How to create a beautiful flower garden

We moved to a new home four years ago. The site was empty, only two pine trees grew, as well as two plums that we had planted during construction.

There was no fertile soil on the site either - bare sand. The neighbors said that nothing grows here, as the land is bad and the water is leaving, like in a desert. But I wanted to make my site beautiful, and we got to work.

They began to bring in land, peat, manure. As a result, over the past years, we have already created a sufficient layer of fertile soil. In the first year, they planted several primrose bushes, two delphiniums, three aquilegia, as well as perennial asters brought from the old site, and several dahlia bushes. I started buying flowers: from friends, in the market, in nurseries.

At first I thought that I would only arrange a small flower garden in front of the house, and the rest of the land would go to the arrangement of a garden and a vegetable garden. But gradually I got so carried away that the flowers began to displace everything else on the site.

I wanted me to have a variety of flowers: rare and not very, large and small, blooming in spring, summer and autumn. I wanted the garden to be always beautiful.

For four years I have been creating my flower beds. Now we already have a large collection of flowers, but I continue to acquire what I don’t have yet, as each flower is beautiful in its own way. With the help of the children and my husband, two alpine slides and a small pond were made. Alyssums, various types of sedums, saxifrages, young, primroses, armeria, tiarella, herbal cloves, small bulbous plants - three types of muscari, hazel grouses, crocuses, galanthus and others are planted on the slides.

From annuals on a hill I plant lobelia, mesembriantemum, purslane, marigolds "Mimilix", ageratum. On another hill, in addition to alpine plants, small conifers grow: spherical thuja, junipers: blue, Cossack, creeping, cypress.

The pond is decorated with fern, hosta, daylilies, irises, catchment. A water lily brought from a forest lake is floating in the water. On the north side of the house, on our site, three small flower beds have been created, in which ferns, astilbe, hosts, rogers, volzhanka (aruncus), eupatorium (sapling), and basil plants grow. And there, in spite of the shade, it is also very beautiful.

Last year, my husband built a gazebo in the garden. I planted climbing plants around her: honeysuckle, honeysuckle, climbing rose, clematis. Rose and honeysuckle have not bloomed yet, but clematis delighted with their crimson and purple flowers.

Hops are planted by the porch, which by the middle of summer rises to the roof, and in August-September the whole is covered with pale green flowers in the form of bumps. Flower beds are also made along the path on both sides, along the edge of which hosts are planted in a row. They seem to border the path with their white-green leaves.

Shrubs grow in the background of all flower beds: lilac, buldenezh viburnum, forsythia, panicle and tree hydrangea, jasmine. They separate the flower beds from the garden, thus creating a complete composition. And between the flower beds there is the green grass of the lawn, on which a pink almond bush blooms in spring, the Van Gutt spirea is covered with white snow, and the quince blooms orange-red.

In the spring, tulips, imperial hazel grouses, daffodils are the first to bloom after crocuses, I have more than 10 varieties of them: both with a pink edge and with orange, yellow and white double, early and late, with a very delicate aroma.

Then in June, when there are still few flowers, cyanosis, orange chamomile, gravilat (bathing suit), dicentra, common tar bloom. The peonies in the garden are still young, so they have not bloomed yet. And then a real parade of flowers begins. Multi-colored lupine candles are lit: yellow, red, violet-claret; bells of aquilegia, small-petaled, later pick up the baton of flowering delphiniums: white, pink, cornflower blue, purple.

Irises are unusually beautiful: white, terracotta, purple, brown. Then annuals bloom: marigolds large and small, petunia, fluffy ageratum, fire salvia, nasturtium.

Lilies bloom: white, pink, peach; daylilies: yellow, lemon, burgundy, orange; liatris, echinacea.

In August, my beloved dahlias delight with their beauty. I have about 20 varieties of them, I really like cactus - Chereo, Summer Night, Bakkers Beauty, Motto, spherical - Ankress; from the nymphaean variety Festival with its huge white-pink-lilac flowers. Simultaneously with dahlias, the red-leaved canna blooms in good weather. Last summer, roses bloomed for the first time: yellow-pink, red and scarlet small-colored.

Starting from July and in August, replacing each other, phlox blooms: white, pink, crimson, purple and others, telling us about the approach of autumn.

