Plant ponds

Plant ponds

1. If you want to quickly and effectively vitaminize the soil, then you just need to grind the crusts. Then the natural fertilizer is sent into the ground a few centimeters.

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2. Also, fruit crusts can become a component of high-quality compost.

3. If you like to travel to the country with a cat, then it is worth using peels to protect your crop from your pet. Cats don't really like citrus aromas.

4. Now is the seedling season, so it makes sense to start eating oranges. If you can carefully remove the peel without damaging its halves, then you will have two containers at once for germinating seeds.

Even when transplanting a plant, you do not need to remove the container. This will be an additional vitamin for the soil.

Different depths - different plants

When we talk about aquatic plants and cultures, with the help of which water bodies are designed, they always mean a narrow circle of rather specific moisture-loving crops. But the reservoir is a special object also due to the heterogeneity of conditions. There is no single group of "aquatic" plants, but there are crops that are suitable for the design of different areas of the reservoir. Moreover, their list is not so great at a distance from the coast.

Choosing plants to decorate any body of water is not an easy task. In contrast to the design of flower beds or ridges, and any other type of decorative compositions, reservoirs require a special approach. When developing a single design concept, each zone is designed separately according to the plants that can be planted in it. And when considering this or that charming culture, first of all, they always mean exactly the depth. This is a key parameter when choosing plants, which cannot be “played” arbitrarily. The depth needs of plants determine their use, choice, and placement. And it is precisely this need that must be followed accurately and unquestioningly. Unlike a flower garden, where the choice of height and errors in ranking are not critical, and sometimes desirable, mistakes in the selection of depth are unforgivable. Even slight burial or grounding can lead to plant death, changes in greenery, loss of the ability to bloom, etc. Among the crops that are used in the reservoir, there are universal plants that are able to settle in several zones at once and feel comfortable both in shallow water and on the shore. But there are not so many such plants, and we are almost always talking only about neighboring coastal zones.

Decorative pond with aquatic plants

Garden ponds are very conditionally, but quite practical, they are divided into five zones. They differ in depth, conditions and the "set" of plants that can grow in them.

The first zone is deep water. Despite the name, it begins where the water layer is only 40 cm and includes all the other deepest parts of the pond. This zone is the only one that does not freeze in winter (subject to a total pond depth of 80 cm). In the deep-water zone, only plants with floating or underwater leaves and shoots grow.

The second zone is shallow water. It includes a pond zone with a water depth of 10 cm to 40 cm. Only crops with hollow or tubular stems, including flowering crops, can settle here.

The third zone is a swamp. It starts from shallow water and ends with the edge of the coast, is unstable in depth due to fluctuations in water, ebb and flow, but does not provide for a depth of more than 10 cm. This zone is intended for most moisture-loving herbaceous perennials.

Fourth zone - wet lawn, or coastal zone. Here the film does not isolate the soil from water, but there is no flooding, the plants "breathe" freely. Damp, constantly humid areas create specific conditions, but the absence of flooding makes it possible to expand the range of crops.

The fifth zone - the coast itself... It is protected from the reservoir by a film, water practically does not affect the conditions of the soil, it is considered similar to the usual conditions for growing cultivated plants. But not quite ordinary garden crops can be planted here.

Aquatic plants near the coastal zone of the ornamental pond

Let's take a closer look at the plants that can be used to decorate each of the zones of the reservoir:

See the next page for a list of plants for different areas of the reservoir.

What plants to plant badan

Badan is a winter-hardy and undemanding perennial. Badan's leathery glossy leaves are the hallmark of this plant. It is also called thick-leaved saxifrage for its extremely showy leaves from spring to autumn.But badan is especially beautiful at the time of its flowering in April and May, when flower arrows with bell-shaped flowers of a pink or crimson-pink hue bloom.

Garden designers use the plant as a separate independent composition, and in the vicinity of other plants. With age, the plant grows and forms pretty clumps against the background of the lawn. And in the spring, in a blooming state, it becomes a bright spot on a faded lawn.

