Experienced gardeners and truck farmers are well aware that the summer plot looks beautiful in the summer, it should be prepared in the fall.
We will tell you how to arrange a flower bed with lilies. The photos presented in the article will clearly demonstrate how it will look during the flowering period.
Why lilies? Because these flowers look great both solo and in combination with other plants. Lilies are characterized by an abundance of colors, they delightfully smell, are unpretentious and, importantly, refer to perennials.
Lilies in the garden
The palette of lilies is incredibly diverse. That gives an opportunity for a large number of options for using these colors in landscape design. Depending on the variety, and they are both tall (up to 2 m) and miniature (0.5 m), they can be placed in the foreground as a curb or behind lower colors, like solitaires.
Large lilies planted along the fence look good as a restrictor of the site.
Beautiful tall lilies near the conifers and shrubs with small leaves - barberry, mahonia, euromuscus, boxwood. This kind of flowerbed with lilies - in the photo below.
The tone, shape and texture of lily leaves differ independing on the variety, and these nuances can be applied to create a contrast to other plants. The flower beds with lilies, presented in our article, give a complete idea of how it will look in the flowering season.
Skillful combination of different types of lilies allows you to admire the flowering of royal flowers until the fall, especially if you combine them in mixborders or rabatkah, next to annuals.
Conditions of beautiful flowering
Lilies well tolerate penumbra and best of allfeel in neutral soils. Choosing for them neighbors, it is necessary to give preference to hygrophilous plants, since lilies like moist soil, but without stagnation of water.
After the flowering, the leaves of the lilies wilt andlook a little aesthetic. Well masked faded stems and leaves are lower and lush bushes of marigolds, wormwood, lyatris, geyhery or annual ground cover phlox. They will serve not only as a good background for the lilies that came in at the time of flowering, but also cloud the land around them from drying out.
For the same purpose, lilies are surrounded by ferns, a host. It is not at all difficult to build such a flower bed with lilies.
In spring, it is recommended to moisten the ground under the liliessolution of calcium nitrate and add complex fertilizer. At the end of flowering, in order to provide bulbs with strength for the next year, the land under the lilies needs to be watered again with a liquid phosphorus-potassium fertilizer.
The main disease of lilies is botrys, or gray rot. The pathogenic fungus infects the bulbs if they are too tightly planted, and the land around them is excessively moist and compacted. To prevent botryse, the soil at the base of the peduncles is required to regularly loosen the pitchfork, and in autumn to thin out the overgrown bushes. Only in this case, a flower bed with lilies will decorate your summer residence for many years.
Against the background of a high wall,roses, and before them place bulbs of lilies. It's beautiful, but suitable only for large spaces, for example, near the porch of the house or around the gazebo. In these places children often play and can trample small plants, and tall lilies can be planted near the wall, under the branches of roses. In this neighborhood they will feel very good. At the roots, plant several hosts. The plant miraculously mulches the ground and grows so that not to notice and trample it, and also the stems of lilies stretched from under its broad leaves will be quite difficult. A beautiful flowerbed with lilies surrounded by a host is also presented in our material.
With what to plant it is impossible
Lilies should not be planted next to irises. Despite the fact that the flowering time is different for them, and in appearance these plants seem to be compatible, this neighborhood will adversely affect both. The fact is that the faded irises should not be watered in any case. Their main root, located on the surface of the earth, will quickly decay, and the lilies during the flowering period require regular moistening of the basal part of the soil.
The second unsuccessful neighbor of the lily is the tulip. These flowers have common diseases. In addition, the bulbs of tulips invariably attract the attention of mice. Spoiling tulips, they at the same time will bite and bulbs of lilies. And they, especially varietal, are very expensive and are rarely on sale. If you want a flower bed with lilies to enjoy flowers all summer, starting from spring, plant near it daffodils or a glade.
Experienced gardeners who do not want to part withtulips, dig in the lily bulbs together with plastic or metal jars. They block their walls with access to them as mice, as well as other pests.
The bank is cut off from above and from below and with the help of a hammer pushes into the ground around the bulb. This subsequently makes it difficult to water, but will preserve valuable specimens from garden vandals.
Lilies under a tree
Lily - from those plants that can be planted underhigh trees right along the perimeter of the trunk, having retreated from it by 50 cm. It is not only beautiful, but also very practical - watering lilies, you will water and wood. It will also take away excess water, which can harm bulbs.
When choosing a combination, do not forget to clarify, do notwhether the flowering of the queen of the garden coincides with the ripening of the fruits on the tree, under which it is planted. Falling apples or pears will easily break the peduncles, and all your hopes for a luxurious flower bed with lilies, fragrant with a tender fragrance, will go to ashes.
Lilies do not like crowding, but they require camouflagestems. After all, after the flowering period is over, and they will lose their decorativeness. Both of these tasks will be carried out successfully with medium-sized garden flowers, for example, koleus, primrose, lobelia, if you plant them in the foreground with flower beds with lilies.
Primrose begin to bloom in spring when liliesonly get off to a height. These bright perennials will leave after flowering a miniature rosette of leaves that will not spoil the appearance of the flowerbed with lilies at the cottage or in the front garden, in front of the windows of the city house.
