Almost every owner of a country site dreams of a wonderful flower garden that would delight in its flowering throughout the warm period. How to achieve this?
The list of plants for a flower bed directly depends on its location. Let's analyze the main areas on the site where the flower garden can be located, and consider which plants are suitable for their decoration.
Option 1. The flower garden is located in a sunny position along the path.
It is more logical to arrange it so that it can be viewed from all sides. Therefore, in the center we place tall plants that grow up to 100-150 cm (delphinium, lupine, weigela, daylily), and relatively low-growing perennial flowers and shrubs along the edges (Japanese spiraea, geyher, spurgeon, silverweed shrub, cuff, carnation).
In addition, that the flower garden was elegant from spring to autumn, it is necessary to consider the timing of flowering. On such a flowerbed in May lupine blooms; in June and July - geykher, cuff, carnation, alpine, daylily; in August delphinium pleases.
Not only perennial flowers can grow in a flowerbed, but also shrubs that have a long flowering period: from the end of June to the very frosts, Japanese spirea and purpleweed shrub usually bloom. Beauty Weigela also fascinates 2 times per season - at the beginning of June and at the end of August.
Option 2. The flower garden is in the shade and surrounded by paths.
In the shade, as a rule, it is necessary to plant plants that feel unwell under direct sunlight or prefer moist soil. These conditions correspond to shade-tolerant hosts, Badan, geranium, thuja, irises, and juniper horizontal.
Moreover, it is necessary to properly arrange plants in height. Knowing that hosts, badany and geraniums grow to 30-40 cm, they are planted in the foreground. Toward the middle of the flower bed, taller plants are placed: thorn spherical, larch on a trunk, irises, daylilies, aquilegia.
It should be remembered that shade-loving plants delight, as a rule, not with flowering, but with their open and lush foliage or needles. Therefore, shady flower beds are more monotonous.
3. Flowerbed along a fence or wall
When making flower beds along a fence or wall, you should also follow the rules of planting in the form of "ladder". Therefore, low-growing shrubs or flowers are planted in the foreground.
In the above scheme, closer to the edge of the flower bed, Japanese spirea and ground cover roses are placed. It is no coincidence that a juniper is planted between them, it serves as a separating layer between two bushes blooming at the same time.
To give the flower garden a more solemn look and create a symmetry effect, tall plants with a pyramidal crown are planted along the fence. The basis of this composition are the bushes of the hydrangea paniculate, located in the center. White summer blooms of hydrangeas are supported by pale pink candle-shaped inflorescences of Douglas Spirea, pyramidal thuja standing beautifully on both sides of the flower bed underline the symmetry. Delphinium sets the color in the autumn period and its height enhances the effect of "striving upwards."
Option 4. Flower bed separating the recreation area from the garden
Typically, these flower beds are located in a sunny place in the middle of the site. In such a composition, plants are planted, the height of which reaches no more than 2-3 m. This is necessary so that they do not create a large shadow.
In early spring, flower gardens are decorated with hvoyniki: junipers, spherical and pyramidal thujas (for example, the vertical emphasizes the pyramid thuja Smaragd). Closer to the summer, the Luteus and Iris flowers intercept the baton, and for the summer bloom are covered by ground cover roses, hydrangeas and alpine carnations.
Option 5. Flower bed at the entrance to the plot
The flower bed at the entrance to the backyard area should be the brightest and most impressive. Here is an example of such a flower garden:
The year-round whitish-blue needles of the dwarf spruce Glauka Globoza will not leave anyone indifferent. In contrast, it is necessary to plant a green horizontal juniper. The spring season in the flower garden opens with Spirea Nipponskaya Snowmund, then the silverweed, Japanese spirea, euphorbia, Douglas spirea and hydrangea are growing. A certain color in the flower garden is also introduced by geyher - all thanks to its bright red foliage.
The main rules for creating a flower garden
Thus, creating a flower garden on the site you need to follow 4 rules of planting.
- Determine whether there will be a flower bed in the shade or in the light.
- Choose plants based on the conditions of maintenance (soil moisture, access of light).
- Choose crops with different flowering periods.
- Distribute the plants according to the “ladder” principle: from the lowest at the edge of the flowerbed to the highest in the background.
We gave examples of successful beds for different areas of the site. Try to repeat them or realize your ideas. Good luck to you landing!