Chrysanthemums, annual and perennial asters bloom, panicle hydrangea is covered with white caps. Nature gradually falls asleep in order to revive again in the spring, delighting us again with its unique riot of colors and aromas. This year, the garden will be replenished: I bought a hellebore, blue hydrangea, black cohosh, David's budley and three types of tree peonies. So the garden will still have to make room and, I hope, our garden will become even more beautiful.

N. Petrova, florist

Also read:
• How to create a beautiful flower garden in a wet area
• How to create a flower garden in a shady place
• How to create a flower garden by the reservoir
• How to create a flower garden in the shade of trees
• How to prepare the soil for flower beds
• Arrangement of a flower garden in a garden plot
• Plants for a beautiful flower bed

Irises in the garden - compositions and decoration

The variety of irises allows them to be used both in mono-plantings and in mixed flower beds. Tall varieties are usually vertical and background in a mixborder, medium-sized ones do not have a narrow "specialization", and dwarf irises can be found both in curbs and on rocky hills.

If you grow irises in mono-planting, after flowering, carefully remove the dried inflorescences and trim the dried tips of the leaves in a semicircle - this will prolong the decorative effect.

Even the iridarium, which combines several varieties of irises of different flowering periods, will not be bright all season, therefore it is advisable to supplement it with primroses and summer flowers (nasturtium, escholzia, petunia). The former will attract the eye when the irises are just waking up, the latter will add accents after they bloom and will complement the juicy xiphoid leaves. Stones look good with low grades, both large boulders and pebbles.

And of course, irises fit well into any space around a pond. You can also use them in a continuous flowering flower bed. At the same time, remember that irises grow in breadth, which means that when planting they need to leave a sufficient amount of space.

What are the most unpretentious perennial plants to choose for the garden

When thinking about which plants to choose a garden, pay attention to:

  • Birch
  • Many euonymus
  • Hawthorns
  • Hydrangeas paniculata and treelike
  • Doren Dearville
  • English and red oaks
  • Willows (almost all types)
  • Viburnum
  • Maples
  • Linden
  • Vesicles
  • Rowan
  • Lilac
  • Apple trees
  • Ate ordinary, prickly, Serbian
  • Larch (all types)
  • Microbiota
  • Pseudo-slug
  • Siberian fir and monochromatic
  • Scots pines, Siberian, mountain, European, Korean
  • Canadian hemlock
  • Thuja western

These are the most unpretentious plants for the garden, they are much easier to care for. If they are selected correctly, they need special attention only at the time of planting and the first season after it (watering). When they take root, the arboreal ones develop almost independently. From their owner, only some adjustment by pruning once a year is required, control of diseases and pests, as well as keeping the near-stem space clean.

The planting of perennials constantly needs care: watering, feeding, removing weeds, faded inflorescences, transplanting, thinning. Pay attention to the abandoned gardens: what survives in them? Trees and shrubs. Perennials are absorbed by weeds.

And now look: with a minimum of labor costs, woody ones give a long-term decorative effect. In addition, replanting many mature trees is simply impossible, and the loss of a large tree literally breaks the composition. Therefore, pay special attention to their selection and planting. After all, these are the best unpretentious plants for the garden, its skeleton. And fashionable clothes - perennials - are quicker and easier to pick up or change. They can be put off for later.

As for annual flowers, if you want to save money, you can do without them altogether or reduce their number to a minimum. After all, they have to be bought or grown every year, and this is either financial or labor costs. The undoubted dignity of the annuals is in especially long flowering: many delight us for 3-4 months.

Use local crops when choosing the best low-maintenance plants for your garden. The same applies to materials: the more exotic they are, the more expensive they are. Yes, they can be beautiful and convenient to use, but they are mined far away, which means that the cost due to delivery increases many times. Local materials are a different matter. Much can be "obtained" even on your own site: for example, in mountainous areas there is a lot of your own stone, and in the middle lane, in some places in the soil, boulders of various sizes come across in abundance.

If the site is poor in "minerals", there will certainly be quarries nearby, where everything is much cheaper than in the city at the stone markets. Small quantities or waste can often be collected free of charge.

The same goes for plants. Most garden centers and nurseries trade in imported material. And while it reaches us, its cost increases by 3-4 times. In addition, suppliers often do not understand the planting material and its stability, but trade in what is cheaper and brighter - it is bought better. Therefore, in garden centers you need to behave like in a pharmacy: even if there are many bright beautiful boxes (plants) around, you only need to buy what the doctor ordered (or at least you yourself outlined in advance).

