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Where plants love it!
Isn't it nice that our climate is so favorable and that we can enjoy a huge selection of garden plants.
Most of the plants feel right at home in our gardens. Only with very special representatives of the plant kingdom do we have to help a little for well-being.
As a result, many a plant gives us the opportunity to enjoy beautiful greenery even on somewhat more difficult locations.
For planting in full sun - drought resistant
Do you need plants for full sun? These should of course be particularly drought-resistant. Plants that are in full sun should also be safe against sunburn. With the Mediterranean representatives, which are often suitable for sunny locations, one should pay attention to the necessary frost protection in our latitudes in winter and, if necessary, protect the plants from frost dryness. Vegetable representatives for sunny locations can be found here.
For planting under trees and hedges
Plants that are under trees and next to trees or hedges must be good root catchers and also tolerate the shade well. Especially in the growing phase, these plants need a good stamina against nutrient and water competition. Since the existing planting takes nutrients and water from the ground, steals the sun and quickly conquers the ground with its roots, a newcomer to this location must be particularly strong.
Plants that are suitable for planting under trees and next to trees can be found here.
For light - sandy soils
Light sandy soils tend to dry out quickly and hold few nutrients. If you have sandy soil in the garden, you should pay attention to regular watering. A sandy garden soil is also not so well suited for bog plants due to the mostly high pH value. Lime-tolerant plants, especially roses, love sandy soils. Roses also show the great advantages of sandy soil. Due to the fine structure and the low water holding power, every plant that stands in sandy soil is forced to form very fine roots. The quality and supply of the plant increase. (For this reason, the large tree nursery areas in Germany are primarily located in regions with sandy soils and high levels of rainfall). Plants that are very suitable for sandy soils can be found here.
For heavy clay soils
Heavy loamy or clayey soils are difficult to work on at first glance. They require more effort when replanting. It is necessary to prepare particularly loamy and clayey soils in a finely crumbly manner so that the new plantings can grow well. But heavy soils have a decisive advantage for existing plantings. They keep the nutrients in the soil available for a very long time and offer very good water storage. So if a heavy soil does not dry out completely (and has to be moistened again with great effort), the soil offers almost every plant an optimally laid table.
Here you will find plants that are particularly suitable for loamy and clayey soils.
For damp to wet floors
Moist to wet soils always provide garden plants with a necessary supply of moisture in summer, but many plants have great difficulty growing satisfactorily on these soils. The cause is mostly in the rainy winter time. The high levels of precipitation lead to the water in the soil being dammed up almost to the surface. For this purpose, the floor does not necessarily have to be in a depression, but can, for example, form a bottom sub-floor - a kind of tub - in the ground. Plant roots that are below the ground for a long time in water cannot absorb oxygen. Plants that stand on damp to wet soils have to cope with an extremely low air balance. The roots not only absorb nutrients and water, but also oxygen. If the plants are permanently in the water with their roots, they will suffocate. This manifests itself in a very small increase or a completely stopped growth in length. Plants that can stand well in a wet location must have a high water throughput and, in an emergency, a low oxygen demand in the root area. Plants that are particularly suitable for damp to wet locations can be found here.
For extremely dry locations
Even if it sounds like this: "Extremely dry locations" do not necessarily mean that you can only plant cacti and succulents. Even here in northern Europe, dry locations are not uncommon. On the one hand, the topsoil is crucial, but dry soil is often only created because a barrier layer in the subsoil prevents moisture from rising. Due to this barrier layer, dry soils heat up relatively quickly in sunlight. Moisture caused by rain is exposed to evaporation very early because it cannot sink. Plants for dry locations must therefore have the property of being able to protect themselves in particularly dry periods. They do this by reducing the water balance. Plants for dry locations therefore usually have very small leaves that can store water well due to their thickness and strength. In the event of extreme weather conditions, the plants can shed their leaves and retreat completely into a kind of hibernation. Plants that are particularly suitable for dry locations can be found here.
For stony / rocky locations
Plants for stony and rocky locations need two special properties. You have to be able to hold on to the hard surface and have the opportunity to avoid wind and weather through a squat surface. Plants for stony locations are therefore usually very good roots that are often wider than they are tall. It is not uncommon for the plants to have fleshy leaves in order to be able to store the water for bad times after rainfall. Plants that are very suitable for stony locations can be found here.
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