The many faces of «daisies» in our gardens

The many faces of



Our favorite Daisy — this bright, elegant and naughty! Blooming daisies we love to admire in vases and flower bed.

«Daisy» for flower growers is a collective name, which looks similar to true chamomile plant. In addition to traditional ivanikov (meadow daisies, leucanthemum) we love and grown in their gardens and other «daisies» — Echinacea, rudbeckia, pyrethrum, helenium, melkolepestniki …
All of these colorful daisies can perfectly coexist in the flower garden, making it a permanent change texture and colouring of various flowering plants. Perhaps no one flower bed in Russian gardens where not in bloom these pretty daisies.

Today the assortment of the familiar and favorite daisies appeared an unusual hybrid of a novelty – not only white but also yellow leucanthemum, Terry Echinacea various colors and other showy daisies. These charming plants increased the interest of growers to the usual daisies.

To our gorgeous daisies bloomed, growing and delighting us from year to year, was not surprised by pests and diseases, the grower should follow a few General rules. Let them remember.

How to care for daisies

A suitable place for growing in the garden of our beautiful daisies need to choose an open and Sunny. Even in partial shade daisies are not such elegant.
The soil before planting telenok need to fill a rotted organic matter, as daisies to the fertility and soil conditions are very demanding. Note that they do not like neither too dense loam, neither too light sandy loam soils. Therefore, in the planting hole it is useful to add a mixture of compost and a suitable substrate, which will improve the composition of your garden soil.

Love daisies and mulching the soil around the bushes — humus, coconut, peat, wood chips and bark, other mulch materials.

To watering these wonderful perennials are also quite demanding, they do not tolerate prolonged lack of moisture. Especially watch out for soil moisture in the summer heat.
However, Bay Foundation, «daisies» can not stand. Therefore, in wet weather, as a result of heavy rains, they develop fungal diseases.

Daisies in the garden can appear and pests and diseases. To prevent their occurrence, it is necessary to regularly pour around the bushes wood ash (1-2 tablespoons).

The plants are sprayed with infusions of plant-protectors (garlic or tobacco), preventing the emergence and reproduction of aphids.
Solution Farmiga chamomile protects not only against various fungal diseases, but also on spider mites.

Fertilizing daisies

Large-flowered hybrid Daisy is very responsive to inputs of organic fertilizers, ensuring the active development of a strong plant and abundant flowering. Regularly fertilize them with organic matter — a solution of mullein or herbal infusion.

An important role in the successful cultivation of «daisies» is played and mineral supplements. The first feeding we do in the early to mid — may full complex fertilizer for flowers. The second fertilizing should be done in the period of flower Bud formation, now adding to the traditional full fertilizer 1 tablespoon of potassium sulfate.

Preparation of daisies for winter

In our climate zone (middle Volga region) and other regions with cold winters and large-flowered double varieties of various «daisies» require shelter for the winter.

In the autumn, before the onset of frost we cut all the green aboveground part of the bushes.
The covered plants in winter (dry leaves, coconut, or peat), filling layer is not less than 10-15 cm
In early spring this shelter must be removed so that the daisies did not vybrali under a thick layer of mulch.

Rejuvenation chamomile by dividing the Bush

The main secret of longevity of chamomile and abundant flowering chamomile Bush is in his regular division, contributing to the rejuvenation of the plant.

If you do not share growing chamomile, it affects their health and appearance. The roots are getting crowded, Bush bad winters, the buds are shrinking, reduced number of flowers.

To share the bushes of daisies should be immediately after flowering. Usually do it at the end of August to the time of the onset of the autumn weather and the winter young plants have managed to evolve and to grow a good root system.

Fans of heartwarming chamomile bouquets — advice on how to achieve very large blossoms. The Bush daisies should be regularly cleaned stepchildren. That is, pinch the side buds, leaving only one Central Bud on the stem. Especially this advice applies to hybrid leucanthemum, which after pinching of lateral buds open huge single flowers.