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Video: Interesting Flower Arrangements With Phlox
Phlox compositions for your garden
Probably, no one will argue that flower beds are the best decoration for a garden. A beautiful flower garden is the pride of the owner and the envy of the neighbors.
Creative passion encourages us to look for new varieties, experiment with color and shape, achieving harmony. Successful solutions come with experience. At the same time, one of the keys to success is the use of plants that are resistant to our climate.
Let's try to put together a small flower garden based on phlox. We choose supplementary plants taking into account the requirements for growing conditions. Phlox are hygrophilous, demanding on soil fertility and lighting. Companion plants should feel good under the same conditions. The structure of the root system of plants should also be taken into account so that some do not suppress others.
A small flower garden, about 2.5 m long and up to 1.5 m wide, can be placed near the gazebo, the walls of the house, against the background of a group of shrubs, etc. The composition of plants for him will be different depending on the illumination of the site. Between perennials, you can plant small-bulbous - crocuses, chionodox, in groups of 10-15 bulbs.
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Let's trace the seasonal changes in one of the flower garden options. At the end of April, the chionodoxa Lucilia blooms with light blue flowers. Then, in May, for 2-3 weeks, late hybrid crocus varieties bloom - white Janna d`Arc and yellow Yellow Queen. Blood-red geranium Alba begins to bloom in June, its neat bushes with graceful carved foliage and a cloud of white flowers adorn the flower garden throughout the summer.
The lightness and airiness of geranium bushes is an expressive contrast to the dense "porcelain" inflorescences of spotted phlox. Alpha and Omega varieties bloom at the end of June. The freshness of the white and cold pink color of these varieties is emphasized by the rich purple-pink color of the phlox Carolina Magnificence.
In July, these colors will be supplemented with a cloud of white-pink flowers of the Loddon Anna milk-flowered bell and the deep wine-red color of Clematis Stasik. Its height is 1.5 m, the support can be lower.
In August, the white-lilac phlox paniculata Hans Wollmoller blooms, followed by the lilac Lavandelwolke. Tall bushes of these varieties will need a garter, but it will not be visible in the background of the flower garden. The green fountain of asparagus in September is decorated with red "fruits", geranium leaves are colored with shades of red. On a site in light partial shade:
- Black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) - Alpine prince (Atragene alpine).
- the same milk-flowered bell.
- paniculate phlox, tall varieties. Medium flowering varieties are preferred. Under conditions of partial shading, late flowering varieties will bloom only in September. Blush Girls, Ruslan, Moskovskie Zori and others - 2-3 bushes will do.
- paniculate phlox, medium-sized varieties, for example, Success, Heaven, Lyubasha and others - 3 bushes.
- paniculate phlox with a low compact bush. These are the varieties Apple Blossom, Pearl, Svyatogor and others - 2-3 bushes.
- varieties of Astilbe Japanese Fanal, Montgomery (Astilbe japonica Fanal, Montgomery), Astilbe Arends Etna, Sister Teresa (A.arendsii Etna, Sister Theresa) and others. Only 7-8 bushes. For early spring flowering, woodlands, snowdrops are suitable. They are also planted in groups of 10-15 bulbs.
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In this case, the flower garden can be like this: in May, the Siberian Spring Beauty blooms (sometimes it is found under the name Scilla sibirica f.major). This variety is distinguished by non-sticking peduncles. In June, the Alpine prince blooms profusely with pink or blue flowers.
In July, the early varieties of phlox Heaven (white) in the middle of the flower garden and Svyatogor (red-crimson) in the foreground make up a bright pair. This contrast is softened by the delicate creamy foam of Sister Theresa astilba inflorescences and the white or light lilac shape of the milk-flowered bell. In August, tall phloxes will bloom in the background of the flower garden. Monomakh's hat is purple-violet and Elfenkenig is white with a pink tint.
From mid-August, they will be supplemented with a medium-sized (up to 80 cm) phlox Russian Beauty - pink with a crimson eye and crimson edges of the petals. Two compact strong bushes of this variety will give the impression of a large elegant bouquet in the middle of the flower garden. At the same time, black cohosh begins to bloom with white "candles". In September, the bloom of black cohosh, late phlox continues, and the prince is decorated with silvery fluffy seedlings.
Both options for flower beds provide for a well-treated soil filled with organic and mineral fertilizers. Care is reduced to the usual operations - weeding, watering, feeding. All plants used respond well to mulching. Only clematis will need winter shelter.
The choice of perennials for a flower garden with phlox, of course, is not limited to the listed species and varieties. In positions 1 and 2, you can use straight clematis (Clematis recta f. Atropurpurea), buzulniki, veronicastrum; instead of bells in position 3, you can plant several Astrantia bushes (Astrantia major varieties), large daisies.
Positions 7 can be occupied by cereal iris (Iris graminea), low Veronics, for example, the Baby Doll variety, in the sun, or Brunnera macrophylla Looking Glass, etc.), Heuchera x gybr., In light partial shade. If you need to "bend" such a flower garden, for example, to make a turn of the path, then the number of plants in positions 6 and 7 will increase.
The color scheme in the proposed composition is a matter of taste for the owner of the garden. Varieties and types of geraniums have flowers of a wide variety of colors: white, pink, blue, crimson, purple, violet, often with a contrasting eye or strokes. Also, the choice of astilba varieties is very wide - from pale pink and white to deep saturated garnet-red and violet-purple tones. These plants can be matched with phlox, or by contrast.
Likewise, phloxes can be arranged in different ways. Someone more like contrasting color combinations, someone - smooth transitions of close tones (see photo). There is another interesting possibility - a monochrome flower garden (white, pink, purple). The variety of varieties of phlox and their neighbors in the flower garden provides a lot of opportunities for another creative experiment.