Choosing plants for borders


With the help of a border, any garden or backyard plot can be turned into a harmonious landscape, or, conversely, make it look chaotic and diverse. It all depends on the correctly selected and skillfully planted border plants. The boundary between the path and the flowering plantings can work as a tool to complete the entire look. Such a decorative element as a border is one of the important or even the main elements of the style chosen on the site. It is known that its use as a decoration was practiced as early as the seventeenth century. Garden plots at monasteries with numerous ridges and flower beds could not do without multifunctional plant borders.

Landscape designers recommend creating borders not only with the help of various artificial materials, but also advise using flowering plants to revive the invisible frame, which will act as a natural natural edging. Such a border will be at the same time a division of the territory and part of a flower garden.

Various types and varieties of flowering herbaceous and semi-shrub crops are used as border plants. For example, such a cute annual as chervil was one of the first plants to be used in this capacity. Later, however, it became clear that planting annual crops every year was troublesome, and perennial plants came in their place.

Today the number of curb plants is huge and diverse. Among them there are many flowering crops, which differ in color and aroma, in splendor and duration of flowering, in size and shape. It can be annual and perennial specimens, ground cover and shrub, bright and modest in shades. It is important that the curb plantations remain approximately the same size and do not grow over large areas, changing the "living frame".

You can create an evergreen border. Then the decorativeness of the flower garden or garden will be preserved throughout the year. In winter, such natural compositions will attract attention and cheer up. And the care of these plants will be minimal. Perennial borders are also practical in their own way. They will remain on the site for many years, and sometimes decades. But their beauty can be enjoyed exclusively in the warm season. A striking and common representative of such borders is a slow-growing tree or boxwood shrub and perennial carnation. Bright annuals are also planted as curbs, but they are very short-lived. Such beauty will last only until the onset of the first cold weather.

Border styles

Everyone can choose the style of the borders, taking into account their likes and preferences. There are conditional base styles.

Strict or regular

In this style, strict straight lines, geometric patterns or shapes are visible. Plants on such curbs are usually subject to regular formative pruning to maintain a strict look. Boxwood, fragrant rue, as well as numerous types of grasses of medium height are most suitable for this style.

Natural or landscape

Borders in this style look natural and natural. The "frames" created from plants are hardly visible in the general landscape, everything merges into a single harmonious image. For planting, annuals and perennials, cushion and ground cover species, herbaceous crops resistant to trampling are used.

Country

Country-style borders are created from vegetable and berry plantings, from medicinal crops and healthy herbs. In such original compositions - dill and parsley, green onions and cilantro, strawberries, mint, oregano, calendula are involved in the beds.

Plants for borders in a sunny area

If the location of the curbs is on an open, sunny, well-lit area in regions with a mild climate, then it is recommended to plant fragrant rue, lavender and santolina. In areas with a harsh climate, you can plant frost-resistant plants. And in places with a temperate climate, rezuha, aster, yaskolka and shaved are popular.

Dubravnik is a frost-resistant crop that retains green leaves even in the coldest winter.

The cuff is an unpretentious and undemanding perennial, reaching a height of 30-40 cm. It grows well in partial shade conditions.

Catnip is a low flowering plant with beautiful small leaves of a bright green hue.

Aubrieta is used for a narrow, squat border as a bright pink, lilac, blue or purple spot against the background of green foliage of other crops.

Oregano is perfect for creating a very lush and incredibly fragrant border.

Armeria seaside attracts attention with its bright pink flowering against the background of a dense rosette of green leaves.

Byzantine chisel and red-leaved geychera differ from other plants by their unusual shape and color of leaves.

Plants for curbs in the shade and penumbra

A lush "border" in a shady or semi-shaded area can be from evergreen or ground cover plant species that do not require bright sunlight to maintain their decorative qualities.

Boxwood is a classic border plant that will fit into any style (but only with the obligatory regular haircut).

Saxifrage is an evergreen groundcover with a charming early June bloom.

Bell is an unpretentious, touching and delicate culture that requires low pruning, as it very quickly builds up volume and blurs the outlines of the “living frame”.

Annual border plants

Annual plants are an excellent tool for creating a vivid, picturesque and unique composition of flowering plants. Although every year you will have to deal with new plantings, but each time the garden will acquire new colors, shades, aromas. The options for combinations of species and varieties of flowering crops are endless and depend only on the creative imagination of the gardener.

