Creating a flower bed in a wet place

Creating a flower bed in a wet place


Every gardener or summer resident seeks to somehow change, transform the usual landscapes of his garden plot in the next season. For example, a barrel for draining rainwater. She stands in a prominent place near the house, collects and sprinkles water abundantly when the rains charge ...

This place is always damp and unkempt. But it could be different! There are many perennial plants that will willingly live and bloom in a “wet flowerbed” around such a barrel. A small area in front of it can be covered with gravel or fine gravel, so that it is convenient to come up for water and not get your feet wet. And from the sides or around the barrel and place moisture-loving flowers.

Iris marsh

First of all, it is a marsh iris, or calamus, up to 1 m high, with xiphoid leaves and light yellow flowers. ...

It blooms in June - July, but all summer it has very decorative leaves and the bush itself, which will cover even the unsightly walls of the old barrel. Iris is marsh and grows in a swamp, it will not be difficult to bring it from the forest. A good partner for him will be the Siberian iris with a flowing fountain with narrow linear leaves. ...

Its flowers are smaller than that of the hybrid iris, and the color is quite varied: blue, lilac, blue-violet, pale pink, almost white. It blooms in June. It grows very quickly, is resistant to diseases and pests, hibernates without shelter. Both types of iris are shade-tolerant and moisture-loving.

Marsh marigold

Marsh marigold will be the sunniest in May - June in this flower garden. ...

It actively absorbs water, has a sprawling low bush with shiny rounded leaves, strewn with bright yellow open flowers (there are varieties with double flowers). The European bather with carved leaves 50-100 cm high blooms in May - June with pale yellow semi-closed flowers with a delicate aroma. These species can also be dug up in the gardening area along the ditches. ...

Forget-me-not marsh and brunner Siberian, with forget-me-not flowers and heart-shaped leaves on long stalks, will add blue color to the “necklace”. Both species bloom in May - June, are unpretentious, self-seeding. Daylilies, river gravilat, hosts with leaves of various patterns (with white and yellow edging, stripes, spots, wavy edges and generally bluish leaves) can be included in the floral round dance around the barrel.

Low flowering rugs are created by the creeping tenacious (Ayuga), actively rooting in the nodes of its creeping shoots, blooming with purple "candles" in May - June, and the loosestrife is a creeping perennial with small opposite leaves and single yellow flowers. ...

Daylily bright

Blooms from May to July. Tenacious and loosestrife can also be used to strengthen the walls and slopes of drainage ditches. They perfectly cover the entire surface of the earth, leaving no room for weeds, and ditches become an effective element of landscape design. The tenacious and loosestrife grow in the forest and in meadows, although there are also especially decorative garden forms. ...

All these moisture-loving species easily reproduce by dividing the bushes almost throughout the season. In spring and mid-summer, they are fed with full fertilizer. After flowering, the inflorescences and flowers are cut off, the bushes take on a well-groomed appearance and retain their decorative effect until the end of the season due to the variety of leaf shapes and colors.

Read also:
• What plants to choose for a wet garden
• Making an artificial reservoir

Elena Kuzmina

Creating a beautiful flower bed along the fence


  • 1 Landscape design rules
  • 2 Appointment of flower beds along the fence
  • 3 Shadow at the fence: planting rules
    • 3.1 Rules for the formation of a flower bed
  • 4 Color combination
  • 5 Flower bed schemes
  • 6 Types of flower beds
    • 6.1 Container
    • 6.2 Classic English-style flower garden
    • 6.3 Meadow
    • 6.4 Rustic
    • 6.5 Mixborders
    • 6.6 How to properly plant flowers in a mixborder
  • 7 Technical moments of creating a flower bed along the fence
  • 8 Caring for flowers along the fence
  • 9 Flowers along the mesh fence
  • 10 A flowerbed along a wooden picket fence
  • 11 Planting along a metal fence
    • 11.1 Forged metal guardrail
  • 12 Shrub fence
    • 12.1 Shrub fence height
  • 13 Video about a variety of flower beds along the fence

After reading this article, you will have a complete idea of ​​how to properly create a beautiful flower bed along the fence and not lose a single precious meter. Almost all summer cottages, and all the more personal plots, have a fence. Beautiful green spaces will help transform and revive even a boring fence. Dense shrubs, spreading undersized trees and neat flower beds of annual and perennial plants will protect your site from prying eyes and add color.

Features of caring for a coniferous flower bed

In order for all plants in a coniferous flower bed to quickly take root and develop in accordance with your idea, be sure to follow all the necessary care procedures:

  1. In the first year after planting, regularly add anti-stress drugs to the soil, which will accelerate the adaptation of seedlings in a new place.
  2. Provide timely and sufficient watering and spraying to tree and shrub crowns to prevent drying out.
  3. Prune old dry branches and decorate the shape of the crowns in time.
  4. While the plants are in their initial development, in the cold season, create additional frost protection for them, for example, with Kraft paper.


