Upholstered perennials for flowery carpets


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From April they are not to be overlooked and play with their bright-cheerful colors everywhere the main role: Upholstered perennials are now in full bloom. Walking through the villages and past the farmsteads, you can admire them from afar in the front gardens. The low spring bloomers rely on quantity: Hundreds of small flowers are close to each other, fill in every gap and let leafy green and shoots disappear in no time.

These upholstery trees form colorful carpets

Upholstered perennials transform our gardens into a unique sea of ​​colors and attract many nectar collectors. Indispensable is the yellow rock-weed, which covers the ground almost opaque with its soft cushions. It radiates even more when it grows next to the blue-violet blue cushion, which forms equally beautiful mats at the same height.

Upholstered perennials on sunny slope

A potpourri of strong colors is created by the combination of different perennials. Dominating on this sunny slope is the rock-weed (Alyssum saxatile), with blue cushions and a ribbon flower

Also violet, just a shade brighter, the upholstery phlox blooms, which draws almost mossy with its small needle-shaped and fresh green leaves through the garden. This fits the white ribbon flower, whose slightly larger flower plates lay like a late blanket of snow in the garden. For fresh colors, the roller-wolf milk in green-yellow, the sky-blue forget-me-not. Combined with each other, the colorful rugs give spring an unforgettable reception.

Nectar collecting visitors in the perennial flowerbed

The Brimstone is often seen on blue cushions. With his trunk, he dives into each flower and then sucks the nectar from the cup. The stone bumblebee regularly flies on the white radiant flower cushions of the gooseberry. Due to the large number of single flowers, the nectar and pollen collectors remain for a long time on the same perennial. Even from afar, you can hear the deep hum of the furry animals. Honey bees are among the most frequent visitors to upholstery in the garden. They are attracted by their fragrance and intense colors (photo thyme). The Wollschweber falls more and more frequently in our gardens for some time, when he first stands still like a helicopter in the air, then quickly settle on a flower. Here he sucks nectar on blue cushions

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The Brimstone is often seen on blue cushions. With his trunk, he dives into each flower and then sucks the nectar from the cup

Upholstered perennials for flowery carpets: upholstery

The stone bumblebee regularly flies on the white radiant flower cushions of the gooseberry

Upholstered perennials for flowery carpets: cushions

Honey bees are among the most frequent visitors to upholstery in the garden

Upholstered perennials for flowery carpets: perennials

The Wollschweber falls for some time increasingly in our gardens

Brimstone

stone Hummel

Bee on thyme

Wollschweber

Site selection and care for upholstery

All spring upholstery trees like it sunny; They thrive in warm places and are thankful if they give them enough space to spread out. But do not worry: they do not tend to proliferate. Otherwise, the easy-care perennials have no special claims. Only in the first year of planting, and when the flowering becomes less with age, you can easily divide it. To keep the colorful cushions compact, you should reach for the scissors once a year: When the flowering time is over and the perennials do not look quite so magnificent for a short time, it is best shortened by one third with a long-handled scissors. How to remove unsightly become withered flowers while maintaining the dense growth.

Upholstery Phlox

The upholstery phlox (Phlox subulata) beautifully emphasizes the course of the wooden fence as well as the crown of the small retaining wall in the lawn. After flowering, the dense leaf cushions are preserved

Plant and share upholstery

The best season for spring flowers is autumn. Put together groups of at least three plants. If the long-lived perennials lose their ability to bloom, they can be stimulated to re-vitalise through sharing. Most of the time, they are grinding away from the middle. Get the upholstery out of the ground with a digger fork, divide it by hand or spade into several pieces and dispose of the middle part. The cuts are replanted. This succeeds best in the early spring after the renewal. Only weed and flower can not be divided so well because of their taproots.

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Plant upholstery

Almost all upholstery can be easily multiplied by division.Freshly planted, they should be watered in the first year, until the roots have formed well.

Use upholstery in a targeted manner

The luminous flower cushions are particularly impressive on embankments or on walls, over whose crowns they hang down their dense tows. At the edge of the road, they create sweeping contours and on the stairs they are colorful companions. In the rock garden they give the prelude to the season. As splendid as her appearance in spring is - after a few weeks he is over. What remains is the dense foliage, which usually provides green areas in winter and also prevents weed growth. And summer blooming upholstery will shorten the waiting time until the next spring bloom.

Upholstered perennials on drywall

On walls and overhangs are upholstered perennials in their full beauty

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