Recently, very fashionable flower beds in the Mediterranean style. These are flower beds of free outlines in open Sunny places; sometimes they are arranged in high beds in the warmest places of the site.
Among the plants that match the style, lavender, centranthus, milkweed, sunrose. Plants with silvery leaves: santolina, wormwood, ruta graveolens, helichrysum italicum, Yucca filamentous and other. Spicy-aromatic herbs: sage, thyme, rosemary, catnips, marjoram, wormwood, etc.
Peerless direct Mediterranean flower gardens is Lavandula angustifolia is an evergreen plant from the southern Mediterranean flair. Especially it is decorative during flowering blue-violet fragrant spots of inflorescences, throughout the growing season supports the bluish-green scale. It is recommended for planting on a spicy bed, in a mixborder, border, rockery,can be hung from the wall. In combination with sage and Catnips repel aphids.
The distance between plants in a row of 20-30 cm depending on the size of the forms; possible two-row planting with a distance between the rows of 40 cm, also suitable for casing slopes. To soils undemanding, sensitive to waterlogging, excess urea. Growing area: southern horticulture zone.
Lavandula stoechas is no less attractive. Its fragrant flowers bloom in the month of may. It can withstand a slight drop in temperature.
Good for its silvery leaves in the flower beds Lavandula dentata. Larger fragrant flowers bloom in July. It is less hardy than the previous view.
Good in southern flower beds lavandines-interspecies hybrids.
Not do in the Mediterranean flower beds without Rosmarinus officinalis – this valuable evergreen plant is quite compact with a dense texture, which during flowering often supports cold pastel colors. It is recommended for molded (with pruning after flowering) or free-growing (with trimming sides) borders, decorating southern slopes, retaining or floral walls (with planting at the top edge), planting in small groups in the rockery, mixborder or spicy garden (1-2 Bush).
Landing scheme: 100 x 60 cm, in the curb-more densely. To undemanding soils, prefers dry, calcareous, permeable, well-drained.
Apart from lavender and rosemary is beautiful in the flower beds of Santolina.
Both of them are well tolerated haircut.
Beautiful in flower beds Centranthus ruber, spectacular Mediterranean fragrant perennial and its shape with white flowers.
In the foreground of flower beds find a place Helianthemum nummularium-summer-winter green densely branched shrub up to 25-23 cm with white, pink, crimson, red, simple and double flowers that bloom from may to July.
Lavandula angustifolia-not only decorative, but also spicy, medicinal plant. Young leaves and tops of shoots (spicy seasoning for salads, fish and lamb dishes) are used as food. For therapeutic purposes, use flowers, less often grass, having antiseptic, soothing, antispasmodic, irritating (externally with rheumatism and neuralgia), diuretic, diluting bile action; improves the functioning of the nervous and cardiovascular system, reduces fatigue, increases the reactivity of the body.
Rosmarinus officinalis leaves, having a strong, pleasant, somewhat sweet, resembling camphor flavor and spicy flavor, used as a seasoning for salads, soups, sauces, meat, game, fish, various pickles, marinades, vegetables. They have a soothing, anti-spastic, weak hypotensive, diuretic, choleretic, tonic, lactogenic, anti-inflammatory and other effects. Contraindicated in pregnant women.