We select plants for the alpine hill
The now fashionable landscape that thesephoto Alpine hill, requires, in addition to the design experience, some knowledge of botany and floriculture. We can confidently say that the Alpine slide is a painting in kind, constantly changing with the seasons, a picture that does not bother the look. It is not right to choose and place the stone material on the designated area with a taste, giving it the appearance of a rocky mound. It is necessary to select the necessary plants for the alpine hill, place them so that they do not interfere with each other, do not overshadow the original beauty of others with their exceptional and unique beauty, but make up an integral composition, naturally fitting together with the natural stone in the general background (gardens, buildings ). In addition, it is important to take into account the growth conditions: one needs the sun, others can not do without moisture, and some need good drainage.
In natural alpine meadows, plantsare ranked according to the height: at low marks - bright bright spots of flowers among the luscious greenery, the highlands are covered with more modest vegetation. Even the famous edelweiss prefers the flashy beauty of fluffy villi on its surface, protecting it from the cold height of the mountains. But the man-made landscape is created for the soul, and here, when choosing plants for the alpine hill, you can retreat from the strict rules dictated by nature. On its own hill it is possible in search of originality to admit bold fantasies and combine incompatible. Imagine the splendor: bright tulips among the gray stones against the backdrop of pyramidal thuya, occupying a central place and visually lifting the hill. In the sunniest spot - arrows of ornamental onions in the midst of young and purified, Siberian irises, among which occasionally, but boldly look bright blue gentian eyes. Below - globular junipers alternating with broad-leaved balan on the slopes, with a pink boiling of stylized phlox, with yellow asterisks of the tentacle. Along the edge of the hill in the crevices are stunted ferns, brightly blooming dwarf primroses, blue-eyed periwinkles, white daisies, sometimes interrupted by the "explosion" of the luxurious leaves of the hosts. Even lower ... No, there is enough imagination. It's time to move from words to action.
Wood and shrub plants for alpine slides
Slowly growing conifers - European spruce(height up to 1 m, dark green needles), Weimutov pine (height up to 1.5 m, bright green needles), spiny spruce (1.5 m, silver-blue), thuja, Korean fir, cushion and Canadian spruce - the list is not finished. They all need an open space under the sun, good drainage. Ground-covered junipers Cossack and scaly, middle-aged handsome man, yew (black tough berries are poisonous!). Perfectly complemented by coniferous deciduous shrubs such as dwarfish forms of barberry ordinary, spiraea, spindle Fortune, foresight Malysh. The choice of deciduous is even richer. But you can not overdo with them: falling leaves can disfigure the hill in autumn, and decaying foliage - to harm other plants.
Perennial plants for the alpine hill
Such plants with decorative leaves and flowersfor the alpine slide is very much. Let's name some of them. Ground-sheltered: lichnis alpine (up to 15 cm, pink), phyllops subulate (up to 15 cm, bright pink), flox digicates (blue, up to 30 cm), saxifrage (different colors - white, blue, pink, up to 30 cm) aster alpine (lilac, up to 30 cm), periwinkle (bright blue, 20-30 cm), carnation-grass (mauve, up to 25 cm), boudanum with shiny leaves, not falling for the winter, geycera - fashionista with fireworks light small flowers, the host - the queen of the shadow, the ferns with the carved leaves. From early spring - muscari, crocuses. Of bulbous - tulips, daffodils, hazel grouses. Succulents are clean, young. Of medicinal - sweet scented thyme, yellow and yellow.
Annual plants for the Alpine hill
Many of them are good - eshsholtsiya, alissum, viola, honey phacelia, limantes, nemophilus and many, many others.