Choose the best annual flowers for subsequent planting on the flowerbed

An integral component of the design of any suburban area are plant and flower compositions. Beloved by many gardeners, annual flowers transform the site, making it more elegant and festive. Having a short growing season, annuals delight with colorful flowering in the first year of planting. But in order to get a magnificent landscape that will delight the eye throughout the season, you need to choose the right annual flowers for the flowerbed.

What flower beds are best made from annuals?

When choosing beautiful flowering annuals for decorating a summer residence, you should first of all focus on the height of the plants and the intended location. The most popular in the arrangement of suburban areas are: mixborders, modular flower beds and flower beds.

When creating a mixborder, each subsequent row of plants is filled with taller varieties so that the composition is clearly visible from the front and maintains decorativeness throughout the season. A selection of plants looks very aesthetically pleasing when a low-growing lobelia or geranium is planted in the foreground, the central plan is filled with medium-sized plants - decorative sage, verbena or zinnia, and tall cosmei or amaranth are placed in the background.

Mixborders are multi-row plant compositions in the form of an elongated ribbon, formed from plants that have different heights and flowering periods

Modular flower beds are flower arrangements formed and decorated from several varieties of plants planted in containers.

For planting in containers, they are perfect: celosia, begonia, heliotrope, petunia, nasturtium, geranium

The characteristic features of the flowerbed is a clear form of composition with the placement of plants in the same plane, or with small smooth drops. Spectacular decoration of flower beds can be: snapdragon, lavater, aster. More often, such compositions are compiled, pre-working out the scheme for planting flower beds from annuals, giving it a geometric shape and forming a closed loop. In the flower beds, strict lines and clarity of the picture are clearly traced.

In suburban areas, the most common variant is a natural flowerbed, plants on which bloom at different times, replacing each other

Choosing flowers to create a seasonal flowerbed

All beautiful annuals for flower beds have their own flowering dates: some of them delight with flowering in the spring months, others open their colorful caps under the sunny summer rays, others finish the flowering parade only with the onset of autumn cold.

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Among spring-flowering annuals, the most decorative are: pelargonium, pansies, forget-me-nots, petunia

To obtain early flowering of delicate delicate flowers, the seeds of the above plants are planted in cups with fertile soil in the winter, gradually growing to full seedlings.

The bulk of annual plants blooms in the first half of summer. The choice of annual flowers for a flower bed is limited only by the taste preferences of the gardener regarding the height, color and duration of flowering of an attracted specimen.

Variegated "suns" of gazania, delicate nemophile flowers, "balsam" lights will turn the flower garden into a motley palette of colors

To emphasize the riot of colors and the exquisite beauty of flowers, decorative leafy annuals should also be used in the composition.

As a background for beautiful flowers, they are perfect: seaside cineraria, golden feverfew, crested chlorophytum, hybrid coleus

It is important to remember that, selecting and planting plants, it is necessary to take into account the conditions for their cultivation. The bulk of annuals, although it tolerates slight shading, is most decorative only in well-lit areas.

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Until the last sunny days, the flower garden will be decorated with fluffy agateratum brushes, orange marigold caps, variegated marigold inflorescences and delicate small lobelia flowers

Good on the autumn flowerbed and dendrantems, asters, autumn chrysanthemums, as well as annual decorative cereals: cirrus and feather grass.

Perfectly combined with colorful annuals and decorative cabbage, whose heads are crowned with chic purple-green "crowns"

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Composition of flower beds taking into account the color palette of plants

Even the most ordinary round flowerbed of annuals can be transformed into a colorful rug, woven from hundreds of bright and fragrant colors, if you focus on the color combination of components when composing the composition. Already at the stage of drawing up the scheme of the flower garden, you need to decide what the "highlight" of the composition will be: in bright contrasts or the nobility of a one-color flower bed. So, flower beds decorated in blue, blue, green and purple colors will have a calming effect.

For arranging flower beds in blue-violet tones, they are perfect: blue cornflower, Mexican agateum, plantain bruise, three-colored bindweed

Attract attention and tune in a major mood will be flower beds, decorated in yellow, red and orange shades. Variegated flowers due to bright and cheerful shades will energize.

The flower garden will fill with juicy paints of yellow shades: immortelle bract, dimorphic orange and beautiful gaillardia

Bright strokes in red tones will be brought by: large-flowered godetia, calendrinia umbellata, salvia and cosmea

When composing compositions, contrast combinations look most advantageous:

  • Blue with orange (or red);
  • Yellow with red (or purple);
  • Red with green.

You can smooth out contrasts in a floral arrangement by adding plants with white flowers.

Exquisite white flowers adorn: Iberis Umbrella, Winged Ammobium, Hybrid small-petalled and Fragrant Datura

Selection of colors for multilevel compositions

Miniature annuals, carpeted on the ground and towering on small legs, cause emotion and admiration. Plants, the height of which does not exceed 30 cm, are good for designing both small miniturns and for arranging multilevel compositions. With their help, they successfully decorate voids at the base of bushes in mixborders.

Among the most unpretentious stunted annuals can be distinguished: purslane, daisies, seaside cineraria

Not less decorative are famous for stunted forget-me-nots, phloxes, lobelia, marigolds, dwarf viola.

Mid-sized handsome men, reaching a height of 80 cm, form the basis of mixed flower beds and rabatka. Among the vast number of annuals, striking the imagination with a variety of colors and shapes, even the most demanding gardener will be able to choose an interesting pattern.

Due to the amazing beauty, medium-sized ones are extremely popular among gardeners: mattiola, esholtzia, gaillardia and lanthanum

Tall annuals with a height of more than one and a half meters are good both in group planting and in solitary performance. Most often they are planted as a spectacular background when arranging multilevel mixborders. They decorate the unattractive walls of farm buildings and solid fences.

It is difficult to tear your eyes away from a chic terry stock rose or elegant dolphin pyramids, strewn with several dozen flowers

Star-shaped castor leaves, snow-white panicled inflorescences of aruncus and openwork "bells" of datura also look original.

Annuals are universal plants for landscaping. In just one season, they transform the most dull corners of the garden into elegant areas for relaxation.


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