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Perennials for a small garden: 8 plants that don't need much space

Perennials for a small garden: 8 plants that don't need much space


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Even if the gardener has a small garden, he will find a place for beautiful creatures - flowers. In nature, there are perennials that simply do not need a huge space.

Hydrangea paniculata

This shrub is very unpretentious to care for, so it is suitable even for beginners. However, without proper care, the plant will not give the desired result. Hydrangeas need watering, their soil should always be moist, often they need pruning before preparing for winter, and fertilizing is also necessary.

Hydrangea does not even reach one and a half meters in height, but its flowers will be located on all branches, which will delight the owner. The flowers themselves in the inflorescence form a ball, which is 25-30 cm in diameter.

They have a different color: from white to pink and lemon, sometimes you can find multi-colored flowers on one inflorescence. Hydrangea looks great in the corner of the garden next to conifers, ferns and some other plants.

Dwarf spruce

For a small garden, a dwarf spruce is a great option. It reaches 1-2.5 meters in height, while, like ordinary spruces, they grow at least 4-5 meters. Depending on the variety and on the designer's idea, these plants have a different shape: from the usual to the pillow-like one.

Dwarf spruce, like any tree, needs care. She loves the sun, but can grow in partial shade, she needs moisture both in the soil and in the air, at first she needs to be protected from frost.

Also, the gardener must pinch new shoots if he does not want the spruce to grow. In landscape design, compositions of stones and dwarf firs look stylish and beautiful.

Day-lily

This perennial can grow in the same place for 10 years. The flowering period reaches 5 weeks. Every day 2-3 flowers are formed on one peduncle, which fall at night. However, the next day, new buds form in their place. The color can be different: from white to yellow, orange, red and purple.

Plant height varies from 45 cm to 1.25 meters. It is best to plant the daylily in a sunny or slightly shaded area.

This plant requires abundant watering and slightly acidic or neutral soil. Daylilies are often planted along paths, next to a contrasting wall, near a pond. Sometimes you can see that this plant is adorned with alpine slides.

Chubushnik

Experts advise growing undersized varieties of this plant in small areas. Chubushnik can grow both in splendid isolation and together with bushes of lilacs, hydrangeas, spirea and some others. In both cases, the composition of the garden will look advantageous.

Chubushnik is a rather unpretentious plant - it can grow both in the sun and in partial shade, it is frost-resistant. However, if he does not get enough moisture or there is too much of it, he will quickly begin to bloom and die. Thinning is also required - if not done, then over time the bush will grow and lose its beauty.

Dwarf lilac

This small perennial can be placed on any, even a small area - lilacs reach a height of 1.5-2 meters. She is remembered for all her beauty and fragrant flowers.

In the first few years, the plant must be provided with proper care - abundant watering, feeding, loosening. The flowering process begins at 3-7 years of lilac development. The gardener will only need to prune it at this time, otherwise it will grow strongly.

They love to use this bush in landscape design - it looks attractive both alone, thereby forming a hedge, and surrounded by stunted coniferous trees.

Wild grapes

Parthenocissus is another name for this plant. It is often used for design purposes - it is ideal for masking solid vertical surfaces or for decorating arches, arbors, bridges.

Its leaves of various shapes and colors allow you to create an unforgettable beauty on the site. In the first year of life, grapes must be carefully monitored - ensure abundant watering, add fertilizers to the pit (before planting).

If the first year goes well, then the wild grapes will continue to grow on their own - it can be even in the shade, even in the sun, it can endure cold winters, it is also unpretentious to the composition of the soil. The gardener will only need to cut it himself, where necessary, and form the desired appearance.

Periwinkle

Periwinkle is a shade-tolerant culture. It blooms in spring and covers the entire soil, takes root, barely touching the ground. He needs moisture, especially in spring, when an active flowering process begins.

The gardener must prune the plant in time, otherwise it will grow so that it crowds out all its neighbors. On the garden plot, he will create a vibrant green carpet with flowers of different colors: from white to blue, pink and purple.

Ferns, viols or forget-me-nots are often planted next to it, they are decorated with alpine slides, paths, flower-beds, borders.

Goryanka

This flower has medicinal properties and is able to decorate the garden. However, in Russia, the mountain goat is extremely rare in the areas. This plant covers the soil and, like the periwinkle, creates a beautiful decorative carpet, reaching a height of 15-75 cm.

