Lily garden

Lily’s flowers are the highlight of the gardening season, beautiful big flowers, elegant. Just imagine your lily home garden, it has to be special and full of colour. The gardeners from all over the world just love lilies because they dress the garden for gala and don’t need so much care.

The Oriental scented lilies, as the Madonna Lily (Lilium candidum), and the Turkish Lily (Lilium martagon prefers shady places and limestone soil) are a little pretentious when it’s about growing conditions. But, for example, Black Beauty Lily is one of the most proper lily species for garden growing.

Many of lily species agree to the habitual garden soil, but it has to be well loosened and also well-drained. Don’t forget about the additional food, meaning fertiliser manure or liquid purchased fertiliser, and mulching. Also lily doesn’t bear the fog.

If you keep in mind the flowering period, you can combine lilies with other species of flowering plants, as the Aster (Aster amellus) or May night sage (Salvia nemorosa). Lily loves to be accompanied by the flowers symphony.

The Asiatic lily hybrids are in flower since June or July and Oriental Lilies flower in summer, since August till September.
Also lily feels well in a permanently moisture. Therefore plant flowers around lilies to withhold the weeds to grow and to maintain the soil humidity. Such of these are the following flowering plants: Gypsophila repens, Dead Nettle (Lamium maculatum), Creeping thyme (Thymus praecox), Dalmation bellflower (Campanula portenschlagiana) etc. The Regal lily’s white flowers are so well market out by dark green of the Cherry Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus).

The optimum plantation period for lily bulbs is in spring or autumn. The majority lilies have to be planted in early spring, just after you purchase them, in a well-drained soil. We have to point out here that the deepness of plantation is about thrice of lily bulb heights. As an exception, the Madonna lily has to be planted almost on the surface, in August.
During winter, we mean frosty winter, you have to protect the lilies roots, mulching them with a generous coating of leaves and pine needles.

The most easy propagation method is the natural division of the lily bulbs, after they were taken out the soil. After 15-20 days of keeping the divided bulbs in cold, they can be planted in the garden.

Lily as a natural remedy

The lily petals are useful for invigorating the face skin that looks tired and for removing the dark circles from under the eyes. The lily bulbs have a disinfectant effect, favoring the wound healing. Also the water obtained from the lily flowers, meaning lily flower essence, is a good natural remedy against the pink eye.

Hydrangea for low light gardens

We are recommending you to garnish your shady places of your home garden with Hydrangea, a flowering summer plant, very alike lilac for spring season. Hydrangea macrophylla is the most widely grown species for its large flower heads.

Description

Hydrangea genus includes 70-75 species of flowering plants native of North and South America, especially of southern and eastern Asia.
Hydrangea has beautiful large multicolor inflorescence, which creates a charming view, also lightens the shady corners of your home garden. Therefore Hydrangea must be a part of your lovely garden.

A very interesting thing in Hydrangea is that it changes the flowers color in accordance with the soil ph. If you want blue hydrangea flowers, the soil pH has to be acidic and for a pink view, use an alkaline soil ph (strew some limestone or lime over the garden soil). The neutral soil produces pale cream flowers.

Hydrangea Flowering

Hydrangea starts to flower in the middle of April (in this flowering phase, the flowers are white and then turn to pink or blue, depending the soil ph) and blooms at the beginning of June. Hydrangea flowers usually last till the end of June, even July. A mature Hydrangea shrub can keep its flowers even 4-6 weeks. After blooming, cut the flowers to permit to another juvenile stem to flower.

Hydrangea Planting

Make a hole which cover well the Hydrangea roots then add some mixed soil, making a hill with 5-7 cm up the garden soil level. Finally water well the planting place, using a sprinkler.
Being a flowering bush, it would be very nice to engrain some grass around Hydrangea. Thus the plant will appear as a colored surprise, a peace of heaven.

Hydrangea Care

Hydrangea loves the soil mixture of fertilizer manure and peaty. As we said before, Hydrangea plant feels happy in semi shady places, or in morning sunbeams. As an advice, cover an old fence or a not so pretty corner of your garden planting near Hydrangea. Don’t plant it under a tree, because the roots of the tree will absorb all the natural resources that are helping the Hydrangea too. Plant Hydrangea 1,2 m far from the tree.

As its name suggests, Hydrangea loves the water. So water it every evening, because the water privation gets the leaves dying down. The plant needs more water during the buds growing.
When it’s freezing, protect Hydrangea by covering the soil with leaves, more soil or by sticking a glass over the plant. This plant will resist just till -15 degrees centigrade.

Hydrangea pruning

Hydrangea pruning is made in spring. Cut the 1/3 of old fruitless stems, just above the nodule. If it’s not pruned, Hydrangea would keep flowering, but with smaller flowers. And leave the dried flowers on top of their stems, they will protect the new sprigs in winter. Hydrangea paniculata has to be pruned every spring from just above the soil.

Hydrangea Propagation

You can propagate your Hydrangea by division in early spring. So separate the roots and you’ll obtain more many Hydrangea plants for your garden. Don’t forget to water them well and they’ll be beautiful and plenty of flowers.

Roses – the garden treasure

We love roses as if they would be a treasure for home gardens. The roses, either red roses, white roses or pink and yellow roses, are special flowers to decorate and beautify any common garden. You may think that the roses need special care to convert the garden in a splendor. So, are roses difficult to cultivate? Our answer is no. Roses need just a bit of your attention when planting and a little more when blooming, for help them to resist more.

rose-garden-corner

If you decide to plant roses in your home garden, first of all you have to establish the soil acidity level, because the roses don’t feel well in an acid soil. Then, defer to the light, warmth and wind growing conditions. So, plant the rose bush in that garden corner safe from draughts, in full light, with morning sun exposure. We’ve already written about planting the roses and mulching them. So, with your permission, we’ll pass over that part. The rose shrub watering is very important too. Water a lot of water the garden rose, twice a week, in the evening, without touching the leaves. Otherwise, the rose leaves will go pale and it’s not good at all.

The rose shrub care, meaning pruning for refresh the rose and assure the necessary ventilation process, is maybe the most important and delicate operation in the rose’s vegetation time. There is a particular procedure to prune the rose bush. Always prune from inside to outside the bush, in a sharp angle (45 degrees), just before or beyond the stem knot. In this way, remove the dried branches or the juvenile and without buds sprigs. The best time to do that is in spring, when the rose bush is sprouting. The climbing roses pruning has to be done also after the first blooming so that the shrub keeps the same shape, especially if the roses are dressing a garden arch or any special shaped fence.

Rose-garden

There are in flower shops several rose species for you to choose and to make from your home garden the garden of dreams.