Autumn Symphony

Autumn Symphony

For a long time, shrubby sedum species are not separated from the ground cover, and they are all called stonecrop. Now, however, there is a tendency to call these plants ochitnikami and allocate them in a separate subgenus. Ochitniki — is a perennial herbaceous plants, some of which reach 60-70 cm in height. Their compact or sprawling shrubs can be found in almost any garden, because of the hardy crops under force to adapt to any conditions.

The most famous sight ochistnikov (Hylotelephium), used everywhere — it’s about. prominent (H. spectabile). His strict, straight, not overwhelm the stems height of 30 — 50 cm. The leaves are sessile, broadly shape, up to 12 cm wide, light green. The flowers are small, mauve, gathered in a wide (12 to 15 cm in diameter) flat umbrella. Flowering from mid-September to late autumn. In the culture of widely used varieties: ‘Brilliant lt; pink flowers; ‘Neon’ — the height of 35 — 40 cm with bright pink tsvetkami1 ‘Iceberg’ — with white flowers; carmine red varieties.

This variety is unique thanks to an exquisite greenish-yellow flowers, gathered in large inflorescences. Bush loose, slightly spreading, medium growth. The leaves are large, bluish-green color. It blooms from August to September.

Bush strong, with large, fleshy leaves and purple stems. Leaves blue-green in color with a red border on the edge. Inflorescence large, consisting of many light-pink flowers. It blooms from August to September.

‘Munstead Dark Red’

Bush spreading. The young leaves are green, but by autumn they are maroon and purple. Stems are strong, burgundy red. The flowers are bright purple-red color, are collected in large inflorescences.

The shrub is low, sprawling. The leaves are small, greenish-gray, with a bluish tinge. From August to September, the plant is decorated with loose inflorescence, consisting of small white or cream-colored, slightly pink, flowers.

The shrub is rounded, compact. On purple stems arranged bluish-green leaves. Sort effect due to small scale, but numerous red inflorescences. In autumn leaves turn burgundy tint.

Compact shrub with upright, succulent stems purple color. Leaves oval saturated deep magenta color. The flowers are reddish-pink, bloom in late July. Sort bloom until the first frost.

Variegated cultivar delicate golden color. The leaves are large, golden-yellow, with elegant trim pale green. The flowers are small, greenish-white, sometimes pinkish. It blooms from August to the first frost.

The plant is very similar to the sort of ‘Brilliant’. Stems low, erect. The leaves are large, oval, bluish-green, toothed on the edge. The flowers are bright pink color, are collected in semiumbels. It flowers in September and October.

Small shrub with large, oval, bluish-green leaves, the color of which the edge becomes a little lighter. Massive inflorescence (diameter 15 cm) made up of white flowers. From August to September the variety blooms profusely.

Stems are erect, powerful. The leaves are gray-green color. It blooms profusely this grade from August to winter frosts impressive copper-red flowers, gathered in large inflorescences-semiumbels diameter of 20 cm.

Chocolate ‘

Bush is small, dense. Stems are relatively thin, purple and maroon. Leaves are oblong, fleshy, maroon-brown color. It blooms from July to September, pinkish flowers, gathered into small florets.

Old Class. The stems of tall, erect. The leaves are large, oval-shaped, green with a slight bluish tinge, toothed on the edge. Flowers purple-pink, collected in inflorescence-semiumbels. Flowering in September and October.

‘Autumn Joy’

The plant also has a second cultivar name ‘Herbstfreude’, which is, in fact, is the first translation into German. Tall shrub with serrated bluish-green leaves decorated with large inflorescences purple color.

‘Strawberries and Cream’

Stems are erect, light green. Large inflorescences. The buds are reddish-pink color and the opened flowers are creamy-pink, so the inflorescence look two-tone. Leaves numerous, green.

Stems are strong, upright. Young leaves are green or light purple. Over time, they become bluish-purple color, becoming richer in the bright sun, inflorescence consists of small pink flowers.

Less familiar to gardeners pink and white (Herythrostictum). The plant is decorated with bright blue-green leaves and pale pink or almost white flowers. A distinctive feature is the presence of large colored leaves, especially noticeable in the budding stage. In white-pink thick inflorescences up to 6 cm wide, sometimes with side branches. Blossoms it in August and September. Very popular variety Mediovariegatum ‘with light middle of the sheet. In the garden forms ‘Frosty Morn’ leaves are gray-green with white piping.

Entitled «cleft cabbage» is known for. ordinary (N. telephium). It can grow in sandy and alkaline soils. His thick, arcuate-curved at the base of the shoots reach 40 cm length. The leaves are oval, expanding the base, with a strong bluish tinge. The flowers are greenish, pale yellow or pale pink, gathered in corymbose-paniculate inflorescence with lateral branches. At the time of flowering in July and August can be filled up shoots. Deserved popular cultivar ‘Matrona’ with a dark purple color of all parts of the plant. In the variety ‘Red Cauli’ blue-gray leaves and medium-sized bright crimson numerous inflorescences the bush height of 25-30 cm. The variety ‘Purple Emperor’ is slightly higher, up to 40 cm, has dark purple leaves and bright flowers.

