Flower with citrus aroma: 35 photos of the successful application of monarda in the garden

The restless sunbeam bounced so merrily over your face that you finally woke up. Cheerfully stretching, you jump off the bed and run to the kitchen to put a kettle ... Having picked up a cup with a hot drink, you go out onto the veranda bathed in the morning sun. It is still fresh and cool. Going down the steps to the garden, you tear off a small leaf from a tall plant with a beautiful bright inflorescence and, having slightly stretched the leaf in your fingers, lower it into tea. Ah, what a pleasant citrus mint aroma!

Monarda is also called a garden bergamot for its characteristic smell and taste. Lush inflorescences of the plant come in different shades: white, pink, lilac, red, violet and purple. The diversity of the color palette of these representatives of the flora will help create attractive colorful flowerbeds on the site.

The monarda bloom period is quite long - from July to September, which cannot but please landscape designers. In addition, the plant is unpretentious and frost-resistant. Monarda varieties and varieties are both tall, reaching 1.5 meters, and dwarf up to 25 cm.

Monard double dwarfish

In landscape design, tall flowers are planted as tapeworms.

In the background, in mixborders, monarda creates the backdrop for stunted flowering plants.

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Monarda is used for planting in the gardens of the natural style of the Russian estate or naturgarden.

Flowerbeds, borders, flower containers, and flowers are also ready to take this amazing plant into their arms.

Fragrant flowers are placed next to vegetable and berry crops, so that the smell and essential oils of the monarda repel harmful insects. Tall varieties cover unsightly fences and walls of buildings.

Monarda is a honey plant that attracts wasps, bees and other insects, so when planting on curbs near garden paths or playgrounds, consider this feature of the flower. However, hummingbirds also would like to enjoy a fragrant plant, and if you live in the habitat of these wonderful miniature birds, you can try to attract them to your garden, growing such a delicious treat for them.

Monarda, butterfly and wasp

Monarda and Hogwarts

Monarda and Hummingbird

In addition to decorative qualities, monarda is still very useful. In herbal drinks and salads add not only the leaves of the plant, but also its flowers. "Mountain Balsam" contains vitamins and several essential oils with anti-inflammatory and antiseptic effects. Due to these properties, the plant is used in cosmetology, cooking, aromatherapy and medicine. As you can see, monarda is a real living first-aid kit!

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