The Content Of The Article:
Creating a shadowbed is considered difficult. There is a lack of light, in some cases the plants also have to compete with large trees for root space and water. But for every living space there are specialists who feel comfortable there and flourish magnificently. Thanks to hard-working collectors, we have a large number of perennials from the forest areas of the whole world at our disposal, which are even better in partial shade than in the full sun. In addition to leaf beauties are also numerous flowering plants among them. If the bedding is permanently shaded, the selection will be smaller, but Bergwald Cranesbill, Elfflower and Spring memorialine will even bloom there. Onion flowers complete the shade garden, they ring in the season and later leave the field to the perennials.
Our plants for the Schattenbeet
As in life, there are not only sunny sides in the garden. Here it is a high thuja hedge that shields our shadow bed to the south. It protects the rhododendrons from strong sunlight, but allows only little light to the upstream area. Even in such shady areas, there are plenty of plants in the fall.
We have each chosen a Funkie 'Gold Standard' (Hosta fortunei) and 'Albomarginata' (H. undulata) for the approximately 1.50 x 1 meter section. Together with two yellow-striped Japan gold sedge (Carex oshimensis 'evergold'), the leaf perennials conceal the lower, bare part of the rhododendrons. An eye-catcher next spring is the Bleeding Heart, the white-flowered form (Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba'). Thanks to three, preferably five wintergreen elven flowers 'Frohnleiten' (Epimedium x perralchicum), the bed foreground remains attractive and easy to care for all year round.
Step by step: Create a shadowbed
Start photo gallery
Create a shadowbed
Everything is ready, let's go!
First, the plants are subjected to a dip
Then spread the plants at the desired distance on the surface
Enrich the excavation with mature compost or horn shavings
The perennials crop and plant
Then the plants are pressed well together with soil
Finally pour everything vigorously. Loosely interspersed granite stones brighten the plantation and provide natural charm