How to create a beautiful, long-blooming and fragrant flowerbed

Если вы любите цветы, то когда у вас появляется участок хочется засадить его всевозможными прекрасными цветами, и чтобы они всё лето радовали глаза и нос. ? Но когда начинаешь сажать цветы, то понимаешь, что вроде бы накупил много луковиц, семян, клубней и делёнок с цветами, а всё равно на участке кажется что их совсем мало. 

If you like flowers, then when you have a plot, you want to plant it with all kinds of beautiful flowers, and so that they delight your eyes and nose all summer. ? But when you start planting flowers, you understand that you seem to have bought a lot of bulbs, seeds, tubers and flower cuttings, but still it seems that there are very few of them on the site.

Therefore, it’s better to start by making a couple of spectacular flower beds in which the flowers are arranged in a beautiful order, than “spreading” the flowers throughout the area, and then running around with a watering can and fertilizers remembering that where it is already watered and fertilized and what is not.
In addition, from the weeds at the initial stage it is much easier to clear two or three flower beds than the flowers spread everywhere. That is why I make flower beds. It’s better to do them a little, but qualitatively, i.e. choose good strong plants and at the same time replacing each other in bloom, or with beautiful leaves. Since I live in a hot climate, drought resistance and photophilousness of plants also matter to me. Therefore, I grow a lot of different sedums, both creeping with a rug, and up to half a meter high. But maybe you have a shady and cool area, then you need plants with completely different characteristics. After all, sedums in the shadow degenerate and disappear, many flowers do not want to bloom, and generally look stunted. But then there are, for example, very decorative and diverse Hosts that are quite reconciled with the shadow. Always buying a plant unknown to you, ask where it is better to plant it (in the shade or in a sunny place), how often to water it. Otherwise, money and your strength may be wasted.

So, what can be seen on my flower beds, except for sedum !? ? And these are Irises, Rudbeckia, Chrysanthemums, Yuccas, Marigolds, Heathers, Daffodils, Tulips, Leucanthus, Roses, Groundcover Euonymus, Campsis, Delphinium, Keria, Knifoffia, Lavender, Narcissus, Snowdrops, Koreopsis, Lapus, Melapran, Lapus Peppermint, Tarragon, Sedum and many other less well-known, but no less beautiful flowers ... And a variety of decorative cereals - Ovsyannitsa, Miskantus and others - also create a wonderful background for flowers. Also in my beds you can find different types of decorative bows, they are not only beautiful, but also heal the soil!
I also want to add that such seemingly not quite suitable plants for flower beds like mint, lemon balm, thyme can also actually look great on a flower bed, and with their strong spicy aromas they can repel insect pests. And since I like to harvest herbal teas for the winter, it’s also very convenient when these future teas grow very close by. In addition to the above listed "tea" plants, you can plant Lofant, with beautiful long-blooming flowers, with the smell of anise; Stachis woolly, with soft fluffy leaves of silver color; variegated sleep; unusually fragrant Monarda, with its lilac flowers-fireworks ...