The use of heather in landscape design has been widely used in all European countries without exception. Recently, compositions with heather in garden plots are increasingly used in Russia, although until recently it was considered exclusively grass for graveyards. But the Scottish legend says that heather is the only plant that responded to the request of God and agreed to grow on the bare hills.
Heather in the design of the garden is used not only as an addition but also as the basis of the composition. The heather garden is original and certainly elegant, it will look neat, well-groomed and “European”.
Heather Compositions for Ericarians
Heathers, like bulbs, are good when there are a lot of them. Therefore, the most beautiful design option with them is the creation of a heather garden or urticaria. It makes sense to use not only heathers, but also Erica, as they bloom at different times, and therefore, your site will always be beautiful.
Erika is a kindergarten where various varieties of eric and heathers are combined with low forms of conifers. Together they look harmonious, and in addition, they have the same requirements for soil, moisture, and lighting.
As you can see in the heather photo in landscape design, this grass is best placed along with buildings or on large lawns, not far from wooden or stone garden partitions, next to a stone or gravel path, in a paving module. The size of ericaria should not be less than 1 sq.m. The best form for ericaria is a long undulating (this is combined with the texture of its components), and a small heather garden can be round, natural in shape. A square or rectangle categorically does not fit. The place for heather in the garden should be sunny or partial shade, and the soil should be dry and acidic or slightly acidic.
Look at the photo: heather in the garden is planted absolutely by anyone, including wild growing. He is unpretentious, and there will be no problems with the choice. But Erica does not tolerate our winters, so you need to focus on winter-hardy varieties and think about shelter for the winter. Erica bloom in early spring, and heathers in late summer and autumn.
Ephedra and Heather in the Garden
The conifers that supplement the heathers in the garden should only be stunted. Most suitable are columnar and pyramidal junipers, Cossack juniper, conic spruce, microbiota, birds nest spruce, dwarf pines, spherical arborvitae, cypress trees.
If your pericardium is viewed only from one side (for example, it is located near the fence), then the highest conifers plant in the background, and heathers, Erica and dwarf conifers in the foreground. If your ericarius is bilateral, then, as in any flower garden, the highest plants are planted in the middle.
In order to revive the ericaria, giving it greater brightness, one or two rhododendrons can be planted in addition to heather, a suitable place for this is the middle of the background of the ericaria. In style, soil requirements and growing conditions, rhododendron are fully suitable for ericaria.
Along the edge of the planting, you can place small-bulb flowers: crocuses, hinodox, coppice, snowdrops, muscari, several alpine ground cover plants. Figures and ceramics do not decorate ericaria. As an accessory, a beautiful snag or a single boulder can come up, but it should not be too small.