Top 10 most beautiful plants for a solar flower bed
At the cottage, you can do without some excesses, but without the bright, sunny, creating a positive mood flower beds country life will lose its main highlight. When creating solar flower beds, it is necessary to ensure that each of the plants receives its share of the light. It is very important to combine plants correctly, selecting them according to their growth. Then high specimens will effectively rise above low-growing cultures, creating a winning background for them.
Silk magic of turkish poppies
Bright, light, equipped with unique silk petals, similar to the clothes of the eastern sultans, the Turkish poppy (Papaver orientale) perfectly complements any solar flower bed. Its environment can be sustained not only in scarlet or purple tones, poppies are perfectly combined with flowers that have white or yellow colors. Exotic beauty makes poppy a very popular plant for the design of flower beds. But not only her. This is the most unpretentious plant. If the poppy receives a sufficient amount of sunlight, then it can grow for years without transplantation and on any soil.
Turkish poppy is a perennial, its straight bristly stalk can reach a height of 80-100 cm. The basal leaves of the poppy are large, pinnately dissected, up to 30 cm in length, and the stem ones are smaller. Single flowers up to 18 cm in diameter have a fiery red color and a black spot at the base
Poppies can be not only scarlet, there are garden forms with orange, pink and even white petals. There is a special terry variety of plants of this species having bright red drooping flowers. This plant blooms in late May and early June, after which its yellowing leaves are best removed. Holes in the flowerbed should be covered with asters blooming in the fall. And the poppy at this time forms a small rosette of leaves that will have to winter. The company maku can make yarrow and oregano.
The unique aroma of blooming lavender
An excellent setting for a bright sunny flowerbed will be created by lavender (Lavandula) - not only an ornamental, but also a medicinal aromatic plant. Those who managed to see lavender at the peak of its flowering will never be able to abandon its attractive fresh aroma and delicate purple flowers. The flowering of lavender is an amazing sight, especially if its plantings occupy a large territory. This perennial of small size is always ready to cover rabatki and borders. Evergreen lavender - a bush with narrow leaves that have a delicate silver tint. Its inflorescence has the shape of an ear.
Butterflies with bees are very fond of the aroma published by honey lavender. The plant is unpretentious, it is drought tolerant and growing it in regions with warm and long summers is not particularly difficult
Lavender flowers can be not only lilac (from pale lilac to deep purple), but also pink, blue and even white. The violet variety of lavender is often combined with bright "sunshine" positive yellow or orange coloring. If the frame of the composition is lavender, it looks wonderful, for example, Echinacea purpurea. Flowering time depends on the type of lavender. Some varieties bloom from May to July. At the end of summer, they may begin the second phase of flowering. Usually the plant does not live longer than ten years, so you should prepare a replacement for it in advance.
The Latin word "lava" means "wash." The plant got its name for its antiseptic and hygienic properties. Even in ancient Rome, lavender was used during washing, cleaning and washing
Unforgettable leaf peony
In the 60s, this plant could be seen in many urban flower beds. And now, after so many years, the fine-leaved peony (Paeonia tenuifolia) was again at the peak of popularity. Voronets, and this is what this plant is called in Russia, most often blooms in early May. Usually by May holidays he already pleases everyone with his blood-red inflorescences. Its delicate fragrance is pleasantly woven into the spring breeze and spreads far around. Once in nature, these flowers could be found in whole flowering clearings, and today they are listed in the Red Book.
However, as a garden plant, fine-leaved peony is quite common. In adulthood, the Voronet bush grows by 30-50 cm. Usually, flower-bearing shoots abundantly adorn it. The flowers bloom very amicably, so during the flowering period he is very beautiful and fragrant. Unfortunately, this period is not so long. In June, it will be completed, especially in hot weather. But elegant greenery will remain with us until the fall. Often, thin-leaved peonies are planted together with Carpathian bells, monards, knifofiya, gelenium, blue carnation, rudbeckia and bright coreopsis.
It will also be useful material about other varieties of peony and how to grow them: rastenija / piony-posadka-i-uxod.html
You can, of course, dwell on the familiar terry forms, they are also interesting in their own way, but this type of peony is especially attractive for its greens. It is good both with the flower and as a general background for plants that will be below the peony.
