How to correctly choose plants for the alpine slide

By Admin | Garden And Buildings / Landscape Design
09 May 2016

What we attract alpine slides?His originality!After all, they constitute the foundation stones that do not always resemble one another!They usually have a solid size and irregular shape.The role of the stones as a landscape element is huge, but not paramount.A well-chosen colors for alpine slide - that is what is the main focus.


Rock gardens are alwayslarge area and height (1.3 meters).There is an opportunity to express their imagination and create something special and amazing.If you do not wish to entrust this work to a company that is engaged in gardening, our tips will help you create an alpine slide on their own.

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question what plants can beautify your alpine slides, rather complicated.It includes questions and more.For example, how to ensure that it is happy with its blooming most of t

he year?What kind of paint should occupy a dominant position?What size can be a plant?This is only a small part of the issues that arise from the gardeners to create this landscape masterpiece.

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This beautiful rock garden can become an ornament to any site

Experience shows that there are no hopeless situations!We also try to find the answers to the above questions.They will determine the choice of the most suitable plants for your slides.Thus, we begin to think and act!

  1. First of all, imagine what colors should slide so that it is in harmony with the overall style of your site, including buildings located on it, and other items.
  2. Now picture a rough plan on paper pebble garden.To make it easier to introduce colors, paint over some parts of the selected colors.
  3. then start choosing plants for the alpine slide.We pay attention to their size and the vital needs - the ratio of the light required composition of the soil, water consumption, etc.

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It is important that the plants have attracted the attention and looked favorably on a background of stones.Here prefer dwarf conifer cultures that most of the year have rich green color and elegant small shrubs, flowering in spring and richly studded with catchy fruits in autumn.Thanks to them, a rock garden takes on the desired shape and structure.Saturated colored paint, it will delight you with almost all year round.Let us examine this in more detail.

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  • Juniper.Is undemanding plant which has a conical shape and dense foliage bright green.
  • dwarf spruce.They have a lot of shades - from bright green spruce up blue seaside beauty.Good tolerate lack of moisture.
  • Tui.It has the shape of a bush.If growing in a sunny spot, the leaves acquire a reddish-brown hue.
  • cypress.View this plant is very original - a golden top and a dark green base.
Plants for the rock garden
special place in rock gardens given to conifers

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For deciduous plants to look harder than coniferous cultures.Try to avoid the species in which the leaves are falling.So you relieve yourself of the extra hassle of cleaning the leaves.If you leave it, it will not only spoil the appearance of an alpine slide, but also badly affect the other colors.Therefore, prefer evergreen specimens, which include:

  • Cotoneaster horizontal.Thick branches of dark green bush in autumn takes on a reddish hue.During flowering beauty pleases pink and white flowers at the spot where the fall there are red and black fruit.
  • Iberis.This subshrub plants can enjoy throughout the season.His white, lilac and pink flowers together in clusters of umbrella.The fruits are formed in the form of pods.
  • Dryad.Flowering time of this small shrub - July-August.To him attract the big flashy white flowers.Original fruit like a fluffy ball.

To achieve most decorative effect is properly planted ornamental plants.Shrubs and conifers should be planted one by one, placing them in different parts of the alpine slide.Placed between them, those which belong to the low-growing species.

So, we figured out how to deal with a relatively large plants.Now pay attention to the rest of the rock garden.

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Stones play an important but not the main role

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Classic for her plants are perennial crops that cover the ground.They are called "carpet", creeping, low-growing, fast-growing plants.They look so attractive on the background of rocks and delight with its colors.Flowers for the alpine slides, photos of which you can see on the internet, from early spring to late autumn look very picturesque.Their main representatives are the following plants:

  • Carnation shortness.This diminutive richly blooming flower is known for its ruggedness.He tolerates sunny outdoor space.Its narrow leaves are gray-blue-green color, interwoven with each other, form a thick cushion on which adorn the attractive flowers.
  • alyssum rock.Grey-green leaves of this perennial is often tolerate cold winter and remain green throughout the year.Inflorescence-panicle composed of small bright yellow flowers.Flowers require well-drained soil and plenty of sunlight.
  • youth.The flowers of this perennial fleshy variety of different shades.Flower outlet can be yellow, green, burgundy, silver, pink.Some species can change the color of the leaves, depending on the season.
  • Saxifrage.For the rock garden is a plant considered mandatory.Large colonies of rosettes form dense cushions colors.White, pink and yellow, they have the right shape in the form of five petals or stars.Flowering occurs from May to August.
A well-chosen plants
well-chosen plants will bloom throughout the season

Do not forget the onion and klubnelukovichnyh cultures - snowdrops hionodoksah, late tulips, Pushkin ornithogalum, autumn crocus and crocus.To create a bright background fit dolgotsvetuschie plants.This is the poppy Atlantic, Carpathian bell, etc.

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By applying these tips, you will create alpine garden, which will sparkle colors from early spring to frost the most.We wish you joy and pleasure to receive from the results of your work!