Motley Lawn of Ornamental Vegetables
More and more natural style lovers having a large garden choose a design element as a motley lawn. Why do they do that? What is a motley lawn? How to arrange it? Which plants to use? We will try to answer all these questions in this article. Let’s start from the term “ornamental vegetable”.
How to Arrange Motley Lawn of Ornamental Vegetables
Lawn of ornamental vegetables and flowers
Many greens have young leaves and stems which we use for food. As a rule, they have been repeatedly cut off at a young age, when the plants reach a height of 4-8 inches. Since most of them are annuals or biennials and reproduce solely by seed, in the absence of opportunities to buy seeds in special stores, some items must be grown to reproductive state (fruiting). During this period, the plant usually forms high, leafy stems to varying degrees, bearing inflorescences. Thus, from the low and compact state it becomes tall, spreading with a sparse structure and distracting from the original composition.
How to place such culture to obtain seed and at the same time to get a beautiful lawn? The output can be very simple: grow the plants for greenery cut in the foreground, in the curbs, etc., and for seeds plant them in the motley lawn (of course, if it is self-pollinated plants or cross-pollinated, which does not deteriorate the quality of the seeds from the neighborhood with close relatives).
A lawn of ornamental vegetables is one of the elements of landscape design of a garden, giving it a natural look. As a rule, it is a group of grass, well-tolerated precipitation and rather poor soil. But to maintain the decorative appearance during dry hot summer they need watering (once a week). Do not confused it with a motley Moorish lawn, which is based on grains, forming clumps, supplemented by several species of annual or perennial flower crops.
Celery or umbrella families give special charm to a motley lawn. Among them there are anise ordinary, common chervil, coriander seed, carrots, dining room, curly parsley, caraway, dill, fragrant, fennel, celery fragrant cultural and other plants.