Creation of flower beds and flower beds

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When you have your own large personal plot, you inevitably want to plant it with flowers, shrubs and other plants. In spring and autumn, when new plants are actively being planted, bushes are dividing and working with bulbs, it is worth thinking about how your beds and flower beds will look like.

Types of beds and flower beds

Before we start choosing flowers, let’s determine what types of flower beds exist today. Curiously, many of them have names!

Flower bed

What is a flower bed? It is a whole composition of various colors with clear outlines. It is precisely this that is the main place of life for flowers and shrubs. When creating it, it is very important to take into account the height of the plants, their colors, flowering time, types and many other features.

If you intend to plant perennials in a flower bed, then you should not do it in the first year. Surely you have repeatedly encountered such a situation: you bought beautiful perennial plants, say, blue daisies, and they turned out to be white. An even more sad situation happens with roses, clematis, phlox, etc. Tea, blue, black and bicolor roses turn out to be red as one. As the hostesses themselves joke, the roses “blush” with shame that they turned out to be not what the sellers gave them out for.

It is even worse and more offensive with tulips. You create an intricate composition, take into account the colors, and even create a drawing on the flowerbed, and in fact, an indistinct flower cacophony comes out. Alas, sellers – they are! Therefore, a flower bed should be created only from those flowers with the characteristics of which you are well familiar. As a rule, already in the second year after planting, for the first time, you will know what color each flower has and what shades it has.

Do you want your flower beds to be beautiful? Then don’t plant everything you just bought in them! Most likely, the composition will not work!

Tapeworm

bed solitaireLandscaping designers have long ago identified a new type of flower garden – solitaire. In an even grass carpet, he makes a small recess of any shape, into which single plants of the same color are then planted. Suitable for this are roses, hydrangeas, daylilies, tulips, etc. But there is one “but”! The best tapeworms are obtained from long-flowering perennials. Such a bright spot looks amazing on the site.

Border

flowerbed borderAnother rather successful option for the flower decoration of the site is the creation of a border. It is a long, narrow flower bed that is planted with low-growing plants. This design can often be seen on city streets. But even here seeds bought on the market can play a cruel joke with you. The best solution for decorating borders would be to buy ready-made (preferably flowering) seedlings in specialized stores. In the fall, you can collect for yourself, and next year create your own border from your plants. Borders look best as a contrasting frame for flower beds, although they look good separately from them. Violets, crocuses, lobelias, alisum and many other plants, the height of which does not exceed 25 centimeters, are suitable for borders.

If your border will be a separate element on the site, then take a look at the purchase of seedlings that will bloom for a long time.

Rabatka

flower bed rabatkaThe rabatka and curbs have a lot in common. Both are long and narrow beds, but the beds are longer. They frame the paths near the house, fences, houses. In this case, the color of the plants does not matter much. They can alternate, replace each other along the entire length, or they can be planted in slender long rows in height. You can choose any flowers for them, but do not forget about their compatibility.

Mixborder

flowerbed mixborderThe so-called mixborders have become very popular today. This type of flower bed is very variegated, bright and harmonious. Of course, provided that you choose all the flowers for them wisely. That is, their flowers should bloom simultaneously, and not gradually, forming a bright cascade of colors. Tulips of different varieties look great in mixborders in combination, for example, with hyacinths.

Rose garden

flower bed rose gardenThere is no need to talk about it – everything is clear anyway! Only roses grow in rosaries and not always of the same variety. Classic, climbing, park, standard … There are many of them. You can pick up different varieties and just plant them in a specific order. Use different ideas. A standard rose can be planted in the center of the rose garden composition. It will grow on a thin stalk and bloom in a large, lush ball. Climbing roses on a metal frame look good in the center.

The rosary always looks very impressive. Roses begin to bloom in June and delight with their beauty until autumn, until frost begins.

Beds and flower beds from perennials

In order for the flower garden to be beautiful and long-lasting, it is very important to achieve a competent combination of perennials, annuals and tuberous plants in it. With a little experience and knowledge behind your back, you can make beautiful flower beds in the country with your own hands. What you need for this: a standard garden tool, a dose of inspiration and the desire to turn your backyard into a small flower paradise.

But the most important “tenant” of any flower bed is a perennial. As we said a little earlier, perennial flowers for a flower bed should not be planted in place in the first year if you are not sure about the colors and other characteristics of the plant. 

Perennial flowers for a flower bed are a guarantee of long flowering and bright colors from early spring to late autumn. That is why maximum attention should be paid to their choice. You will have a lot of ideas for design!

Astrantia is one of those perennials that you should definitely pay attention to. Plants are unpretentious, but do not like lack of moisture. They readily coexist with stones and live on clay soils.

Repaired carnation has become very popular. Of course, she is a very capricious lady, and the soil will have to be selected and fed, but the plant will certainly thank you for your attention and care with lush flowering.

Phloxes are the favorites of many summer residents. It is enough to plant in a row of several varieties, and your site will almost always look festive. Phlox, by the way, are completely different. Most of us are used to seeing a purple cap on a site with a flower on a long peduncle. But phloxes are both dwarf and multi-colored. You just need to set a goal and look. By the way, few people know that phlox are drought-resistant plants. And if you cannot water the flowerbed constantly and it does not rain, you can not worry about these plants – they will continue to bloom, while many others will wither! 

Chrysanthemums should also be classified as country favorites. Very unpretentious, easy to care for, they effectively and for a long time delight the eye with their flowering. Often they are planted in cemeteries: a simpler and more beautiful flower cannot be found. Chrysanthemums are planted almost at any time of the year. The snow has melted, and the plants can already be sent to the ground – they are also not afraid of the cold.

It is very important to plant drought-resistant plants in the flowerbed. And it doesn’t matter if the flowerbed is located next to your house or in the country, where you cannot go all the time. Remember that the composition should contain both tall and stunted plants. Among the perennials, it is worth highlighting the euphorbia, sedum, sage, chickweed, erythematosus, Gaillardia, lavender, mallow.

What else to plant?

Flower beds would be incomplete without annuals. There is no need to limit the choice, but if you intend to create a bright floral arrangement, then remember about the poor quality of the seeds offered in our markets. To cheat summer residents is the task of many sellers. And then look for the fistula of the seller who, under the guise of an exquisite petunia, sold seeds of field grass or weed. But this is rather a rarity than a rule. Annual plants should be planted in the center of the flower bed, while perennials go to their place of permanent residence for several years, so it is better to plant them against the wall.

It’s very important to learn the names of the flowers! Very often one plant has several names. Let’s say you ask the seller for buttercup roots, and they tell you that it is not there, although there is a bag of ranunculus on the counter, which is essentially the same thing. For example, snapdragon is also called antirium, and convovulus is called bindweed, scythe is called amaranth, etc.

The design of the flower bed largely depends on the type of plants, and therefore try to correctly combine them in the flower bed. A low-growing purslane can be framed with a border of stones, and further into the depths of the flower bed, plant other plants. By the way, just stones can make excellent solutions for your site.

The design of the flower bed is also curled from the flower planting scheme. Before making a flower garden and decorating it with plants, it will not be superfluous to draw the arrangement of plants on paper and carefully think over where perennials will be planted, where low-growing flowers will find their place, how to arrange ridges and borders. Think how beautiful it can turn out if everything is done correctly! To avoid mistakes, it will not be superfluous to study the photos on the Internet. There, for sure, you will find hundreds of ideas on how to decorate a flower bed, how to make it original and what plants to use when decorating. I must say that the planting scheme in this case plays a huge role! 

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