Annual floral cultures exactly do not deserve a dismissive relationship. What they are grown only one year is not a lack, and dignity, because you can update landing every summer. But should be deeply examined this topic to eliminate errors.
The use of garden annual colors for giving is practiced quite wide. With their help it is easy to form a variety of patterns, since such cultures will be constantly, and for them is characterized by a variety of color gamut. With the help of annuals you can quickly arrange accents in the form of bright stains. They will help when closing emptiness remaining after cleaning perennials. What is important, the landscape design is converted almost instantly.
Typical annual unpretentious and resistant to drought. Flowers do not have to establish sophisticated care and wait, when the plant starts blooming. Very diverse and use of similar crops in landscape design. They are used for mixboraders, carpet flower beds and rabids. It should be borne in mind that there is no tough border between annuals and perennials – many initially perennial cultures in the conditions of harsh climate have only one vegetative season.
The cycle consists of such parts:
- Spring – seedlings or landing on a permanent place, transplant seedlings and breaking shoots;
- summer – care, sometimes collecting seeds;
- The beginning of autumn is the cleaning of the summer cottage from the cessation of plants.
Most popular species
Low growth cultures are in general demand, with their help it is easy to decorate any flowerub. Decorative low annuals are often used to form non-standard viewing compositions. Many of them are mentioned in the lists of plants that bloom all summer and even capture a considerable part of the autumn. Most of these species need abundance of sunlight. Because they are trying to post them where the sun is much, and the soil is quite wet.
The plants are considered shorty, the height of which does not exceed 0.3 m. They are often used as soil plants if you need to fill the emptiness. A good example is Iberis and night violets. Surround borders around the perimeter can be margarized.
In the selection of annual curb colors try to seek contrast to the main part of the composition. For the border, all cultures of one year can be applied, the height of which is not more than 0.4 m. Popular Anjus. They even appreciate experienced designers, especially since the requirements for the care of low.
IMPORTANT: It is possible to achieve the most early blossoms by seeding seeds in February. Then at the very end of the spring it will be possible to plant it on the flowerbed.
A good alternative can be a lion zev. His inflorescence is externally similar to the inflorescences of gladiolus. The color of the flower varies depending on the variety very flexible. In cold areas, the lion zev plant mainly through seedlings. Formally, culture is considered long-term, but the complexity of the care will be excessively large, and Seed seeds every year simply facilitates the work of the gardeners.
Beautiful annual neurophiles have coloring clean sky. Sing them seeds accounted for directly in open ground. Do it best not before mid-April. Then you can expect the appearance of germs in early May. The second sowing is desirable to produce in July so that flowering continues until the beginning of the fall.
Speaking about curly annual cultures, It is worth mentioning fragrant peas. This plant also has medium and high forms. We need to specify whether to buy what exactly they are going to sell. Sow fragrant polka dots can be directly in the ground. We only have to choose space with intense sunlight, protected in addition to wind.
Picking up the long-lasting low-speed annuals, do not forget about Ageratum. In its beauty, he may well compete with recognized leaders of the plant world. Ageratum grows in the form of a bush. It is possible to plant it in the open earth after the end of the return cold. Seedlings are planted not earlier than March 15, and then if the weather allows.
Very low (just up to 0.1 m) grows Portulak. But the real floral carpets are folded out of it. This species needs good sunlight and sandy soil. Seying Portulak in open ground can only after the arrival of stable heat. Plant can multiply and self-sowing.
Balzamine, he is not a loft, also stands out with attractive aesthetic properties. This plant is best developed in a wet half. Balsamines perfectly tolerate pickup. It is recommended to sow seedlings in March and after disembarking on the street plot pinch the top.
Middle and high
A bright example of mid annual colors stands calendula. Her decorative characteristics are brilliant even on the background of more popular cultures. Lush and at the same time gentle colors help successfully stand out from the total mass of plants. Calendula grows perfectly on most of the middle strip, except for places with an adverse climate. The height of the largest copies does not exceed 0.7 m.
Blue Vasilka may be no less attractive part of the garden. The flowering of these plants begins in June and under favorable circumstances continues until the end of autumn. Blue Vasil’s reproduction occurs seeds. Culture at the same time resistant to droughts and frost.
Cosmeya deserves attention. Her openwork foliage is attractive no less than flowers. The flowering period continues until the first cold. Shading Cosme tolerates bad. But where the bright sun, she reveals all its grace immediately. Lion zev is also popular, whose inflorescences can reach 0.05-0.5 m.
In the tall group of attention deserve dahlia. It’s just luxurious flowers – and already in such a definition almost everything is said. You can only add that these are shadowable plants. And yet it is better to plant them not in thick, but in a light shadow. There they will reveal their beauty and external perfection.
Important: Georgina should not be planted in lowlands. The accumulation of water affects them extremely detrimental. It is desirable to even equip the drainage layer of brick battle.
It is worth mentioning and rose stock. This is also an excellent plant, as if decorated with strange bizarre bows. At the peak of fashion now there are a rose roses, almost black color.
Stock rose loves light, but can survive and insignificant half. It combines well with other cultures. However, the flowerflowers will be glad and luxurious cultivation of the stock rose group separately. Most often landing spend seeds.
Useful to familiarize yourself with several more plants for giving. Herbaceous plant with red-yellow flowers is first of all Kalanchoe. His inflorescences retain decorativeness for weeks.