In horticulture often used are visible. He did not lodge, compact, giving good color spot, late blooming pink-purple inflorescences, standing in the golden-brown palette of late autumn. It can be used in any flower bed: to bloom, he would be a good background for ranotsvetuschih plants soften the bright colors of summer flower beds and flowering decorate your autumn garden almost to the snow.

Much more difficult to find a suitable place in the garden to lodge ochitnikov such as. ordinary. When planted in the flower bed next to the other perennials, the rubble, they just shut down their own branches. They need plenty of space and a decent background. The best background for them can serve large stones in shades of gray. In such a landing ochitniki will look very natural. You only need to know when to stop: these plants are the largest in themselves, so they planted 1 — 3 copies. This is enough for the color patch.

Farming equipment

Grow ochitniki in his garden is a snap. Care is regular watering, and periodic loosening the earth.

For breeding varieties divide beloved spring hive. Also ochitniki breed well cuttings. Green cuttings cut in May, but only after the stem of the plant bud. At the end of the flowering shoots are cut laid out in a dry warm room. After some time in the axils of the leaves grow back falling side shoots with bunches of aerial roots. They will need to instill in light sandy soil. Rooted cuttings are planted in open ground next spring, but certainly after the frosts — first-year plants are very delicate and even a little afraid of the cold. New instances will bloom the first year, only to be at altitude. To ochitnik started bush, pinch out the top of it.

This culture can grow in one place for many years without a transplant.



Amaranth tricolor ‘Illumination’

The originality of this variety is the color of the leaves. Fireworks Bright shades of yellow, orange and fiery scarlet creates the effect of holiday illumination or fire in the warm summer night. Bush height of about 1 m. Such a plant will grow wonderfully in an open sunny position, hiding the unsightly punch or a failed fence. Amaranth ‘Illumination’ can be used as a background plant in group plantings and mixborders.

Marigolds rejected ‘Striptease’

It is a compact shrub height of about 40 cm. Petals alternating strips of yellow and brown, creating an original coloring. It is well known that in order to protect vegetable crops from nematodes planted marigolds, so why not replace the conventional yellow or orange flower on a more original — striped? Ways to use this culture is incredibly abundant, for example, flower beds, pots or balcony boxes.

Marigolds rejected ‘Tiger Eyes’

Inflorescences-baskets diameter of about 6 cm original in shape and color, which, in fact, owe their varietal name — Tiger’s Eye ‘. The bright yellow, large, round center of the flower framed by maroon-brown petals with a thin yellow border looks very original, especially on one bush that blooms at the same time up to 35 inflorescences. Scope as wide as all the marigolds. This versatile and amazingly beautiful plant.

Marigold ‘Kilimanjaro’

This variety — not a typical representative of a kind at least for cream-colored flowers. His gustomahrovye inflorescences reach 10 — 12 cm in diameter. They are incredibly beautiful, gentle and charming. Bush height of 60-70 cm, it must always be considered when choosing a location for the plant. Grow marigolds usually seedling method, sowing seeds at the end of March and finished seedlings are planted in early June.

Gaillardia ‘Lorentzian’

Looking at this variety, you would never guess that before you — Gaillardia. Ball terry inflorescences diameter of 6 — 7 cm ozadachat anyone. From the original form it was only colors: the petals combine shades from yellow and pink-purple to red-brown. This is a beautiful sprawling plant up to 60 cm. Bloom ‘Lorentzian’ begins in late June and continues until the end of October. Propagated Gaillardia self-seeding.

Ipomoea feathery ‘Sparkles’

Stunningly bright climbing plant, length of shoots reaches 2.5 m. The morning glory can be used for vertical landscaping infield and city apartment balcony. Graceful pinnatisect leaves create a feeling of lace curtain that is in the autumn it becomes crimson. The flowers look like little stars of white, pink or scarlet color. They are not afraid of a strong wind and even rain.


Ipomoea purpurea ‘Milky Way’

Incredibly tender, similar to the stars in the night sky. The white flowers-grammofonchiki diameter reaches 5 — 8 cm. Delicate white coloring of inflorescences was diluted with small strips of purple, blue, or purple, arranged in a star shape. Shoots and. purple reach a length of 2 — 3m — it allows her to braid all that can serve as a support, whether it’s a gazebo or balcony. Morning Glory will delight flowering from mid-June until the frosts.

Calendula officinalis ‘green heart’

Under the elegant appearance — a stunning bright orange terry inflorescences with fine greenish midway — hides all known Calendula officinalis. This is one of the most unpretentious plant. Calendula blossoms about two months after planting, so the seeds can be sown not only in spring, but before winter to early summer flowering. Calendula is used for registration of the infield, and for bouquets, as well as in medical purposes.

