To create a beautiful landscape design, not only bright flowers and neat shrubs, but also soil plants are needed. Specialists recommend picking up for this purpose Arabis Alpine, which is distinguished by absolute unpretentiousness, pleasant aroma and attractive appearance.
Arabis Alpine, the other name of which sounds like a Alpine cutter, is one of the most popular Arabis varieties derived by breeders. During flowering, grassy plants intended for open soil, thick are covered with beautiful flowers painted in white or pinkish shade. This interval continues from the end of the spring until the end of the first summer month. Buds grow on branching shoots forming kurtny. Those leaflets that grow from the roots, possess an oval form, as well as bright green color.
Plates growing on stems reminded their appearance of hearts. Thanks to the presence of a blessed hairproof, the bright green color becomes fad and slightly silver.
The edge of the leaf can be solid or slightly wavy. Self-deception length reaches about 8 centimeters.
Mass flowering occurs in the above period, but throughout the summer individual inflorescences may occur. Despite the fact that the stalks of culture “move” on the ground, they are able to reach 30 centimeters in height.
Arabis Alpine is widely used in landscape design. Most often it is used to design borders and demarcaters or becomes part of the Alpine Slide. As part of the composition, the plant looks good together with tulips. Arabis has a pleasant aroma, and also applies to madenos.
Best Arabis Alpine develops in the sunny area, since the constant exposure to sunlight makes the inflorescences larger and lush. The terrain should be open and warm, but necessarily protected from drafts and gusts of the wind. Some varieties of favor partial shadow, but for others it becomes a deceleration of growth and reduced flowering quality. The soil must be loose, diluted sand and a high-quality drainage layer. A combination of garden land, sand, dery and small pebbles is also suitable.
Important, so that oxygen is transported to the roots without any problems. It is worth avoiding the proximity of the groundwater, since excess irrigation or simply moistening the soil most often leads to reinforcement of roots and the further death of the bush.
Some specialists even recommend watering Arabis Alpine, only waiting for soil drying. An organic fertilizer is recommended, for example, humus.
If you initially acquire or prepare healthy seedlings and put them in accordance with the requirements of Arabis Alpine, further care for the culture will be the most simple as possible. As already mentioned, it is recommended to irrigate the culture only in dry and hot weather using the average amount of fluid. Watering is accompanied by loosening procedure, which copes with the resulting crust of the Earth, and also provides better oxygen transportation.
When the flowering of culture is completed, not only buds are eliminated, but the stems themselves. Such a procedure allows you to preserve the beautiful shape and stimulate high-quality bloom next year. Fast-growing branches are also attached to the same short.
Weeding should be carried out regularly until the plant is a young, but an adult copy is able to independently cope with weed herbs. From the neighbors for Arabis, crocuses, daffodils and tulips are recommended, and it is necessary to plant sharp right above the bulbs. Before the start of flowering, Arabis is required to help mineral complexes and humus. In general, the feeding is relevant if the soil was depleted.
Before cooking shrub to winter, it is necessary to take care of seed collection. Further, Arabis is cut off with shoots, and only 3-4 centimeters are left from the surface of the earth, and the remaining parts are first falling asleep by dried foliage, after which the sweetheaves are covered.
This procedure not only allows you to keep the plant in the cold, but also guarantees good bloom for the next year.
Diseases and pests
One of the advantages of Alpine Arabis is the fact that it practically does not suffer from diseases and does not attract insects. The main problem of culture is mold and rot, resulting from excessive irrigation. Sometimes the cut is ill with viral mosaic. You can detect the problem according to the arising brown spots on the sheets, the size of which increases over time. Unfortunately, the disease will not be treated, and therefore the shrub is digging out of the ground and burned. The site where Arabis developed is processed by manganese solution, after which quarantine is announced on it for 12 months. From insects on culture you can meet a cruciferous flew. From organic means to combat pests, wood ash is used, and from insecticides – “Spark” and “Carbofos”.
The cultivation of Arabis Alpian can occur from seeds, but no less often it is multiplied with a vegetative way: the division of shrub or stalling. When using a seed method, it is extremely important to choose a well-lit place with loose land. Seed landing is carried out in two ways. In the first case, in April, when the Earth warms up, a shaded area is selected, on which seeds are sized to one-eyed depth. The resulting bed closes with a special shelter material that is cleaned when the seedlings are sprouting.
On the last week of May, when it is overcast, shoots are irrigated, after which they are transplanted for a permanent habitat – the sunny platform is already. It is necessary to do this without separating from the roots of the earth.
In the case when the seeds are planted for seedlings, work also begins in April.
A wooden or plastic container is filled with a mixture of turf and disinfected river sand taken in equal proportions, after which the soil warms down a bit. Seeds deepen one centimeter, and the container is delayed by the food film. Capacities are a warm time, since Arabis Alpine can develop at this stage only at a temperature of 20 degrees.
Seeds will germinate somewhere after 3 weeks or a little later, and at this moment you can remove the film. Once the stalks appear on the stems, it is time to make seedlings in the garden for a while for hardening. In the open soil bushes are planted to achieve three sheets. Blossom culture will begin only for the second year of life.
The division of the bush is most often used for terry varieties, and only copies can be used, which has already been 3 years old. Division is conducted either in the last weeks of August, or in the first weeks of September, but must after the last buds. Shrub neatly digs up, the roots shake out of the soil, and the plant is divided into the required number of parts. It is more convenient to do it well sharpened and disinfected knife either by the secret. The resulting wound is treated with ash or extractive coal immediately after the procedure.
Ready Dellets are planted on a pre-prepared section. Names need to dig up, while maintaining the gap between them from 35 to 40 centimeters. Landing immediately irrigate.
Finally, shivering is also suitable for breeding Arabisa Alpine. The landing material is prepared when the buds are swing. Unlike shrubs, the cuttings are created in a somewhat unusual way: one of the leaves are to pull out, extremely gently pulling it on himself.
The resulting “heel” as a result and forms the root system.
Another cutting is obtained by circumcision of the top of the stem, equal to 10 centimeters, which is removed all the lower sheet plates. The stalk is placed in the soil at an angle and covered with a glass jar or plastic bottle, imitating greenhouse. A developing bush will need to regularly venture, if necessary, irrigate and purify from condensate. As soon as the cutlets acquire the roots and become more elastic, it can be transferred to a permanent habitat.
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