Much greater, however, uses popularity White chamomile. You can find her varieties with the most different sizes of flowers and stems. The chamomile in everyday life is often called other biological species – Pyrethrums and Novyanik.
But much more often recently began to be interested in fast-growing annual colors. They have one common feature: the possibility of growing without seedlings.
Good example is year – It is formed both ordinary and terry flowers, the colors of which can vary. If the bushes have reached a large height, they will necessarily need support. Klumba advise to do with a little shading. With good conditions, a year will delight with flowers since July and before the onset of frosts.
Alternative is the Damascus Nigella. Pretty thin filament leaves are formed on straight stems of the plant. Flowers are relatively small. After the end of flowering is formed a fruit in the form of a box. Nigella seeds are able to scare ordinary mole. You can sow seeds of this culture and in the fall, and in the spring.
How to choose?
It would be possible to meet the most different annual cultures for a long time. But no less important than general information, prosaic question – what to plant in a particular place. It is worth remembering that cold resistance is not all. Unpredictability of summer weather can create no less surprises. And therefore, in places with insufficient precipitation, it is better to choose drought-resistant annuals, such as:
- Easy tobacco.
In the Urals, the situation, however, is not as in North Caucasian regions. In the zone of risky agriculture, it is advisable to give preference to the following types:
- Chinese asters;
Almost always the same plants are suitable for Siberia. But The north of the region, the more important the frost resistance of a particular variety. And yet it is impossible to reduce the choice of colors only for climate adaptation. We must immediately consider whether there will be a place allotted by landing, shaded or lit by the sun.
And here Coloring flowers is selected individually. This applies not only to the color option, but also its saturation. On a small area of experts advise to avoid bush plants. It is much better to use the Esholzolization, Portulak, Pulling Dumplings in Alpinaria format.
IMPORTANT: Type of flower beds or other decorative structure is selected after the selection of colors used, and not vice versa. Getting acquainted with any attractive photo of landscape design, it is worth considering how the same concept will look at a specific site.
How to issue?
Planning annuals on the flower bed is not so difficult. As a basis, you can take ready-made design schemes. Often along the long or winding garden tracks plant velvets and petunias. As background, lilies and other high growth plants use. You can make a pure annual flower leaf based on:
- tube and eternal begonia;
- various varieties of velvetsev;
Most well combined with cosme and lion zev, especially if they are not very painted. Of these crops it is easy to form a similarity of the Mauritan lawn. This approach involves the dosage of both delicate and saturated tones. For the arrangement of color juicy accents is suitable. Often low flowers are planted around the perimeter, and for highly discharge the center of the composition (the opposite combination for an understandable reason is deprived of the meaning).
On round flowerbeds, it is recommended to limit the two types of plants, one of which is located strictly around the perimeter. For a monoculaby it is worth using:
Modular flower garden
The arrangement of modular flower beds has now become no less popular than creating traditional flower beds. The module in the garden design is customary to refer to a kind of cell with rigidly given boundaries. The area of the module is always small. With the border, the flower bed is clearly isolated from tracks or lawns. The role of the perimeter of the module can be conclusted in the separation of areas allocated for different plants.
You can make separation lines from the following materials:
- Natural stone.
The selection of the design options is very wide. Often practiced, for example, the formation of a lush flower carpet. Various modules. Along with circles, squares there are rhines, triangles, stars, stylized items and figures. The area of the module can be 1-2 kV. m, although usually they are less.
External borders can be slightly noticeable, if applied for them, plastics, metal. When placed in a level with grown plants, the boundaries are made of stone, wood, cast from concrete. In this case, it is worth using contrasting colors. Landscape style involves another approach – the creation of modules with free boundaries inside and outside. The drawing in this case does not most often have any pronounced symmetry.
Large modules are very rare. Such sections area from 2 to 10 kV. m can be found mainly in the park or on urban street. But if there is enough space and desire, you can do something similar in my garden. Paving borders or natural stone are used for borders. Do something like a parquet or low flower beds, however, it is important that this flowerba has a geometrically impeccable form.
Sometimes lawns are made up with modules container. On the main background from the metal strip prepare a vegetable pattern. Alternative – Various symbolic images, coat of arms and stylized drawings. Inside the patterns are laid inert materials of contrasting color. Red color designated brick, white – gravel, and black – wood coal.
As a sample, you can take floral parquets of palace complexes. But, of course, any idea and ready-made scheme must be recycled creatively. First, you should decide on the style and design of the flower garden and only then select plants in it. Square modules and ready-made containers are preferably filled with monoculture. Small round modules on the lawn will be done with the help of laying stones – then all parts must be consistent with each other.
Creating a mixboarder from annuals is hardly easier than other listed options. Many gardeners come to this idea spontaneously and do not even suspect what their decorative work is called. The essence is simple:
- forward plant the lowest cultures;
- back the highest;
- The center closes “middling”.
Such an approach provides easy fee in one place of plants with various Gabitus, color. No need to worry about the timing of flowering, nor the magnitude of the leaves. It is only worth considering that the length of the classic mixboarder at least twice the width. Also, the traditional impeccable approach requires that plants in the landing transfer each other “blossom blowing” throughout the season. Along with flowers, in the mixturore you can plant various herbs, shrubs and even combine annual and perennial cultures in different proportions.
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