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Creating a flower bed is not so difficult, just give space to imagination and creativity. The fundamental thing to create a flower bed is to take into account certain factors such as: the soil, the space, the sunny and sheltered position, the flowering period of the flowers and personal tastes. Seeing a flower bed bloom is a great satisfaction, as well as an emotion and it is particularly satisfying both from an emotional and creative point of view. Dedicating oneself to the care of a flower bed can be a way to relax and a stimulus to give space to our imagination.

The flower beds they are simple to design, just make a small corner of the garden and delimit it with a curb. At the point where the flowerbed will rise, it is essential to fertilize the soil in order to plant annual flowers, to be changed during each season according to the preferred color taste. To create the color, the flower beds and borders are essential. They are both simple to make, you just need to decide the plants and compositions based on the time you can dedicate to them.

To create a beautiful colored effect, you need to know how to choose the colors of the flowers well. For example, combining pink with purple will create an effect of harmony or combine orange with yellow, it will give a feeling of brightness. To best maintain the plants, you need to take care of them, water them and plant them in the right land. It is advisable to water the flower beds in the evening, especially in hot and dry periods. Fertilization is important, but be careful not to overdo the doses as they would damage the plants. For mulching it is necessary to use peat, pine bark and gravel to be placed at the base of the plants.


Bedding plants

Often in the garden there are untapped and bare points. To avoid leaving these empty and deserted spaces, you can create a beautiful flowerbed with colorful and fragrant seedlings. If there is a part particularly exposed to the sun in the garden, you have to take pebbles and cover the ground. Just plant Ophiopogon nigrescens, a black graminaceae along with echeveria spots. These are plants that love the sun, the heat and moderate watering. It is also an elegant and pleasant solution.

In general, the most beautiful flower bed plants are: verbena, marigold, portulaca, centauree, zinnia. Verbena is a little resistant plant, for this reason it is grown all year round because, due to the cold and the frost, it rarely survives. It is good to know that it should be sown in April and will bloom in July. Marigold, on the other hand, is very robust, needs only water, fertilizer and sun. It has a very rapid development and is very afraid of the cold. The portucola, on the other hand, is an annual plant that is sown in late March. The centauree are plants of a thousand colors, purple, red, white, among these the most beautiful is the particularly fragrant and robust cornflower. Finally, the zinna is a fast-growing plant, it must be sown in April and it only takes a few months to bloom.

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