We do it beautifully: 18 best perennial flowers for flower beds in the country and ready-made planting patterns
Blue and red, purple and yellow, orange, pink, lilac and white, lush, elegant and touching, modest: flowers are the decoration of any garden. But what if you want beauty, but you don’t want to spend your free time caring for flower beds? You can just sow the lawn, or you can plant a «lazy» garden! The easiest solution is to decorate flower beds with perennials. Fortunately, there are ready-made schemes for beautiful flower beds of perennial flowers. With their help, even a beginner in this business will be able to organize a harmonious flower garden. We will show these schemes in the article.
All about perennials for flower beds
Who are perennials
How to organize a flower bed of continuous flowering
Types of perennials
— wild garden
— Flower garden without flowers
Who are perennials
Usually perennials are those that live more than two years. What is called “planted and forgotten” is the dream of a “lazy” gardener. What are the benefits of perennials?
They are unpretentious in care, adapt well to different weather conditions, including low temperatures, and are not too demanding on the quality of the soil.
- A flower bed of different types of perennials will remain picturesque longer. This conclusion comes from the previous point. Such flowers are resistant to cold, some bloom when the snow has not yet melted, others bloom until frost.
- It is perennials that will become your true friends for many years and the basis of your garden, its “frame”, which can be supplemented and filled with annuals.
Of course, there are also disadvantages. And the main thing can be called a period of growth. Perennial plants need more time to get stronger and begin to bloom. You need to be prepared that in the first seasons they will gain strength.
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Rules for organizing a flower bed of continuous flowering
From early spring to late autumn — I want the courtyard near the house or in the country to always be picturesque. And this is the case when the desire to fulfill is not at all difficult. It is enough to create flower beds of continuous flowering.
- Allocate enough space for each of the flower beds. In order for the flower bed to please the eye for many months, several species with different flowering periods will have to get along on it at once.
- Consider a color scheme. It can be monochrome or have bright accents. It is customary to combine different varieties with the same flowering period into groups so that there is no chaotic scatter of small bright spots. It is also important to consider how the color palette of your flower bed will change during the season.
- An important point is the height of crops. There are perennial undersized flowers for a flower bed, and there are quite tall ones. You can provide a cascading arrangement of plants. The highest ones are placed either in the background, or on the sides, or in the center.
- Choose flowers according to the flowering calendar: spring, summer and autumn. They must replace each other. At the same time, it is important to choose those instances that will get along together. They should have approximately the same requirements for conditions.
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Types of perennials for flower beds of continuous flowering
They bloom in early spring, when all the snow has not yet melted. They are purple, yellow and white. They love the sun. Will not bloom in constant shade. Plant spring crocuses in the fall, before the onset of cold weather.
Another light-loving spring perennials. They bloom around mid-April or closer to May. They are also planted in the fall, about a month before the onset of cold weather, so that the plant has time to take root.
Different varieties bloom at different times. Spring ones bloom when the snow has already melted: in March-April. The flower prefers partial shade. In open ground, it is usually transplanted only in the second year of life, in spring or autumn.
4. Lilies of the valley
Their time is the end of spring. Unlike their earlier «colleagues», lilies of the valley prefer partial shade, but they also do not like the wind. Plant them in autumn. Interesting fact: humble lilies of the valley are real invaders. They grow rapidly and crowd out other plants. Therefore, it is better to protect them.
Dissolves in May. It suits both places in the sun and in the shade. Not afraid of wind and cold. It is planted in open ground closer to the beginning of autumn.
Flowering times vary between varieties. Some bloom already in early spring, others closer to summer. They prefer sunny or slightly shaded places. The best time for planting is autumn.
It is easy to recognize by the lush inflorescences of bright colors. Different varieties bloom at different times. Tentatively, the first flowers appear in June. Some species may also bloom in autumn. Hydrangea loves partial shade, but balance is needed. It will not bloom at all without light, but direct rays are harmful to it. Hydrangea is planted in open ground in spring.
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Blooms usually in June. Different varieties need different levels of light. Best planted in late spring.
Will take root in the sun or in partial shade. Flowers bloom in late spring-early summer. Some varieties may bloom until autumn. Aquilegia is planted in the soil in spring.
