The most spectacular garden ferns
Luxurious garden ferns stand out not only as an ancient plant. These garden stars do not know equal beauty of leaves, lace and fascinatingly complex wai, the ability to instantly change the atmosphere in the ensemble and create outlandish shady thickets. One of the distinguishing features of ferns has always been a clean, saturated color of greenery, but in terms of color, these plants are far from being as simple as they seem at first glance. Indeed, among ferns there are also spectacular unusual species that can surprise with unusual textures and outlandish shades of the palette, the original form. However, with all its effectiveness, these plants never lose their legendary mystery.
The use of ferns in garden design
Ferns with the greatest efficiency reveal the beauty and diversity of green. Perhaps, no other garden plants so expressively demonstrate all the magic of shades and textures, various effects and the possibilities of their use in the design of compositions. After all, greenery, not crowned with inflorescences or flowers, is not at all necessarily boring.
And in nature, and at the heart of any garden composition is precisely the green color, even though often it remains just a background for more rare and colorful shades. The richness of green colors and the amazing structure of leaves, thanks to which ferns acquire their restrained beauty, only emphasizes the grace of the silhouette and is the very decorative basis on which the mystery of ferns is based.
The leaves, or rather the fern ferns, are surprisingly complex. They fascinate no less than the filigree work of an artist-jeweler. The leaves of the fern are twice pinnately dissected or three times pinnately dissected, with each vaya consisting of separate leaflets divided into minute and often openwork lobes.
The beauty of wai begins to unfold from the moment when the leaves slowly and spectacularly unfold from snail-like fluffy buds, but all the majesty and mystery of these plants is revealed only when they unfold to their full length.
Among ferns, species are found, such as the bristle-bearing mnogoryadnik, in which leaves for the winter do not die off completely, but remain until the moment when new spring fry appear in the spring. And rare, but no less impressive evergreen ferns, such as all blackheads, do not lose their beauty even in winter gardens.
Garden ferns differ in almost all respects, except for the growing conditions they require. The vast majority of this family adore nutritious moist soil, shading and moist air.
Variety of Garden Ferns
In the fern family, plants are found not only in very different colors, but also in various sizes. These ancient relict cultures are represented in decorative gardening and formidable giants, and tiny, surprisingly elegant and lacy plants. Moreover, each fern has a unique personality, stands out against the background of other garden plants, and against the background of its counterparts.
Among the ferns with the most impressive sizes, the recognized favorite is common bracken, a real giant with huge vaya, which in an adult state reaches two meters in height. No less impressive and quite large adiantum foot-shaped and thyroid, let their size and inferior brack. They effectively spread their leaves, creating stunningly beautiful thickets.
In the thyroid, the triangular, pointed form of the vayya only emphasizes the grace of the plant itself, enhances the massiveness of the curtains, and the adiantum in the garden is completely similar to ordinary grassy perennials in terms of growth density. It’s hard to confuse the adiantum pusiform with other ferns precisely because of the unusual thick curtains. Its narrow and light veyi with a dark central vein are located in the bushes lucidly, forming peculiar easily recognizable spheres and multi-tiered curtains, which from afar are difficult to rank among ferns.
Among ferns there are also such plants that attract primarily the original color. Elegant red-thyroid with its not very large wye, which differs from the majority of the shieldmen in form, it seems to be covered with rust or bronze coating. In this fern, rounded leaves in lobes only emphasize the shape and classic lines of wai, making the plant seem like an ancient giant.
By its amazing density, Wai became famous as an exemplary representative of the family bristle. This fern with leaves that look like palm-open leaves amazes with almost perfect symmetry, graceful, but almost straight wai lines and striking lace with a massive silhouette.
Leaves blackhead seem fancy miniature green stairs. Erect, with narrow rare leaflets and lobes, they seem to tend to the heights and create steps that look amazingly spectacular in the shade. This fern has an extravagant shape complemented by a bright, luminous color.
One of the most elegant and brightly colored ferns common ostrich It stands out for its almost patterned drawings of bushes created by fancifully arranged wide vayas and an amazing shade of iridescent green “forest” color.
By the most unusual garden ferns are rightly ranked and female coder. Like all other coot-skiers, this fern looks delicate and surprisingly elegant, thanks to the densely arranged leaves in the vayas it seems cirrus and somewhat resembles palm trees. The bushes of the wanderer are neat, almost symmetrical. Especially popular today are skaters with purple and silver colors.
With solid leaf plates or dense curls, a miniature and somewhat restrained in colors paints fern skolopendrovy. Small and very original, he places surprisingly cheerful accents in the compositions. Seemingly fused waiyi in curly bushes are especially good in rockeries, they conquer with quantity and accuracy, unusual beauty.
Winning Partners for Star Garden Ferns
In order for ferns to become the perfect basis for garden compositions and successfully fit into the company of classic garden perennials, they need to choose a worthy accompaniment. Traditionally, ferns are combined with decorative deciduous plants, which, however, are not limited to the range of partners suitable for these restrained aristocrats.
Amazing contrasts in the composition with the most spectacular garden ferns will bring flowering large-leaved plants. For large ferns, such as bracken or adiantum, it is best to choose escorts from incense, astilbe, rogers, host, kirengeshoma fan.
Medium-sized ferns perfectly emphasize the beauty of blooming rhododendrons, are successfully complemented by rug anemone rugs, comfortable host bushes. In such a company, the fern greens shimmering in different tones will seem even more luxurious.
But the company of no other plants will not make the beauty of ferns reveal to the fullest as planting next to at least one fern different in color and shape. Mixing different types of these amazing plants as if enhances the decorativeness of each and even more reveals the beauty of greenery.