Aralia (lat. Aralia) is a genus of flowering plants of the Araliaceae family, whose range covers the subtropics, tropics and partly regions with a temperate climate in Asia, Australia, North and Central America. There are about 70 species in the genus, but mainly the ornamental, medicinal and melliferous plant Manchurian aralia is grown in the culture.
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Every owner dreams that his summer cottage or personal plot was not only fertile and functional, but also beautiful and comfortable.
For this, many make flower beds, use various decorations and garden furniture.
But the real charm and beauty of your site can bring ornamental trees. They are quite easy to care for, they will fit into any garden, be it large and luxurious or a small country one.
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Ornamental trees and shrubs
A modern garden cannot be imagined without decorative trees and shrubs. They are the most important element of various garden compositions, because the variety of species and varieties of these plants is amazing. They will find a place both on a very small area and on a very solid territory of several hectares, because among the ornamental trees and shrubs you can choose suitable for almost any conditions: climate, relief, area of the site, garden style and personal preferences of the owner.
Most of the representatives of this group of plants do not perform any practical functions: they cannot serve as a fence, do not bear edible fruits, many of them, due to their diminutiveness, are not able to give their owners a fertile shade on a hot day. Their vocation is to decorate our gardens, to make them brighter, more spectacular and more positive. And no one can cope with this task better!
Thanks to the constant work of breeders, the modern assortment of garden plants is huge, and includes both flowering and decorative deciduous and conifers.
The main material for landscaping any territory is hardwood. Due to the variety of plant heights, crown shapes, as well as different colors of the trunk, leaves, flowers and fruits, they can be used to create picturesque tree and shrub groups. Choose for yourself what suits your site best and meets your taste: acacia or barberries, buddleys or euonymus, jasmine or viburnum, magonia or lilac, or maybe tamarix or chubushnik?
Conifers, with the exception of larch, are capable of creating a special accent color and background for other plants all year round. Unlike the loose silhouettes and shapes of hardwoods, conifers are geometric and almost always observe the severity of the style, which opens up new possibilities in the design of the site. Among the conifers, you can find both giants and dwarfs, so you can pick up specimens for a garden of any size. The choice is yours - spruce, fir, pine or yew, or something else?
Application in the garden
Rudbeckia has traditionally been used for the production of yellow dyes and herbal medicine. The roots were used to prepare an antiseptic infusion. However, today most of the plant (especially seeds) is considered toxic, and the role of this perennial is mainly limited to decorating flower beds.
Rudbeckia is especially recommended to be planted in multi-flowered flower beds - its flowers appear rather late, but relatively bare stems do not violate the overall aesthetics. The bright yellow flowers give the garden a warm character. Landscape designers are especially keen to pair yellow rudbeckia with pink and purple flowers, for example:
- purple echinacea,
It looks great in country naturalist gardens. Goldenrod will become ideal neighbors, Japanese anemones with rudbeckia create beautiful naturalistic compositions. Since the plant loves the sun, it is planted in flower beds with flowers that like sunny places - echinacea, veronica, monarda. Rudbeckia looks good in the company of shrubs (barberry).
Tall species should be planted in the background of flower beds, small varieties can grow at the edges of flower beds or in pots. This plant is suitable for planting against the background of not very beautiful walls, fences. Since most varieties form rather tall and dense bushes, they perfectly mask the shortcomings of old, abandoned garden architecture. When planting varieties that bloom one after another, you can enjoy their flowers from June until the first frost.
The flower is ideal for creating bouquets. Bouquets keep their fresh look for a long time.
Rudbeckia is a perennial plant, distinguished by its durability, low requirements and sunny color of flowers. If you plant your rudbeckia in a sunny place on moderately moist soil, there is no chance that they will "die". These are plants that you don't need to worry about when going on vacation, they will surely greet us with flowers on their return.
Use in landscape design
Gazania is a beautiful flowering plant, it is planted in containers, pots, boxes, flower beds (especially dwarf gazania). The flower effectively decorates gardens, terraces, balconies.
Flowers look best in small flower beds where they can act as a border. Looks great with other colors. You can plant them next to sunny walls, buildings, rockeries. They require warmth and a sunny position, which are critical to successful growing.
Gazania can also be used for cut flowers and bouquets.
Photo. It is interesting to look at ground cover varieties that beautifully cover the slopes, other sunny areas in the garden
Gazania is a small plant with great decorative value. The flower has excellent resistance to heat and drought. Thanks to its wide range of colors, it will charm any place where it is planted. This unique beauty adorns flower beds and rock gardens, adds style to balconies.