How to create a monochrome garden

Creating a monochrome garden is considered the most difficult in landscaping. It is not so difficult to choose plants for a colorful garden, although a sense of proportion and taste is also required here. But making the garden beautiful in one color and playing it in different shades is the height of design skill. However, many gardeners try their hand at this art and succeed. In this article, we will consider how to create monochrome gardens with your own hands.

  1. Monochrome gardens and their impact on humans
  2. The White Garden is a garden of peace of mind
    • Plants in the white garden
  3. A red one-color garden is the energy of life
    • Choosing plants for a red garden
  4. Romantic orange garden
    • Plants in an orange garden
  5. Sunny garden in yellow tones
    • Plants in the yellow garden
  6. The blue-blue garden is peace
    • Selection of plants for a blue-blue garden
  7. Pink dream garden
    • Plants for a rose garden
  8. Monochrome garden photo

Monochrome gardens and their impact on humans

A monochrome garden can tell a lot about its owner without words. After all, each color has a different effect on people. Therefore, wanting to see some one shade in their garden, people unwittingly show the features of their character and their attitude to the world.

The White Garden is a garden of peace of mind

White, symbolizing cleanliness, is preferred by organized, self-sufficient people who are prone to neatness and neatness. They are distinguished by caution and insight, and at the same time, criticality and some fussiness.

  • White color, which is a symbol of purity, purity and peace, pacifies.
  • It soothes emotions, gives hope for a change in life for the better.
  • This sophisticated and elegant color calls for impartiality and neutrality in all situations. Therefore, people who lead too active life, tired of the worldly bustle of stress and insoluble problems, will find full rest and peace of mind in the white garden.

Plants in the white garden

When creating a monochrome garden, plants are chosen so that they bloom continuously:

  • for spring, galanthuses with double flowers and crocuses, which bloom the very first in the garden, will be very good

  • blooming of white primroses, lilies of the valley and corydalis will decorate the garden a little later
  • closer to summer, inflorescences of perennial carnations, subulate phlox, white irises appear
  • then comes the turn of double peonies, regal lilies and roses.

Also, in a white monochrome garden, you can not do without decorative, abundantly flowering shrubs:

  • it can be rhododendrons, spireas, white lilac, hydrangea, mock orange

  • the green foliage of flower crops and shrubs will serve as a pleasant backdrop for the white bloom.

A red one-color garden is the energy of life

  • Red is full of life and energy and stimulates activity in all areas.
  • Courage, willpower, domineering and hot temper distinguish people who prefer red. They are sociable and prone to altruism, but fickle and impatient.

  • Such people are often biased, as they are stubborn and self-confident. A lot of red in the garden suggests that its owner is a choleric by the type of character.
  • Red is a symbol of the Yang male energy. Both passionate love and passionate hatred are associated with him. This is the color of irrepressible fun and celebration. Therefore, holidays and weekends are marked in red on calendars.
  • People prone to melancholy do not like this color, which depresses and suppresses them.
  • He carries in himself not only joy, but also threat and aggression. No wonder the traffic light warns of danger with a red signal.
  • Under the influence of red, physiological processes in the human body begin to proceed more actively, immunity is strengthened, vision improves, appetite increases, and the circulatory system normalizes. The person becomes cheerful and energetic.
  • But for nervous, excitable people, this color is contraindicated.

Choosing plants for a red garden

The red color in the garden has some peculiarities.

  • Firstly, the presence of bright flower beds visually reduces the space. This is not very suitable for small gardens.
  • Secondly, red attracts all the attention to itself. If there is too much red in the garden, it will be a strong irritant. It is difficult to relax in it and can cause anxiety and fatigue.

Therefore, it is better to create compositions from flowers and shrubs with different shades of red - scarlet, pink, burgundy.

  • Luxurious flower beds of dahlias and roses are perfect for a red garden.
  • red lupine blooming with tall "candles" and daylilies in red tones are suitable for a mixborder

  • the garden can be decorated with ridges, densely sown with terry scarlet and pink poppies or carnations
  • lush green foliage will have a calming effect on the psyche
  • next to green shrubs, trees in a red garden may coexist with plants with red foliage, for example, a Japanese maple or a purple apple tree

  • Shrubs and trees very much decorate gardens, giving red berries by autumn. You can plant rowan, barberry, rose hips, viburnum. By the way, their fruits will decorate the garden in cold winter, and at the same time, will serve as food for wintering birds.