Nasturtium foreign ‘Canary’

Original blossoms of this flower is really like a small yellow canaries. You can easily settle this fascinating bird, and a flock in my garden. Nasturtium foreign — climbing plant, which can reach a length of 3.5 m. Dark green leaves perfectly set off the canary-yellow color «bird» inflorescences. Nasturtium blooms from July until frost the most. Ideal for the decoration of pavilions.

Terry Petunia grandiflora ‘Duet’

It’s not just Petunia, this garden form combined the two qualities: the two-color and dressing. Before you trim shrub up to 40 cm ball-shaped blossoms with a diameter up to 8 cm. Corrugated salmon-red flowers with elegant snow-white strips along the edge of a beautiful decoration for any garden. Blossoms this sort of as, like all petunias, from May until the first autumn frosts.

Helianthus annuus ‘Red Sun’

It is familiar to us sunny flower, but only in the new interesting performance. All highlight of this sort is that the plant is 1.5 m high inflorescences adorn unusual dark red color. Sunflower loves sunny places, and he attracts the sun, makes the site a bright and warm. This plant — ideal for garden decoration in the style of the country, and just wonderful people in your flower beds.

Zinnia ‘Carnival’

Zinnia blooms continuously and abundantly, but it is not the main advantage. The plant height of about 80 cm in the form of blossoms decorate the baskets (diameter 12 cm), the diversified variegated — just like at the Venetian carnival! Flowering begins in 2.5 months after planting, about the middle of June and continues until the deep freeze. It looks very good fit in the group as a huge, bright, festive cloud.

In the beginning was the land. Then it appeared fence. Yes Yes! Only after your site will become a real border, you will be able to fully enjoy the landowner himself.

The case for small — to choose a fence.

How to start …


Practice shows that the fence in Russia — it is always more than just a designation of the border area. Each landowner is important to protect your property, maintain privacy, emphasize their status and, at the same time, make sure that the site looked nice and was comfortable. What kind of fence to choose someone who just got a portion of the city?

Mesh netting convenient, quick to install permeable to the sun, next to it can be planted plants. But while it is permeable for prying eyes, and from the intrusion on the site does not protect. The durability of a fence, too, leaves much to be desired.

Brick fence is durable, beautiful and protects against penetration, and from prying eyes. But its improvement requires significant effort: necessary foundation, a place for the storage of bricks during construction, a lot of time on construction. And plants can not be planted in close proximity to it.

Is there a version of the fence for the site, which will help to avoid all these disadvantages, but to preserve the dignity? Yes, we answer such a fence already conquered Europe and confidently develops domestic spaces. His name — pergony. This title came at the confluence of two long-known concepts: pergona and gabion. As a result of «hybridization» it turned out great option fence, which, believe me, has no flaws!

Judge: pergony in height can be up to 240 cm — enough for a good fence.

To set the foundation is not required, which means that you can build a fence as fast as from the netting. This fence will sound and unassailable. Moreover, plants can be planted in close proximity thereto.

Pergonov design is very simple — two rows of the grid wire thickness 6 — 8 mm can be stacked at any angle. Mesh «basket» pergonov can be filled with pebbles, glass blocks, broken brick, cut down a tree and just leave blank. Appearance pergonov can be changed at their discretion — just change the part of the filler.

So, if you have a piece of land and you are thinking about how to protect it — choose pergony!



Little experiment gave good results

Last year, our magazine together with «Plantseyl» held a competition «Tell us about your garden,» one of the winners of which became Olga Smirnova. Presenting your attention to her story.

Author Olga Smirnova, Moscow region., Chekhov district, d. Vaskino Photo author

Once spring persuaded me in the market to buy one babuska her seedlings are not known to me-flower «Beautiful, will bloom all summer.» And it is true: the summer it pleased me a rapid flowering, opens in bright sunny days.

Autumn came. Came the cold, and we in the suburbs. My lovely flowered suffered even a light night frost. It’s a pity I was to leave him in the winter to certain destruction. I dig up the seedlings and transplanted into the pot. He blossomed house almost until the New Year!

Later learned that this Gazania — nemorozoustoychivy perennial.

Here in Russia, it is grown as an annual.

In winter, has bought seeds gazania. I sow the house and spring planted seedlings to the flower bed. My favorite flower is divided into some bushes. And while the seedling grows up, last year the bushes began to bloom, and early, in late May.

Now I have every autumn dig gazania for home winter, and in spring they are grateful bloom on my flowerbeds. And last year, dug in late autumn also begonia. She spent the winter at my home in a three-tiered pot. In the spring of my begonias I did not look very presentable: twigs strongly stretched, color was not enough — not enough in the winter sun it. I had to cut the plant, leaving the bushes height of 5 — 7 cm. The cut cuttings put into the water, and in early May planted along the track. It quickly grew and flowered begonia. In the flower garden turned out great curb.

Three-tiered portable bed of Begonia I made the sun. I watered as usual 2-3 times a month with fertilizer for flowers, and she blossomed as wonderful as last year.

I advise all growers, too, to keep their best crops at home to spring as soon as possible to get great blooming flowerbeds. They will please its beautiful flowering much earlier than plants planted in the ground, and even planted seedling method.

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