Many flowers grow in the form of a bush. Flowers give a decorative character to one of them, leaves to a beautiful form to others. They look good at the sitting area and in the garden. A few planted plants nearby are enough to create an expressive composition. But it should be borne in mind that most flowers shed their foliage by the beginning of winter. The flowering time for individual crops is different: early spring or spring, summer or autumn. In some plants this period is short, in others it lasts for many weeks, but there are still others that bloom two or more times a year. The plantings at the resting place are grouped so that several plants bloom at each season. At the same time, one must take into account what soil and climatic conditions they prefer.
It is advisable to plant tall, widely growing flowers at the resting corner only in one or two copies so that they occupy as little space as possible and because of them you do not have to abandon others. Of phlox and other moderate growth of crops, small groups of 3 or 5 specimens are formed, but between them there is always room for low and lush-growing bushes, which are usually oppressed by strongly growing ones. In some places, among the shrubs, you can place individual tree crops.
We advise you not to get carried away with a variety of plants and not to plant everything. Only their critical choice, the correct definition of the neighborhood will give the plantation an appropriate appearance.
In flowers developing in the form of shrubs, the aerial part remains herbaceous, that is, it does not become lignified as in woody crops. Some plants do not shed their leaves for the winter, but most of them wither in the fall, and the next spring they again form shoots from their rhizomes, bulbs or tubers in the ground. Otherwise, there are many transitional forms between the named and tree crops. Some dwarf forms are included in the assortment of shrub plants. Their homeland is the most diverse vegetation zones of the earth. And although they grow there in very specific environmental conditions, some species are perfectly adaptable to other natural conditions. Many shrub plants have been cultivated for a long time, others have recently appeared in our gardens. Some varieties,arising as a result of long-term selection work, have changed greatly compared to the original species.
The best time to plant bush flowers and shrubs is late summer and early autumn or spring. Seedlings can be planted in early summer. The areas provided for planting are dug up on two bayonets of a shovel, and if necessary, they are loosened. Bushes, like woody crops, are planted not very deep into the soil, but not shallowly either. The fleshy roots of mordovians, lupines, mallets and other crops should not be damaged or broken. After planting, the plants are thoroughly watered.
The distances between them are determined depending on the growth characteristics of flowers and shrubs and are:
- for vigorous plants from 100 to 150 cm; high - about 80 cm;
- medium height - about 50 cm; low - about 20 cm;
- semi-shrub - from 10 to 15 cm.
Many flowers and semi-shrubs easily propagate by cut twigs or root suckers. Seedlings are planted either immediately in the place allotted to them, or first in a special bed, where they should get strong enough. Some plants can be grown from seed without much difficulty, others multiply by self-seeding.