The planting season for summer flowers begins in May. In pots and bowls made of wicker, clay or zinc and combined with bedding and container plants, charming and natural eye-catchers are created for your country house garden.
You simply cannot avoid summer flowers in the country house garden! Their blaze of color and abundance of flowers are too beautiful – and they are so diverse that you can hardly decide. So it is usually a few more pots when geraniums, magic bells, elf mirrors, snowflake flowers and lobelia fill the shopping cart.
At the start of the flowering season there are more than the well-known classics. The usually blue-blooming fan flower varieties surprise with white and pink flower colors, snowflake flowers also appear in blue. Rose-flowered geraniums, spherical amaranth, peasant orchids and the pretty angel face are waiting to be discovered. Natural combinations with a rural flair are trendy! So you can also find potted shrubs among the many annuals: decorative baskets that are half a meter high and are not too big for pots, or fragrant carnations that conjure up the country house atmosphere on the terrace. And some plants like real toadflax, Moroccan toadflax (Linaria maroccana) or the aromatic mountain mint (Calamintha nepeta) inspire as a swarmed bee pasture.
The vessels that you want to plant need not be new. When you have brought too many flowers home, you need a talent for improvisation. Then drainage holes are drilled in the zinc tub and the large wicker basket is lined with foil for planting. For parsley, sage and chives, clay pots are taken out of the shed and arranged in a mobile herb garden.
Picture gallery: Summer flowers for the country house garden
High-quality potting soil should be used for planting and it is best to mix in a portion of long-term fertilizer for all permanent bloomers. It is very important that the water drainage from the vessels works in order to avoid waterlogging. It is best to ask about the location requirements when buying – this is how you create the best conditions for a wonderful summer of flowers.