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How to plant flowers in a flower bed?

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Flower bed for beginners

Flower bed with flowers

It is necessary to know that ornamental plants have different forms of life. There are annual flowers that have to be planted every year. Biennial, which bloom for the second year. And perennial - which must be sown once, and year after year they become more magnificent.

If you grow flowers from seeds, this year only annual flowers can blossom on your site. Some annual flowers bloom 13 to 15 weeks after sowing. These are marigolds high, late asters, salvia, verbena, lobelia, petunia and some others. You can see and enjoy the flowering of these plants only if you grow them through seedlings. Other one-year-olds can be sown immediately to the open ground.

Let's talk about them in detail.

For the soil, a beautiful lavatera, spectacular zinnia, merry dahlias, fragrant matthiol, dull marigolds, aerial esholshtsya, long-flowering floks of Drummond, brimming with its simple cornflower, magnificent cosmetology, everyone's well-known calendula, exquisite year, giant amaranth, poppy, nasturtium, aster. ..

If you plant these flowers in early - mid-May, they will grow up quietly on your site and blossom by July-August. Annuals gain decorativeness only from the middle of summer.

Growing plants in seedlings significantly accelerates the flowering period. And planting flower seedlings on the flowerbed is certainly more pleasant than sowing seeds and waiting for seedlings. Try this year to grow seedlings of asters, zinnias, dahlias. This is not at all difficult, it should be done in mid-April, not earlier. At this time, it is already quite sunny and the shoots do not need to be illuminated with special lamps.

Create a flower garden

When creating a flower garden, plant the plants in groups: high in the background, low in the foreground. I will suggest two simple variants of flower beds from annuals.

First: in a white and pink color scheme.

White, pink lavatera and pink cosmeti groups on the background of a flower bed. Closer - zinnia white and pink. The godmother and flox of Drummond are spotted in the foreground. And in the end, with a white allissim, punch the edges of the flower bed. You can add an annual knapweed.

The second version of the flower garden: from annual flowers in red-orange color.

Scarlet amaranth in the background. Plus high decorative sunflowers. Red and yellow zinnias. Group of annual dahlias. While zinnias grow, a little eshsolcia is sown between them. Asters of red and yellow shades. A little varietal calendula (be prepared, next year it will grow again). In small marigolds, poke the edges of the flower bed.

We are planning a flower bed

When planning a flowerbed, pay attention to some subtleties:

All the plants follow the sun with their heads. And if the view on the flower bed opens from the north, then most of the day the flowers will be turned away from you. On such a flowerbed you can plant flowers, in which the following to the sun is not so pronounced. These are cynical, marigold; from perennials - lupins, irises, lias, delphinium, buzulnik Roket.
If the flowerbed is located near the fence through which passers-by can see your flowers, you must decide in advance whether you will make a flower bed for yourself or that passers-by will have a spectacular view of your flower garden.
When sowing, leave enough distance between the groups of colors. And let the flowerbed look somewhat free until the end of June. But in July, you will not have to release less aggressive plants from sprawling brethren.
When planning a flower bed, always look at the height of the plants indicated on the package from the seeds, and also observe the indicated distance between plants of the same species. If planted seedlings have risen too often, they can be carefully excavated and moved to another location. Remember that some plants do not tolerate a transplant very well. For example, from annuals - eshsol'tsiya and poppy, from perennial - gypsophila, oriental poppy and, as a rule, all plants with a rod root system.
If you are planning to collect seeds from flowers from a mixture of colors of a certain color - mark the chosen plant in advance, as soon as it begins to bloom, do not postpone the next day! The next day this plant can already fade and get lost among the colorful comrades.
Remember that for the long flowering of both summer and long-term flowers, it is necessary to periodically remove faded flowers, as well as ovaries and fruits. This will help maintain the ornamentation of the flower garden and the repeated flowering of some plants. Such perennial flowers as lupine, Turkish carnation, bells, delphinium are recommended to cut when almost all flowers bloom. After such pruning, perennials can please you with a second flowering.
Do not sow a plant of one species over a large area. When the time comes and this plant will finish blooming, the site will become unsightly or even bare, which can not but upsetting.
It is curious that there are flowers that close in cloudy weather (eshsol'tsiya). The convolvulus tricolor folds its gramophones in the afternoon. And vice versa, inconspicuous in the afternoon matthiol, opens and smells sweet in the evening and at night.
In the summer, write down plans for the next season. Do not rely on memory, but write down what plants you liked from a neighbor and you also want to grow them; that they wanted to take from a girlfriend; than promised to share with neighbors; what plants need to be divided and planted in spring ...

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