Each garden area is unique. The owner of his garden always wants only one thing - a beautiful and unique garden, which will have exceptionally healthy and beautiful plants. On many sites you can see wonderful peonies, bright poppies, fragrant roses and more. But rarely anyone will see flowers such as anemones or anemone - perennial herbaceous plants that are distinguished by a variety of colors and petals. At the same time, planting anemone seeds in open ground is available to everyone, even not at all experienced florist. In this article you can read about the care of the plant, shelter in the fall for the winter and many other details of cultivation. Topical varieties are presented.
To a greater extent, these flowers are unpretentious and do not require careful maintenance. However, in nature there are varieties that require much more attention. But the work of growing and caring for anemones will bear fruit - an exceptionally bright garden and intoxicating scent that flowers emanate.
That the gardener needs to know about how to care for flowers, what types there are, what fertilizers are used, will be told in this article. Look at the photo of anemones in all the beauty of their stormy, but, alas, short flowering:
Features care for anemones
Everyone who saw the anemones in the photo was surprised by the combination of brightness and tenderness of this plant. From the ancient Greek language, the name of the flower is literally translated as “daughter of the winds”. And all because the petals react even to the lightest wind.
For the most part, anemone care does not require much. But there are certain features and difficulties, such as humidity. It is necessary to constantly observe the soil moisture that is optimal for these flowers so that it grows healthy and bright. Waterlogging of the earth will contribute to the destruction of the roots, and the lack of moisture will adversely affect the general condition of the plant. To avoid problems with moisture, you should know the following: in high-humidity areas, drainage should be equipped and seeds or buds planted on high ground, and if the land dries quickly and not enough water goes to the plant, mulch from various trees bark, sawdust and dried leaves. Also, peat or fully decomposed compost can also be excellent as mulch.
With regard to fertilizer fertilizer, you should use organic additives during the flowering anemone. Complex mineral preparations are perfect for healthy flowers. If before planting the soil was previously fertilized, then it is possible, in principle, not to conduct a bait.
These flowers will grow beautifully in loose soil with an alkaline or neutral reaction. It should be noted that anemones are crown plants and without any particular problems they tolerate insufficient soil moisture.
Watering is done during the budding period in the hot and dry summer season. In rainy time, water the plant should not, because this will adversely affect the growth and overall health of the flowers.
If you follow the anemones correctly, you will subsequently appear on the daughter's mother's tubers, which will help in the development of the garden plot and the planting of new flowers. The best seeds come from bright flowers, but from the seeds the first plants will appear only after 2-3 of the year. And, unfortunately, anemones planted from seeds are not as bright as we would like.
Shelter in the fall for the winter is required for all types of anemones, without exception; straw, sawdust and various types of vegetable mulch are used for this.
Ways to plant anemones and its varieties
Like all plants, planting anemones is done vegetatively and with the help of seeds. All its varieties can be sown in the fall and early spring.
Vegetative reproduction occurs as follows:
- Separation of the root system. Thus, breeding is obtained only in anemone with long roots. In the period when the flowering is over and the plant stands out, the roots fall into segments, which will be a one-year increase. On the surface of these fragments, appendages and renewable buds appear, which by July, in the extreme case, in August are fully formed and ensure the growth and development of the plant for the next year;
- The division of the bushes and tubers. In the first case, it turns out to develop plants with vertical rhizomes. In the second - tuberous rhizomes;
- Root scions. Such reproduction occurs in early spring. Siblings develop from kidney appendages.
As for planting anemones seeds in open ground, these methods are not very effective. In seeds, buds are underdeveloped, germinate very slowly. In order for the anemone to turn out normal, it is necessary to plant fresh seeds. Moreover, they should be planted in early summer in boxes with loose soil. These boxes need to be buried in those places where the sun reaches the ground least to avoid drying out. The ground itself for steady growth and plant protection must be covered with tree branches.
This is all the information that concerns planting and care in the open field of anemones, if all of the above actions and conditions are respected, you will get excellent flowers that will be the highlight of the garden. These plants will look great with large stones - monolithic spiritless, combined with the beauty and elegance of the living. It is best to plant individual bushes of the same color throughout the site from 15-20 seedlings. A lush and bright bush will always please the eye.
Some interesting things about some types of anemones.
Well, on the "sweet" offer to read a little interesting about some types of cultivated anemone, they all have their own advantages and disadvantages. Over time, the flower of anemone spread throughout the world.
Breeders crossed several species that appear in a completely new light. Dozens of different shades of colors - this is the achievement of nature and humanity. Consider several species that are most suitable for the climatic conditions of the northern hemisphere (Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, etc.):
- Japanese anemone will be the pearl of the garden, it differs from its relatives in height and color. During flowering, it looks like sakura flowers. And still the Japanese autumn anemone will help to decorate a garden to the deepest autumn. This flower develops well in the shade of a garden, under a tree or a wall. The plant should be protected from slugs and other parasites that can damage it and put on "no" the entire viability of the flower;
- Another popular species that has taken root in the climatic conditions of the northern countries is the anemone of the crown, its birthplace is the Mediterranean country. But it feels great in the climatic conditions of Russia. If you look at the photo of flowers of coronlate anemones, then you can see a huge amount of colors;
- Another well-known variety is the De Caen perennial anemone, which is famous for the variety of shades;
- Mr. Foker with his blue hues;
- Bright Red Don Juan and Blue Lord Jim. In early summer, these varieties of the plants are well watered and fed. Unlike its relatives, the castellated anemone is excellently developed by seeds.
Rules for decorating the site: tips and options
If you look at the photo of anemone flowers, you can briefly go deep and look at them with pleasure. This is a stunning flower that decorators love to use. The perfect solution for those who love bright colors and elegance. There are certain rules for decorating the site, if you follow them and consider all the tips and options for the location of elements, you can achieve amazing results.
Many professionals recommend planting such flowers in the ground, next to the stones. This landscape is perfect for artists. Also, trees will become excellent neighbors for anemone, for the anemone does not like sunlight and dried soil very much. Some anemones are planted in the fall for the winter so that they more easily adapt to the climatic conditions in the boxes described above. The essence of these boxes is simple - to strengthen the plant and do not give it much to germinate. In addition, it is much easier to replant a plant from a box than by digging it out of the ground. Thus, the root system is saved.
Anemones can look great in large ceramic vases or stone vases, as a separate decoration element of the estate or the local area. Such bushes will always look royally and leave only positive emotions among the guests. Many who have known the beauty of this decor are constantly growing these very plants on their plots.
In conclusion, I would like to add a few words about what you should always take into account the gardener. The first - the peculiarity of the plant to the perception of sunlight. The second is to never neglect fertilizers. Only they can contribute to the protection of the plant and its growth. Third, use gloves to keep your hands clean. Fourth - always carefully treat the roots and stems of the plant, which are responsible for viability. Fifth, always gardening with love. Plants also feel warm and affection, and even a kind word can help it grow.