Plants for landscape design can be divided into three large groups. All of them can be used for the creation of various compositions, the main thing is to take into account their height and flowering time so that the mixed border or the rockery do not lose their aesthetics during the whole season.
The first group includes herbaceous landscaping plants, which are planted near the ponds and along the edges of flower beds. Tall landscape flowers serve as accents when creating compositions, they are often given a central place. Low-growing flowers for garden design are located on the second tier after ornamental grasses.
The annual flora
Very abundantly blooms the second half of summer. Cosmos is used to decorate unattractive places in the yard, creating back plans. This is a double-pinnate plant that stands upright, reaching a stem height of up to 120 centimeters.
They are valued for their resistance to heat and bright colors. It possesses almost all the colors of the rainbow, except blue. Plants can be selected of any height: flowers similar to dahlias with height up to 90 cm for the background, and stunted plants, up to 20 cm, for the foreground.
Balsam Flower (Touch-Me-Not)
A beautiful and long flowering plant that will decorate the flower landscape area at the north side of the house, where the sun is very short in the morning and evening.
Petunia decorates pots, pendant pots, containers on the patios. Also, it can be planted in the soil, creating multi-colored patterns on the flowerbeds and being one of the best flower bed ideas front of house. It’s a very unpretentious plant.
Bidens (Spanish needles)
Blooms in bright yellow throughout the summer until late autumn. This plant prefers sunny places being a sufficiently drought-tolerant and unpretentious plant.
The perennial plants
Compact dense bushes with beautiful abundant flowering and delicate leaves. The bushes of the plant grow in a dense carpet, they have different sizes and colors of flowers.
Spectacular and unusual plant. Coleus flowers, unlike the other plants, are not interesting. It is mostly grown for the unusual brightly-colored velvety leaves.
It’s a very popular decorative plant today which is actively used for garden decoration. The beauty of the sedge is in the grace and color of the leaves, and some species have original inflorescences. They can emphasize the beauty of other plants or, on the contrary, hide some flaws, for example, the absence of foliage in flowering plants.
An extraordinarily attractive plant, that it is also called a plant with an angelic face. It is a Mexican by origin, and the Mexicans call it the summer lion’s throat. In nature, it grows on solar arid areas, and therefore is resistant to heat. This “floral ball” of bright colors attracts attention and catches the eye of everyone. Sometimes this unique quality can be used for practical purposes.
Do not limit your imagination, do not be afraid of experiments, and your garden will always bring joy and satisfaction to you and your family.