Creating a flower bed is not so difficult, just give space to imagination and creativity. The fundamental thing to realize a flowerbed is to take into account some factors such as: the ground, the space, the sunny and sheltered position, the period of flower blossoming and personal tastes. Seeing a flower bed blossom is a great satisfaction, as well as an emotion and is particularly satisfying both from an emotional and a creative point of view. Dedicating yourself to the care of a flower bed can be a way to have fun and a stimulus to make room for our imagination.
The flower beds they are simple to design, just make a small corner of the garden and define it with curb. At the point where the flowerbed will rise, it is essential to fertilize the earth in order to plant annual flowers, to be changed during each season according to the favorite color taste. To create the color, the flower beds and the borders are essential. Both are simple to make, you just need to decide on the plants and compositions based on the time you can devote to them.
To create a beautiful colored effect, you need to know how to choose the colors of the flowers well. For example, combining pink with purple will create an effect of harmony or combine orange with yellow, giving a feeling of brightness. To keep the plants at their best, you need to take care of them, water them and plant them in the right land. It is advisable to water the flowerbeds in the evening, especially in hot and dry periods. Fertilization is important, but be careful not to overdo the doses as they would damage the plants. For mulching it is necessary to use peat, pine bark and gravel to put at the base of the plants.
Often in the garden there are unused and bare spots. To avoid leaving these empty and deserted spaces, you can create a beautiful flowerbed with colorful and fragrant plants. If in the garden there is a particularly exposed part to the sun, it is necessary to take some pebbles and cover the ground. Just plant the Ophiopogon nigrescens, a black grass along with echeveria spots. These are plants that love the sun, the heat and moderate watering. Moreover it is an elegant and nice solution.
Generally the most beautiful flower beds are: verbena, tagete, portulaca, centaur, zinnia. Verbena is a hardy plant, which is why it is cultivated all year round because, due to cold and frost, it rarely survives. It is good to know that it should be sown in April and will bloom in July. The marigold instead is very robust, it only needs water, fertilizer and sun. It has a very rapid development and fears the cold a lot. The portucola instead is an annual plant that is sown in late March. The centauris are plants of a thousand colors, purple, red, white, among these the most beautiful is the particularly fragrant and robust cornflower. Finally, zinna is a fast-growing plant, sown in April and just a few months to flower.
Flowerbed with aromatic plants
Lately, aromatic plants are spreading more and more in the flower beds because they are very simple to care for and do not require treatment. Aromatic plants need a soil full of organic substance. To form the flowerbed, just dig the soil of the area and free it from the stones, then add sand, peat and compost. You can create eight rectangles and delimit the perimeter with bricks placed one on top of the other.
To subdivide the rectangles, it is good to put the bricks vertically. Let's start with the thyme, which needs a calcareous and well-drained soil. It is necessary to add gravel, sand and cultivated land to the flower bed. Instead the oregano needs sun and heat and a drained soil.
The seedlings must be positioned at a distance of at least 30 cm. The angular stems carry small and opposite leaves of bright pink color. More care needs chilli and shallots. The chili pepper needs a warm climate, a fertile soil, rich in organic substance. Always water it at the foot keeping the ground cool and never soak it. Instead the shallot is buried towards March in the form of bulbils, possibly in regions with a mild climate.
This plant must be watered often especially when just planted, when the plant will be well developed, just reduce the amount of water. Parsley and basil are seedlings to be grown from the seed. Parsley wants a fresh, humus-rich soil, while basil is exposed to the sun and protected from the wind.
Fat plants in the flowerbed
It is very easy to make a flower bed of succulent plants. Even succulent plants adapt well to any type of environment, from the garden to the flowerbed. Among the most widespread, I found myself: the agave, which does not fear the cold and must be exposed in a sunny spot. You only need to avoid watering from October to March and plant them in well-drained soil. Aloe is also very popular in gardens and flower beds. It is a very showy succulent plant with many qualities. Aloe is a particularly difficult plant to grow, so it needs a stony and drained soil.
Flowerbeds: aromatic flowerbeds
Among the many types of flower beds that can be created in the garden, aromatic flowerbeds are undoubtedly among the most popular. The flower beds of aromatic plants in fact have many positive aspects and many valid reasons to be placed in the garden.
First of all, they are easy to manage and allow you to give volume and color all year round. The aromatic plants require nothing more than an energetic pruning at the beginning of the season to eliminate the dry and to stimulate new shoots and an abundant fertilization always at the beginning of the season, to give some essential organic substance to face all the physiological processes of the plant. Furthermore the aromatic plants grow well and if they are healthy they always give color to the flowerbed.
In addition to these "ornamental" and managerial motifs, the main motivation for installing an aromatic bed is obviously the need to have fresh aromas to season and enrich your recipes. Rosemary, thyme, sage, oregano and parsley are just some of the most used aromas in the kitchen, aromas that are indispensable for many recipes and that give everything fresh to our dishes.
Furthermore, a bed of aromatic herbs does not require careful and scrupulous watering. In fact it is almost always rustic or Mediterranean species that do not require attention or large quantities of water and this aspect is certainly to be taken into consideration if you do not have a plant and not even the time to give plants to drink and water.