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Every summer resident, even a beginner, wants to have a cozy and eye-pleasing site. It is difficult to imagine a garden or vegetable garden without at least one flower bed. To a person without experience in floriculture, it may seem that growing these plants is a very difficult and troublesome task, and it is better not to even try. But it is not at all necessary to plant expensive capricious plants that require special conditions.

With the right selection of flower crops, planting and caring for them will not present difficulties in growing a luxurious flower garden. We present to your attention beautiful and at the same time unpretentious plants for their summer cottage.


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Peony is considered one of the most beautiful, durable, frost-resistant and long-lived shrubs. Among them, 33 species are distinguished, which differ in the most diverse forms of buds and leaves, the color of the petals varies from bright red to pale pink and white.

It is customary to plant peonies in autumn, but it is also possible in spring, when the temperature does not exceed 12 degrees.. It is recommended to fertilize the landing pit with manure, ash and dolomite flour. This plant loves lighted places, but also feels good in partial shade. Ideally, in the first year after planting, it is desirable to cut off the tied buds so that the peony spends energy on the development of the root system, but personal experience shows that this is not so necessary.

It is recommended to water peonies infrequently, but quite abundantly, however, if it rains regularly at the location of the site, you can do without watering. In the spring, the bushes are fertilized with ash and minerals containing nitrogen, and by the beginning of flowering – with fertilizers with phosphorus and potassium.


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Tulips are distinguished by many varieties that have a wide variety of colors. They bloom from April to July. Bulbs are planted in the ground in autumn or spring and at a soil temperature of 10-12 degrees. Before planting, you need to rid the bulb of the husk, then hold it for 30 minutes in a solution of potassium permanganate.

Tulips are planted in loose soil rich in humus, having a neutral or slightly alkaline reaction, in a well-lit place. Planting depth – a distance equal to the length of two bulbs. If planting is done in the fall, then you should immediately mulch the ground with sawdust, peat or straw to prevent the bulbs from freezing in winter.

You need to feed tulips when the first shoots appear, when the buds are formed, as well as in the midst and at the end of flowering. Top dressing is possible with the help of ready-made mixtures for bulbous plants, which are available in any gardening store. Regular weeding with loosening of the soil is also required.

Japanese anemone

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Anemone in Russia is better known as Anemone. This species is late flowering – flowers appear only in July-August. They are pink or white, single and semi-double, 4-6 cm in diameter. Plant height 1 m and above.

Anemone prefers to grow in partial shade. It is recommended to plant it in well-drained moist soil, fertilizing the planting hole with compost. After that, you will never need to feed the anemone again. In dry weather, the plant should be watered regularly to maintain soil moisture. Before wintering, so that the roots do not freeze, you need to add a thick layer of mulch on top of the soil.


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Primula (or spring primrose) is a very popular plant among beginner gardeners. Usually these small bushes have white, purple, yellow and pink flowers with a yellow or white center, but there are also red, blue, burgundy varieties. The height of the plant itself also varies – from 10 to 50 cm.

Primula, like anemone, does not like bright light, preferring partial shade. It is planted in late July – early August in moist soil fertilized with humus. Water the primrose once a week, but plentifully. Fertilize plants with superphosphate, ammonium nitrate and 50% potassium sulfate dissolved in water. After the buds have faded, they should be cut to stimulate further flowering. Before wintering, it is recommended to protect the primrose with a light coating of coniferous branches, dry leaves or bark.

Aster shrub

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This aster is a spherical bushes up to 50 cm tall. Its flowers with a diameter of about 4 cm are most often white, pink, raspberry or lilac-blue in color and are collected in small corymbs. Astra is resistant to both drought and severe frosts. It is recommended to plant this plant in the spring on a lighted area with well-drained soil, fertilized with humus or compost in advance.

Astra loves moisture, but does not tolerate stagnant water, therefore it is important to avoid overflow. Also, this plant needs periodic loosening of the soil, especially after rain. Faded flowers are recommended to be removed to prolong flowering.


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Rudbeckia, resembling large daisies, are annual, biennial and perennial. Most of the species have a bright yellow color, but there are also orange, as well as pink and purple varieties. All rudbeckias love open sunny places; they grow more slowly in partial shade. They prefer moist soil, but tolerate drought easily.

When planting and further care, the plant does not require any special conditions, apart from the removal of dried inflorescences, so that flowering continues until the first frost. Regular watering is necessary in hot summers – in spring and autumn, rudbeckia does not need to be watered at all. Perennial varieties are frost-resistant, while annuals, drying up, can serve as an excellent cover for other plants during wintering.


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Irises are bushes up to a meter high with long hard leaves. The flowers are strongly fragrant and have velvety petals in blue, yellow, white, pink, purple or burgundy. There are also two- and three-color options. In addition, irises are divided into bulbous and rhizomatous. Irises bloom from May to July.

Planting is desirable in a sunny place, in neutral or slightly acidic well-drained soil, fertilized with peat or humus. Two weeks before planting, it is advisable to fertilize the soil with mineral fertilizers containing nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Regular watering of plants is required only before flowering, in the future it is often harmful. Faded and dried flowers need to be cut off. It is not necessary to cover irises before wintering, they are able to endure the most severe frosts.


By Yara

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