In May, the Mountain Goat Weed starts blooming. On a green carpet with red veins, small buds of different colors appear: pink and yellow. Horny Goat Weed is undemanding to care for - it needs to be watered and fed, but otherwise it can grow both in the shade and in the sun, the summer heat does not harm it, the plant also tolerates frosts. Most often, the Horny Goat Weed decorates ponds, slopes and large shrubs.

There is a place for these perennials even in the smallest garden. And if you take proper care of them and find a suitable place, then perennials will delight you for a very long time.

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Depending on where such green helpers will grow, every gardener and gardener can pick up a useful plant for himself. Today we will talk about crops that will clog weeds in the garden (flower beds), vegetable garden and lawn.


Principles for the selection of plants for a small area

When choosing plants for your miniature garden, it is important to remember several principles.

Firstly, "if the planet is very small, and there are many baobabs, they will tear it to shreds" - remember this statement of the Little Prince from the immortal work of Exupery? This postulate is absolutely true for the owners of miniature plots - do not plant huge baobabs in a mini-garden, and the list of other plants is noticeably limited, do not plant everything in a row that the eye has settled on in a garden store.

If you certainly want a large tree, let it be one, for other crops (2-3 species of shrubs and 2-4 species of flowering perennials), limit yourself to standard, weeping or dwarf options that will not take up much space even in adulthood.

Secondly, be sure to adopt the principle of verticality - the garden can be developed in several planes with the help of openwork fences and walls, trellises, pergolas, facades, fencing gazebos, arches and other structures striving upward. This means that we are adopting climbing and climbing plants that can be launched on supports.

Also for these purposes, landscape elements are suitable, on which you can place plants from top to bottom, both independently and in flowerpots - alpine slides, stone cascades, terraces, ledges, steps, etc.

Thirdly, instead of a solid, dull, dull fence, you can plant a hedge - and protect from the views of neighbors, and add greenery on the site.

Fourthly, do not forget about bright colorful accents and spots - a small, and even "flat" area in terms of color, what could be more dull and joyless?

Fifth, consider the properties of the plants that will be planted in a small garden:

  • most of them must be fast-growing in order to actively fill the garden at first with at least greenery
  • they should not be aggressive so as not to crowd out neighbors
  • they should have the maximum number of advantages, and, preferably, "distributed" over all seasons, so as not to leave ugly "bald patches" from time to time in a small space - that is, if you choose between a culture with beautiful flowers, and one with in addition to them, there are still edible fruits, decorative foliage or bright berries that remain on the branches all winter, of course, it is worth stopping at the latter.


5 important things to do in a flower garden in March

1. Protect conifers from the sun... The March sun can cause great damage to the needles of evergreen shrubs. If your conifers are not protected, be sure to cover them with non-woven fabric to protect them from sunburn.

After the snow melts, remove the harness from shrubs and conifers.

2. Pay attention to the roses. Open the roses covered for the winter for airing. It is especially important to do this during thaws. If the snow has already melted and heavy snowfall is not expected, remove the top layer of covering material. Leave the lapnik until the night frost stops and the soil thaws.

3. Maintain your lawn... Depending on the condition of the soil on the lawn, start cleaning it. In this case, the main thing is not to rush, wait until the soil dries out, so as not to damage the green carpet and not turn the flat lawn into a bumpy surface with holes.

Clean the dry lawn with a fan rake, remove debris and remnants of dried grass. Apply nitrogen fertilizers such as ammonium nitrate or urea.

4. Sow annuals... The first spring month is the sowing time for seedlings of annual flowers. In the first half of the month, sow antirrinum (snapdragon), heliotrope, levkoy, callistefus (annual aster), petunia, salvia.

In the second half of March, ageratum, Gaillardia, Drummond phlox, celosia, zinnia, fragrant peas can be sown.

5. Dive annual flowers. The annuals sown in February with a long growing season are time to open. The earliest sowing is begonia, Shabo carnation, lobelia, and verbena. Plants dive at the moment when they have 1-2 true leaves. They are transplanted into separate containers, being careful not to damage the roots.

Immediately after transplanting, the seedlings are watered very carefully, because the plants have not yet taken root in the soil. After 10-14 days, the seedlings are fed with complex mineral fertilizers or special mixtures for flower seedlings.

Work in the garden, chores with seedlings of vegetables and flowers bring the long-awaited summer season closer. Plan your time so that everything is in time during the hot spring time.


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