Flower Garden Ideas - Flower Cascade
Changing colors helps create a mood of joy and peace in the garden.
A well-groomed and picturesque section of the garden, visible from the windows of a country house, always pleases. Juicy, strong, exuberant flowering of plants creates and cheers up. Among ornamental plants, annuals attract attention with abundant and long flowering. Even if perennials predominate in the flower garden, even then it is difficult to do without annuals. After all, many of them are amazingly beautiful, have a unique aroma, bright colors. Annuals are popular all over the world, in all climatic zones. Most of them bloom continuously throughout the summer, creating the basis of the color scheme and decorating the garden.
A dense planting of annuals in flower beds guarantees flowering until autumn - the flowering of bright diverse daisies, space with a pale pink and daring red color scheme, a fluffy snow-white gypsophila bush between thickets of dahlias, white, pink and red roses. A group of needle-like, bright pink dahlias, which draw attention to themselves, are the dominant among this variety.
Somewhat apart, to the side, a beautiful mixed bloom is formed by red-violet cellosia, pink airy cleoma and perennial blue and pale blue salvia. Annuals are widely used to decorate the front side of the plots - all summer until late autumn. Good are the snow-white panicles of alyssum along the edge of the flower bed, which includes lemon yellow low marigolds, pink geraniums, zinnias of various shades and tall bright yellow marigolds. The flower garden will be decorated with small fir trees and evergreen shrubs - spines, rhododendrons, which form a cascading garden. Create a small garden with mixed flowers. An adorable look, continuous color change is formed from such annuals as massive castor oil plants, legumes near the walking path. The chestnut and red colors of the barberry dominate the flower garden and create a dark color scheme among the surrounding greenery. Pink verbena in the foreground and yellow-orange calendula add contrast to the leaves and continuous flowering.
Instead of boring, dull and shapeless plantings, create a vibrant flower garden with contrasting plant textures and harmonious combinations of green leaf shapes. For example, legumes form the backdrop and cover a rough hedge or wall. Light daphne leaves and cleoma create a beautiful textured backdrop for amazing vines. The broad leaves of the cannes and their bold orange or red blooms show themselves luxuriously in areas that are lighted and sheltered from the wind. They are especially beautiful against the background of ground cover plants. Spectacular silvery masses of the cineraria (cineraria), recently gardeners willingly cultivate it because of the beautiful flowers of different shapes and colors. And next to it, white or pink cleomas create a shining picture. Yellow tagetes and purple verbena, planted side by side, create an interesting color scheme. Among annuals, pay special attention to asters. These are some of the most beloved colors. They bloom until frost. There are a huge number of the most diverse varieties of asters. The inflorescences of some resemble peonies in shape, others - roses, and others - chrysanthemums. And what a variety of colors and shades they have!
Owners of wooden or plastered houses need interesting decoration and masking of architectural flaws. This role is successfully performed by tall panicles of poppy, chamomile, sweet pea, purple morning glory, nasturtium, purple coneflower and many other flowers. For this, climbing, climbing and ampelous plants are also used. They form a decorative vertical, freely placed on the wall, and act as a curtain of bluish and light green leaves along the wall. For vertical gardening, easily grown vines are widely used - maiden grapes, honeysuckle, unsurpassed clematis, climbing roses, actinidia, Chinese magnolia vine and others. Use climbing and tall-growing plants as independent decorative elements on all kinds of supports.
In a shady garden, you can create an area that is interesting in all respects by choosing the appropriate plants and colors. Here is a good place for ferns, rhododendron, hosts, ayuga, anemone, aquilegia, aruncus, aster, campanula, clefthoof and many other shade-loving perennials. Imagine an array of swamp ferns among neat patches of moss that retain their cushion-like green curtains all year round. In shady places, surround old trees with evergreen dwarf bushes of clefthoof, heuchera, tiarella and other plants that have a shallow root system and are easy to care for. Japanese and Siberian irises blooming in summer will decorate a similar site. Subulate phlox and bright red lobelia provide a catchy color from early spring to frost. Decorate the wetland near the reservoir with moisture-loving plants. The key to success is using the red oriental poppy. A dark pink and bright white rugosa rose grows well here, which blooms all summer, until the time when the clump of daylilies next to the poppy also begins to show their color. Rudbeckia also occupies a lot of space here.
Caring for such plantings is easy. They only require an hour a week to clean and water every other week during dry periods. Feed them with organic or complex mineral fertilizers once in the spring. In autumn, to protect them from the winter cold, it is advisable to cover them with mulch from tree bark, compost, straw or any available material. Whichever color is used in the garden always attracts special attention in the garden. In the evening, among the greenery, together with the silvery tones, this shade visually reduces the heat. The light effect is created by various annuals and perennials.
A rainbow of flowers in the garden is designed to create a bright, joyful mood in spring, an atmosphere of calmness in summer and autumn.
A flower stream is a great idea for a fun garden
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If you are tired of a traditional flower garden and want something unusual, try planting flowers in the shape of a stream. You will get the same flowerbed, only much more original and amazing.
The essence of the idea is to plant flowers in such a way that they imitate the flow of water. Usually, a vessel (for example, an overturned jug or vase) helps to beat the composition, from which a stream supposedly flows out. In fact, you can fantasize endlessly. What is not used to equip a flower stream! These can be absolutely any containers that can be found on the farm: buckets, baskets or even barrels. And if there is nothing suitable, then you can simply lay out a small hill or well from the stones.
Ceramic vessels look best in a flower arrangement.
What plants to make a stream from?
When choosing flowers to create a decorative stream, you should focus on the following rules.
- Choose unpretentious plantsso that they are easy to care for and that they do not suffer from adverse weather conditions. Heavy rain, wind or bright sun should not cause damage to plants in an impromptu stream, otherwise it will quickly lose its decorative effect.
- More organic on a flowerbed in the shape of a stream will look ground cover plants... For example, such plants as alissum, marigolds, sedum, ageratum, dichondra and lobelia look good in the composition.
- It is desirable that the flowers for the stream have long flowering period... Then the flower garden you have created will remain decorative for as long as possible.
- Choose plant varieties that by color will fit well into the overall design of the garden. On the one hand, plants with blue and blue inflorescences that resemble water look right. But they do not always look bright, so this approach should not be considered a strict rule. Plants with any other color of flowers can be used, but it is desirable that the "water flow" be monochromatic.
Blue flowers are the best at creating the illusion of water.
Instructions for creating a flower stream
1. First of all, mark the area where the unusual flower bed will be created with pegs. This will make it possible to understand what size the stream should be.
2. Then, on a small hill, set up a "source" - any vessel from which water will "flow". It is better to install the container at an angle so that it is possible to plant plants not only outside the container, but also inside it.
In a container located on a slope, rainwater will not accumulate, which will protect the plants from decay.
3. When the jar is in place, fill it with earth.
4. Plant flowers so that the effect is created that they really "flow" out of the container.
If the pot is large or its neck is high above the ground, ampelous plants can be planted in it, which will beautifully fall to the ground and creep along it.
Both ground cover and ampelous plants are suitable for creating a flower stream.
A flower garden based on annuals will be decorative for only a few months, so it is worth planting perennials in a flower stream. And to extend the life of a stream, you can plant several paths of flowers with different flowering periods close to each other. When one trickle has faded, the container can be moved to another, which is still being prepared.
The flower stream is just one of the options for decorating the infield. Experiment and create unusual flower beds, it's not difficult at all.