Lobelia begins flowering in June and retainsdecorative until the end of September. Their globular bushes with bright scarlet or blue flowers are not only very decorative themselves, but they will be wonderful neighbors for lilies. Red lobelia is better to combine with lilies of the same shade or with white, and blue - with almost any. How nice they look on the flower bed with lilies in the country! The photos presented in the review prove this.
Between the bushes of tall orange liliesit is good to scatter the seeds of eschólcia. Its small orange flowers not only will decorate the lilies and emphasize the nobility of large-flowered tiger varieties, but they will decorate the flower beds with lilies in the country house (the photo is vividly confirmed) until the winter itself, because the flowering of eschólcia often lasts until the end of November.
Save an attractive view of the path for a long time you can, planting among the lilies bushes of low ferns. This sort of blooming ferns from an old legend.
Flowerbed without weeding
The need for regular weed control nearlilies often cause gardeners to refuse to plant lilies on their plots. Rough weeds quickly clog the delicate shoots of lilies, and they soon cease to grow.
We suggest making flowerbeds of lilies with your own hands (photo is presented in the article), among plantings from rhododendrons and astilbe.
A large flower bed in the middle of the garden, on which they adorn themselvesthese large plants, will harmoniously perceive the neighborhood with lilies. Astilba takes roots deep enough, therefore for a short time, quickly and forever displaces all the weeds that used to grow in this place. Under such conditions, the lily bulbs will feel absolutely excellent. Lush rhododendrons will distract attention from unsightly stems of lilies, and flowers of lilies themselves against the background of wax leaves of rhododendrons will look especially noble.
If the appearance of a bare earth seems dull and uninteresting, then it can be covered with a layer of well-dried and crushed woody bark.
Combination with small-flowered
Large glasses of lilies are incredibly attractive andaristocratic look on the background of plants with small flowers. Plant next to them yarrow. It can be of different varieties with white or pink inflorescences. Deliciously combined with lilies yarrow ptarmiki. Do not like yarrow? Replace it with Iberis for many years. The effect will be the same.
Very decorative looks lily bush (photoflowers in the flower bed is in the article) surrounded by small balls of tall anaphalis of a pearly or fuzzy bush of small-flowered gypsophila. Sprigs of these plants, they are also called "pearl", florists often add to bouquets with lilies or roses.
Smelly alissum or matthiol hide unsightlythe lower branches of the lily and, mixed with its scent, will create a divine cocktail of smells. Arrange this flower bed near the window of the house or veranda and in the evenings you will enjoy the fragrance of paradise.
Combination with decorative deciduous
This option will appeal to those who lovelaconism or has in the garden a sufficient number of bright mixborders and caterpillars. Next to them, a flower bed with lilies against the background of ornamental deciduous plants will be very prominent, so we recommend using this option for zoning the rest area near a gazebo or a barbecue area. Or, alternatively, plant the selected plants along the path leading from the door of the house to the gate. On the back line, let there be tall lilies, and in the foreground there is a strip of seaside cineraria, with velvet carved leaves. An alternative to cineraria can be a geicer with colorful leaves and small flowers, it will perfectly emphasize the noble bells of lilies during flowering and hide the unsympathetic stems of already faded garden queens.
Flower bed of continuous flowering
What gardener does not dream of a flowerbed with perennialplants that blossom from spring to late autumn? It is possible to make such a flower bed, but it will still have to be taken care of. We will tell you how to minimize efforts to care for the flower bed with lilies.
A large number of planted plantsquickly depletes the soil, so once in the winter and once before the flowering begins it will need to be fertilized with appropriate minerals. Well, in the summer it will require watering and only occasionally - loosening.
The center of the composition of our flower bed is continuousflowering are lilies. The next circle is planted bulbs of daffodils, crocuses, hyacinths. Between them - primroses. In the intervals between them, plant pearl mussel, and the next circle - ground cover asters. Thus, you will get a flower bed that will please the flowers from early spring until late autumn.
Lilies and hosts
This very successful combination is especially lovedlandscape designers. Hosts close their unsightly stalks of lilies with their large leaves. They grow quite slowly and do not give gardeners problems with weeding, and large leaves of one bush are able to cover a square meter of area around the lilies. To the spring the land on the flowerbed is not empty, because the hosts are awakened quite late, plant on it bulbs of snowdrops, muskari or crocuses. They do not bloom for long, so the hosts that grow in summer will not interfere with them. Such a flowerbed with a minimum of effort, applied at the very beginning, will look well-groomed and decorative for many years. What is called, planted and forgotten.
Lilies and conifers
Successfully combine lilies with stunted conifersshrubs. Against the background of juniper, tuja, pygmy pines and cypresses, lilies look very impressive. Since the period of their flowering is short enough, it is advisable to plant different varieties with large flowers and different flowering periods at a distance of 1.5 m from each other, and between them to plant small-flowered climbing roses.
Crinkles on the ground will keep the land moist longer, but they will not interfere with the movement of air.
Some experts object to thiscombinations, because conifers, roses and lilies require soil of different composition, but here the yield is quite simple: individual plant complexes of fertilizers need to be planted in the planting pit of each plant. Almost a meter distance between them will create suitable conditions for each individually. And while the conifers did not grow, fill the voids with spring, summer and autumn one-or perennials.
Such a flowerbed will take up a lot of space, so pre-arrange it so that later it does not interfere with movement around the garden and could be easily seen from different angles.</ p>