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Cereals and flowering herbs of temperate climatic areas
In the steppe area, a minimal soil layer has been created, planted with frost-resistant and drought-resistant plants characteristic of it. Here, due to low humidity and a very hot summer, there is an active accumulation of humus in the soil. It gives a characteristic color to the soil, called chernozem. However, in Moscow, chernozems are not viable, since there is a different temperature-humidity regime: a lot of moisture and insufficiently high temperatures. Therefore, to create a steppe landscape, a special loamy substrate was created with the addition of calcareous crushed stone, which supports the alkaline soil reactions necessary for the local flora. Decorative cereals and flowering perennial grasses change the color and texture of the landscape throughout the year. The most active flowering in steppe occurs in spring and early summer. Then the rare flowering of drought-resistant perennials animates the drying ears of cereals. With the onset of autumn, the growth of grasses resumes. Plants go under the snow green, so that, from spring they will quickly move into growth and blossom again before the onset of the dry season.

Zaryadye Botanical Collection
Planted trees – 752, shrubs – 7000,
perennials – 860 000.
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