Advice 1: How to plant a host

Khosta – one of the most popular garden plants. It is hard to imagine a garden where there is amazingly beautiful leaves of the hosts or its delicate bell-shaped flowers. The popular hosts from landscape designers due to its high decorative and unpretentious. Host are not exposed to diseases. But the Queen of the shadow showed itself in all its glory, you must abide by the rules of farming, and first landing conditions.
The host is justly called the Queen of shadows.
You will need
  • A healthy plant with an open or closed root system, garden shovel, sand or grass-roots peat depending on your type of soil, fertilizers, mulch.
The choice of location
It is the choice of the place depends on how fast your host will show itself in all its glory. Different varieties of host can exist in different range of light conditions from deep shade to bright sun. And yet the host prefers light moving shadow, what happens under the trees. The thinner the leaves of the hosts, the less of sun per day she needs. Especially sensitive to sunlight varieties with blue leaves. Pay attention to the climate of your location: the higher the average daily temperature in summer, the more shade the plant will need. Hosts undemanding to the soil, only waterlogged, heavy clay loams are not suitable for growing this wonderful plant.
Hosta Gold Standard
Preparing the planting hole
Prepare the site for hosts in advance. Dig a large enough hole and fill it with appropriate substrate. Sandy soil improve introduction of non-acidic peat and heavy clay loam is diluted with sand. Fill in the planting hole fertilizer, suitable mixture of ammonium nitrate, superphosphate and potassium sulfate (1-4-1). It is not necessary to make chicken manure, and be careful with other organic fertilizers. Excess nitrogen will cause the leaves of Hosta loses its decorative effect. Leave the planting hole, filled with substrate, for 1-2 days, that the soil is a little donkey.
Host June
Just before planting make a hole the size of the plant. For planting plants with open root system make at the bottom of the hill in the form of a cone. Place the plant on top of the cone, and the roots carefully spread on its slopes. Holding the host with your hand, pour the ground to the level of the cervix. Keep the neck of the plant has not been buried. Water generously, and when the ground settles, add the soil. Over mulch plant. For mulch it is better to use pine chips or bark. The sharp edges of this mulch will protect the plant from slugs. Hosts grow very slowly, and the first 4-5 years it is not necessary to disturb the plants or transfers by division.
Hosta Regal Splendor
Dwarf and miniature varieties multiroute very carefully. Invalid or excessive penetration of the cervix or high soil level around the plant.
Useful advice
Divide and replant hosts better before the leaves unfold – this will prevent damage and reduce the evaporation until the roots are settled in the new place.

Advice 2: What plants can be planted in the shade

Not all plants love the sun, the shade selection is also quite broad. Therefore, if you are faced with the challenge of what to grow and how to decorate a garden area in the shade, you just need to choose the most suitable.
What plants can be planted in the shade

Flowers and ornamental shrubs for shady garden

In the shaded area it is possible to make a real flower garden. Grows well and blooms in such conditions astilba. Fluffy, airy flowers all shades of pink, salmon, red and white colors are very decorate the garden, they feel great even in those places where the sun very rarely peeks.

In the spring and early summer will enjoy the blooming primroses, tulips, daffodils, bergenia, dicentra, Aquilegia (Columbine). Grows well in shade botulinic, its yellow candle like light into the darkest corners of the garden.

Will delight with its flowering beauty hydrangea, for good growth it is enough only a few hours of sunshine. This shade plant is also quite undemanding. Watering, hoeing and fertilizing a few — everything you need hydrangeas for development.
If around hydrangeas to dig into the ground rusty nails and occasionally water the plant with copper sulfate, flowers turn to blue.

Very decorative in the shade — Hosta, perennial flowers are inconspicuous, but its fleshy leaves is spectacular. The host can be planted in tree trunks, on the banks of the reservoirs. She is very beautiful and in the flower bed in combination with many colors.

Ferns give the garden of lightness and mystery. Huge leaves drapery decorative throughout the season. In the summer they are rich green and in autumn the leaves turn a beautiful pinkish-red hue.

Shade tolerant shrubs - dogwood, Euonymus, bloodroot. Handsome ash-leaved maple, its silvery-grey leaves with a marble figure - a real decoration of the garden. On the shady side of the house and the fence will be fine to grow and conifers: junipers, spruce, arborvitae.
Close to walls and fences can be planted and raspberries that will delight their owners with the fragrant berries. Do not need bright light and rose hips, blackberries, gooseberries.

The lawn in the shady garden

Indeed, a good pitch is obtained only in the Sunny areas, but in the shade where grass does not grow, it is possible to make a green lawn. There is a special blend of herbs for use in shaded areas. The ground for this lawn serves as usual, the grass sown in may and harvested as needed.

However, the best plant that produces a great lawn in the shade, Ajuga. It will quickly fill all available space, forming a dense cover, and will delight inconspicuous flowers. This lawn is ideal for busy people as it can and not to cut.
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