Bright, colorful flower beds, flowering all summer – the dream of every gardener. They fill the plot juicy and cheerful colors, it allows each year to create a new, unique composition.
Annuals transform the garden in accordance with taste preferences and mood for the season. Of flowers, living single season, form a modular flower beds and mixborders. Flower beds ornamental type include the location of the colored components in the same plane. If the flowers are planted in portable containers, they can be moved from shade to sun and Vice versa, quickly to decorate the barbecue area, or a quiet corner in the garden, for guests to relax, read a book. For mixed borders plants are selected so, to get a multi-level composition, in which some flowering plants are replaced by others.
The selection of varieties: what to pay attention
If the flower garden of perennials is planned to add annual plants or new planting, composed entirely of flowers for one season, you need to pay attention to the following factors.
- Flowering period. Early flowers: begonia, pelargonium, Petunia; summer: cornflowers, marigolds, marigolds; autumn: lavatera, Astra, calendula, snapdragons.
- Landing. For garden best suited marigolds, cornflowers and nasturtiums, wall and fence can be decorated the morning glory, sweet peas, curly beans. In pots and containers, grows well begonia, Petunia, geranium.
- Colors and shades. Any gardener can feel the artist and "paint" the garden in favorite colors. Yellow paint will add coreopsis, sunflower, calceolaria, snapdragons. Delicate blue tones site will decorate eustoma Russell, cornflower, bindweed or brachicoma ibereolica. Bright red streaks are Impatiens, mallow, stock-rose.
Sun-loving annuals will best manifest themselves in the fertile, moist plot.
Plants up to 30 cm on the background of high crop look elegant. Often, such varieties are planted as a podvorotnya, which fills the free space between the shrubs. All summer blooms of iberis, forming a white "cloud", fragrant night violet, dwarf viola, blue nemophila. Decoration rock garden or rockeries will become ageratum, forming dense "mats" of various shades: from light blue to lilac. Marigolds like Sunny bunnies, they also delight with their blooms until late autumn. Low and picky annuals: Ragwort, Lobelia, forget-me-not, celosia silver.
Choosing varieties for mixed compositions on the beds and in mixed borders, ridges it is important to pay attention to their compatibility in color and form. The range of plants to 80 cm tall vast and varied: it's antirrhinum, verbena, Mac, spikes of Salvia, cosmos, dimorfoteki, Mattioli, asholzii. Annuals fill the spaces between the bulbs wither, they are sown directly into the soil or applied to the seedling method.
Plants, reaching five feet in height and look good in group planting, and solitary performance. Mixborders can be supplemented with an annual Dahlia, amaranth, the Kochia, decorative corn, fragrant tobacco. Some of these species require support, this should be considered when selecting a landing site. The center of the composition can be kolosovidnye the nomination or aruncus with white panicles. Classics of the genre – delphinium, Terry mallow, castor.
High plant fills the background of flower beds or decorated the walls of buildings, you can use them as hedges. Growing vines able in three months to tighten unsightly wall, fence or fence, planting sweet peas, Ipomoea, nasturtiums foreign, decorative beans will make any corner cozy.
Many annuals are good in the vase life, this foxtail and Helichrysum, gomfrena and breeze. Florists use them to create winter bouquets.