Hydrangea garden: features of planting and plant care
Garden hydrangea - very showy and bright flower. He looks smart on the suburban areas, landed both singly and in groups. Particularly elegant, it fits into the garden landscape, represented by coniferous plants and green lawns. Hortensia - a shrub, reaching a half meters in height. The shape of the bushes is different, they are both spreading and erect. The leaves are large. But, of course, this flower is popular primarily because of the huge blooming spherical inflorescences with a wide range of colors. They can be pink, white, blue, red and blue.
Hydrangea garden at a permanent place transplanted at the age of four. To do this, prepare a pit with a width of 50 cm and a depth of 40 cm. If it is planned to create a hedge, then a meter strip is dug up. The distance between adult bushes should be at least two meters.The season of planting hydrangeas depends on climatic conditions. In the northern areas it is planted in the spring, and in the south - in the autumn. Saplings, as a rule, are shortened by roots, if planting occurs in springtime, then all annual shoots should be pruned, leaving 4-5 buds on each. The finished ridge mulch compost and peat. In order for the hydrangea of the garden to bloom abundantly, it needs to provide a fertile soil rich in minerals and organic matter.The clay soil is best suited for this garden plant, and it also feels good on red soils. Hydrangea does not tolerate sandy soil. Many experienced gardeners notice that the color of the inflorescences becomes noticeably brighter if the plant lives in acidic soil. Neutral and alkaline soils for the flower are not recommended, as it slows down the growth of the plant and adversely affects flowering. Therefore, if the land in the garden plot is not sour enough, then the situation can be remedied by adding pine or spruce (half-rotted) litter, brown peat, sawdust during planting. Substances such as ash, chalk, lime for hydrangea are not recommended, as they lead to alkalization of the soil. Garden hydrangea has a shallow root system, so the earth lump should not dry out.In order to provide a constantly wet soil, you can plant ground-covering plants creeping into the near-wellbore circles, for example, moss-like saxifrage.
To create magnificent hedges, the ideal flower will be garden hydrangea. Planting, care and breeding of this flower does not require special skills and time. This is a pretty unpretentious plant. It is usually planted in shady areas of the garden, as it does not tolerate direct sunlight. Planted in a sunny place, hydrangea slows growth. It gives small unsightly inflorescences and lags far behind in development. Since the roots of the plant are superficial, it is necessary throughout the entire flowering season to regularly loosen the soil to a depth of 10 cm. Water the flower in the morning or evening with warm settled water. Also, twice a month, the plant needs fertilizer fertilizer. If there is a need for a garter, then for this purpose use a special fencing that is able to support branches with large volumetric inflorescences. Garden hydrangea care also includes anti-aging pruning, which is done in the second half of October.In the conditions of the northern regions, it is safely covered for the winter, while bending the branches to the ground.