Tropical garden in the tropics

By Admin | Garden, Garden
19 May 2016
The most important point is the selection of plants.It should not be planted on a plot of real tropical plants, because they can not stand the capricious climate (especially cold winter) and die.However, there are many varieties with exotic species, but which are sufficiently hardy.

both in the tropics summer, a "tropical" corner, you can add potted plants brought from far away, for example, heat-loving Agapanthus (Agapanthus), banana trees, taro (Colocasia), or kordiliny palm (Cordyline).All these varieties have long been used as a bedroom.

fiery colors.

bright colors (many shades of fiery red, orange and yellow), and the spectacular leaves have garden canna (Canna generalis).In our climate Cannes are seasonal plants that are planted in the spring, and dig for the winter and stored in a cold room.They bloom until the first frost.

Salpiglosis (Salpiglossis) - an annual plant whose flowers come in pink, purple, red, blue and shaped like petunias.In May, it planted in open ground in a sunny corner of the garden and c
losed.(See. Photo Tujałka (Salpiglossis)).

Daylilies hybrid (Hemerocallis hybrida - cm. Photo Liliowiec (Hemerocallis)).It is unpretentious and very resistant perennials that will decorate any area.Some varieties have a very large, exotic-looking buds.In addition to the colors, decoration and are long leaves.Daylilies look good at reservoirs, and when they grow, that remind reeds.

both in the tropics bright color and unusual shape characteristic of knifofii , or tritomy (Kniphofia).Tritomy love the sun and moist soil.

saturated colors appear in the garden, not only because of the colors, but also the leaves, such as those irezine (Iresine herbstii) or Coleus (Coleus blumei).Whole variety of colors impossible to list!In our climate, both plants used as annuals.

fabulous colors.

Passionflower (Passiflora caerulea - cm. Photo Męczennica (Passiflora)) has a bright color and unusual shape.It is a bit like the bottom of the sea anemone.This heat-loving climber is recommended to grow in pots on the terraces, balconies or winter gardens.Outdoors winter it should not.

The same colors have the same interests, grow up to 1 m in height, Cleomenes ( Cleome spinosa), Amaranth (Amaranthus caudatus - cm. Photo Szarłat trójbarwny (Amaranthus tricolor)), as well as celosia (Celosia argentea cristata), whose inflorescencescommemorated by the shape cockscomb.It is the similarities and gave the second name to the plant.

many of the original can be found among the bulbous plants, such as eucomis (Eucomis), Gloriosa (Gloriosa rotschildiana), hymenocallis (Hymenocallis narcissiflora), single-flowered ifeyon (Ipheion uniflorum), Nerina (Nerine).

Huge leaves

Jungle created a huge mass of greenery.The easiest way to create an illusion of plants with large leaves, which in our climate grows a lot, such as Rheum palmatum (Rheum palmatum).It looks great from the reservoirs.It needs moist soil and partial shade.

both in the tropics From unusual species of large plants look Gunnar (Gunnera) and Rogers (Rodgersia aesculifolia), whose green leaves resemble huge chestnut trees.Gunnar can grow in the ground only in warmer areas, but even there, it should be for the winter shelter.

Our climate is suitable for the hosts (Hosta), among the species that can find real giants!Most large leaves (up to 75 cm) has the form «Sum and Substance».
among annuals there are varieties that produce the impression of its size, for example, castor bean (Ricinus communis).The diameter of the leaves up to 50 cm!

Unusual trees.

among the trees with large leaves and exotic appearance of the first place on the right can be given catalpa (Catalpa bignonioides).Her heart-shaped leaves can be green or lemon (as in grade «Aurea»).Fruits catalpa resemble long bean pods and remain on the branches until spring.

similar appearance and leaves (sometimes a length of 50 cm) - at paulownia (Paulownia tomentosa).In May, when tree completely covered with purple, bell-shaped flowers, it looks exciting!

has an exotic appearance and sumac (Rhus typhina).It grows up to 6-8 meters, the crown has a slightly rounded shape and dark brown, covered with fuzz branch like antlers.Collected in conical clusters of fruit amaranth, also covers down.Sumac is a wildly growing trees.Young plants emerge from the damaged roots, like mushrooms after rain.For this reason, you should carefully carry out all the work around the base of the tree.

Wild vines

both in the tropics There can be no overgrown tropical jungle and climbing around the trunk of the trees, climbing on walls and pergolas, plant!
very impressive leaves kirkazona (Aristolochia durior), which turn yellow in the fall beautifully.Their diameter is 30 cm, and the surface is very interesting: it is a glossy top and bottom - matt gray-green color.

Unusually will look to climb an annual plant of Kobe (Cobaea), with large bell-shaped flowers, which initially have a pale green color, replacing it later on purple.Inside a bud are long stamens and pistil, facing the outside.The plant is planted in spring in pots and transplanted after the May frost in the open ground.

under large trees can be planted ivy (Hedera), which quickly obovet trunks dark green branches.Also suitable are other climbing plants: honeysuckle, clematis (Clematis, especially varieties of French and tangutskie), knotweed (Polygonum).These plants are often planted in gardens, and they freely and quickly proliferate throughout the support.

Water embellishments

both in the tropics
water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) is like a bulbous hyacinth is not only the name but also buds, but leaves are quite different - round, shiny, fastened at the base of the air chamber into the outlet, whereby, flowerafloat.

Basically, water hyacinth is used as an annual plant that reproduces only vegetatively, but one flower can give hundreds of shoots, creating a "floating carpet."

One of the European varieties, but looking a little exotic, a white water lily (Nymphea alba), reminiscent of a lotus flower.