Flowers are an inimitable decoration of a summer residence, because only they can fill the garden and places for relaxation with charming colors and aromas. In addition, in their power a qualitative change not only in landscape design, but also in summer cottages, where ampelous plants are most often used.
And, really, how can one imagine a garden, a terrace, a patio or even a gazebo without flowers? Why, then, a summer residence, if there are no living and fragrant jewelry that changes absolutely everything? How is harmony with nature and a sense of life around? Everyone wants an unsurpassed atmosphere, freshness, peace and a wonderful vacation in the territory of their own plot, of which plants are an obligatory part.
Today we decided to consider exactly ampelous - magnificent plants for the house and cottage with long and flexible shoots that creep and curl, decorate and change the outlines of any locality. Most often, these are decorative flowers that we grow in flowerpots and planters, are used for racks and vertical gardening. Today, in our article, you will learn more about such living decorations for the home, balconies, terraces and country houses, as well as, consider some of the most popular types.
Growing ampelous plants
Ampelic plants for the house
Today in apartments, houses, on balconies and loggias, not only small decorative flowers are grown, but also palm trees, creepers, succulents, herbaceous plants, shrubs.Among them are wonderful and very hardy - begonia, fuchsia, pelargonium, as well as ampelous plants for a balcony or terrace - nasturtium, petunia, bell.
The following categories are also distinguished among home ampelous:
- Decorative foliage: crested chlorophytum, hanging zebrin, gray selaginella, rooted ficus, creeping ficus, southern plectrantus, sapiens Scythe, asparagus, budra, begonias;
- Flowering: eskhinantus, pelargonium cone, columnae, fuchsia, bell-leaf, achenense, duchene;
- Succulents: Wood's ceropegia, sedum, cassita ripsalis, Rowley's godson, sickle-shaped godson, Thoroid aporocactus.
What to choose for the garden
In the garden, such species are represented by annuals or perennials, depending on the personal requirements of the owner of the territory and the conditions created. Worth noting that the more time and attention is given to such plants, the better they will show themselves in this or next season.
Many ampelous flowers are used in the garden just to decorate the territory, to delimit it into certain areas, to make some changes to the landscape design, but we will talk about them a little later, in a special section on species and varieties.
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Ampel Artificial Plants
Such decorative products are often used in homes and apartments. The only thing is, they do not grow, do not hang, do not weave, but they can certainly be given the necessary shape, and make sure that cute jewelry is not contaminated.
Artificial plants can be located anywhere - on the balcony, at the entrance to a private house, around the perimeter of the fence in special flowerpots, like decorating a gazebo on the walls and under the ceiling. They find it easy to use, as they say, desire.
In view of this, handmade amateurs have long been creating ampelous plants with their own hands. Here is an imitation of flowering, and shade-tolerant, and other species and varieties. If everything is done correctly, no one can distinguish artificial decoration from the present. Moreover, it will not be necessary to devote much time to it.
Popular varieties and types
When decorating a plot with flowers, it is important to choose exactly those plants that are most suitable for decorating the territory and country houses. To do this, we’ll talk more about the most popular of them:
- Begonia - prefers location in the sun, because in the shade and partial shade it quickly loses its decorative effect. Begonias are suitable for slightly acidic, light, humus-rich soil. Watering - morning and evening. The plant is quite whimsical;
- Verbena - does not cause trouble among the owners. It blooms from spring to autumn, prefers warm and sunny places, well-fertilized and loose soil. It does not tolerate a large amount of nitrogen, which means that fertilizing with fresh manure is extremely contraindicated;
- Ampelic pelargonium - heat-loving, sun-loving, drought-tolerant plant, which prefers fertile loam and moderate watering. Pelargonium should be fed on time, but use complex fertilizers for this without an excess of nitrogen;
- Nasturtium - very fond of light, loamy or sandy, well-drained soil with a high content of humus. For nasturtium, timely feeding with phosphorus and watering is recommended, only without overmoistening the soil;
- Lobelia - feel good both in the sun and in partial shade. For proper and active growth, moist soil rich in humus is needed. There is annual and perennial lobelia, the latter requires mandatory shelter for the winter period;
- Diasia -prefers sunlight and light, sandy and not too fertile soil, since an excess of nitrogen negatively affects the decorative development of the plant. Diasia is drought-resistant, but in hot, dry summers, requires abundant watering;
- Surfinia - A really beautiful vigorous plant that requires systematic watering and top dressing. Subject to the correct conditions, shoots of surfinia reach 100 cm in length;
- Petunia - prefers slightly acidic and fertile soil in a warm and well-lit place. Petunias are drought tolerant, but regular watering will not hinder them;
- Bacola - perennial plant, which is most often used as an annual. Prefers sunny places or partial shade, does not like waterlogging and overdrying, blooms all warm period of time;
- Dihondra has several original types of coloring, prefers partial shade or sunny places, the soil is loamy with medium humidity;
- Nolana strange - a pretty flower with shoots up to half a meter, which are strewn with lilac or blue flowers, the diameter of which reaches 5 cm. A fairly unpretentious plant - tolerates partial shade and sunny places, is not afraid of drought and varied soil, but is very bad for places with drafts and frequent winds ;
- Tsevola pleasant - resistant to wind and rain, grows well in the sun and in light partial shade, prefers loose, moist and properly fertilized soil.
We have listed only the scanty part of plants that are considered ampelous or are used as such. There are still a huge number of similar varieties, among which are flowering and low-flowering, and sun-loving and shade-loving, annual and perennial. Therefore, if you need to choose the suitable climbing or creeping plants for the house and cottage, you should study them in more detail. Pay attention to general agricultural technology, because many plant crops are quite whimsical, which means they lose a lot of decorativeness when improperly maintained.
Using ampelous plants
Such varieties are used for zoning rooms and gardens, as well as for decorating a wide variety of spaces and territories: verandas, gazebos, patios, terraces, balconies, loggias, doorways, entrances to buildings, building facades. Often they are used for special purposes, for example, for decorating recreation areas, places for celebrating any date: pergolas and arches in gardens, hanging baskets with flowers, special containers and flowerpots.
Ampelic plant compositions in the house and in the garden (20 photos)