Flower and shrub plants
Many flowers grow in the shape of a bush. They look good at the corner for relaxation and in the garden. A few nearby plants are enough to create an expressive composition. But it should be borne in mind that most flowers by the beginning of winter discard foliage. The flowering time of individual crops is different: early spring or spring, summer or autumn. In some plants this period is short, in others it lasts for many weeks, but there are still others that bloom two or several times a year. Plantations at the resting place are grouped so that several plants bloom at any time of the year. In this case, it is necessary to consider what soil and climatic conditions they prefer.
It is advisable to plant tall, widely growing flowers at the resting corner in only one or two copies, so that they occupy as little space as possible and because of them it is not necessary to abandon the others. Of phlox and other moderate growth crops are small groups of 3 or 5 specimens, but between them always leave room for low and lush growing bushes, which are usually oppressed by strongly growing. In some places among the bushes, you can put individual tree crops.
We advise you not to get involved in a variety of plants and not to plant everything in a row. Only their critical choice, the correct definition of the neighborhood will give the planting an appropriate appearance.
In flowers developing in the form of bushes, the aerial part remains grassy, that is, it does not lignify like in woody crops. Some plants do not drop leaves for the winter, most of them wither in the fall, and next spring again form shoots from their rhizomes, bulbs or tubers in the ground. Otherwise, there are many transitional forms between these and tree crops. Some dwarf forms are included in the assortment of shrub plants. Their homeland is a variety of vegetative zones of the earth. And although they grow there under very specific environmental conditions, some species perfectly adapt to other natural conditions. Many shrub plants have long been cultivated; others have recently appeared in our gardens. Some varieties that have arisen as a result of long breeding work have greatly changed compared to the original species.
The best time for planting bushy flowers and shrubs is late summer and early autumn or spring. Seedlings can be planted in early summer. The areas provided for planting are dug up on two bayonets of a shovel, under the circumstances - loosened. Bushes, like tree crops, are not planted very deep in the soil, but not finely. The fleshy roots of mordovia, lupins, mallow and other crops should not be damaged or broken. After planting, the plants are thoroughly watered.
The distances between them are determined depending on the characteristics of the growth of flowers and shrubs and are:
- for strongly growing plants from 100 to 150 cm; high - about 80 cm;
- average height — about 50 cm; low — about 20 cm;
- shrubs - from 10 to 15 cm.
Many flowers and shrubs easily propagate by cut branches or root offspring. Seedlings are planted either immediately in the place allotted to them, or first in a special garden where they should be strong enough. Some plants without special difficulties can be grown from seeds, others propagate by self-sowing.