BELLS FOR SEEDS AND THEIR TYPES FOR THE GARDEN
At the beginning of summer, bluebells bloom in the dacha, filling the garden with rustic comfort and evoking memories of childhood.
Many years later, I collected a small collection of these wonderful plants - Pyramid bell, Nettle bell, Peach bell, Broadleaf bell, Pozharsky's bell, Crowded bell, etc. They conquer not only with their delicate beauty, but also unpretentiousness.
MINIMUM CARE FOR BELLS!
Bluebells are not demanding on the composition of the soil, but when planting in a hole, I always add humus. In the future, a couple of times a season I feed with any fertilizer for flowering garden plants (according to the instructions).
These flowers do not tolerate excess moisture, but its lack of bushes is not terrible. In the heat and a long drought, I water them sparingly.
I keep the landing sites clean. I am constantly weeding.
If I do not need seeds, I remove wilted flowers in time, otherwise unwanted self-seeding may appear.
I PRODUCE BELLS WITH SEEDS
When breeding, I use the simplest and most popular method. The first seeds ripen in late June-July. I collect the yellowed seed pods, dry them and extract the seeds. I am preparing a place for sowing on a seed bed. I mix garden soil with humus (1: 1), level the soil well, moisten it, sow the seeds superficially and cover with a film. Periodically ventilate, constantly monitor the soil moisture.
The first seedlings appear after 2 weeks. I wait another 7-10 days and remove the film cover. When several true leaves are formed, I thin out the seedlings, leaving about 5-10 cm between the specimens. In August, the grown and strengthened bushes dive to a permanent place at a distance of at least 30 cm from each other.
© Author: Svetlana KONONOVICH Photo by the author
Bluebells grown in gardens can be divided into three groups - forest, meadow, mountain - depending on the conditions they need, based on their natural habitats. Forest bells include nettle-leaved bell, broad-leaved bell, peach-leaved bell, crowded bell, dotted bell, etc.
They love shady corners of the garden with moist soil. Meadows (High-haired bell, Spike bell, Milky-flowered bell, Pyramidal bell, Medium bell, etc.) are not demanding on the composition of the soil, watering and top dressing. Tolerates open areas well.
For alpine hills and rocky gardens, mountain bells (Bearded bell, Round-leaved bell, K. rhomboid, K. spatulate, etc.) and rock bells (K. alpine, K. Carpathian, K. Pozharsky, K. ciliated, etc.) . They are quite unpretentious, but photophilous.
© Author: Galina DUBOVAYA, collector, Mytishchi
BELL FLOWERS - PLANTING AND CARE, TIPS FOR GROWING
I read an article about the cup and saucer bell and decided to talk about my bell - dotted.
I bought a division of this bell in the market from one of the grandmothers who sells plants. She did not know the variety, she only said that it was a pink bell with large beautiful flowers. I love bells, and this one is also pink ... Of course, I need it!
I planted my purchase in a flower garden by the path, in light partial shade, where ferns, bearded irises and perennial asters grow.
What a beauty this bell turned out to be when it bloomed! Its flowers are graceful, in the form of a glass. And it was apparently called dotted because inside it is all, like freckles, dotted with dark dots.
Fern and irises have proven to be excellent neighbors for the dotted bluebell. The fern makes an excellent background for many large pink bells. And before them, against the background of delicate fern wai, iris flowers flaunted, surprising with their fantastic shape and coloring. And no one bothers anyone to show their bright individuality.
For all the time of growing a dotted bell, I did not see diseases and pests on it.
Yes, and he does not require special care, only occasionally I remove weeds and sprawling shoots, which, due to his aggressive nature, he strives to launch into neighboring plants. I water only in the summer, if the weather is dry and hot for a long time. I also periodically remove faded flowers, then the plant does not lose its decorative effect for a long time.
And in the spring I purchased the seeds of the ruby flower dotted bell, next season I will start growing seedlings. With seed propagation, this bell blooms in the second year.
© Author: Olga Mikhailova, Mogilev region. Author's photo
Reference by topic: Equal leaf bell (popularly “bridegroom” and “bride”) in open ground
FLOWERS BELLS WITH SEEDS AND ROOT - VIDEO
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