Not every plant is able to fully develop and grow without sufficient moisture. On the drawback they can react in different ways: some of them inhibited the growth of other leaves lose turgor, the third and did wither. But what if the hot dry weather no opportunity to water the flower garden? In this case, a great solution to the problem would be the selection for the decoration of the flower garden of drought-resistant plants that even with insufficient amount of moisture does not lose its attractiveness, pleasing others lush blooms and a wonderful fragrance.
When making flower beds of drought-tolerant plants, you can stick with the standard planting schemes, in which the foreground is filled low-growing flowers, and as background in the background is planted with tall handsome.
Decorative flower beds can act as an effective decoration of the site and serve as a source of aesthetic pleasure for its owners
When creating a flower garden that will decorate the site more than one year, you need to consider several points:
- Place arrangement. Drought-resistant flowers to feel comfortable in depleted soils. But they do not tolerate waterlogged soils where there is sufficient outflow of water. In flooded soils, they just rot and die. Reliable drainage of the soil is a necessary condition for the arrangement of flower beds. At the breakdown of the beds is also an important factor in light of the plot, after all, some drought-resistant flowers love Sunny and the other shady places.
- The combination of plants. In the selection of songs is important to consider the conditions to the cultivation of a particular type. Plants with different needs in the moisture, can feel uncomfortable in close proximity. Even with this combination of plants the grower may have difficulty with irrigation.
- Creating conditions for growth. Arrangement for reliable drainage in the soil is required to secure a sufficient amount of gravel and sand. Irrigation is desirable only in the morning hours, thereby reducing the loss of moisture in the daytime.
To plant the plants should be at a sufficient distance from each other, leaving room for the free growth of their aerial parts.
To retain moisture in the soil by mulching using shredded leaves, sawdust and straw
Since most drought tolerant plants naturally grow in depleted soils and soils that lack of vitamins, in the preparation of flower garden it is better to limit the amount of organic fertilizer.
The view that the drought-resistant plants look unattractive on the background of their sun – and moisture-loving colleagues wrong. Among drought-tolerant plants you can find many bright and showy decorative flowers. Drought-tolerant flowering perennials unassuming by nature and able to grow even in depleted soils.
Many gardeners love drought-tolerant plants not only for their simplicity and beauty. Around the flower beds with these plants is always hovering pleasant fragrance, attracting insects, which pollinate the flowers.
But even among the variety of beautiful drought resistant plants can highlight the obvious favorites, which is capable even with little care to please unique lush flowering throughout the season.
Using making compositions of tall and low-growing drought-resistant grass can and does create real masterpieces of landscape art
Low maintenance plants can feel comfortable as in Sunny and lightly shaded sites. Periwinkle, mugwort, milkweed, arabis, stonecrop and yarrow grow well between stones. They are indispensable when making the dry slopes as well as for the arrangement of rockeries and rock gardens.
Among groundcover and low-growing drought-resistant colors highest quality decorative differ: Phlox subulate, gaylardiya, alyssum, Saxifraga
Lilac lavender shrubs planted along garden paths and in the district exudes a magical aroma, able to literally transform the area of land
Beloved by many gardeners irises also not particularly pretentious to care. Most of them bloom in the spring in 3-5 weeks, but some varieties re-bloom with the onset of autumn.
Irises – amazing plants, tens of thousands of varieties, the imagination exquisite flower shape and variety of colors
For processing dry parcel perfect fit and Echinacea. A native of warm countries, interesting bright blossoms are pink, yellow, Burgundy and purple shades.
In addition to the decorative appeal of miniature «suns» able to provide healing effect and helps boost immunity and also to cure colds and flu
The original texture of the garden will help to give Stachys Byzantine. The plant, referred to popularly as «the ears lamb» it is interesting with its silver foliage with a velvety structure.
Stachys Byzantine is a herbaceous perennial plant in height 30-40 cm with the proliferation of it creates a soft elegant «pillow» with a silver sheen
Crocosmia is an extraordinarily beautiful plant, with about 50 species, has a South African origin. The fragrance of its flowers resembles saffron, which is widely used in cooking.
