When you hear the word Alpine, what’s the first thing that comes into your mind? For many gardeners, Alpine is a vague description of any variety of plants that come from higher altitudes than the traditional tree line. However, there is more to alpine than you might at first think. Alpine is perfectly suitable for container gardening regardless of where it originated and is extremely useful in a wide range of climates.
Alpine is an angrier word for plants that originate from higher altitudes over the tree line, usually above about two thousand meters or so. They can tolerate colder weather and typically have an open, shady position with good access to water. They are low growing plants with straight stems and are used mainly in bespoke wooden alpine troughs or on rock gardens. They can also be used as a ground cover in pots. Some varieties grow very tall and have magnificent flowers.
Alpine plants are popular in container gardens because they can be placed in almost any position without causing any damage. This is because alpine troughs tend to be shallow and not deep enough to cause serious drainage issues. As long as the soil drains easily and does not get too boggy, you will be able to place most types of plants in almost any spot in your container garden. The key to successful planting is to ensure that the soil in the alpine trough is fine and moist. It is also important to ensure that the plant roots do not rot or get damaged by too much moisture.
Many gardeners choose to plant alpines alongside annuals and perennials because they can grow at the same time, both in the garden and in pots. If you are new to container gardening then you will want to mix up your perennials and annuals so that you do not get overwhelmed with the amount of options available. Many experts prefer to plant annuals before planting alpines in the alpine trough because the annual can act as a guard for the plant when it is young and unable to protect it. You can plant alpines in either a rock garden or mixed in with annuals. If you are going to plant the alpines into a rock garden then you will need to use a tumbling medium which is designed for rock gardens. However, there is no need to worry about the medium because the medium is designed for use in pot plants.
Most alpine trough landscape plants are easy to grow and can be successful in container gardens. The reason that these plants are easy to grow is because they are drought resistant plants. This means that you should only water them once a week when they are in full bloom and you should never over feed the plants. Most Saxifrages and gentians will tolerate being watered once a week and the final watering should be done after the last frost of the season.
Some plants in the alpine zone such as sedums and rosettes do well in container gardens. These plants will grow in potting media made especially for container plants. You will need to water the plants well in the morning just before the bloom period begins. When you are planning your garden, make sure that you include all of the herbs that you are going to plant. Most of these herbs can also handle the climates of containers.
The best way to plant your garden in containers is to start with a small piece of land and plant row after row of different types of plants. It is also a good idea to group plants together if you are planning on creating a garden of a certain size. If you group plants according to size then you will be able to place them closer together and they will also be able to grow better. Make sure that you do not plant too close together though or else you may have more problems with pests and poor growth conditions.
Alpine Troughs and Rocks are ideal plants for container gardening because they will grow quickly and be suitable for most gardens. When it comes to growing rock gardens there are so many varieties to choose from. If you want to try something a little different then you can always go with a pine tree with climbing roots. This type of plant grows well in rocky soil that has been well-drained. It is a popular landscaping plant and you will love the way it adds texture, color and beauty to your landscape.