How to choose plants for a border
Designing a beautiful flowerbed in the garden is one of the greatest pleasures of gardening. Think of a colorful edge only when the rest of the garden has been planned and thought in their basic spaces and its general form. Perennials, annuals or biennials that bloom in spring and summer, then dried and die during the winter months, are those that give more color to the flower beds.
Designing a beautiful flowerbed in the garden is one of the greatest pleasures of gardening. Think of a colorful edge only when the rest of the garden has been planned and thought in their basic spaces and its general form. Perennials, annuals or biennials are those that bloom in spring and summer, then dried and die during the winter months. They are the flowers that give more color to the flower beds.
Define the edges. The first step is to clearly define the boundaries. In a formal garden, straight and geometric flower beds look neat and are best run in opposite pairs along the way, symmetrically.
Plan a color scheme. It might seem strange but choose complementary colors can give your garden an aesthetic touch. When deciding the color in a formal garden, it should stick to a very tight schedule, because in these gardens the design is more important than color. In an informal garden, the flowerbeds irregular and curved, are freer and more adventurous.
Design roads. Always be generous in doing so. If two beds are separated by a road, make sure it is in proportion to the width of the beds and leave room for the flowers fall upon him.
Choose perennials. Here are some woody plants that live at least two years or even more. Many of them are herbaceous, dying in the fall to the ground. However, if you protect from frost, since the roots will sprout again in spring. There are a variety of perennials suitable for almost every garden, and can give riotous colors or softer tones for a long season.
Plant according to your area. With so many beautiful perennials that can be used for a Arriete calling your attention at garden centers and nurseries, it is tempting to buy and try. But, as with all plants, make sure that you choose are appropriate for your growing conditions: soil, aspect and microclimate should be favorable, or probably die.
Look at the foliage. When choosing perennials, remember that in general, the foliage lasts longer than flowers. For example, peonies will give a flower show to take your breath for about three weeks in spring, but the foliage is so elegant that give body and beauty to Arriete after the flowers have dried.
Plan for the following year. After choosing the right plants for your Arriete make a sketch or a photo of the garden to have as a backup for the following year. When approaching growing season will have a clearer idea of what worked and what they need to change.