Romantic orange garden

  • The color orange is loved by dreamy people inclined to romance.
  • They have a highly developed intuition, and they differ in originality. They love to be the center of public attention and shine with their wit.
  • These people are inconsistent in their preferences, very quickly find friends and sometimes also quickly part with them, try to be independent in love. They are attracted to novelty and readily addicted to new projects.

  • A stay in the orange garden is accompanied by a feeling of joy, stimulates the appetite and tones the digestion.
  • For people who are depressed, it is especially useful to admire orange-colored plants. But with an excess of it, the temperature may rise, since this color is akin to red, but it is even warmer.
  • Orange is the color of success, inspiration and ambition. It favors mental development, calls for knowledge of the world.
  • In the garden, created in orange, it is easy to read, you can paint or just hang out in a hammock, indulging in romantic dreams.

Plants in an orange garden

Orange flowers cheer up and tune in to positive:

  • an orange garden can be created with the help of bright escholzia, terry varieties of calendula, daylily, lilies. From this list of flowers, calendula are the most unpretentious plants. They do not need to be grown by seedlings, because they reproduce well with padanka. In addition, calendula is a medicinal plant and is used in the treatment of many diseases.

  • BigSgueeze and Qualified orange iris varieties will become a real decoration of the garden
  • There are several varieties of roses with orange petals. For example, Golden Jubilee, Lolita, PresidentHerbert, Signora, and many others. These gorgeous flowers will become the queens of the garden
  • in sunny places it will feel great and give joy to gardeners Sandersonia, which blooms like lilies of the valley
  • for rock gardens, flower beds and borders, a lush Venidium is suitable, blooming for a long time with large flowers
  • borders can be decorated with orange lips of the Edgefield Glow variety, blooming from June to August with large decorative flowers
  • and the gazebos are decorated with pots with curly bright nasturtiums.

Sunny garden in yellow tones

  • The brightest in the spectrum is yellow. It fights drowsiness and fatigue, promotes more active brain activity and has a beneficial effect on memory.

  • It has many contradictions, as it has many shades. For example, a lemon shade is cold, and an egg shade is warmer.
  • Yellow is popular with sociable, curious people who have an artistic taste and a rich imagination. They easily adapt to different situations, they are attracted by novelty. They are reliable friends, however, sometimes showing selfishness and distrust. In general, such people look at the world with optimism and are quite happy.
  • In people in a yellow garden, under the influence of color, thought processes are stimulated, the activity of the hematopoietic and digestive organs is activated, and vision is stimulated.
  • But if there is too much yellow, then overexcitation of the nervous system may occur. Therefore, in a monochrome yellow garden, it is better to dilute yellowness with calmer tones, for example, white or cream. Purple is suitable for creating contrasting spots. A light lemon color can be used to add sophistication to the garden. It is less intense and will balance out the bright yellow.

Plants in the yellow garden

  • In a monochrome yellow garden, even in cloudy weather, it will seem lighter. The continuous decorative effect of a solar garden can be achieved by using perennials and bulbs:
    • in spring - marigolds, tulips or crocuses
    • later - irises and swimsuits
    • hot summer - daylilies and lilies
    • by the beginning of autumn - heliopsis, heleniums and rudbeckia.
  • Spring primroses - yellow varieties of crocuses and primroses - adorn the foregrounds of flower beds. Plants with yellow foliage, such as special sedum varieties or hosts, can be widely used. However, green foliage of different sizes and shapes will harmonize well with shades of yellow.
  • Blooming with yellow flowers throughout the warm season, Kuril tea (cinquefoil shrub) is suitable for gardens of a small area, since the bushes are very compact. This plant is best grown in partial shade.

  • In summer, group plantings of yellow hybrids of Asian lilies will look attractive in the garden, and closer to autumn - lemon and yellow needle asters.
  • In group plantings, the yellow spherical flowers of large saffron are beautiful.
  • Decorative sunflowers of different heights are also popular in flower gardens.
  • For rock gardens and mixborders, decorative yarrow in combination with stonecrops is suitable.
  • And for the decoration of artificial reservoirs, it is optimal to plant a swimsuit, a coin loosestrife, doronicum bushes.

