Flowers and other plants for a garden in the Mediterranean style
Greek, Roman, Cretan myths and legends speak of a careful and respectful attitude towards plants.
And how can it be otherwise? After all, according to the legends, plants became people, nymphs, oceanids, and each has its own, often sad, story. The nymph who has become unrequitedly in love with Hercules becomes a water lily, the nymph Minfu was turned into mint, the hesperis Aegle became willow, adonis is the beloved of Aphrodite who died on the hunt, Daphne turned into a laurel, pursued by Apollon, the beloved Pan became a pine-tree, heliotrope in love ... Klietia in love with Heliotos ...
IN THE PLAQUE OF AROMATIC
A special attitude was to fragrant plants - the fragrance was given by the gods as a gift to the plant at its birth and could be taken as punishment, as happened with the camellia. Gifted by gods, alissum, heliotrope, leonk, fragrant tobacco, petunias, mignonette, marigolds, we can plant as summer pilots.
An interesting plant - mirabilis yalapa - is not even difficult to preserve if you dig an underground part for wintering. It is endowed with an unusual heady aroma with a tropical touch. Its flowers bloom after dinner and can be of the most varied colors - snow-white, pink, yellow, purple.
The plant is a native of Mexico, but will be organic in the Mediterranean garden at the expense of the fragrance. Carnations are lush, greyish-blue and feathery, a fragrant violet, some daylilies and lilies - all of them have a scent.
It is believed that the Mediterranean-style felt-wool will be all the more authentic, the more fragrant cultures will be able to use. And this means expanse for spicy crops, they are everywhere - in mixborders, containers, in beds.
Thyme, basil, salvia officinalis, oak and powdery mildew, mint, lemon balm, catnip, kanuper, insect, lofant, dill, fennel, ruta, rosemary, lavender stakhadsky and L. narrow-leaved, Perovian Lebedolifera and P. abrotanovina ... And onions, of course: chives, leeks, l. blue, l pretty, l Aflatunky - for beauty and for food. Fragrant and spicy flowers and herbs are a characteristic feature of the Mediterranean garden.
Of course, you can and should use fragrant roses in the garden. In order not to bother with shelter, it is worthwhile to plant fragrant varieties of Canadian roses and from the group Species: r. wrinkle-flock, r. rust and r. hortenzovolentnaya winter in the middle belt without shelter.
Aromatic raspberry 'David Thompson', light red Martin Frobisher, dark red 'Cuthbert Grant', warm pink shade 'John Davis', white' Lac Majeau 'and' Blanc Double de Coubert ', dark pink with purple tint' Queen North 'and' Hansa ', pearly pink' Wasagaming '. Moreover, the aroma may come from some roses not from flowers, but from leaves or buds; but also odorless, the rose is a welcome guest in the Mediterranean garden.
Seasonal accents will be Eremurus, Mullein, bearded irises, and. Florentine, high bows, castor oil. As partners, beautifully flowering plants can plant the same spicy herbs, geranium, wild carrots, veronica, cuff, yarrow, koreopsis, sunflower, St. John's Wort, daisy, aquilegia.
Harmonious in different combinations, the cermet is notchy, the flat-leafed cul-de-sac, p. seaside, with. alpine, pink mallow and woods marsh, shamrocks, dubrovnik, an-huza, echinacea, scabiosa, noble and dolphin papachi, flax, beautiful evening primrose, ptitselemka, bokashnik, zones nickname klubnenosny.
Used and flyers - esholshtsiya, petunia, osteospermum, pelargonium, zinnia, dimorphoteka, poppy seed, vegetable chrysanthemum.
Among the stones and on the retaining walls, the Arabian, the Carvine petit-petrel, the low kinds of bells, the Iberis, the felt felts, I will look good. Bieberstein and I. large-flowered, post-mortem cymbaria. Most of these plants are found in the Mediterranean in the wild.