The disadvantage of annual plants is their late onset of flowering. In early spring, they are just beginning to form, and lush bloom begins in the summer. This "problem" can be solved with the help of other spring flowers, which give their beauty only from March to May. For example, tulips or daffodils are first planted in the place chosen for the summer. When their flowering comes to an end, you can grow annuals. A favorable time for planting them is the period of dying off of leaves on bulbous crops.

Each summer season, you can plant various varieties of marigolds, balsams, verbena, calendula, snapdragon and various types of daisies as curbs. You can admire and enjoy such a bright flower garden-border endlessly.

Combination of plants in double and triple border

Several types of plants and additional artificial decorative materials can all be seen in a double or triple border. Perennial plants are recommended to be combined with bulbous crops (for example, Iberis and Tulip). Vegetable outlines can be enhanced or slightly emphasized with natural stone, pieces of wood, ceramic tiles or metal. A lush vegetation strip looks great against the background of large stones or twisted elements. Pieces of wood or tiles not only add variety to a natural flowering or deciduous composition, but can also be an excellent decorative support for plants (for example, for carnations and nasturtium). Decorative additional details on the border can give the image intricacy, understatement and awaken creative imagination.

Before planting and building curbs, you need to start by choosing a style. Only after that it is recommended to proceed to the selection of plants. When choosing, it is very important to take into account their conditions of maintenance, rules of care, growth and development rates, resistance to diseases and pests, as well as a palette of colors and shades during flowering. All cultures should be in harmony with each other, not interfere with each other, but, on the contrary, be a complete complement. It is also worth paying attention to the duration and timing of flowering of border plants. Bright colors should not overshadow or overshadow the fully saturated greens of the leafy crop.

Regular pruning of plants is recommended to form a lush green “frame”. This is especially true for winter green plantations. Once the flowering period is over, the plant is cut to the very bottom. Such drastic measures will contribute to the emergence of a large number of new young shoots and subsequently a greater density of branches and splendor. Only the tips of the branches will be subject to repeated light pruning.

Plants for creating living borders


Choosing plants for borders - gardening

Ornamental deciduous shrubs are pruned annually in early spring.

Ornamental deciduous shrubs are pruned annually in early spring.

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One of the most valuable characteristics of ground cover crops is the rapid development of the planting site. When they grow, they create a dense flowering carpet.

When framing the path, so that the stems and leaves of flowers do not interfere with free movement, they should be planted, slightly retreating from the edge of the path.

The undersized border colors include the following.

Arabis

It takes root from its own shoots, forming a new plant, does not tolerate stagnant melt water and waterlogging.

It grows quickly, therefore constant monitoring is required, shoots are used for breeding. Arabis is a good honey plant, so during flowering there will be many bees on the plantings.

In difficult plantings, good companions for rezuha are:

  • marigold
  • nasturtium
  • chamomile border
  • calendula
  • alissum.

Flowers of a lilac, pink, white or yellow shade are presented in the form of a loose rosette, the leaves are bright green, but there are varieties with and with variegated leaves. Withstands frosts up to 3-5 degrees.

Decorative leaves are bright and dark green, blue, purple, burgundy. Lush flowers - blue, blue, purple, yellow.

He loves moisture and shading, but can also tolerate the sun, tolerates mild winters well, shelter is required in extreme cold.

It spreads over the site due to layering, so you need to monitor the plantings. Self-seeding should not be allowed, since the plants are frail and weak.

The foliage does not shed for the winter, the color remains even under the snow, which is very valuable for plant borders. Has increased resistance to trampling, does not require maintenance and looks great. Combine well with bulbous flowers.

Periwinkle

Leathery leaves of saturated green color retain their color under the snow, single flowers of violet shades.

The plant prefers shade and partial shade, but tolerates both the sun and strong shading. Periwinkle emphasizes the beauty of neighboring flowers, therefore it is often used in mixborders.

Aubrieta

Loves poor stony soils, can be planted among stone steps, concrete slabs.

Plant height is 15 cm, the leaves are green, single flowers of crimson, purple, white or red shade form loose groups. The variety of grades allows you to mix different colors. Good neighbors are: rezuha, phlox, spurge, iris, alissum.


