp forget-me-not. In general, about 100 varieties of garden forget-me-not have been bred, and not only blue and blue colors are present in the inflorescences. There are also varieties with pink, purple, white and cream flowers!
Especially beautiful garden forget-me-not (aka alpine) in rock gardens! It is also used to create compositions, lawns from ground cover plants. From forget-me-nots, you can make carpet borders to paths and flower beds, and place it in the flower beds themselves, in the foreground, in curtains. Forget-me-not is especially good in the Moorish lawns. Therefore, if forget-me-not is not included in the purchased mixture for such a lawn, you must definitely add its seeds there. And of course, forget-me-not is always associated with water, so it is indispensable for decorating reservoirs.You just need to remember that the garden forget-me-not is not marsh, but alpine, and the place of its planting near the reservoir should not be shady and wet.
What flowers should be planted in the country so that they bloom (with photo)
The suburban area is a famous place for experimenting with a garden and a vegetable garden. Recently, of course, the dacha is more and more used for relaxing with friends, and not for growing something, but if there is a desire to break a small (or large) flower garden in the local area, you must first of all decide what exactly will grow in it.
Of course, to any gardener. even for a beginner, he wants his land to be decorated with flowers for many years. So that you do not have to buy seeds and plant flower beds every year. You think. it's impossible? Not at all. At least three types of flowers have been growing in one place for more than one year. These are dahlias, peonies and clematis. The latter pleases the eye with a large number of inflorescences all summer, and also has curly stems.
Dahlias and peonies rightfully occupy one of the leading positions among the preferences of gardeners, both amateurs and owners of many years of experience. Not only are they quite unpretentious to care for, they also delight the gardener's eye with their flowering for more than one year. Compliance with basic rules like watering and hilling weeds will give excellent results. They are resistant to weather changes and changes in soil temperature, and because of this, their roots only get stronger over time, which allows them to bloom again and again.
The selection of annuals is slightly larger than their perennial counterparts. They are also quite popular among summer residents and gardeners, because every year they can be used to decorate the site in different ways. Most of them require special treatment and specific care, but the result is worth it.
- Mirabilis - one of these plants. Its flowers bloom in the evening and at night and exude a wonderful scent until dawn. It is for this that the people call him a night beauty. Mirabolis has a tuberous root system, as a result of which it is quite resistant to dry weather. Before planting it in the ground, the seeds are kept in a small seedling container for a month. The strongest escape remains alive. Most often, mirabilis is placed along paths or in the central part of a flower arrangement in a flower bed. When planted in a sunny place, its height can reach one meter.
- Snapdragon - a plant that does not need a special introduction. Even inexperienced amateur gardeners know him. He loves sunlight very much and reacts poorly to stagnant moisture in the soil. The seeds germinate rather slowly in the first days, but then, with proper care, their growth rate increases, and then they begin to delight the summer resident with the first inflorescences. Usually snapdragons are planted along curbs or in a group in the center of a flower bed. To date, a variety has been bred that grows well in tall flowerpots.
- Marigold - no less popular type of garden plants. It has incredibly bright color combinations, and in some varieties, the petals can generally be two shades at once. Loves water, and in the first few weeks - mineral fertilizers. If you want to see marigolds in all their glory, choose a sunny place for planting. They will also grow in the shade, but will not achieve such an attractive bloom.
- Nasturtium - a beautiful scarlet flower, long known to professional gardeners. By the way, it is widely used in folk medicine, as it has a lot of useful substances. It should be watered often, but until the first inflorescences appear. Then the frequency of watering is reduced. dried inflorescences are cut off: this will stimulate the growth of new ones in the future.
- Kosmeya Is another annual flower that has been loved by summer residents for many years. It has a yellow center and petals along the edges, which can be white, pink or blue. It is extremely unpretentious in care: it is enough to water it and weed it from weeds. To stimulate flowering, dried inflorescences are cut off.
Catalog of annual ground cover flowers
Annual flowers, as a rule, delight with lush and beautiful flowering throughout the summer, which cannot but rejoice. Forming dense, colorful carpets, they can significantly transform the territory.
Phlox subulate is very unpretentious and is able to endure various adverse conditions. The approximate flowering time is from mid-May to mid-June, then it blooms again in August. Most often there are pink, lilac, white, red flowers. The creeping plant is quite charming and noteworthy. It can form a scenic carpet. The ground cover is most comfortable on dry, barren, loose, sandy or rocky soil. The culture is very sun-loving, so the site should be appropriate.
Growing phlox subulate through seedlings is not the most popular method, but it has a place to be. In a wide box, the seeds are laid out at a distance of 3 cm and sprinkled with a substrate 2-3 mm thick.
Lobelia is a very popular annual, which is more often used for hanging planters and pots, but it is also very interesting as a ground cover flower. An annual crop that blooms beautifully all summer long is often blue or blue. Looks great in carpet planting and when decorating borders in flower beds or along garden paths.
Lobelia is planted at the end of February or during the first month of winter. As a rule, spacious and low bowls are used, seeds mixed with sand are scattered on the ground. In addition, sowing on snow and peat tablets is convenient.
Alyssum (or Burachok) is a versatile annual that can be used in a variety of ways for a beautiful garden. It can be white, pink, lilac. This groundcover has a number of advantages: it is unpretentious, undemanding to care for, exudes a pleasant honey aroma during the day, blooms all summer, and is capable of self-propagation by self-seeding. It is better to plant it in open ground in ventilated areas with good lighting, with loose, well-drained soil.
Planting alissum at home is optimal at the end of February or in the first half of March. Before planting, grooves are made in a common bowl (3 mm deep with an interval of 3-4 cm), then the seed is evenly sown in them, and the substrate is sprinkled on top with a layer of 2 mm.
Iberis as a ground cover is ideal for decorating lawns, flower beds, rockeries, alpine hills, curbs. At the same time, a pleasant, delicate aroma emanates from it. Most often it is painted white, but there are also pink, lilac specimens. Reproduces easily through self-seeding. The estimated flowering dates are from early June to early September.
Sowing Iberis is optimal during March. The choice of capacity must be approached responsibly, because he does not like picking and transplanting. Therefore, it is better to immediately plant in separate containers (cups, cassettes). 2-3 seeds are laid out in a bowl and sprinkled with sand 1 mm thick on top.
Agretum is an amazingly beautiful annual with blue or purple flowers. Dense bushes with amazing spherical inflorescences look great in flower beds, mixborders, rabatkas, borders. The ground cover is able to please with its long flowering from June to October. Feels great in sunny locations with loose and moderately nutritious soil.
Ageratum is planted, as a rule, in the second half of March and early April. The seed is sown on the ground (optimally with an interval of 1-2 cm) in a common container and gently pressed against the substrate.
- Selection of plants not suitable for the climatic zone.
- Planting light-loving flowers in the shade.
- Bad combination in terms of care.
What materials can be used to make the path and flower beds in the country look beautiful?
Gravel, large boulders, paving slabs will do. For flower beds, you can use pallets and pallets, as well as old wheelbarrows, cans. But here everything must be done with taste so that the dacha does not end up looking like a trash heap.
How to combine flowers along the path?
It all depends solely on your imagination. Plant what you like.
Are all flowers suitable for growing in the country?
In fact yes. But some crops require more careful care, so it is better to plant them if you often visit the country in the summer.