- 1 Difficult to have a nice garden when you have no green thumb ... Fortunately, there are "super-plants"That are resistant to drought, cold and can even survive for months in your negligence ... So what are these virtually indestructible plants ? Here is a selection, along with their instructions.
- 1.1 1. The Sedum spectabile: the most indestructible indestructible
- 1.2 2. The Viburnum tinus: most persistent
- 1.3 3. Honeysuckle: most climbing
- 1.4 4. heucheras: Most ground covers
- 1.5 5. The box: the most transformable
- 1.6 Instructions to find the right plants
- 1.7 Select plant
- 1.8 Caring plants
- 1.9 Multiply plantations
- 1.10 Marier plants
Difficult to have a nice garden when you have no green thumb ... Fortunately, there are "super-plants"That are resistant to drought, cold and can even survive for months in your negligence ... So what are these virtually indestructible plants ? Here is a selection, along with their instructions.
You're not really a gardener, provided you dream of a beautiful flower garden all year? Do not lose hope, Côté Maison offers a selection of 5 super resistant plants. As a bonus, enjoy valuable tips for choosing, planting, marry ... and ensure a beautiful garden in all seasons.
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1. The Sedum spectabile: the most indestructible indestructible
This perennial succulent to look is awesome. It forms clumps generous increasingly impressive each year. At the heart of its beautiful foliage grow stems adorned with flowers in compact head, from white to deep red. We can install it in full sun or shade, in containers or in the ground. Sprinkled or not, the Sedum blooms from June until frost. Keep its head in winter, it then offers a pretty sight especially when it is associated with grasses.
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2. The Viburnum tinus: most persistent
A classic catalogs and a super star to adopt emergency. The evergreen Viburnum grows everywhere and in all fields. With or without water, it grows valiantly in hedge tray or in the ground, isolated or in a massive cut which it forms. It covers pretty White flowers flat in early summer and even boasts a beautiful recurrent blooming late in the season. Well fed, it can climb to almost 3 meters high but supports a good size if you want to limit its height.
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3. Honeysuckle: most climbing
Another forgotten our gardens. There are dozens of varieties to choose for their color or scent. The most fragrant variety is fragrantissima with white flowers and yellow heart. Plus there is the sun, the more fragrant garden. It honeysuckle plant in a hedge, against a wall, to accompany roses or clematis. There are even one that keeps its foliage in winter: Lonicera henryi.
4. heucheras: Most ground covers
The heucheras are back in fashion there are few and are essential to form a ground cover impeccable. We reserve the light colors with shaded areas and the dark colors in sunlight, although they prefer partial shade. They are selected by the bucket and plant mass, leaving 20 cm between each pot. Adding some compost and well watered. Then we can let them live their lives quietly heucheras. They are perfect at the foot of peonies, or other shrubs. And for the full shade areas, they are the absolute champions of resistance.
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5. The box: the most transformable
Creed French gardens, boxwood is a tough guy who can find a place in every garden and on every balcony. Yes, it grows slowly but ultimately it is an advantage because, unless you want to give him special forms, it is no need to trim the lot. It is planted in any soil and watered well. It can be installed in small pot or large container. It is cut in summer and winter but not in the spring, when it is in full growth. Form low hurdles or high (then adopt the variety 'Faulkner' big leaf) or have fun cutting the ball, square ... to you!
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Instructions to find the right plants
In all cases, make sure the roots of plants you buy. They must not exceed the pot bottom. It is good to also control the plant has already been transplanted one or more times, especially if you buy large containers. Buy more from producers raising their in the ground and shrubs prefer nursery close to your garden. Possible problems of recovery (very rare in indestructible) will be limited.
Everything is in the plantation. A lot wider than deep hole, a amendment (Compost) and a generous good watering are the basic rules to give every chance for these plants. Then a small weeding spring and a good mulching will greatly assist in the harmonious growth of plants and shrubs.
If you try to multiply these shrubs so easy to live? Boxwood and viburnum tinus can be Cuttings : It takes a young branch of the year in July and the plant in a compost pot with a little rooting hormone. Heucheras and Sedum can multiply separating the clumps of plants in early spring and replanting portions of plants in a pot with good soil planting.
All these plants are resistant but not overbearing. They tolerate very well the proximity of other shrubs, trees and perennials. Boxwood is charming in a clump of roses or even surrounded bulbs. The Viburnum likes the company of other hedge shrubs or that of céanothes and Cornus. The Sedum like peonies, poppies, and all summer perennials. Honeysuckle sneaks gracefully in a persistent hedge or through the spines of a climber.