Plant varieties

Hosta

Hosta is a perennial plant that has beautiful leaves with different colors depending on the variety. It can be undersized or dwarf. In July-August, flowering begins, inflorescences of pale white or lilac appear, towering above the bush. The flowers are like small lilies with a delicate scent.

A plant native to Asia, it prefers partial shade and a humid climate. Unpretentious in care, grows rather slowly, multiplies well and is used as border or independent plantings. Perfectly harmonizes with other colors, gives them a fabulous green flavor.

Pinnate carnation

Pinnate carnation - a perennial plant, reaching a height of only 30 cm. It has erect stems, and the inflorescences are collected in umbrellas. The homeland of the flower is Eastern Europe, Central and Southern Russia. In the first year of growth, only shoots are formed, but already in the second year, abundant flowering appears, which begins in June and lasts about a month.

The plant is quite unpretentious, perfectly reproduces by seeds, layering and dividing the bush. Prefers to grow in sunny areas, loves regular and moderate watering, as well as periodic feeding.

Depending on the variety, the bloom can be white, pink and lilac.

Sedum prominent

This plant belongs to the genus Fatty. Is a succulent, which is distinguished by its unpretentiousness and the ability to grow in arid places and mountains. Sedum is very popular, as it has luxurious inflorescences with a diameter of more than 10 cm. The plant grows gently on the soil surface, thus forming a continuous decorative carpet. Flowering can be of different colors: pink, lilac, etc..

In addition to beautiful flowers, sedum is attractive for its leaves.They are very juicy and fleshy, fit snugly to the stem, and range in color from dark green to dark burgundy. Flowering begins in early July and lasts until late autumn. The plant is not afraid of the first frosts, therefore it decorates the borders longer than its counterparts. Propagated by cuttings. Combines perfectly with other garden flowers.

Heuchera small-flowered

Heuchera is an excellent low-growing curb plant that has gorgeous curly leaves from green to dark purple. During growth, it reaches a height of 45 cm. Flowering begins in mid-summer. The inflorescences are small cream or pink flowers. The flower loves partial shade or diffused sun.

For a beautiful bush formation, it must be periodically cut off. This is usually done in the spring before the onset of the growing season. Despite the fact that the plant is perennial, it can freeze in severe frosts.

To avoid this, it is recommended to transplant it into a pot for the winter and put it in a warmer place.

Propagated by seeds and dividing the bush.

Narcissus

Narcissus Is a bulbous plant that begins to bloom in spring, late April or early May. Flowering starts before the leaves open. The plant is ideal for framing borders. Some species reach a height of 20-40 cm. The daffodil flower itself consists of 6 petals and a perianth. There are various varieties that differ in the structure of the flower. It can be double and simple, as well as with a different shape of the crown.

Narcissus does not like direct rays of the sun, as the inflorescence can burn out. Mostly grows out of the blue or on a small hill, where there will be no melt water and excess moisture. It is absolutely unpretentious to the soil, but prefers loam most of all. The flower is planted in a permanent place in the first half of September, propagating by dividing the bulb. It tolerates winter frosts well without special shelter.

Lavender

This plant is evergreen, has a kind of root that can go into the soil up to 2 meters. Its flowers are spike-shaped inflorescences of lilac or blue. Flowering occurs in mid-summer. Lavender is considered a honey plant with a wonderful scent. Propagated by seeds and dividing the bush. For long and abundant flowering, it is better to pick off the first flowers.

Weeds also need to be removed because they clog young bushes. Periodically, it is necessary to fertilize with potash fertilizers. Systematic watering, especially on hot days, significantly improves the growth and brightness of the flower. Regular stagnation of water in the soil can lead to diseases that cannot be treated.

Heather

Heather is widespread among gardeners and is used for planting along paths and creating curbs. It is a small shrub with a height of 30 to 50 cm, characterized by creeping stems with strong branching. The leaf plates are rolled into tubes, and the purple flowers look like small bells.

Flowering usually begins in July, but the flowers acquire the brightest and most intense shade after the onset of the first frost. At this time, the leaves turn burgundy or yellow. Propagated by seed. Loves regular watering, and in the spring - the obligatory pruning.

Loosening of the soil is essential as it removes weeds and improves air access to the roots.

