Create an organic relationship with the design of a rocky part of any shape with other parts of the garden is the most important task in this article, we will look at creating an alpine image. For the rock party is very important choice of point of view, the right choice of stones alpine valley course – their rock, texture and shape, as well as the use of the effect of perspective.
Stones for the alpine image are only necessary once or twice a year (aged) covered with moss or lichens. Do not forget that the bright sun requires some types of lichens, and prefer shadow and many hygrophilous mosses. Conditions for the natural growth of plants should be maintained when transferring stone, along with growing on the facilities of the alpine image.
The success created an alpine slipping its hand berries to a large extent on the accompanying vegetation. Ground-covering plants are the foundation of the area: they are unpretentious, have a long and early bloom, also grow fast. On the alpine slides made with their hands, good thyme, Aubrieta, wet wood, Iberi's various oak buds, almond blossoms, Arabis, flox styloid, saponaria, fill the gaps and cover the void, and quickly give all the brilliance of the composition to form a multicolored carpet . But beyond control to produce these facilities should not be landing in good land, they quickly and aggressively conquer new territories, thereby shifting more "peaceful" neighbors.
Which plants are more suitable for Alpine images? Firstly, it planted those in the usual discount can simply get lost and crushed by powerful neighbors. Even below these plants, refer to those less developed due to incorrect humidity and low soil nutrients. It is not surprising that such plants, it is best to be in a rocky garden. These include, in particular, low-growing bulbs ephemeroids. The very first flowering between stones in the spring. Also suitable scratch, crocus, dwarf bloated iris and rosettes. From mid June, empty space after fishing, again, it can take regrown at this time already foliage of other plants.
An impressive decoration for any made alpine slides hands as a low-growing bush like Ljung and Cotoneaster different horizontal and decorative shapes of barrved-lined, tall decorative, tuja.
If beautiful flowering perennials are not worthy of love, among whom can we choose the variety and types that are suitable for growing in a rocky garden. For example :. Chinese Astilbe and reached a height of 15-25 cm, which blooms compact paniculata purple buds in mid July or Dicentra exclusive, where height of more than 20-30 cm, and blooms from mid-May to early August. pink, collected in CLOTHING blossom flowers and flax long, bridal veil, various gold wives, avens and many other plants.
It is impossible to ignore and early our flowering coup. Samimi first sets an alpine hill with his own hands with the first hot sun rays blooming crocuses and snowdrops, then it becomes Proleski and Hionodoksy. Be sure to plant species of tulips recommend Greig and Kaufman, like daffodils, animate the rocky landscape of light sparks their flowers.
To make the alpine hillside at the cottage, there are different rocks, which through its influence on vegetation and different origins. The most valuable stones for alpine slides are considered "hot" stones – coquina, tough (trafertin), dolomite, limestone and sandstone. Air and water permeable, porous structure, layered data sedimentary rocks weakly alkaline soil and most plants are perfectly combined. The only downside is their relative fragility.
Volcanic rocks of a kind of highly decorative and landscaping are used diligently. Diorite, gabbro, granite, diabase, basal difference sandstone and tuffs. But unfortunately, when creating an alpine slide their hands of such material to the choice of plants should approach with great caution, because it is "cold and dense rocks next to them some soil gets sour. Plus, chopped pieces tend to be slow," aging ", thus not fitting into the surrounding landscape. The properties are very similar and metamorphic rocks such as quartzite and slate.