Purslane - a colorful rug in your country house
The name Portulaca (Portúlaca olerácea) comes from the Latin word "portula", meaning "gate". Where is the collar in this plant? It turns out that his seed box opens up as if a small collar were opened, opening the way for future rugs. Indeed, the people are called Purslane - mats. Today in some European countries it propagates by self-sowing and grows like a field weed. Purslane conquered our gardeners with its tenderness and naive, unpretentious beauty. He is a welcome guest in every flowerbed. He is loved for long and plentiful flowering from June to August.
In the Middle Ages, Arabs grew it, calling the purslane “a blessed plant.” It was believed that he was able to cure all diseases. Purslane was also in demand during the time of Hippocrates. Serious wounds and snakebites were treated with purslane leaves and flowers.
Most often, purslane is used as a border plant on alpine hills. It has small cylindrical fleshy leaves of green or slightly reddish color. Flowers with a diameter of 2.5-3 cm have a variety of colors: yellow, red, purple, pink, orange, etc. Specialists are attracted by plants with terry (Double Mix), white (White-flowered), and purple (Splendans) flowers. There are even those with whisks painted in two colors.
You can learn more about how to grow purslane from the material: rastenija / portulak-posadka-i-uhod-foto.html
Colorful and graceful camomile
You can grow many exotic plants, but if in your garden there is no common chamomile (Leucanthemum vulgare Lam), then who will smile so uniquely joyfully at the sun in the morning? And who will answer our main question about love and not love? No, it’s impossible without chamomile. Especially in the presence of Turkish poppy and blue cornflower, chamomile creates a field color that will pleasantly refresh the site, make it a dear to the heart and a pleasant look. They go well with the common nimbus (chamomile) forest mallow, chamomile aster, scabiosis, yarrow, bell and meadow sage.
This plant is often used in folk medicine. However, it is not worth it to use it haphazardly, like any other medicines
In fact, a white daisy flower will always find a pleasant neighborhood. Chamomile is a perennial that can be 15 and 80 cm high. Its stem can be branched or simple solitary. The chamomile inflorescence has the shape of a basket. The plant blooms in June-September. This plant propagates not only by seeds, which each instance produces in an amount of 2-5 thousand pieces, but also by vegetative means. Chamomile can overwinter in the form of a rosette, and next year flower stalks will already form in it.Recent entries In April, I process roses so that no pests encroach on my beauties
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Shaggy and fragrant monarda
If you know a lot about good drinks, then try adding just one leaf of monarda (Monarda) to a cup of any tea, and you will suddenly feel the exquisite taste of Earl Gray. Experts say that this plant is able to invigorate space with only one of its presence. Monarda is a “hooligan” among “intelligent” flowers with neat hairstyles. Her disheveled hair, however, is always appropriate. She herself will not get lost against the background of other plants, but she will not allow herself to drown anyone.
Monarda flowers can be double and simple. All species of this plant have an exceptional aroma that exudes not only flowers and leaves, but also stems and even rhizomes. “Shaggy” flowers of lilac, raspberry, pink, red and even white appear in July. Abundant flowering does not stop until the very end of summer.
Monarda reaches a height of 120 cm. There is a dwarf form that does not grow more than 20-30 cm. The leaves of the plant can be smooth or rough, depending on the variety
When helenium (Helenium autumnale) blooms, it seems that the autumn sun has multiplied and turned to you with many inflorescences. I'd like to bend down to these colors in order to smell them. The plant is very diverse. Many different varieties of gelenium are known, which differ not only in the variety of colors, but also in height and diameter of the inflorescence basket. The average diameter of the flower is 4 cm. As far as color is concerned, helenium can be yellow, bright red, yellow-orange, red or bronze with a contrasting dark core of the flower.
This plant combines very well with others, so choosing a company to Gelenium is not a problem. It looks especially good with rudbeckia and echinacea. Often, it is his flowers that replace traditional asters and gladioli in bouquets that are given to teachers on Knowledge Day
Gelenium blooms in August and September. He pleases with his bright flowering right up to the very frosts. In autumn, when the stem of helenium dies, its root dies with it. But why, then, is this plant considered perennial? It turns out that by the end of the growing season, a bud is formed at the very base of the stem, from which a small new rosette develops with roots and leaves. It is this spring that will give a new flower-bearing stalk. What seemed to us a single flower, in fact, turned into a whole colony of independent plants.