Erika

Blooming Erica will not leave a single amateur gardener indifferent. This heather plant is evergreen. It is undersized, reaches a height of about 20 cm. In appearance, Eric is somewhat reminiscent of heather, but differs from it in more lush and bright flowering. Depending on the species, flowering begins in spring and ends in autumn. The plant can live in one place for 15 to 20 years.

Bloodroot

Cinquefoil is a shrub with erect or creeping shoots. The leaves are plumose or multipart, gray or green in color. Flowering begins in May-September. Inflorescences are single panicles of various colors. Depending on the species, there may be fruits. Cinquefoil is not demanding on growing conditions. Prefers lighted areas with little shade. Grows on loose, fertilized soil with good drainage. Propagated mainly by seeds.

Watering is necessary only in case of prolonged drought, approximately once a week. For long-lasting and lush flowering, it is recommended to spray the bush with water in the evening. Pruning is a must in early spring and fall. Without it, the bush will lose its shape and look sloppy. Rejuvenating pruning should be done every 5 years. For this, a third of the branches are cut for 3 years in a row. This procedure will completely rejuvenate the shrub.

The plant is not susceptible to various diseases and pests.

Japanese spirea

Japanese spiraea is distinguished by summer flowering, is perfect for curly haircuts and has a wide range of uses. With its help, curbs are formed, hedges are created, it is perfect for group and single plantings. The plant tolerates harsh winters and hot days..

In order for it to bloom all summer, it must be provided with a sufficiently lit place. The quality of the soil does not matter, as the plant is picky. Spirea prefers moderate watering, which can be increased in the heat. Four-year-old bushes must be cut to the ground. Propagated by dividing the bush or layering.

Avens

The pride of the garden for some gardeners is the gravilat. This is a perennial plant, the height of the bush reaches 60 cm. Its leaves are attached with short petioles and collected in a basal rosette. The shrub has simple, double or semi-double flowers of red or orange color with a diameter of 3-4 cm.

The flowering time depends on the type of shrub. Basically, it lasts from May to July or from August to October. The plant is quite light-requiring, but it can grow in a little shade. Loves moderate watering, in heat and drought it doubles. The flower does not tolerate transplantation well enough, so you need to change the place of growth no more often than once every 4 years. This treatment stimulates profuse flowering and growth. The flower tolerates frost well, does not require special shelter.

Tenacious

The creeping insect is a ground cover plant that prefers moisture. It forms dense bushes and cushions 20 centimeters high. The tenacious is attractive due to the leaves, which, depending on the variety, have a different shade: burgundy, purple, yellow-orange. The inflorescence is in the form of a spikelet of small flowers, usually of a light blue hue. Propagated by seed. The soil around the shrub should not dry out.

The tenacious herb grows rapidly, so it is necessary to control its distribution. For a beautiful look, you should pick off the inflorescences in time.

Dahlias

Dahlias can be a chic framing for borders. The plant is long-flowering, with a varied palette of shades. Flowering begins in mid-summer and lasts until the very frost. Despite the fact that it is quite easy to grow dahlias, they still need some care.

In the fall, it is recommended to dig up the tubers and provide them with comfortable storage in winter. In the spring they are planted in the ground. The place of growth should be chosen in the sun, without draft and wind. The land must be drained and fertilized.

Phlox

The main advantage of phlox is their decorative flowering... The flower is a ball of small, simple flowers. Phlox propagates by cuttings or seeds. It grows quickly and exudes a delicate aroma. Ideal for planting in flower beds or framing curbs. With proper care in the same place, it can grow for decades.

Others

Elegance and simplicity chamomile made it popular among gardeners and florists. A plant from the Aster family is widespread in the countries of South Africa and the Mediterranean. Its flower looks like a small sun with a yellow center and white thin petals. Chamomile blooms from June to September.

Needs a transplant every 5 years. The optimum temperature for growth is 19-20 ° C. Likes regular watering, but without excess moisture. Reproduction takes place by seeds and dividing the bush. Depending on the variety, the flower can be double and simple, as well as have different shades.

Bushes asters reach a height of up to 30 cm. The palette of inflorescence shades is varied. It can be pink, purple and other bright and muted tones. The plant prefers to grow in fertile and well-drained soil. Aster is quite unpretentious in leaving. Need regular watering, soil fertilization and pruning. For a beautiful shape, the shrub should pinch the main stem. Asters do not tolerate stagnant water and shade.