On the coastal plains you can see the tender anemone, peonies, primroses, tulips and daffodils. Will support the spirit of the Mediterranean and cornflowers: meadow, c. whitened, in. mountain, in. blue, high in. Russian, in. round-headed. You can use the clover mountain, k.prasneyuschy, because it is pale yellow.
There are many in the Mediterranean grasses and ornamental-deciduous plants. We can pray in the "southern" garden, the sandstone gravel (it is very aggressive, it is necessary to limit it), reed grass, evergreen fescue, fescue, varieties of millet millet, hare, tawny briet, stubbly, etc.. Among the listed are many species with a silvery and bluish coloration.
Silvery-gray leaves as a sign of drought resistance are generally characteristic of the Mediterranean and will be appropriate in stylization. Such a shade of foliage among the polynyas - Pursch, Louis, Steller, a wooly purifier, a blue-head, some cleansers and milkweed. These plants live in the Mediterranean.
MILK AND CROWN
About milkweed is worth mentioning separately. Not everyone can live with us (for luxurious haratias, for example, there is nothing to hope) - ours, and some of them with a big caveat: Milkweed Fischer, almond-shaped, Griffith; creeping, capitate, cypress ... And handsome m. myrtolithic, bluish-blue color, with an unusual appearance, but tender. Suitable for the garden in the Mediterranean style and the whole world of stonecrops: about. Eversa, about scapular and its variety 'Purpureum', about. plateau, about. multi-stemmed, about. caustic about. Spanish, about stonecrop very interesting can fit among stones or gravel dumping.
Curious difference from other style directions - in the garden of the Mediterranean style there is practically no lawn. Probably, this is due to the lack of large flat surfaces and hot sun rays, capable of burning tender grass. And one more thing: in this garden, a large number of different ceramic containers with plants are welcome.
So that the southerners who do not winter in our difficult climate can rightfully decorate the garden (if only for a few warm months), if the owners take them out for the summer to the street under the sun. These can be oleander, agapanthus, cedarwood, hibiscus, ficus, citrus, laurel, yucca, dracenes, cordillin, cleavage, aloe, sansevieria, bruggancia, strelitzia, abutilone, hydrangea, large leaf.
In this case, the southern color of the garden is provided. And it is also possible to use not simply ordinary containers that are usual for us, but in the form of heads, as is customary in Sicily.
Reference by topic: Options for creating very beautiful flower beds (planting plan + design)
Many spicy herbs were planted in the Mediterranean for the sake of therapeutic effect. To appreciate the contribution of Mediterranean healers, it is worth mentioning the names of Hippocrates, Dioscorides, Pliny, Avicenna.
Myths often mention medicinal plants. Centaur Chiron recovered from a wound inflicted with a poisoned arrow of Hercules, with the help of a cornflower.
Mack was created by Hypnos to give rest to the exhausted Demeter, who was looking for a daughter. The gods allowed the pioneer to become a doctor, Peon, who surpassed his teacher and tried to escape his anger. Valerian ancient healers considered a means of strengthening the brain and allowing you to control your thoughts. In addition, cantrantus is red, and poppy, and sage - these plants are also beautiful.
ENDEMICS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN
In the flora of the Mediterranean region, there are extremely many endemics - 38%. Such their abundance is connected with features of geological development of the region. For example, the natural world of the Canary Islands is unique: more than half of the plants are endemic to the region (the symbols of Tenerife are the amazing Canarian pine and dragon tree).
In this third of the flora - representatives of ancient relict forms, extinct thousands of years ago. In Crete, there are 131 endemic species (that is, found only in this territory), in Cyprus - 69, in the Balkans - more than 300, and on Olympus alone in Greece-16 species of endemics. Among them are cruciferous, leguminous, composite, clove, labiate, and cereal.
The following genera are very rich in species: Koroviak, Astragalus, Bellflowers Vasilek.
And finally - about color combinations. Real Mediterranean gardens are characterized by pure saturated colors - you can use red, yellow, purple, orange tones. Therefore, by the way, the same roses should choose pure colors, without imaginary inclusions.
© Author: Tatiana Dmitrieva
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