Flower beds succulents
Your garden can be decorated with countless varieties of plants and flowers. But many tend, for personal passion, to the use of succulent plants in ornamental flowerbeds to make their garden an exotic and special place.
Succulent plants, also called succulents, adapt very well to almost all types of climate and condition. Therefore, as long as they receive the right and proper care, it will not be difficult at all to arrange your succulent plants in delightful, decorative and highly effective beds! And don't forget: not all succulents have thorns!
But how to make beautiful flower beds for succulents?
In this article we will see how to prepare and design your beds for succulents in an easy, fast and simple way!
The rest goes without saying, it's all up to your personal taste!
Most plants need special and specific conditions to grow at their best, in good health, in order to last over time, giving great satisfaction to the green thumb that takes care of them. Succulent plants, on the other hand, have the particularity of adapting well to almost all conditions (especially in rather difficult conditions such as particularly arid ones): it is enough to observe their diffusion in the world, the places of origin and their history. They are strong, resistant plants and - with a minimum of essential care - can give you enormous satisfaction, making your garden even more beautiful and enviable.
You could choose to grow succulent plants in your garden because, unlike most plant varieties, they do not require excessive attention or particularly complicated care.
ATTENTION TO LAND
Despite their proverbial resistance, succulents need some indispensable conditions to grow. The soil is among these.
One of the characteristics of particular importance in the constitution of the soil suitable for the cultivation of succulent (or succulent) plants of any variety is that it must be perfectly porous and drained so as to prevent the possibility of harmful water stagnation which, saturating the soil itself , would cause root rot resulting in plant death.
Most people not involved in the work are convinced by the belief that the cactus has the peculiar characteristic of being able to remain without water for a long time, with the consequent probability of establishing the unhealthy habit of not hydrating them.
Of course, this is not at all true because as a soil soaked with water inevitably leads to the rotting of the plants, at the same time a dry and hard substrate that does not allow the air to oxygenate it irreparably causes radical asphyxia.
The ideal substrate for the cultivation of succulent plants must be, in addition to being particularly absorbent, also devoid of any type of organic matter in the decomposition phase. It will have to be literally overflowing with mineral salts for desert and mountain cacti, while instead it is more used to humidity, composed of ground of decomposing leaves and already mature manure (or other comparable fertilizer) for fat flowering plants ( as, to name one among the many, the Rhipsalis). In general, those grown in pots are good if they mostly have a soil composed of earth with leaves and peat.
In addition, it is necessary for all succulent plants, of course, sand. The most vulnerable or youngest plants will greatly benefit from a soil composed of charcoal mince because this substance has the particular ability to neutralize any fermentation of organic residues. On the market it is possible to find the normal shredded charcoal or the so-called activated charcoal (the one generally used for aquarium filters); both need to be well washed inside a gauze or strainer before being used.
Flower beds succulents: BUILDING AND PLACING FAT PLATE OILS
After checking the land, you need to plan the arrangement of the flower beds. Evaluate the size, shape and quantity of plants it can host.
Write down the measurements on a sheet and draw a sketch of the flowerbed. If you are picky, you can also use graph paper. Inside the design, it marks the arrangement of the plants. Take into account their colors and their compatibility throughout the design phase.
Depending on your tastes and needs, as well as the availability of space within the garden, you can choose different types of flower beds. You can choose different colors, shapes and materials: wood, plastic, stone, brick and even a metal material like steel.
Evaluate, if necessary, the preparation of a border for flower beds that can facilitate you in maintenance operations. Naturally, the plants that you decide to use for the preparation of the border will not have to grow in height more than your succulent plants, otherwise you would run the risk of eclipsing them.
It is good practice to place the flowerbed in a strategic point that catches the attention of visitors. A bed of succulent plants created with great care and effort, if hidden, would be of no use.
Once the flowerbed is set up, you can choose how to decorate it further: terracotta vases arranged on the bottom, ornamental flowers that act as a background, games of bizarre colors, variegated and amusing.
Everything according to your personal taste, which will certainly be your favorite taste!