Rules for creating compositions

When decorating landscape compositions from border plants, you should adhere to simple recommendations. For the first time, flower edging in her garden was used by Gertrude Jekyll, who was a landscape designer by training. And today many admire her work.

Gertrude Jekyll recommends that you first familiarize yourself with the names of the representatives of the plant world, look at the already designed works on the Internet, and only then start experimenting, creating your own unique composition.

To make a beautiful picture come true, several recommendations must be taken into account.

  • Flowers when forming a hedge should be of a different color than the color of the flower garden itself, while it is better to choose contrasting tones.
  • It should be borne in mind that each culture grows both upward and in breadth, so initially you should leave enough space for it.
  • The presence of large gaps in the flower border will make it look messy. It is better to use plants of the same type, while planting them in two rows at once.
  • It is necessary to adhere to certain dimensions when forming curbs, for example, along a path. Classic parameters - the height should not exceed 40 cm, and the width - 50 cm.
  • When choosing plants from among a wide variety, it is recommended to give preference to those that grow heap and for a long time.
  • If we consider undersized perennials, then their appearance quite often changes depending on the weather. You need to choose those flowers that look great both in the heat and during the rains. An excellent solution will be unpretentious varieties that are characterized by excellent endurance.
  • Shape-shaped perennial fences look amazing, but this kind of design can only be created by a professional. Beginners are better off starting with simple shapes.
  • If perennial plants are used to create a certain pattern, then the period of their flowering must be taken into account. They should bloom at the same time - only then it will turn out to embody the conceived drawing into reality.
  • If you want to create an unusual decoration in the form of a hedge for your summer cottage, then you need to start by drawing up a plan. Take paper and pencils of different colors, draw how you see the future composition. At the same time, highlight that undersized plants will be planted in the foreground, and so on. Thus, you can clearly see how plants of various types and colors will be combined with each other.

Today, landscape designers are capable of many things. They can even create a green shrub curb that looks beautiful, has a long flowering period, and is great to trim.

But novice specialists in this field should not tackle shrubs - experiments will not be crowned with success, because certain experience is needed. It is easier, of course, to work with undersized flowers.

Most landscape designers advise using exclusively low-growing flowers, because their size will allow you not to cover the beauty of the entire garden. Usually their height is 25 cm.


Interesting tall garden flowers perennials

Tall herbaceous perennial flowers enrich with their diversity, we propose to get acquainted with the most interesting and demanded representatives. Perennials not only take several years to grow, but they can produce vibrant flowers for two months or longer.

Amazing shade-loving perennials Phlox

Phlox are tall, shade-loving perennial flowers for the garden, which are perfect for decorating original flower beds. They are planted in the central places of the compositions, stunted representatives are seated around the perimeter. Thanks to this combination, it will be possible to create truly attractive landscape elements. These shade-loving perennials will look great in the center, since they are not prone to lodging, they are able to perfectly maintain their shape.

The color of the petals ranges from white to purple. The variety "Neon Jade" is very popular. It will delight you with white and green flowers. These flowers are up to 70 centimeters high. Plants prefer sunlight, they have a negative attitude to the increased level of moisture in the soil.

Another attractive variety is Cyclamen. He has large flowers, and the plant height is up to 90 centimeters. The shade of the petals is deep red, but with an interesting miniature crimson eye.

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Giant cardiocrinum

In summer, Giant Lily (Cardiocrinum giganteum) will unforgettably decorate your flowerbed when huge fragrant flowers of a white lily appear on the stems, the height of which can reach 3 meters.

The leaves are large, heart-shaped. Requires semi-shady, humid forest conditions. The small side bulbs take several years to flower. This impressive plant needs the care and attention of an experienced gardener. It thrives best in coastal areas with cool summer climates.

Stunning Dahlias

Another tall perennial flower is Dahlia. They can be both annual and perennial. The color of the petals is different, just like the shape of flowering plants. An interesting variety "Duet", which grows up to 1 meter in height, and in volume the open buds are up to 18 centimeters. A feature of this variety is considered to be an interesting color - bright saturated (burgundy, orange, red), which has a delicate white tip at the end.

