The charming nemophila flower, or American forget-me-not, attracts attention thanks to the unusual coloring of the petals, similar to the wings of a butterfly. Its species and varieties are popular in landscape design for their abundant, long-lasting flowering and decorativeness.
The most commonly used types of nemophila are Menzisa and Spotted. Spotted has five specks on the flower, one for each petal. The color of the spot changes depending on the variety.
So, the famous variety Ladybug has blue or deep red color accents. The rather large size (up to 4.5 cm in diameter), as well as the ground cover properties of the plant, make the ladybug attractive for decorating a garden plot. The plant spreads along the ground, scattering long, up to 30 cm, shoots, but peduncles no more than 15-20 cm high. The leaves are dark green, curly, completely cover the ground.
Since the nemophila is an annual, the ladybug reproduces by seeds, the capsule with which is formed after the end of flowering. These boxes are collected and stored until next year.
Usually, when they want to get early flowering, nemophila is sown on seedlings or in the ground in April-May, if the weather conditions are warm enough. Then the flowers will open in the summer and bloom until late autumn. When planted in July, the first color will go after 7 weeks, by September.
Or Penny Black. Refers to the Menzis species, which is most often characterized by a blue-white color of the flower. Discoidalis, on the other hand, has bright, dark purple petals with white edging. Height up to 20 cm, carpet no higher than 15. Small flower - 1.5 cm.
Planting seeds in the ground is carried out to a depth of no more than 5 cm. To obtain a high-quality soil cover, it is worth maintaining a distance of 15-20 cm from each other.
You should carefully approach the planting procedure so that there is no need to thin out afterwards, since the plant, having delicate roots, does not tolerate transplants and may die.
Discoidalis, like the nemophiles of other varieties, tolerates frosts well, therefore sowing is possible from mid-spring to July. The flowering time shifts accordingly. When planted late, the flowers open in early autumn.
A variety that also belongs to the spotted species. White base and purple spots, thin dark veins on the petals running from the center to the periphery. Shoots are tough, not flexible, together with openwork leaves create a dense soil cover. In height, Barbara grows to a maximum of 20 cm.
Plant care implies the optimal amount of watering, taking into account rainfall, as well as loosening the next day after the soil is moistened.
While the plant is young, it is necessary to deal with weeds and slugs that can harm. But after rooting and growth, other plants are not terrible, and slugs are disposed of by treatment with drugs.
One half of the Koelestis petal, which is closer to the base, is white, the other is sky blue. Anthers of long white stamens are black, large. The plant curls, spreads along the ground, the stems diverge in different directions. Leaves are bright green, elongated with pubescence.
A place with diffused light, partial shade is well suited for landing.
A medium level of moisture should be maintained, which is ensured by regular watering, loosening and soil protection through mulching. Water for irrigation should be warm.
The quality of the soil is not so important to Koelestis, but it is better to choose fertile ones, and also to feed it several times a season. Good feeding is especially important before flowering, so the quality and quantity of buds will increase.
White or blue flowers with dark spots at the base of the petal. The bud is formed in the axils of the extended, wide leaves of the plant. Oculata are planted both in the ground and in containers, pots and any suitable containers. The soil is made up of equal parts of humus, turf and sand.
Since the acidity of the soil must be neutral, you can add half a tablespoon of chalk (reduces acidity). Planting depth in a pot - 1 cm, at intervals of up to 8 cm, in the ground 3-5 cm in depth and with a distance of 15-20 cm.
In the heat, it is advisable to water the nomophila from 2 to 3 times a week, in drought more often. Can also be sprayed. But it is worth using moisture carefully, because abuse will lead to rotting of the root system and the death of the plant.
Flower seeds are small, ripening several times over the summer and autumn. They are harvested and can be stored for up to 2 years, germination is maintained all this time.
The plant of this variety is low, up to 10 cm. The flowers are medium-sized, but bright. Dark purple, almost black with a white edging of petals and a white core. They attract attention against the background of dense, juicy greenery of elongated leaves. It can multiply by self-sowing, seed pods are formed 2-3 times a season.
It is important to ensure watering, in its absence, the flowering of the Gothic style also stops. The rest of the plant is unpretentious, pests and diseases are not afraid of it.
