Perennial flower beds — 85 photos of planting patterns and features of continuous flowering


An ideal flower garden is a flower bed, luxurious in scale and variety, which, as long as possible, does not stop pleasing those around you with the beauty of buds and leaves. Such harmony is achieved by careful observance of the rules of planting, seed selection, site planning and many other gardening secrets. Read here: Gutter Installation.

In general, most prefer perennial flowers, which can achieve continuous flowering with the right varieties, levels and layers.

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perennial varieties

Perennials, unlike annuals, are able to take their place in a country flower bed for several years. With the advent of cold weather, only the upper part of the plant withers, and the rhizomes and tubers remain in the ground for a period, often exceeding a decade.

In addition to a long lifespan, they also have a number of other advantages:

  • A wide range of varieties and species (more than 300 thousand);
  • Unpretentiousness in growth, not requiring much attention;
  • Long flowering period;
  • Frost resistance;
  • Preservation of excellent decorative qualities throughout the entire cycle;
  • The ability to reproduce through rhizomes, shoots and seeds, allowing transplanting flowers, breaking new flower beds without additional investment;
  • Inclusion in the group of medicinal plants, which makes it possible to grow a personal pharmacy.

Creation of a perennial flower bed

Properly planted perennial flowers in a flower bed should create continuous flowering, when new buds come to replace the flowering varieties, and so on until the end of the summer season.

Planning and designing a new front garden includes several important rules that must be taken into account even at the preparation stage:

  • The inclusion of a flower bed in the general zoning of the site;
  • The ability to use the terrain;
  • Proper selection of plants;
  • Planting density and flowering time.

The first two points involve the search for individual ideas and solutions, when, depending on the zoning of the site, the allocation of individual zones, the availability of free places on the territory, the most favorable position for the future flower bed is sought.

In each case, there is a detailed acquaintance with the front garden being erected, the nature of the soil, its illumination, humidity, and even neighboring buildings, shrubs and trees.

Choosing the Right Perennial

The question of which perennials are suitable for creating a lush flower bed requires additional analysis. Mainly, attention is drawn to several factors: type of soil, illumination of the location, available area, flowering cycle, combination of species and color.

So, fertile lands are loved by lupine, bluebell and mallow, and too damp and swampy land is ideal for asters, yarrow and nivyanik. An admixture of loam, sand and gravel will not interfere with the growth of flax, valerian and sage, and phloxes, carnations, and cosmos are not afraid of dry soil.

Not the last role is played in the life of plants by the sun’s rays, but not all flowers prefer flower beds in debilitating light. Different types of ferns, lilies of the valley and hostas love the shade more, for iris, primrose and astilba, 4-6 hours of exposure to the sun is enough, and over this time only peonies, phloxes, poppies and asters can withstand the heat under the heat.

Aconite, dicentra, hellebore, funkia, Endress geranium, plantain doronicum, musky mallow, crimson gravel, crowded bell do not require large spaces.

It is important to consider the cycle of the plant in order to create a bed of continuous flowering. For example, meconopsis blooms from May to June, delphinium from June to July, stonecrop pleases with buds from July to September, and sage until the end of August.

It is also necessary to calculate the desire and time to care for the front gardens. If you are not afraid of time-consuming and long-term care, then feel free to plant lilies, chrysanthemums, begonias, roses, hyacinths, dahlias, evening primrose and gladioli.

For the lazy, unpretentious flowers are suitable for care: peonies, irises, astilba, geraniums, asters, daylily, stonecrop, phlox, bergenia, clemantis, hosta and lupine.

When choosing colors, the following recommendations are taken into account:

  • Only one palette is used: warm or cold;
  • Visually increase the flower bed uniformity and the minimum number of flowers;
  • Beautiful perennial flower beds are obtained by using white, pink and blue inflorescences as background;
  • Saturated and calm levels should alternate;
  • Red flowers should not be planted in large spaces;
  • One bright and rich flower bed is enough for one garden.

Flowerbed schemes

According to the composition, all front gardens are conditionally divided into two large groups: regular and irregular.

In the first case, the flower bed has a clear distinction depending on the original pattern embedded in it. In this case, flowers are planted in groups and for one flowering period. In the opposite variant, plants are grouped almost in a chaotic manner and bloom alternately, which is typical for perennials.

Also, country beds are divided according to their shape into round, rectangular, oval, triangular. At the same time, the zoning of the flower garden space is purely individual: you can repeat geometric shapes, draw straight or winding lines from the center, create unusual patterns and ornaments.

In the modern art of landscape design, stepped complexes or tall flower beds created from specially made boxes and boxes about a meter high have also become popular. Often, different-level pools are cast from concrete.

Schemes of perennial flower beds are very diverse in dividing the inner area into sections and branches, however, the main principle of planting is always respected: the brightest and tallest plants are placed in the center, the plants are shorter and dimmer in the middle, and the composition is framed by undersized and long flowering specimens.

Perennial flower beds are bright, beautiful and attractive — this can be seen both live and from photographs. In general, the creation of any flower garden involves the competent choice, grouping and distribution of flowers according to their growth, color and cycle.

With the use of perennial flowers, this ultimately results in a well-groomed miniature complex, striking with continuous flowering during the entire spring-summer-autumn season.

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Post published: 11.10

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