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Video: Weigela, Jasmine, Honeysuckle And Other Shrubs
Ornamental shrubs make the garden unique
It is difficult to imagine a suburban area that will be able to do without ornamental shrubs. The pink foam of weigela, the gentle severity of viburnum inflorescences, the honey aroma of mock-orange - all these are the delights of the beginning of summer, which there is nothing to replace and nothing to confuse with.
Shrubs, depending on the tasks facing the one who decided to make the space near the country house cozy, can play the role of the "protagonist" of the garden, be a background spot or part of a thematic composition.
Achievements of recent years in the selection of shrubs make you pretty much puzzled when choosing planting material. And even "old friends" from the world of ornamental shrubs can surprise gardeners!
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Weigela (Weigela sp.) Is a shrub about 1.5 m tall, with a spherical crown, bright green leaves and funnel-shaped flowers, collected 3-5 pieces in umbrella-shaped inflorescences. Weigel flowers bloom profusely in June-July, in some varieties in August. The oldest of the garden weigels - weigela Middendorf - in culture since 1850, is distinguished by yellowish flowers with bright orange dots inside. Most of the other varieties of weigela have pink petals, but there are exceptions: among the "descendants" of the hybrid weigela, varieties with dark carmine (Debuassi variety) and pure white (Candida variety) flowers can be found, and Bristol Ruby weigela is distinguished by burgundy - raspberry flowering. Among the weigel, there are also red-leaved varieties, for example, weigela purple.
Weigels are planted, despite their shade tolerance, in well-lit places at a distance of 1.5-2 m from each other. The best time to plant is April or September. Once every two to three years, immediately after flowering, old shoots should be cut off; in some species, the root system should be covered with spruce branches. Weigels are resistant to diseases and pests and reproduce well both by seeds and cuttings.
Kalina ordinary (Viburnum opulus L.) is one of the most beloved plants in Russia, which is a symbol of girlish beauty among many nationalities. However, few people know that viburnum has a great many relatives on all continents - more than 200 species. The most famous of the viburnum is the Bul-de-Nezh ("snow globe") form, with lush globular inflorescences. The viburnum is elegant in autumn, when its leaves gleam with a bright crimson against a gray background of falling asleep nature and bunches of berries burn with a flame. Its dwarf forms, up to 50 cm in height, can be used to decorate a rock garden.
Viburnum is unpretentious, grows well and quickly in partial shade and in the open, preferring fertile, slightly acidic soils (pH 5.5-6). Every two years, the viburnum should be fed with fertilizers and be sure to cut it regularly, making sure that the bush has no more than 6-7 main trunks.
Honeysuckle (Lonicera L.) is an excellent garden plant. Most of the representatives of this species are shrubs, the smaller part is vines.
The honeysuckle honeysuckle is best known to gardeners - a climbing liana-shaped shrub with yellowish or reddish fragrant flowers, collected in a sessile head. Flowering occurs in late May - June, and in autumn, the bright green foliage makes a good background for the red honeysuckle berries. The vine grows very quickly (over the summer it grows 1 m), and lives for more than 50 years. The soil loves nutritious, moderately moist. In a sunny place it grows better and blooms more abundantly, tolerates partial shade. Caprifol is responsive to feeding.
Other representatives of honeysuckle (Altai, gray, Japanese, etc.) are just as unpretentious and pleasant. All of the species listed above belong to the honeysuckle family.
Another well-known family - Rosaceae - presented gardeners with spirea or meadowsweet (Spiraea sp.), Which grows very quickly and on any soil. It blooms profusely, and in autumn its foliage takes on a beautiful shade. In our gardens, the most common spiraea Wangutta (Sx vanhouttei), popular in free-growing (not formed by pruning) flowering hedges. It is possible to recommend for use the spirea sharp-toothed (Sx arguta), which is covered with small white inflorescences-shields already at the end of April - first half of May. Japanese spirea (S. japonica) blooms in summer, from June to August. Flowers are pink, red, less often white.
There are spring-flowering and summer-flowering spireas. The first ones bloom on last year's shoots, so they should be cut in the spring after flowering (species S. media, S. arguta, S. nipponica and others). Summer-flowering spireas are cut off before flowering, removing three-year-old branches from them (S. douglasii, S. salicifolia, S. billardii, S. syringaefolia).
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Chubushnik, or garden jasmine, a representative of the saxifrage family, is undoubtedly the record holder in popularity. The plant combines decorative appearance, unpretentiousness and rare strength of the aroma of flowers. Without a chubushnik, early summer is not summer, it has become so firmly in our "green life".
The most popular varietal varieties of Lemoine mock-orange, as well as varieties: Avalanche, Glacier, Ocharovanie, Alabaster, Ermine mantle and others. The small-leaved mock-orange is very good - a low-growing shrub, 1-1.5 m tall with thin shoots, small leaves, white, medium-sized flowers, very fragrant, with a strawberry smell. Blooms from late June to mid-July. In severe winters it sometimes freezes.
It is recommended to plant chubushniki singly or in groups in a hedge under a canopy of trees with an openwork crown. These plants grow and bloom successfully in full sunlight and partial shade. They are demanding on the richness of the soil and moisture, for abundant flowering they need regular feeding. All of them are quite winter-hardy, unpretentious, tolerate transplantation well.>
Academician Komarov - bush height 2.4 m. Sprawling. The flowers are large, 5-6.5 cm in diameter. The flowering period is 30 days. The flowers are snow-white, semi-double, with a faint odor. Abundant flowering.
Arctic - sprawling bush up to 2 m high. The flowers are pure white, 3-3.5 cm in diameter, double, odorless. Abundant flowering, long lasting, up to 30 days.
The airborne assault is a compact bush, 2.6 m high. The flowers are simple, creamy white, with a strong strawberry smell. Abundant flowering, duration 21-25 days.
Kazbek - the height of the bush is about 2 m. The crown is pyramidal. Flowers up to 4 cm in diameter, pure white, densely double, almost odorless. Abundant flowering, duration up to 30 days.
Snowstorm is a spreading bush up to 2 m tall. The flowers are pure white, double, up to 4 cm in diameter, with a faint odor. Flowering is very abundant during the month.
Yunnat is a compact bush up to 1.2 m tall. The flowers are pure white, large, up to 4.5 cm in diameter, double, with a strawberry smell. Flowering is very abundant, flowering duration 30 days. Dwarf is a dense spherical bush up to 1 m high. The flowers are white, medium-sized, up to 3 cm in diameter. Blooms profusely for about three weeks.
Elbrus is a spreading bush 2.5 m high. The flowers are creamy white, double, odorless, 5-5.5 cm in diameter. Duration of flowering 25 days, blooms profusely.
When landscaping your garden, remember the statement of the eastern sage Wen Zhenheng: "Everything must be arranged so that, while living in the house, we forget about old age, going for a walk, forget about returning, and walking in the garden, forget about fatigue …". Flowering shrubs will help you make your garden just like that …
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