The practice of growing exotic plants in our climate
Craving for beauty is expressed very much in many people. For some, this is expressed in collecting masterpieces of painting, for others it is a craving for sculptures. But the most charming and beautiful is the cultivation of magnificent plants of breathtaking beauty! Moreover, for this it is completely optional to live in tropical and subtropical latitudes. Even in the climate of the Middle Strip, you can successfully grow such capricious plants as, for example, tree fern.
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In open ground conditions, this fern does not grow due to low temperatures in winter and shortened daylight hours. However, in the greenhouse it can feel great and grow to a height of 15 meters.
The true queen of any garden is the rose. Poets composed their poems about this wonderful flower. She has been sung and continues to be sung today. What could be more beautiful than a garden in which roses grow! They quickly take root during propagation by cuttings. However, it will be better if for winter the rose bushes after pruning are warmed with sawdust or wrapped with dry reeds. This will protect the flower buds from freezing and in the spring roses will be fragrant in your flower garden.
Depending on climatic requirements, some exotic plants can be planted in open ground in the warm season. But at the same time, it is especially necessary to monitor compliance with the irrigation regime. If the soil is too moist, this will lead to its acidification and death of the plant. With an increase in soil acidity, it is recommended to reduce the number of irrigations and sprinkle the topsoil with charcoal or ash. Such simple measures neutralize the increased acidity of the soil.
When the average daily temperature begins to decline in late summer - early autumn, you should already think about the upcoming wintering of your thermophilic plants. Those plants that are not too tall bend to the ground and fall asleep with dry leaves, straw, dry reeds and other heat-insulating materials. And tall plants are wrapped with a film, under which a layer of heat insulators is also laid.