Ampel plants for the garden: examples of the best varieties and some design ideas

Ampelles are called ornamental plants that have a long flexible stem and look beautiful in hanging pots. The stalk of ampelous, as a rule, is not able to support itself, it needs to either rely on something, or hang down. It is this property that makes ampelous plants for the garden very popular among amateur gardeners. Such decorative cultures are mainly annuals in our conditions, they grow rapidly, bloom almost all summer, and in a short time they are able to turn the territory adjacent to the house and individual corners of the garden into places of amazing beauty, inviting you to relax amid the splendor of the colors of nature.

The garden around the house was created using ampelous plants - they are arranged around the perimeter, suspended on the veranda. Their luxurious flowering can completely change the appearance of the site

What varieties of ampelous are best planted on the site?

Consider some garden ampelous plants that bloom beautifully and are unpretentious in care.

Option # 1 - Hanging Begonia

A wonderful plant with small scarlet or bright red flowers on delicate, flexible and long stems. Flowers resemble small chrysanthemums. This is a rather whimsical plant that does not tolerate heat at all, needs frequent watering. In the bright sun, begonia should not be placed, for it you need to choose a shaded corner. If your area is too hot in summer, this plant is not suitable for the garden.

If the ampelous begonia in your garden feels good, it will delight you with abundant flowering. Even one pot with such a beauty will become an adornment of a gazebo, porch or terrace. Try to keep the plant out of direct sunlight.

Option # 2 - Pelargonium

One of the most unpretentious plants is pelargonium (or geranium). Geranium loves the sun, warm, not afraid of drought. The plant will not be lost if you are absent for a long time, and there will be nobody to water it.

There are many types of pelargonium that grow well on the street and in the apartment. Boxes with blooming pelargonium can be placed in any sunny place in the garden, under the windows. This plant looks good on flower beds.

Option # 3 - Lobelia

Lobelia is an ampel plant, which is also well suited for the garden, and can grow in the sun and in slightly shaded areas. Lobelia should grow in moist, humus-rich soil.

With the help of lobelia, you can make a kind of “edging” for some garden buildings, or, for example, a fence

Option # 4 - ampelous petunia

Ampelic petunia is known to all. Its bright, beautiful flowers of lilac, lilac and red in the summer can be found not only in the gardens, but also as an ornament of city balconies and cafe terraces. Petunias need regular watering, a well-lit warm place and fertile soil. She will delight you with her flowering until the onset of cold weather.

Variant of track decor using ampelous petunia. Such bunk pots on beautiful wrought iron coasters are sold in flower shops, and colorful flowers in them look simply luxurious

Option # 5 - Bacopa

Bacopa is a perennial, but we often use it as an annual plant. It blooms throughout the warm period, grows in the sun or in partial shade. Water should be watered moderately so that it does not dry out and is not excessively moist.

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Bacopa is known for its unpretentiousness in care. There are varieties with white flowers - as in this photo, as well as with purple and violet colors

Blooming ampelous plants, of course, are favorites among fans to decorate their garden. But there are not blooming varieties of ampels that can transform any unremarkable, or even a dull place into a pleasant place to relax.

Option # 6 - Dichondra

Ampel Dichondra is a novelty of our flower market. This is a deciduous plant, whose shoots can reach one and a half meters in length. The leaves of the dichondra are small, rounded in shape. May be green or silver. The plant is perfect for vertical gardening, and for creating a carpet on the ground.

Such a carpet can form a dichondra on the ground. You can arrange the shoots symmetrically, directing them along the line of the tile

Dichondra, hanging from a cache-pot, looks rather unusual. Such a cascade of green or silver lush greenery will add charm to any place in the garden

There are many types of ampelous plants, this is only a small part of them. All of the above plants grow well in our gardens, they do not need special care, but turning the site into a wonderful corner with their help is not difficult. You only need to pay attention to them, take care of them, water them in a timely manner.

Also, in hanging flowerpots and wide flowerpots, limantes is grown as an ampelous culture. Read more about this plant: rastenija / limnantes-vyirashhivanie-iz-semyan.html

Examples of decorating a garden with ampel

The beauty of ampels is that they are easy to grow, or you can even not grow them yourself, but buy already flowering plants in pots, or purchase beautiful decorative pots and transplant seedlings in them - petunia, pelargonium, fuchsia, begonia.

Beautiful wall of ampelous plants located in several tiers

Ampelic country-style garden arrangement. If there is no cart, you can use a decorative well, wattle

By placing the ampels against the walls, you can create a cozy little courtyard

With the help of ampelous plants, you can beautifully design a patio, gazebo, terrace. They will be nice, arranged in tubs along garden paths. Ampel plants and vines can form a beautiful combination. Vines can fade a fence, the wall of a house or other building and be a spectacular green background for ampels. If you do not have enough time to grow plants in the garden, decorate the garden with ampelous plants, placing them in hanging pots and floor decorative tubs everywhere, and you will see that your garden will turn into a paradise.


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