Another extraordinary variety of the majestic Dahlia is Dahlia imperialis. Nodding flower heads 7.5-15 cm wide with radiant flowers. They can be painted in yellow, red shades. Bushes in nature reach 10 m in height, garden plants grow up to 2 meters. Abundant flowering directly depends on the conditions in which the plants are grown. To get lush flower beds with original buds, you will need to make additional fertilizing, as well as systematically water the perennials.

Dahlia lovers should also pay attention to the Nallmark variety. The buds are colored blue or light purple. The variety is distinguished by strong peduncles that are firmly held on the stems. Each bud is 5 centimeters in diameter. Such flowers are very popular, both for decorating gardens and for cutting and arranging original bouquets.

Incredible tall perennials Delphiniums

An excellent choice of tall perennials is the use of superior Delphiniums in a variety of colors.This summer garden classic will color your property in shades of blue, purple, white and pink. Thanks to this variation in shades, you can decorate the landscape design with different colors of the rainbow. The height of these bushes is up to 80 centimeters. The flowers are collected in cone-shaped inflorescences. Flowering usually falls in July and August. The culture is very resistant to temperature drop, therefore it does not need shelter.

Gourmet Mallows

For those looking for tall perennial flowers along the fence, we recommend paying attention to Mallows. These are common floral representatives that are also found under the names of the stock-rose, mallow, kalachik. There are more than 30 varieties of such crops, including a huge number of perennial representatives. The most popular specimens are musky, wrinkled mallows. The height of the first varieties is up to 1 meter, their shades are pale pink. Each flower has a diameter of up to 5 centimeters. The second variety of flowers reaches a height of up to 2 meters, it is distinguished by beautiful yellow petals. The wrinkled look looks great as a hedge instead of using decorative fences. This tall yellow perennial is a great addition to interesting flower arrangements.

Stunning Lupins

Lupins are charming representatives that are often found in garden art. In addition to visual qualities, this flower is also in demand due to its unique soil improvement capabilities. If you grind the stems, embed them in the soil, then aeration will significantly improve, and the soil itself will be enriched with organic matter.

Growing Lupins is easy. The main thing is to choose a site where there will be no winds. Lupins bloom in June and lasts for 30 days. Shades of petals can be yellow, there are also red, blue and purple options.

Prickly mordovar

Mordovnik is a thorny plant that can conquer both people and insects with its beauty. This culture is a popular peduncle, which is distinguished by straight stems and thorny leaves. The height of the specimen is from 50 cm to 2 meters. The flowers are very interesting, have a tubular shape, beautiful blue, blue or white color. The inflorescences cannot but attract attention, since visually they look like thorny balls, in which a hedgehog seems to be hiding.


Features of perennial ornamental flowering shrubs

Perennial shrubs are usually bushy and beautifully flowering plants. Perennials suitable for landscaping have the following properties:

  • High frost resistance. This factor is especially important for Russia. Plants that can withstand low temperatures are preferred.
  • Undemanding care. More than others, they value unpretentious perennials that tolerate drought, humidity and other unfavorable conditions well.
  • Long bloom. The longer the shrub blooms, the better - for most plants this is the most beautiful period. Today there are shrubs that bloom almost the entire season.

Perennial shrubs are actively used in landscape design, depending on their size and other properties, they are used:

  • for creating hedges
  • as single elements and as part of group compositions
  • for border decoration
  • when creating alpine slides
  • as protection against dust and smog from the streets.

All perennial shrubs reproduce by layering, cuttings, seeds, dividing the bush.


Curb rules

The border should be created from several types of plants so that it is pleasing to the eye throughout the summer.

Bulbous perennials bloom first in spring - it is better to plant them closer to the path:

  • crocus
  • snowdrop
  • hyacinth
  • narcissus
  • tulip.

Ground covers are also suitable - subulate phlox, herbal cloves, periwinkle, mint, basil, thyme.

This is followed by a strip of herbaceous plants that bloom in summer:

  • hosts
  • matrix
  • badan
  • dwarf chrysanthemum.

They will cover with their flowering mass the primroses that have departed by that time.

The final strip of the border can be placed undersized flowering shrubs, not exceeding 40 cm in height, so as not to obscure the perspective or flower bed:

  • dwarf barberry
  • garden lingonberry
  • rose border
  • Japanese spirea.

When creating a border composition, you need to pay special attention to the selection of colors and shades of plants - in the same range or play of contrasts. In this case, the plants should be planted thickened so that the harmony of the pattern is not interrupted.


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