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Birch - a bad sign? Prejudices in landscaping of

many too romaticize Work of the landscape designer in the imagination. It is necessary to tell: “I am a landshaftnik!“, and at once delighted “About - about - about - about - oh! It is so interesting!“, accompanied with splash by hands. Aha. Yes. Interestingly.

Here arrived on a site, there sand, ruin, the house only began to be under construction, the woods, a brick warehouse, the car of builders, well and they here on you look as at the buffoon. The designer arrived! Well - well … - that it is more cheerful than

On paper: the geodesy is clean, separately - the project of the house, you see facades, style of architecture and already begin to penetrate as it would be necessary to solve a site.

Further in line a meeting with the client that he sounded the wishes. Perhaps he will want an arbor or a kitchen garden, maybe, the lake or the fountain, maybe, it will have an open-air cage with a big dog.

And here meeting. You try to tell what elements will approach such house what trees will be able to live on their soil. And the hostess of the house saw something abroad and would like at herself: same French rosaries or English flower rabatka.

It seems to you that you reached mutual understanding while suddenly does not sound: “Only do not plant to us a birch!“ “And what is with it not so?“ “It is a bad sign!“ “In sense?“ “I do not know precisely. But say that a birch in the yard - it is very bad!“ “Who speaks?“ “All speak!“ “I, for example, the first time hear …“ “And you how many years in landscaping? And it is concrete in this firm? And all customers were happy with your projects at the end? And you did not hear about a birch?!“

Ya did not hear about a birch. I hear often about fir-tree . That a fir-tree in the yard - it is very bad! That when it outgrows a roof ridge, the host dies. Moreover, I even know from where such belief. Two centuries to that precisely (can, and earlier, but even if only two centuries to that), time the guy was going to marry, then built the house and brought the wife there. And then they went to the wood and brought a small fir-tree from there to put in the yard or behind the house. And everyone to dig out in the wood of fir-trees has to tell: only those hvoynik who it is less than a meter get accustomed. And in case of a pine - it is less than 60 cm. Because if the plant is higher, then its roots left far, you at a vykopka chop off them and the plant will die. But we will return to the guy with a fir-tree. It bears a small fir-tree, puts in the yard. It grows long, years forty, before that growth that the fad of the one-storeyed house is sensitive to outgrow. If the guy married in twenty, then in forty years for him already sixty - and it seems as already yes, it is time … Now die more young. If besides health is not protected. And the fir-tree is guilty.

“A thuja - a cemeterial plant!“ And that from this? Perhaps then not to plant oaks, and the same ate, their branches often use on wreaths?

Can seem to certain impressionable persons that here to them the fastest rest is wished. Instead of thinking: “And why a thuja you will so often see it on a cemetery?“

A of a thuja - a magnificent hvoynik! Very steady, frost-resistant, maintains short-term flooding, temporary lack of watering, heavy clay soil and high acidity of the soil. It does her by the invaluable person in gardening! And for this reason it is landed so willingly on cemeteries where nobody will provide it daily watering, spraying from wreckers and leaving.

“The guelder-rose has to be behind the house!“ the Guelder-rose can be anywhere. If only separately from other bushes (and at distance, decent from them). The guelder-rose is “adored“ by a plant louse and mealy dew therefore you will be better its one from time to time to spray, than then to be at war with this infection on the whole flower bed.

About flower beds: “Flower beds it is better, than trees! Make to me many beds and do not plant trees!“ If it is just elementary greed (trees cost considerable money), then this right of the client. If he sacredly believes in the words, then it is worth letting it know that in the winter on its site there will be nothing, except bits of the stalks which are sticking out of snow … Sad snow space. And trees, bushes in berries and hvoynik would be decoration of a garden during this severe time! Dabs on a white cloth!

There are also simple troubles of the person with which you want - do not want, and it is necessary to be considered. I had a client who refused flatly all bushes and flowers with flowers of white color! It was lucky one bush of a jasmine detached. Without white color it would be boring for me. But not to me to live there … you will not believe

, but there are people who categorically against a lilac on a site. Others on the contrary - ask it more.

There are opponents of roses and a box, there are opponents of rhododendrons, there are opponents of cereals (and it at them is not connected with an allergy at all).

Someone loves monochrome, someone asks to make on a site “chintz“ of bushes with different color of foliage and of hvoynik with different shades of needles.

And then colleagues, looking through your pictures, plow up eyes and ask: “You what so napestrit?“ “The client wanted potsvetasty …“ “You why among a lawn kachel vtulit? Could not put under a tree?“ “The desire of the client …“ “Something at you any hvoynik on a site, in winter will be empty!“ “Desire of the client …“ “You why these gaps in a fence did? “ “Desire of the client … To it to live there, not me …“

They say that two coast never meet, and people will meet. Not fans of fir-trees can plant a fir, a hemlock, a pine. To Not fans of a thuja - a fence from a hornbeam and kolonnovidny junipers.

Fortunately, we “are quite often lucky“ on clients who listen to our opinion, are ready to accept something new in the life, to believe professionals and to refuse prejudices.

But happens that as the coast with the coast, concepts of beauty at the client and the designer disperse, and then you bite yourself for language not to ask the client: “Please, you do not say to anybody that I for you did it …“ Though... not to me to live there. And to the person in the garden it is comfortable.

But here than the birch was guilty, I did not learn.