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Under a canopy of trees

those gardeners who begin to master an equal and empty site Were lucky. Clean garbage, dig up, level and create in the pleasure - create flower beds, reservoirs, hills. So I thought many years ago, standing at an entrance on the land plot which got to a family by inheritance from the grandmother. Actually it was the piece of the wood. It is proud twenty century pines and two huge birches towered. Among this forest magnificence several apple-trees were seen. It was clear that standard approach to planning of a garden in our case is inapplicable. We did not want to leave trees at all - giants. At the same time, as well as to all beginning summer residents, there was a wish to add bright paints to a garden and to plant flowers. So we began to develop the territory under trees, choosing for the giants suitable partners from among bushes and decorative perennials.

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space under kroner of pines. Began with the fact that cut all boughs, the dry and damaged branches in the lower part of trunks. As a result under trees it became lighter. However the earth under pines was filled still up with needles. It was necessary to choose for landing of a plant, capable to be reconciled with the increased acidity of the soil.

Under one of pines were put by several bushes of a listopadny rhododendron Japanese. Rhododendrons very much of a vlagolyubiva, and the soil under a pine is badly moistened even after heavy rains therefore during the summer two watered plants - three times a week. Every spring mulched the soil under rhododendrons a coniferous opad. It helps to keep moisture. Rhododendrons well grow and perfectly blossom on the sour soil.

the Hydrangea petiolar easily climbs up trunks of pines by means of small air backs. Old pines seem looked younger from - for covering their trunks shining darkly - green leaves. If not to cut off escapes of a hydrangea, then they not only clamber up, but also easily take roots, falling by the earth. Leaves cover the soil with such dense carpet that weeds cannot break through. In the shaded places of this type of a hydrangea well expand, but never blossom. But in the southern, the most lit part of a garden one of lianas in June blossoms lacy white inflorescences.

Maiden grapes pyatilistochkovy - larger liana, clinging special short moustaches, lifts the escapes on height to 20 m. If to plant these grapes under a pine, need to build the strong support capable to sustain weight of stalks will disappear. We and made. The result met expectations. In the summer grapes decorate a pine trunk with green palchaty leaves of a beautiful form. In the fall the foliage blazes red and orange paints, creating unique effect. Care of grapes is very simple, and watering is necessary only in droughty summer.

One more bush which is perfectly growing on the sour, well trained soil - a gaulteriya lying. Learned by the experience that it can be a pochvopokrovny plant for landing under pines. Roundish it is bright - green leaflets in the fall and become bronzovo in the winter - red. In September ripen brightly - red fruits which decorate a garden not only in the fall, but also in the winter. As at a gaulteriya superficial root system, it is impossible to forget about waterings. For the winter it is better to cover young bushes with fir twigs.

of the Basis of pine trunks leaves effectively decorate a host. These perennials are unpretentious and can grow in the shaded places. Especially hosts with bluish or a pre-trial detention center - blue foliage look good in a shadow of trees. We chose for landing under grade pines with large leaves. Powerful bushes of such grades - giants as Blu Ambrellas, Blu Endzhel, Big Deddi, perfectly look against the pine trunks going to the sky. Hosts are very durable and can be left decades on one place without divisions and changes.


Under krone of pines the manzhetka soft with beautiful faintly - green leaves well grows. Small it is yellow - green flowers surround a bush with a fluffy cloud. Manzhetka blossoms almost all summer. Her neigbour, a tellima krupnotsvetkovy, also not bad feels among pines. This perennial goes out from - into snow with wrinkled leaves on long scapes. In June on high tsvetonosa greenish flowers blossom. Tellima is drought-resistant, the tenevynosliva also quickly forms dense thickets. Its foliage turns green in a garden till late fall.

One more plant with the wintering leaves willingly expanding under pines - a tiarell serdtselistny. The creeping and taking roots escapes of a tiarella quickly form a beautiful close cover. In May - June the curtain is decorated is white - pink inflorescences. The plant practically does not demand leaving as under dense bed curtains of foliage moisture remains and weeds do not develop. Near pines grow in our garden also a magoniya padubolistny (see a photo), a snezhnoyagodnik white, a bergenia tolstolistny, a zhivuchka creeping.

Birch sufferings

Not so simply appeared to solve a problem of landings under birches. White-trunked beauties were a component of the birchwood occupying almost all next site therefore under trees the shadow reigned. Besides, adult birches have a developed superficial root system which is capable to exhaust soil moisture from a trunk at a great distance. Nevertheless it was succeeded to land snowdrops, glades, muskar and crocuses near trees. Bulbous manage to fade before blooming of foliage of birches. Later, when the earth is covered by a shadow from leaves, bulbs already are in the soil at rest and do not need a lot of moisture and lighting.

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Under listopadny trees of our garden a hellebore black with it is white - green and a hellebore east with kremovorozovy speckled flowers. The hellebore well grows in the shaded places and does without watering. This perennial does not love changes and can remain on one place decades, gradually forming big curtains.

Undemanding to the soil and illumination of a kupen fragrant also not bad adjoins to birches. In May against large pre-trial detention centers - green leaves its kolokolchaty are dismissed it is white - green flowers.

the Successful background for a hellebore, kupena and spring bulbous is created darkly - green brilliant leaves kopytnya European. Evergreen kopyten tenevynosliv, it is steady against a drought, grows on any soil. It is an ideal pochvopokrovny plant for a woody zone of a site.

day lilies or irises turned out

of Attempt to land in pristvolny circles of old apple-trees unsuccessful. Experience showed that under these fruit-trees it is worth putting only the perennials with superficial root system which are not demanding frequent divisions and changes. Under krone of one of apple-trees the pakhizandra top got accustomed. Its decorative dark green leaves are located in two - three tiers and form a friable cover. The plant quickly extends due to active growth of rhizomes. Pakhizandra is winter-hardy, does not demand watering and podkormok, but well responds on an annual mulchirovaniye of the soil compost.

the Place for landing to perennials and bushes under trees needs to be prepared for

carefully. The earth should be loosened and added carefully to it compost, trying not to touch roots of a tree and not to fill up the trunk basis. Until again planted plants get accustomed, they need frequent watering. These simple actions will help to survive to ornamental plants under bed curtains of high fellows.