Exotic African Knifophia
To see exotics and enjoy their flowering, today there is no need to go somewhere far away. Knifofia (Kniphofia) - another lover of the sun, born in Africa, who took root with us. This herbaceous perennial is incredibly attractive during its flowering period. From the center of the deciduous rosette suddenly a tall stalk devoid of leaves, decorated with spike-shaped inflorescences, suddenly arises. The buds begin to blossom gradually, either from top to bottom or from bottom to top. And soon the whole inflorescence turns into a large two-tone bump.
When planting knifofiya, be patient. In the first year there will be no flowering: the plant gives the first flowers in the second or even third year. But your expectation will be justified
However, even without flowers, this plant looks very exotic. It will become an undoubted decoration of any flower bed or an excellent background for lower-growing sun-lovers. Its flowering lasts from mid-summer until October. Knifofiya can become the center of your flowerbed, because it reaches a height of 120 cm. The plant easily "makes friends" with echinacea, stonecrop, yarrow and others.
Material about other varieties of tall flowers for garden design will also be useful: ozelenenie / vysokoroslye-cvety.html
Lush Balls of Garden Chrysanthemums
Have you heard something about the autumn depression and really want to feel what it is? Then drive out garden chrysanthemums from your site! After all, they will not let you get bored even on a rainy October day. Beautiful garden chrysanthemums (Chrysanthemum) - this is a real classic of suburban areas. The generic name of chrysanthemums consists of two Greek words. The first "chrysos" means gold, and the second "anthos" means a flower. It's hard to argue, these are really golden flowers.
There are 650 different varieties of garden chrysanthemums, which are divided by type of inflorescence into 13 groups. Among the bush there are cirrus, bristly, monotonous, semi-double, anemone, spoon-shaped and chrysanthemums - fantasy with elongated petals
It is impossible not to feel quiet peace in your soul when this plant smiles with its magnificent heads to the cooling autumn sun. Their company will be happy to share sedum or shrubby asters. Together they will delight you with the rich colors of autumn. And you will say goodbye to your blooming garden until the new summer season, enjoying the tart, slightly bitter and cold aroma of chrysanthemums.
Those who want to decorate their lot with chrysanthemums need to know that flowers having the same name are very different in shape of bushes, in height, size of flowers, type of inflorescences, degree of terry, color and even in time of flowering. If the height of some of them does not exceed 35-40 cm, then others are able to grow up to 1.5 meters. Shrub chrysanthemums are very diverse in color: white, pink, yellow, red, burgundy, sun-red and even green. Moreover, shades of one color are presented very widely.
Flower born from a star
Once the Greeks decided that asters (Aster) appeared from a speck of dust that fell from a star. Therefore, they named this flower in honor of his mother - the star. Indeed, asters with their shape and radiant petals that diverge in all directions resemble stars. It is impossible not to mention this sun-loving queen of the garden.
Perennial varietal asters are able to surprise with abundant flowering and variety in colors. Among the asters there are lilac, lilac, violet, raspberry, blue, blue, pink and, of course, white specimens. Every lover of flowers will find those that will suit his taste. Tall goldenrod will receive a winning frame in the form of lilac or blue perennial asters. Together they will look very impressive. And with a lining of pink colchicum, you get a flower bed that will delight you with freshness and beauty right up to the first snow.
The beauty of the aster manifests itself precisely when the garden season comes to an end. That's when cold-resistant asters bloom in all the splendor of their unearthly beauty
Due to the variety of asters, it is very easy to combine. For example, pink varieties look great next to Japanese spirea. White asters will successfully complement the purple stonecrops of "Simple Empire" or "Madonna"
The solar flowerbed that you will have will be created first by your imagination, and then by your own hands. By forming it, you hopefully will not forget about the plants to which we devoted this article. Suppose that there are no specific recommendations for planting and care. Our goal is to show you these plants, and select them for your garden and learn more about them yourself.