Is there life in plants under the snow?
Asked why plants do not freeze in the snow?You can answer this way: most of the evergreen perennial grass grown in temperate climates, refers to the ground cover.They are unpretentious, grow rapidly, tightening greens all allotted space.Due to this very enliven the garden at the beginning and end of the summer season, the first appearing in the spring from under the snow, and in the fall - delighting the eye with fresh leaves in the background fading garden.
best views, ice-plants in winter.
Badan of the family saxifrage - herbaceous plant with thick rhizomes and large, leathery leaves, collected in the basal rosette.In the late summer - autumn Bergenia curtain painted in reddish tones, continuing the old leaves until spring.The flowers are small, pink, red or white in corymbose inflorescences appear in late spring - early summer.Badal unpretentious and do not require special care.They are shade-tolerant, drought and winter-hardy.Excellent growing on the
Periwinkle from family kutrovyh .Periwinkle - creeping plant with opposite, leathery shiny leaves rich dark green.Flowers solitary, rather large, sky-blue, arranged in the leaf axils.They appear in late spring - early summer.Periwinkle, perhaps the most winter hardy species of the genus, very unpretentious.It tolerates shading and trampling, and his long recumbent shoots quickly take root.It forms a dense cover so that weeds do not find a place for himself.Shelter for the winter the plant does not require spring "cleansing" - too.It may be necessary thinning and growth restriction.Suitable as ground cover for lawns, slopes, shady places.Beautifully looks among the stones, but for small rock gardens is not suitable because of the rapid growth.
Thyme of the family Labiatae - medium-sized shrubs with a prostrate or ascending stems.The leaves are very small, one-piece, round.Flowers small, purple and pink tones (sometimes white), collected in capitate or spike-like inflorescences.Bloom very profusely in the middle - the second half of summer.Prefer sunny place and light, nutritious, well-drained soil with a neutral or alkaline reaction.The rest unpretentious.They form dense clumps, during flowering, completely covered with flowers.Well propagated vegetatively and seeds, sometimes require control over growth.Looks great in rock gardens;as ground cover - on the slopes;paths between the plates;in the low wide pots.
Heuhera or Heuchera of the family saxifrage .At present, science knows about 70 species heuher.common in North America.The leaves of these plants are collected in the rosette, the flowers are small, pink, red, white, often inconspicuous, in paniculate inflorescence at a fairly high peduncle, appear in the first half of the summer.Decorative heuhery only its leaves: lobed, toothed on the edge, while the variety of plants also painted colorful designs.Currently, there is an active selection of these plants.Modern varieties of the variety of colors and beauty of the leaves is almost not inferior cultural begonias.Luckily Russian horticulturists, heuhery much undemanding tropical beauties.They prefer partial shade spot.They like light, nutrients, cultivated soil with good drainage.The feeding and watering do not need special, but require annual hilling and transplant every 3-5 years, otherwise the outlet split into separate short trunks and lose decorative.Autumn leaves many varieties takes on a reddish hue.In winter, most varieties heuher slightly better shelter spruce branches.
About undemanding evergreen grasses can write a lot.Forgot wonderful shade-requiring Asarum with lush green shiny leaves and whimsical flowers.
Iberis , able to grow not only the stones but also on the walls.Humble resident meadows of European Russia - loosestrife monetchaty when skilful approach turns into a spectacular basket plant.
And old friend - Forest lungwort surprises in recent years more and more bizarre varieties, the leaves are painted like icing.