Just imagine how beautiful a stretcher can stretch across the expanses of the garden. It will resemble a long wreath made of wildflowers. The composition shines with different colors, like a rainbow, and its fragrance rightfully surpasses the best floral scents of the world. It is almost impossible to describe the beauty of the rabatka. Living decoration can be the best decoration for your garden, which will surpass in beauty any artificial attributes of landscape design.
Magnificent and majestic
Rabatki are flower strips that are neatly arranged along garden paths around grassy lawns. Located next to the gazebos, they create a unique cosiness. Some owners of summer cottages with the help of rabotki make a border on their possessions.
The width of the flower strips most often is 50 cm, but sometimes it reaches 2-3 meters. In order to get narrow rabatki, it is necessary to plant three rows of plants in the ground. Wider bands require planting about 4-5 rows of perennial flowers and about 7-8 rows of annuals.
The length of a unique decorative element depends on the wishes and needs of the owner of the summer cottage or decorator. The location of the rabatoks also affects the length (if there is enough space, then the length can be any).
Workers are divided into two types: unilateral and bilateral. On the edges of paths or near buildings, one-sided floral strips are perfectly placed. Bilateral are most often located in the middle of alleys or roads.
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Plants for decorative compositions
To create a decorative element, both annual and perennial plants are used. Of the annuals, an ageratum, a bindweed, and a pion-shaped aster are most often planted. Bright and unique decor are godetia, Chinese carnation, coreopsis and other annual flowers.
Two categories of plants are used to create rabatok. One of them is tall perennials. Tall plants can be exclusively deciduous or flowering. The basis of the composition of any rabatki are flowering plants. They are planted in certain groups - so that the result is lush flowering. The most interesting are the following color combinations of perennials: orange + blue, white + blue, purple + yellow. Low perennials, such as irises, phloxes, lupins, rudbeckia, and lilies, are also used in discounts.
In some cases, carpet and bulb plants (pansies, daffodils, tulips, forget-me-nots) also take part in the decoration. You can also use undersized conifers and low grasses.
When choosing plants blooming in spring, you need to be careful and select only those that throughout the season will retain bright and elegant leaves.
In place of faded plants, you can safely plant evergreen tree species or dwarf plants. Planting juniper, pine or spruce will allow you to fill the voids formed after some annuals. If you want to create a truly unique discount, then boldly plant various subtropical plants on the ground. However, one should not forget that such plants require special care.
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How do rabatki form
Before creating a decorative composition, it is necessary to familiarize yourself with a number of basic rules. Otherwise, even unique plants will look untidy, and the general appearance will leave much to be desired.
One of the most important rules is the proper arrangement of plants. It is important to take into account the height of each, to calculate the distance between annual and perennial plants, ornamental grasses and other components of the rabatka. For 1 square meter, there should be no more than 9 low-growing plants, five medium-tall and four tall. During planting, make sure that no empty spaces or gaps form between the tops of the plants. However, it all depends on the shape of the work. For example, in a zigzag discount, empty places will be traced. In those places where the discount is interrupted, you can successfully arrange flower beds of various shapes and sizes, large-sized plants (such as dahlias or roses).
Some landscape designers advise cutting off the discount every 5-15 m. That is, if your strip of flowers is 10 m, then it must be interrupted at around 5 m.
Drawing up the right flower arrangement requires certain professional skills. That is why for work it is necessary to invite a professional landscape designer. With it, you can decide which flowers and plants you would like to see in the decorative element, as well as which flowers will ideally combine with the overall landscape design of your garden.
Thus, rabatki can be a great decoration element of your summer cottage.