Garden is an island of nature, created by man according to his idea of his plot of land. Regardless of what area can be used for this purpose, every gardener strives to arrange everything so that on this very island he could feel as comfortable as possible.
Comfort in the garden can be achieved in different ways, all the more so for each person this state has certain parameters. For someone it is the garden harmony, for another person – it is a place designed for rest in the garden. Someone is trying to plan the space, to create the composition on paper, and then brings everything to the plot. Someone sets in an empty garden a pavilion to relax, and then improves the space with the plant species he likes. It often happens that people combine a place for rest and harmonious garden.
Which plants to choose for the garden?
Plants for the garden should be chosen depending on the level of illuminating the space for landscape design by the sunlight. This factor affects the rave of colors of many crops when they are in blossom.
The perennials became mainstream plants for garden decoration. These plants are fuss-free in care and do not require annual planting into the ground. Year after year these plants grow more and more.
Among the sun-loving perennials there can be found such ones as adonis, aster, blue-gray carnation, helenium, heliopsis, delphinium, torch lily, campanula, coreopsis, catnip, hemerocallis, day lily, lilies, lupine, mallow, horsemint, daffodil, daisy, stonecrop, peonies, meadow pasqueflower, wall-cress, coneflower, hazel grouse, scabious, fleabane, milfoil, tulip, phlox, chrysanthemum, meadow clary.
There are also shade-loving perennials, such as aquilegia, arum, astilbe, asterworth, bugle, bergenia, periwinkle, autumn crocus, snowflake, adenophora, golden ray, betony, valerian, barren strawberry, meadowrue, anemone, goat’s beard, baneberry, bayberry, hackelia, heuchera, geranium, hydrangea, darmera, umbrella leaf, dicentra, leopard’s-bane, greenweed, houseleek, weaselsnout, fly poison, toothwort, marsh marigold, camas, saxifrage, adder’s-grass, kirengeshoma, bugbane, snakeroot, brachybotrys paridiformis, groundsel, globe flower, meadowsweet, pokeweed, lily of the valley, forest poppy, lady’s mantle, lungwort, hellebore, cacalia, forget-me-not, eritrichium, figwort, snowdrop, primrose, squill, rodgersia, rhododendron, sasa, sinaсalia, syneilesis, scopolia, goutweed, heartleaf oxeye, fringecups, foamflower, piggy-back plant, spiderwort, feverwort, wake robin, toad lily, lion’s-heart, fuchsia, hacquetia, turtlebloom, chloranthus, epimedium.
From flowers and decorative leaf plants, one can form the flower gardens and blooming lawns.
Among the shrubs, such species as sheep bur, hydrangea, boxwood, and spirea are in demand. From boxwood one can form hedges, as well as any figures for the garden, whether it is a ball, cube or other idea.
The shaded garden plots are well tolerated by fern species, such as maidenhair, moonwort, and blechnum.
If one plans a pond or stream on the plot, such crops as water plantain, clubroot, willow will suit perfectly.
Many owners of gardens are fond of lianoid cultures, with which you can make green the facade of the house or the pavilion frame. Such step helps to create an additional shaded place. The most popular among them are such species such as waxwort, Dutchman’s pipe, moonseed, ivy, and tripterygium.
And to make the garden please the eye not only during warm months one may use coniferous shrubs and trees that will allow the garden to be green throughout the whole year. The most popular species for relishing the gardens are Picea pungens “Glauca Globoza”, European Spruce, European Spruce “Nidiformis”, Spruce “Konica”, White cedar, Yellow-cedar “Variegata”, balsam fir “Nana”, Abies Koreana “Silberlok”, mountain pine “Dwarf”, common yew, common hemlock, arbor vitae “Aurea Nana”, thuja occidentalis “Brabant”, thuja occidentalis “Golden Globe”, thuja occidentalis “Danica”, thuja occidentalis “Little Giant” and thuja occidentalis “Sunkissed”.
Pavilion in the garden
The pavilion in the garden is paid much attention because it is a place for rest and contemplation of beauty. The shape of the pavilion, its size and design depend on what functional yield the pavilion has. If you need the pavilion, where you can stay alone and read or just enjoy the fresh air, then the pavilion for 1-2 people will be rather suitable. If you plan to use the pavilion for parties or for afternoon tea, you will need a spacious pavilion with a large number of seats and a table.
When installing the pavilion you should take into account one rule: the person, who is sitting in it, should feel safe from the back that means the pavilion should be installed on the wall or near the hedges.
Tiers in the garden
Often, the terrain on which the construction of the garden is planned is uneven. How to cope with this task?
You may invite specialists with special equipment, who will quickly help to turn the uneven terrain into the even one.
And these irregularities can be turned into the highlight of the garden if you arrange the flower gardens in several tiers.
Many gardeners, who haven`t enough space for the implementation of their ideas, master the roof. Such solution helps to expand the range of the gardener`s creativity. When choosing plants for the roof garden, your preference should be given to dwarf plants, whose root system also has a small size, therefore, it will require less soil for planting.
What material to use for making a flower garden?
Choosing the material for making flower gardens, one should consider all the details of their exploitation. For perennial plants that “hibernate” in the ground one should not make concrete flower gardens because in them the soil is liable to stronger freezing than in the gardens, made of other materials.
The best solution may be wooden gardens. The environmentally friendly natural material will help the plants to easier tolerate the winter.
Making flower gardens of wood, one should treat them with an antiseptic, which will prevent the damage of the flower garden.
Using iron for a creation of the flower gardens is based on the fact, that this material allows to produce various shapes, that is important when creating a uniquely designed landscape.