  • Coniferous trees - blue spruce, fir, cypress, thuja, along with deciduous trees - silver willows, sea buckthorn, sucker, also deserve a place in the garden as a wonderful background for yellow flowers.

The blue-blue garden is peace

Blue gives peace and tranquility

  • He is liked by humble, patient and slightly melancholic people. All those who value spiritual values ​​highly and believe in others, but themselves want to be trusted. They are reliable friends, they do not tolerate betrayal and betrayal.
  • If a person prefers the color blue, this means that he has a developed sense of responsibility for the task entrusted, he is conservative, patient and the benevolence and disposition of the people around him is very important to him. General harmony and tranquility - this is what he strives for, having an even character.

Blue is considered the color of artistic natures

  • People who prefer the predominance of blue in gardens often succeed, but in the event of failure they can easily succumb to discouragement. They are carefree and very sociable, do not like to be alone, they like changes in their lives.
  • Under the influence of blue, people relax, indulge in calm reflections and knowledge of their inner world.

Selection of plants for a blue-blue garden

The magic of peace, pacification and acceptance of life in all its manifestations reigns in it. These colors are referred to as cold, so in the summer heat it seems cooler in the blue garden. And the atmosphere itself is mesmerizing and the boundaries of the garden seem to move apart.

  • Although a monochrome garden is created in one color, you should still add some color spots to get away from monotony. Among the blue flowers, you can place some yellow-flowering coreopsis and anemone. Light-colored roses and daylilies will harmoniously fit into a blue flower garden.
  • Forget-me-nots, bells, crocuses are irreplaceable in a beautiful blue composition.

  • In the center of a flower bed or in group plantings, a tall delphinium, blue and purple gladioli, New Belgian asters will look great.
  • In rabataks, borders and in the foregrounds of flower beds, pansies, petunias, cornflowers, phacilia, ageratum are located.
  • Whole blue-blue glades of blue hosta, catnip, sage, blue flax, turquoise fescue are being arranged.
  • Plants with leaves that have silvery-gray and gray shades will help to achieve the effect of coolness in the garden - these are blue spruces, some types of juniper, lilacs.

Pink dream garden

Pink is the color of frivolity, romance, sensitivity, kindness, love and sentimentality.

  • This is a mixture of red and white colors, in which there is no aggression, but there is childhood and serenity. Pink is preferred by talented, extraordinary, but devoid of ambition, people. They are usually calm, but very easily aroused, even if the occasion is the smallest.

  • A more intense pink is also more active. People who like him are distinguished by perseverance in their activities, go straight through all obstacles.
  • On the excited nervous state of a person, pink has a calming effect, relieves headaches, and has a beneficial effect on hearing and vision. Helps to switch to a positive wave.

Plants for a rose garden

It is not difficult to create a romantic composition for a rose garden, as there are many varieties of garden crops and shrubs that bloom in pink tones. This color is very harmoniously combined with greens of different shades, and visually enlarges the garden.

  • In spring, early flowering bulbous plants - hyacinths, scyllas, pink tulips and primroses - are planted in the tree trunks.
  • For mixborders and rock gardens, berry, dicentra, saxifrage, subulate phlox are suitable.
  • Ornamental trees and shrubs - apple trees, lilacs, pink rhododendrons can decorate the garden with their beautiful spring flowering.
  • Blooming aquilegia with butterfly flowers will come into their own in June, along with pink irises and lupines.
  • Lush peonies create a romantic setting in the garden.

  • Pergolas and arches are decorated with climbing roses, and carnations and alpine asters will give a beautiful look to the borders.
  • Hanging flower beds are popular with gardeners, in which abundant flowering plants with long lashes are planted. Petunias in different shades of pink will look good here.
  • Tall delicate lilies, solemn gladioli, daylilies are beautiful in group plantings.
  • Pink clouds are created with the help of ground cover plants, with small pink flowers - these can be astilbe, meadowsweet, alyssum, lobelia and many others.

  • Closer to autumn, dahlias begin to bloom, having a huge number of varieties with different shades of pink, and tall asters.
  • You can admire the beauty of the rose garden even after the autumn frosts, if you turn to dwarf shrubs - heather, stonecrop with spherical bushes that have many pinkish inflorescences. Ornamental cabbage is also frost-resistant. Its large sockets can remind you of summer for a long time.

When creating a monochrome flower garden on your site, you must remember that not only the selection of plants is important, but also the correct choice of color, which will help you relax and gain strength.

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