DECORATIVE FLOWERING SPRING SHUSTERS FOR DECORATION OF A PLOT
The first wave of spring flowering shrubs has already faded: sunny Forsythia, snow-white “brides” of spirea Wangugga, Gray and Nippon, pink almond pleased us with a pink cloud, or louisania and viburnum faroe.
And the spring flowering parade continues!
For solitary planting in the most prominent place of the flower garden, I advise you to choose one of the many varieties of luxurious tree-like peony (or shrub). Believe me, despite the relatively short flowering period (1-2 weeks), covered with luxurious flowers, often the size of a plate (up to 20 cm) and a stupefying aroma that fills the space around itself for several meters, the bush of a peony tree will become the main highlight of the spring garden and favorite all family.
Grassy peonies traditionally grow in almost every yard, but the tree peony (Paeonia suffruticosa) is still considered too capricious and inaccessible.
Let us clarify that botanists include several natural species and their hybrids in the group of tree-like peonies. In recent years, garden centers have vied with Rock peony varieties (R. rockii) originally from China, where he is called the "king of flowers", with simple and double flowers of incredible beauty and the widest color palette. Of course, this is not a cheap pleasure, but the money spent will soon pay off with interest.
A well-lit area with loose, fertile soil is suitable for planting a seedling. Tree peony grows rather slowly and can stay in one place for up to 50 years (and according to some reports, up to 100).
Almost does not require special pruning (sanitary pruning and removal of faded flowers is recommended), independently forming a beautiful rounded bush up to 1-5 m in diameter. Manufacturers guarantee the frost resistance of Rock peony to -2. Tree peony can be propagated by seeds, stem and root cuttings, dividing the bush and layering, and varietal plants are obtained by grafting in nurseries. Seedlings grown from seeds bloom no earlier than 40-3 years, and grafted peonies from the garden center will bloom immediately in the year of planting.
Not often seen in gardens Japanese Kerria (Kerria japonica)But it is rather unpretentious and blooms back in April with many yellow flowers against a background of bright, fresh foliage. The variety Pleniflora terry flowers, similar to chrysanthemum, and Picta variety will please with simple yellow flowers and elegant white-edged elegant leaves.
To replace the spirea, the “pink bride” soon blooms»Lovely colquation (Kolkwitzia amabilis).
When a fairly large shrub up to 2-5 m tall, with elastic, straight skeletal shoots and thin, gracefully flowering sprigs covered with pink foam from countless medium-sized, aromatized bell-shaped flowers, it becomes clear why the discoverer gave it such a name (amabilis in translated from Latin “worthy of love, lovely, dear”).
The most popular variety Pink cloud (in the lane with the English, "pink cloud"), bred in 1946 at the Royal Horticultural Society near London, the flowers are more pure pink in color and larger than those of species.
In the early years, the shoots of colquisition are rather thin and weak, often lie on the ground. Therefore, a special forming pruning is required, aimed at creating a strong skeleton of the bush. Colquicia can delight you with flowering for up to 30 years. It blooms on last year's shoots, and strong anti-aging pruning of an adult bush can reduce flowering this year.
When other shrubs finish their ball, the time comes for the last spring salute, the beautiful Weigela blooms. One of the most popular and spectacular varieties of Weigela Bristol Ruby (Weigela hybrida Bristol Ruby)Bred back in 1941, it still delights with countless bright ruby bell-shaped flowers. Passing by indifferent is simply impossible!
All weigels in bloom are miraculous as good, differing in the color of the corolla (white, shades of pink and red, yellow), the size of the bush and the timing of flowering. For planting in the most prominent place in the garden, I recommend my favorite Weigela variety blooming Nana Variegata. Covered in May with foam of bell-shaped flowers, pink in buds and in dissolution, gradually turning pale to white, the bush looks tender and elegant at the same time. The effect is enhanced by elegant white-edged foliage, which also has a pinkish tint in spring.
For good flowering, plant the weigela in a sunny or slightly shaded place, protected from the wind, feed and water in the heat, and also remove old branches every 1-2 years, stimulating the growth of young ones, since the weigel blooms at the ends of lateral growths.
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© Posted by Victoria Roy, Landscaping Author
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