American forget-me-not requires minimal maintenance, and due to its ground cover properties and decorativeness it goes well with other flowers, it is used to create lush man-made lawns, living borders. Alpine slides, the banks of ponds and rivers, terraces, are grown in flower beds and in a variety of containers. Such a wonderful plant will decorate any garden.
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Bulbous perennial plant Galtonia, which is also called Cape hyacinth, is a member of the lily family. The birthplace of such a plant is the Cape of Good Hope. Galtonia was named after Francis Galton, an English explorer of the flora of South Africa. In Europe, this flower has been grown as a late flowering plant since the seventies of the 19th century. In nature, there are 4 types of galtonia, however, gardeners mainly grow only 1 - the galtonia is whitish or whitish.
If allergy symptoms appear after identifying the irritant, it is necessary to completely exclude its effect on the body, as much as possible. To relieve the symptoms of the disease, medications are prescribed. First of all, they resort to antihistamines.
They prevent histamine from leaving the mast cells and causing pathological reactions. Treatment is carried out with tablets, syrups, drops, suppositories.
But after stopping the use of such drugs, the symptoms return. First generation antihistamines are sedative. Suprastin, Tavegil, Diphenhydramine and others have such properties.
For allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis, eye drops and nasal sprays are prescribed. Saline solutions like Aquamaris are used to irrigate the nasal mucosa. Also, to relieve the inflammatory process, use a saline solution.
If an allergy in September is accompanied by skin manifestations, then use moisturizing and antipruritic ointments Bepanten, Panthenol. If necessary, glucocorticosteroid hormones may be prescribed.
For food allergies, absorbent agents are used. To normalize bowel function, probiotics are included in the course of treatment.
To keep the body in good shape, the doctor selects multivitamin complexes.
They bloom quite early, in addition, there is no hassle with them. The only thing that needs to be done for them to bloom is to protect the cottage from rodents.
It is better to plant such flowers in planting baskets. The most popular are the following flowers.
A miniature flower that starts blooming around August and stops in November. He needs dry soil, with the exception of autumn crocus, which loves moist soils.
It is better to sow in the middle of summer or at the end, planting depth is about 10 cm. Loves both partial shade and sun.
Do not forget that the crocus is poisonous.
Bloom all spring. Planting is best in autumn. Soils love waterproof, but nutritious. They come in a wide variety of colors. They need the sun. In the spring they need a moderately moist soil (stagnant water is not needed) in the summer - dry. There are both completely miniature (about 10 cm) and half a meter high.
Most of all, this flower looks like a white bird or garden butterfly. It blooms both at the end of March (if the climate is warm) and in April. You can start planting in August and throughout the fall, until the first frost hits.
They need a sunny and open plot, the soil is waterproof and light. In heavy soils, add some sand. Miniature flowers - up to 15 cm. The reaction of the soil should be either slightly alkaline or neutral. It is impossible for it to get wet, even for a short time.
It is better to plant in the fall, but if the variety blooms in the fall, then plant it in the spring. They need light partial shade, so you can plant them under bushes or a tree. Crocuses need soil that is waterproof.
There are fewer ornamental shrubs that adorn the autumn garden, but they are not inferior to perennial herbaceous plants in terms of the spectacular flowering.
Hydrangeas of different types (the most popular of them are treelike and paniculate) bloom in the first half of summer and decorate the flower garden with their fluffy multi-colored "balls" and "panicles" until October. In early autumn, shrubs look especially impressive, in which not only inflorescences, but also leaves shimmer in different shades. So, for example, in hydrangea paniculata Diamond Rouge green leaves turn orange by autumn, and the plant has varieties Kyushu - yellowish.
In honor of this delicate plant in some Slavic languages, the first autumn month is called. Delicate white, pink, lilac and purple flowers continue to decorate the flower garden, even when it snows. These short shrubs look best in rock gardens, rockeries and rocky gardens.
This deciduous shrub, reaching a height of 2.5 m, is very decorative thanks to its small flowers, collected in spike-shaped inflorescences up to 40 cm long. Depending on the variety, they can be pink, purple-blue, white, purple.
The buddleya flowers exude a sweet scent that attracts butterflies and bees to the garden. Panicle inflorescences look like lilacs, therefore buddley is often called autumn lilacs.
As you can see, the onset of autumn is not a reason for sadness, because for at least another whole month, flowering plants will not allow us to be depressed! What flowers and shrubs make your autumn garden fun?