It blooms depending on the variety: in June, and in July, and in August. This beauty prefers shady areas. Plant it more often in late spring.
Blooms in early summer, in June. Plant flowers in spring. Lupins are sun loving plants.
There are annual and perennial plants. Blooms around mid-summer. They love the sun. They are planted in open ground in the spring, usually in May.
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1. Mallow or stock rose
It has a tall stem covered with large bright flowers. For planting, it is better to choose a sunny place or partial shade. Planted in both summer and autumn. Mallow also bloom in summer and autumn.
Late-flowering varieties give beauty in late summer and early autumn. These flowers prefer good lighting. Plant plants in spring.
Autumn varieties bloom in September and even in October. They are planted in the middle or in the second half of spring. Asters love the sun. But they also tolerate partial shade well.
Late varieties bloom until September-October. Feel good in the sun. But a strong wind is dangerous for thin long stems. Flowers are planted on the site towards the end of spring.
Differs in interesting inflorescences in the form of spikelets. They appear at the end of summer and persist until October. He needs sun or partial shade.
There are varieties of this popular plant that bloom in September and even in October. Hosta tolerates partial shade well. But in constant full shade it will not bloom. It is planted in late summer-early autumn.
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Ready-made schemes of perennial flower beds
Consider several ready-made schemes of perennial flower beds for beginners and experienced gardeners. Some additionally use annual plants.
Rectangular flower garden
Dimensions: 3×6 meters. The authors propose to “settle” the following species together.
- Astilbe hybrid.
- Purple foxglove.
- Delphinium garden Mixed.
- Hydrangea tree.
- Heliopsis sunflower.
- Peony lactiferous.
- Iris bearded.
- I will hang the sedge.
- Prayer blue.
- Rosa hybrid Champlain.
- Bellflower broadleaf.
- Rose hybrid Pat Austin.
- Delphinium garden.
- Spirea birch.
- Rose hybrid Jaguar.
- Dicentra hybrid.
- Veronica of Austria.
- Veronica spiky Icicle.
- Horned violet.
- The bell is compressed.
- Yellow foxglove.
- Veronica spiky Rotfuchs.
- Veronica white.
Flower garden scheme 4.5 × 1 meter
- Echinacea purpurea.
- Daylily Forty second street.
- Phlox paniculata.
- Iris grassy.
- Daylily Unlock the stars.
- Rose stock.
- Phlox paniculata.
- Dahlia garden.
- Rose Decor Arlequin.
- Field sapling.
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Scheme of a mixborder of perennials
- Barberry Thunberg.
- Alder leaf cletra.
- Tuya Danica.
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Scheme of a low perennial mixborder
- Gaillardia grandiflora.
- Lamarckia golden.
- Sedum performance.
- Eschsholzia Californian.
- Sea cineraria.
- Violet tricolor.
- Felt yoke.
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Main trends with photos
Like interior design or fashion design, landscape design is also subject to fashion trends. Although in the field of landscaping, they do not change so often. What does a flower garden look like in 2022?
Wild garden or «new wave»
Naturalness, naturalness, slight negligence — a garden in this style resembles meadow grasses. His handiwork is masked as much as possible. Although in fact each element is carefully thought out and planned. Flower beds are usually made up of unpretentious perennials. Suitable asters, lupins, astilbe, mountaineer, catnip, echinacea, fennel, reed grass, sage and others.
Mandatory element of the «new wave». From the fields they moved straight to the flower beds. Openwork, thin, graceful — cereals create the desired volume of the composition.
Cereals are an excellent frame for brighter and more accent plants. At the same time, they add airiness and lightness. Take a closer look at the reed grass, ryegrass, sedge, miscanthus, different types of fescue. Millet, lightning and others are also suitable.
Flower garden without flowers
Such compositions are collected from herbs, shrubs and non-flowering plants.
Such flower beds can be either monochrome — include different shades of green, or variegated — there are plants whose leaves have an interesting color: interspersed with yellow, orange, burgundy. It can be ferns, geykhera, Rogersia, coleus, cineraria and others.
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