An overview of Alpine plants

Posted by BrianMiller on April 15th, 2016

You may adopt different themes if you are thinking about establishing a nice garden in your house. If you live in an area with an alpine environment, going for a rock garden is a good choice as it incorporates extensive use of stones and rocks in order to create a rocky environment. You can plant several types of plants in such a garden; however, going for some nice alpine plants can make it achieve perfection as they deliver a very nice contrast with the rest of the garden.

Alpine plants are beautiful and appealing. They are usually small in size and very strong. These properties are found due to their natural habitat which comprises of higher altitudes and extreme temperatures. Alpines have become very popular among people as they bring a lot of color to a garden and do not require a lot of maintenance. But it must be noted that they need regular soil draining and they also require to be protected from moisture in winter. Therefore, growing these plants is feasible only if you have a rock garden. Rock gardens replicate the natural habitat that is perfect for the growth of these plants so that they can grow in an efficient and natural way, showing off their full potential.

There are some commonly found alpines that are perfect to grow in a rock garden, for example sempervivums, thyme, creeping phlox, cyclamen, geranium, erigeron, aubretia, alyssum, etc. In addition to rock gardens, you can also grow them conveniently in a pot. To do this, you need a shallow pot and fill it with a fine layer of crocks or grit at the bottom in order to make way for drainage. Once you are done, you need to fill the rest of the pot with gritty compost and then plant the alpine. You can use a clay garden planter to grow an alpine as it delivers a rustic impression which makes it more appealing and attractive.

Seasonal bedding refers to the process of planting for a limited period. This type of bedding is mostly used for the purpose of displaying for only a limited span of time. There are different types of seasonal beddings, differing from each other on the basis of different seasons. Spring bedding is carried out between the months of March and May while summer bedding plants are brought to life between the months of June and September. There are a few plants that grow to their fullest between May and June, so you may use them to cover up the gap between spring and summer bedding. In addition to spring and summer bedding, winter bedding is also practiced sometimes but at a very limited scale, normally in the events of some sort of social events.

If you are a fan of gardening and want to adopt it as a hobby, you can greatly enhance the beauty and appeal of your garden by growing different bedding plants with the help of seasonal bedding. So no need to wait, visit the nearest nursery to get these plants.


Seasonal bedding and alpine plants are two nice ways to beautify your garden.

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