Aerial lace. The best veil plants
An invariable tool of floristry, a means of composing elegant bouquets have always been the so-called veil plants - cultures that, thanks to small but very elegant flowers, seem like living lace. Such plants can be used not only to emphasize the beauty of cut flowers, but also in the design of the garden. Weightless and amazingly graceful, these lace crumbs are able to become the best companions for flowering soloists. Today, they have grown from a rarity grown only for cutting, and have become one of the main trends in landscape design.
Delicate floral veils of garden crops with small elegant delicate openwork flowers give flower beds and compositions a special charm and special texture. Such partner plants not only make the compositions more diverse, but also support the general tendency of playing with artistic effects and betting on textile illusions. As well as in chintz flowers and flower beds, in compositions in the design of which veil plants were used, a feeling of revived luxurious fabric is created, which with its weightlessness and picturesqueness only emphasizes all the advantages of the main blooming stars. Thanks to sophisticated patterns and airy texture, these plants make any ensemble, even the largest flower garden, airy and light, create the same effect that can be achieved only with thoughtful decor - perfection in details, harmony of diversity.
The influence of veil partners on the perception of the beauty of flowers is especially pronounced in plants such as lilies, peonies, in particular grassy peonies, daylilies and echinacea. The main lace partners for large flowering plants, fairly high and colorful crops - bonbon verbena, gaura, gypsophila, cornflower, heart aster. Although with any other plant, peonies do not seem as luxurious as surrounded by a cuff. But not only the blooming stars are perfectly combined with these amazing partner plants. The game of textures of veil companions will perfectly reveal the truly royal colors and the main advantages of your favorite decorative herbs. The inimitable cirrus and foxtail, for example, perfectly accentuate Gaura Lindheimer, grassy perennial, blooming tirelessly from July to October. The beauty of garden ferns with an inimitable game of green color and carved wai reveals itself in a new way in the company of such plants.
Get to know the best veil plants closer.
Cuff she is not afraid of close proximity even with sufficiently powerful perennials, and it is precisely because of this that she creates such lush and delicate carpets in grassy peonies. This is a fairly lush and massive plant with rounded curly leaves, creating the perfect backdrop for lace flowers soaring in zero gravity in the loose shields of inflorescences of a yellow-green tone. The cuff reveals its lace character only with large-flowered plants: it most effectively emphasizes massive flowers, especially brightening white and pink inflorescences. The height of the cuff does not exceed half a meter, although the golden cloud soaring above the massive foliage creates a feeling of extraordinary splendor.
A completely different in nature lace beauty - seemingly touching snow-white vision gypsophila. She has low and tall varieties, which, depending on specific characteristics, can reach 30 cm in height and more than 1 m. White or light pink flowers are similar to voluminous lace foam, they especially emphasize the beauty of inflorescences of lilies and daylilies. Among the low gypsophila varieties, the Сompacta Plena and Rosenschleier varieties are considered absolute favorites today, and the Bristol Fairy and Flamingo varieties from the highest ones. It is believed that gypsophila is the most picturesque veil partner, maximally reveals the effect of radiance and internal highlighting of compositions. The veil, which looks like millions of dewdrops in the sunshine, effectively illuminates individual flowers and makes the ensembles truly charming.
About accessories heart aster the family of favorite basket plants can only be guessed at a very close examination. Tiny and surprisingly touching simple daisy flowers in this plant are dotted with hundreds of densely branched thin shoots, creating a milfler feel no worse than ampel shape lobelia. This plant is surprisingly romantic and beautiful in the complexity of its flowering, creating peculiar foamy clouds under flowering shrubs. Countless flowers of asters bloom only in September and October, but at this time of the year no other veil partner blooms, which makes this culture a truly indispensable companion. The most spectacularly astra heart-shaped is combined with shrub roses of romantic pink colors.
Amazing contrast perennial fragrant bedstraw became famous not only for its charming aroma. This plant seems strikingly catchy, miniature stars of its flowers are effectively emphasized by the dark green of cirrus leaves. Fragrant bedstraw creates dense, massive small-colored laces that reveal the beauty of plants with carved leaves and decorative colors of greens as spectacularly as possible. This veil partner contrasts most vividly with representatives of the fern family.
The best vocal partner for roses today recognized inimitable openwork Verbena Buenos Aires. Reaching a height of 1 meter and distinguished by the grace of lace inflorescences, she emphasizes with gorgeous touches the magnificent flowers of the inimitable garden princesses. An ideal shade of grassy greens, reminiscent of geraniums and an openwork scattering of flowers in loose small-flowered inflorescences, allow verbena to be distinguished, to contrast each individual flower on rose bushes. Especially effective with verbena roses are combined with warm and white color. This amazing perennial blooms from July to October, but does not tolerate harsh winters. Therefore, verbena is grown either as a summer tree, or in the autumn they dig up a dahlia, take the dried rhizomes away for storage in a dark place, and again in May they transfer it to the flower garden. Verbena also has an amazing ability to effectively and strikingly emphasize the beauty of the so-called "village" cultures. For example, in a company of bonbon verbena with its openwork veil, garden dahlias in the most vibrant varieties reveal all their nobility and grace, which in another company may seem to be the main flowering competitors losing in grace.
It is worth paying attention to the largely underestimated because of its aggressive self-proliferation abilities. perennial flax. This plant loves to spread self-seeding, but not a single competitor can compete with it in the role of a veil partner with cold colors. Flax with its bright blue colors blooms throughout the summer and perfectly develops in any warm and sunny area. In perennial plants from this species, the height ranges from 30 to 60 cm.
Gaura Lindheimer blooms tirelessly from the beginning of summer until the arrival of autumn cold weather, surprising airy lightness and grace of detail. Differently colored varieties of gaura bloom with different intensities and have varying degrees of winter hardiness. This plant, despite the status of a perennial for the winter, will need reliable shelter, but the beauty of the lace placer of elegant flowers will fully thank for all efforts. Gaura star flowers with brightly visible petals are slightly larger than most veil plants, but thanks to their surprisingly thin elongated peduncles and a randomly scattered arrangement, they create the feeling of precious stars hanging in the air. The most popular varieties of gaura today are considered snow-white "Whirling Butterflies" and "Siskiyou pink". Gaura makes the lush curtains of cereal grasses even more airy and charmingly sets off perennials with the most unusual forms of inflorescences, for example, perfectly emphasizes the beauty of the Macedonian bastard.
One of the highest veil perennials - katran hearty. This plant reaches one and a half meters in height, but at the same time, the beautiful shape of the leaves and quite lush greens are almost completely hidden by the abundant creamy lace of the smallest flowers, which seem to cover the plant with fancy openwork hats. Katran blooms in June and July, it creates very beautiful lace backgrounds in the company of garden giants.
Just a little lower, but also exceeding 1 meter in height biloba cornflower - one of the most graceful lace perennials. Its graceful, as if weightless shoots exceed the height of most spectacularly flowering soloists, but this does not prevent him from revealing their beauty. Cornflower shoots rise between the flowers of daylily, echinacea, roses like magical pink drops, as if they illuminate them and add to each inflorescence of grace and playfulness. This perennial is suitable for creating veil and lace effects on semi-shaded areas with moist and nutritious soil.