Badan will come to the yard both on an alpine slide and in a mixborder.Here he can be accompanied by low garden perennials. Among them:

  • aquilegia,
  • hybrid astilbe,
  • bearded irises,
  • hybrid daylilies,
  • cereal plants,
  • ferns,
  • garden geraniums,
  • viola,
  • bells.

In the spring, berry can become a textured background for bulbous plants. Therefore, you can safely plant such spring bulbs as chionodoxa, snowdrops, scyllas, bulbous irises, crocuses, daffodils, tulips, kandyk next to the badan.

Badan, planted along the banks of reservoirs, looks harmoniously.Here it should be borne in mind that bergenia does not tolerate excess dampness at the roots. Therefore, before planting it by the pond, you need to take care of good drainage.

Planting from the first days of the month: the gardener's lunar calendar for February

Experienced gardeners already in February begin active work to prepare for the new summer cottage season. It is in this winter month that it is customary to sow peppers, eggplants and some flowers on seedlings, buy seeds, and prepare for spring. On which days it is better to do the first plantings, the gardener's lunar calendar will help determine.

February 1-3, Waning Moon, in Libra - a good day for sowing root parsley and celery, as well as any root vegetables.

February 4-5, Waning Moon, in Scorpio - These days it is not recommended to reproduce plants, but watering and feeding them with organic fertilizers will clearly benefit. You can continue sowing root crops.

February 6-7, Waning moon, in Sagittarius - Very good landing days. The most favorable period for sowing flowers and greenery, as well as plants with a long, curly stem growing upward.

February 8-9, Waning moon, in Capricorn - It is better not to start new business, but to devote time to drawing up gardening plans for the upcoming season.

February 10, Waning Moon, in Aquarius - On the day before New Moon, it is better not to schedule any activities with plants. During work, you can also get injured, and the seeds may not sprout.

February 11-12. New Moon, Moon in Capricorn “You can't work with plants these days.

February 13-14, The moon is growing, in Pisces - You can start sowing watercress, mustard, parsley, as well as eggplants, peppers, tomatoes, all pumpkin, perennial flower crops for greens.

February 15-16, the moon is growing, in Aries - Sowing of tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, parthenocarpic cucumbers is possible. Also these days it is possible to plant on seedlings of annual flowers: begonias, Shabo carnations, heliotrope, pelargonium, sage, as well as perennials - primrose, sunflower, edelweiss.

February 17-19, the moon is growing, in Taurus - The plants sown these days may not emerge for a long time, but the seedlings are very friendly. They usually have many shoots, abundant, long and beautiful flowering and a strong root system.

February 20-21, The moon is growing, in Gemini - Good days for rooting cuttings. You can buy building materials, fertilizers, tools and planting material. For planting and sowing this month, you can find a more favorable time.

February 22-23, The moon is growing, in Cancer - You can do picking of seedlings, as well as watering and fertilizing plants with mineral fertilizers. A good result can be obtained from sowing seedlings of peppers, eggplants, tomatoes, all types of pumpkin crops, as well as greens.

February 24-25, Full Moon, Moon in Leo - Bad days for any gardening and houseplant work. Seeds and seedlings are best left dormant and rest on your own.

February 26-28, The moon is growing, in Virgo - It is not recommended to carry out any work with plants. Only the thinning of seedlings of seedlings, loosening and mulching of the soil is possible.


The arrangement of a summer cottage is an interesting, creative activity that not only benefits, but also gives pleasure. There are many landscape design techniques that can help transform an area. Thanks to the efforts of breeders, even in temperate and harsh climates, it is possible to cultivate lush flowering plants that will delight you in the short summer.

Before proceeding with the formation of landscape design, it is advisable to audit the materials that are on the farm. Revise the household utensils that are out of use. Interesting innovative ideas will help breathe new life into them, making them the basis of landscape composition.

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