Watch a video that suggests one of the options for decorative molding of conifers.

Rules for choosing planting material and place

One of the first tasks of a gardener when arranging a flower bed is choosing its location. The flowering period will largely depend on this. The place where the flower bed is located should be well lit. It is also worth thinking about the convenience of watering - flowers need a regular supply of water. Do not place the flower bed behind the house away from the water barrel or irrigation system. It makes no sense to plant a flower bed and where no one will see it - flowers are created by nature in order to admire them. So let the flowerbed be in a prominent place - at the exit from the house or outside the window, at the entrance to the house.

A few more words about the choice of planting material. Be sure to consider color, flowering period and height. Any flower bed should bloom as long as possible, and the correct selection of flowers by the timing of flowering will help to prolong the flower beauty - that is, at the end of the flowering period of some, others will come to replace them.

Flowerbeds can be different in shape and height. And each type has its own unwritten design rules. For example, when creating three-tiered flower beds, the tallest plants should be located in the center or in the background. At the edges, lower cultures will be located, which will play the role of a kind of framing. Between these two tiers there will be a second one, which sets the main background for the flower garden.

The number of flowers is calculated like this: central flowers - several pieces or a small patch of fairly tall plants. Crops with an average height are planted in an amount twice that of the main ones. And the smallest ones will have a population three times greater than that of the main flowers.

DIY windmill for the garden

The main function of such a structure is, of course, decorative - the mill on the site pleases the eye and creates an atmosphere of comfort. Also, with its help, gardens and flower beds are decorated in the old Russian or European style (depending on the appearance of the object itself). Read more in this article.

It is best not to take more than 3 types of flowers and not create complex compositions for arranging the first flower bed. In this case, leaving will be simple and pleasant.

Annual low-growing flowers.

Iberis annual

One of the most unpretentious flowers that even children can grow in their beds. Used as a framing plant or planted at the leading edge of the curb, sowing seeds immediately in a permanent place. Blooms in the first half of summer from May to June. Plant height 15 - 35 cm.

By the way, perennial Iberis is also a low-growing flower of long flowering.


A low-growing groundcover for the edge of a curb or rock garden. The leaves are feathery, the flowers are similar in shape to the flowers of a buttercup. Flowers for flower beds blooming all summer undersized from June to October. They grow well in humus-rich soil, so humus or other fertilizers must be applied before planting. The place for a flower bed with nemophila should be sunny. In a drought, plants need to be watered. This beautiful plant grows 20 cm high with flowers 4 cm in diameter, usually blue in color.

Night violet or annual violet

These short garden flowers are very similar to pansies, but with smaller flowers 3 to 5 cm in diameter. Flowers of long flowering 15 - 25 cm high. Withered flowers should be removed regularly and the plant should be protected from slugs. They are planted in a sunny place or in partial shade.


Small inflorescences - puffs often decorate voluminous flower beds in the country. Varieties of various colors, the most popular are pink and blue. Ageratum can often be seen in a rock garden or rockery. Low-growing flower beds that bloom all summer from June to September. To stimulate the second wave of flowering, the faded inflorescences are removed. It grows in almost any soil and even in partial shade.


The most golden undersized flowers for flower beds, decorating the garden until autumn. Very unpretentious, can be grown both by seeds and seedlings. The lowest types of marigolds are French up to 30 cm with large spherical inflorescences and small-flowered tagets.

  • Tagets form erect bushes 15 - 25 cm high with pinnately dissected leaves and numerous simple inflorescences 1 - 3 cm in diameter, forming fluffy, voluminous borders along the garden paths.
  • French marigolds are varietal bushy plants with a height of 15 - 30 cm, profusely blooming with double or semi-double inflorescences with a diameter of 5 cm.

All types of dwarf marigolds bloom from June to October. Plants are planted with seedlings until the inflorescences open. Unpretentious in care - you need to water in a drought and protect from slugs.


The most popular undersized annual flowers that bloom all summer. For planting as ground cover flowering plants, you need to choose ampelous petunias. One plant of ampelous petunia (surfinia) creates a flowering carpet of 1.5 sq. m.

Petunia can be grown from seeds at home or purchased from ready-made seedlings. The color of plants is very diverse, you can easily choose the color that you like.


Most often, these undersized garden flowers are planted as ground cover flowers. The stems of the plant with leaves like Christmas-tree needles intertwine and perfectly cover the soil, and bright flowers: yellow, orange, scarlet, pink, white form a motley carpet on the ground. Purslane grows very quickly and these flowers for a flower bed blooming undersized all summer bloom from June to September.

Plant height 15 cm. For cultivation, sandy loam soil and a sunny place are required. It is afraid of cold and frost, therefore, purslane is planted on a flower bed only after June 10, when the threat of return frosts has passed.

Watch the video: How to Plant a Flower Bed: 3 Secret Design Tips!