Types of plants for the garden and their care
Finding sun tolerant plants can prove difficult. But the other variant, ie caring for plants that like the shade, proves to be even more complicated.
Do we want ours plant dictionary look at such plant species together? All you have to do is scroll down and look at the images and text.
Plant encyclopedia – Mondo grass – dwarf snake beard
Ophiopogon japonicus minor , in German it means dwarf snake beard. Some call this grass the mainstay of the contemporary garden. With its dark, long leaves and modern silhouette, this hardy plant is used as a ground cover for shady areas. Notable is its ability to grow on hills and provide abundant texture in the yard and other areas.
Plant Encyclopedia – Mondo grass
The different forms that this grass can be found in can be used to create an interesting and interesting appearance in the form of a pile or walkway. Here they filled the broken spots with this one! The result is fabulous, don’t you think?
The dwarf snake beard is drought tolerant and does not need mowing. But it’s not spreading very quickly. So if you’re going for a lush look, consider placing the plants closer together.
Between the stones
Do you think that dwarf snake beard can only be attached to the ground? Try it differently! You can also cultivate this weed in flower containers and its drought tolerance is particularly helpful. Have you seen our previous articles about the cement blocks? Then you might remember that some of these were just filled with dwarf snake beard?
Below we see the dwarf snake beard in combination with star moss in a modern plant container.
Two types of plants in one container
Plant Encyclopedia – Bow Hemp ( senseviera trifasciata)
Want to add a little more drama and height to your shady spot? Then you need the bow hemp. This represents a very popular choice for modern homes. This structurally very interesting plant can survive both in rooms with little light and in sunny conditions. The main thing is that it doesn’t get too hot!
Arch half in the forecourt
Surely many of you have noticed this plant in the shopping malls. It is used particularly often in bank and hotel lobbies. However, it also makes a great houseplant. However, you can also enjoy them outdoors. As you can see below, this allows one to increase the limits.
Garden design ideas
Since it grows very well in the shade, you can also put it in plant containers and other containers outside in front of the house. This works well even if they are covered by a blanket.
As has already been emphasized several times, today’s article is about easy-care varieties. However, there are a few points you should stick to. The first is that you shouldn’t water them too much. Give these plants enough time to dry between waterings. Furthermore, we are dealing with a plant species that loves the warm weather. If the weather gets too frosty, consider bringing these home.
Sword Ferns (Nephrolepis)
This is probably the most perfect plant for the low shaded areas. Surely you have seen this plant hanging from many a porch yourself. They are also perfect for hanging plant containers.
Plant Encyclopedia – Sword ferns
They are perfect for lining the stairs leading up to your door.
Sword fern is also a suitable border plant. Showing them off will give you a luscious, full look. Remember this: They can survive just about anywhere, but they also need moisture. Watering them is key!
Beautiful plants in the garden
Sword ferns (Nephrolepis) cascade over the container. This is how this plant creates a striking shape and strong presence. We at Freshideen find the exhibition on this picture very successful. The lush plant forms a great contrast to the shape of the stand.
outdoor plant species
Plant Encyclopedia – Mixed Succulents
At the end we want to show you some small succulents, which are particularly popular in minimalist plant containers. Yes, I can hear many of you saying: succulents love the sun! What are you doing in this article?
Yes, you are partly right. However, you may also know that these can also grow successfully in not-very-sunny yards. I would place them in partial shade. We at Freshideen love the manicured landscapes with interesting succulent areas! But I still haven’t seen such a refined garden design.
Plant care and arrangement
I’ve often heard people talk about how little maintenance these plants require. You think that practically nothing can ever happen to them. We at Freshideen also know this from our own experience.
You can plant as many of them. You just have to keep at it.
Hope you get the right combination of light, water and earth!
light, water and earth
One thing is certain: succulents are perfect for modern spaces, as well as those that lie in the shade. Here’s another tip: allow the soil to dry well between waterings.
Modern garden ideas
Plant them in the ground or cultivate them in plant containers. We at Fresh Ideas recommend you try the second option first. Actually, one of the prettiest things I can imagine in the yard at home is having a bunch of succulents in the modern yard.
Bunch of succulents
Do you live in an area with a lot of squirrels? These creatures will be tempted to eat your succulents. Therefore, you should consider moving it to places that are more difficult to access. You should also check that any plants you have are safe for children and animals. Some species are toxic if they get into the organism!
However, with tarps you will avoid all dangers and enjoy a great garden! We wish you a green thumb and many great moments in your shady outdoor area!