Mixborder (from the English mixborder "mixing boundaries") is a mixed planting of flowers, in which, unlike the border and rabatki, flowers are placed in dense groups smoothly flowing into each other.
Mixborder in the country - is an elongated flower garden of mixed plants, planted alone or in small groups.
These scenic stripes are made up of both flowering and decorative leafy plants that are planted along the walls of houses, fences, paths and under the hedges.
When creating a mixborder, it is important to pick up the plants so that its decorative effect is maintained throughout the season.
Plants for such flower beds are selected, first of all, taking into account environmental conditions: the degree of light and the type of soil.
You should also consider the style of your site.
It should be taken into account that for a mixborder it is better to use a small number of plant varieties, but to rhythmically repeat them in the composition.
The single copies collected in one flower bed will look not organically.
Place flowers and shrubs in groups, while taking into account the size of plants and the area of the flower bed.
When creating a mixborder, consider the height of the plants. Stunted should be planted in the foreground, so that they can be clearly seen. In such a flower garden due attention should be paid to ornamental plants. For example, astilbe, host, Siberian Iris, daylily. They will attract attention and please the eye throughout the season.
Ensuring a smooth transition from low to high plants is one of the important rules that must be observed.
Practically for any flower garden it is very important to achieve continuous flowering of plants. To do this, pick varieties that bloom, replacing each other. If you find it difficult to achieve such continuity, then use container plants that winter in the winter garden or in the house.
To create a beautiful mixborder, choose the right colors. Decide which flower garden you like best - monochrome or multicolor.
For monochromatic mixborders, plants of the same color are selected, but they, as a rule, differ in shades and saturation. These flower beds look very elegant.
When creating a multicolor mixborder, you can use contrasting colors or select colors that blend well with each other.
Selection and grouping of plants to create a holistic picture of a flower garden is very exciting, although at first glance it seems difficult.
After all, there is a huge number of different varieties and types of plants.
But, if you learn the basic rules and techniques for creating mixborders, as well as show observation and imagination, you can achieve very impressive results.