Crocosmia, adorned with spikes with a star-funnel-shaped flowers, is famous for its abundant and long flowering period that can last from mid-summer to late autumn
Looks great this is a drought-resistant plant in the open beds.
Among tall drought-resistant beauties can be distinguished mallow, miscanthus, an ornamental bow. Reaching the height of two meters, they are able to create elegant screens, which will be a bright decoration of the site throughout the season until the first frost.
Graceful stems-stem roses can decorate about a dozen semi-double or double flowers of various shades starting with white, deep yellow, and finally dark purple and Burgundy
These showy plants are ideal for mologogo garden. Just enough to sow seeds in the ground at a distance of 50 cm from each other in fertile and well-drained soil and in a year or two get the opportunity to enjoy a stunning mallow blooms from June to late autumn.
Allium or ornamental onion deserves special attention. Throwing in the spring flowering arrows 80-170 cm tall (depending on variety), he’s primping in globular inflorescences of stunning beauty.
Large balls of blooms of Allium, gently swaying on thin scapes, studded with star-shaped flowers of white, pink and light purple shades
In addition to aesthetic appeal due to its specific «onion» the smell of the Allium is able to protect from harmful insects not only themselves, but neighbors in the flowerbed.
When making a flower garden, a special place should be allocated to drought-resistant grasses. The most attractive among them are: fescue glaucous, the spire and elimus.
Compact clumps of fescue glaucous, the height of which does not exceed 20-25 cm, resembling a sea urchin with a bluish needles
Impressive look such «bumps» on the background of the ponds, in rocky gardens. Grows best SIZ fescue full sun with fertile well-drained substrate.
The spire – fast growing ornamental grass, forming a high «pillow», collected from green and white variegated grass
Attractive with its pointed blue-gray leaves and decorative grass elimus.
As elimus growing rapidly and behaves aggressively towards neighbouring plants, it is better to plant in the flower garden, by limiting the roots using a pot without a bottom
Beautiful shrub, the barberry is the clear favorite because of its simplicity and drought resistance. It is strewn with thorny stems, growing up to 1 m high, is decorated with beautiful yellow, pink, brown and bright red leaves.
Among the variety of the barberry the most different decorative Golden Ring with red small leaves with a yellow border and Rose Glow with pinkish brown leaves with a fancy pattern of white strokes and droplets
Branched barberry bushes love the sun, but can grow in slightly shaded areas. Some varieties of barberry by the fall are also delighted by edible bright red fruits.
Euonymus is a bright and unusually beautiful shrub attractive beautiful openwork crown and fine foliage elegant.
Plant foliage which in summer months has a rich dark green color, with the onset of September covers «autumn fire», coloring in orange, Magenta and purple shades
Pinkish fruit strewn stems of Euonymus, as maturation revealed, and they look bright red-orange seeds. Stunner! But it is worth remembering that the ripe fruit, as all parts of the plant are poisonous.
No less decorative, and different shrub silvery Loch. The most comfortable he feels on very depleted soils, enriching and improving them at the same nitrogen.
The branches of shrubs, decorated with silver foliage, during flowering studded with tiny flowers that spread a pleasant aroma, due to which they are widely used in the perfume industry
Place the flowers later tie the fruit by the autumn rise in yellowish berries with a sweet astringent pulp.
Juniper – absolutely not demanding to care and incredibly beautiful forest guest long ago taken root in the country.
Flexible branches of evergreen bushes decorated with tiny needles and scaly needles, and diffusing the pleasant resinous aroma
Amazingly beautiful forest dweller that can withstand adverse conditions, his persona is able to transform any place on the site. He will make a spectacular addition to pebble garden, tiered flower beds, mixborders, frame garden paths.
Drought-tolerant plants are ideal for garden decoration and flower beds. They are well adapted and serve as a worthy ornament of the site.