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Tastes differ. Part 1

Today at owners of personal plots on hand a surprising color palette, a set of the improved hybrids growing in this region.

Development of personal style

Working as

on flower compositions, they create original design decisions, beautiful types. Combine thermophilic and cold-resistant plants against stones, benches, a patio, a green hedge according to the tastes, expressing the vision of paradise - the place of pleasure, happiness and pleasure. Gardeners can choose one of the established styles for exact imitation or develop own.

Landscaping of many gardens serves a main goal - to emphasize, allocate frontal part of the house. Exactly here bushes at a subfoundation, the walking path conducting from the passable road to an entrance door of the house, a young tree for decoration of the place are located. Sometimes the frontal lawn is decorated with islands of beds, bushes, a soil carpet or surrounded on perimeter with ornamental plants. On remote sites - the economic yard. Sideways from the house - a patio.

Some gardeners in frontal part beautifully combine vegetable landings with flower beds. They create surprisingly attractive place, besides bringing closer vegetables to kitchen.

Near frontal part of the house creation of the green room which will serve the foyer for the house is possible

. From public eyes and from noise this area or frontal part in general can be surrounded with bushes.

For vivacity giving to a lawn it is planted round with ornamental herbs among which land also such perennials as a coneflower, asters, roses and others. Thanks to forms and texture of each plant almost year-round interest in composition is reached. And skillful selection of flower colors is very important here too.

of the Basis of good design

Harmony and a consent, proportions and the size, light and shade, weight and the place, texture, an image, a color - all this aspects of successful design. They are used in large gardens for creation of delightful types, harmonious - without repetition and boredom. Well planned design of a garden is the design balanced by a good combination and surprises.

Harmony and association

In any style successful design, landings of plants, steady ornamental combinations are urged to create unity in harmony with themselves and an environment. There are many ways to reach feeling of harmony and unity in a landscape are an art.

One of conditions of achievement of the purpose is cultivation of healthy plants. If plants fight for a survival, pine, so for them this place inconveniently, they feel need for something. Therefore before purchase of plants study their requirements and choose those from them which it will be comfortable in the chosen place.

During creation of compositions are chosen by such groups of plants which have similar requirements. It is impossible to allow disharmonies. For example, to put in one composition of a primrose which prefer humidity, and stakhis with gray leaves as he prefers dry conditions.

Cannot be forgotten about natural requirements of surrounding plants. For example, hosts adapt both to damp, and to dry conditions. To them it is good both in a penumbra, and in a perfect shadow. And still they usually look more decoratively when grow near ferns, astilby and other acclimatized plants, than with heliophilous roses and lilies on beds. Other disharmonious combinations are created by means of poppies which naturally look on dry slopes of mountains, and the rhododendrons, in the nature growing in wild conditions. In spite of the fact that you can succeed in cultivation of these combinations, the final result can be disharmonious.

the Effect of unity and harmony substantially depends on formation of plants. In a formal garden use mainly coniferous plants which are given the perfect geometrical and set symmetric forms. The plants adapted both to the sun, and to a shadow grow in woody gardens. They grow better if conditions of free unlimited development are provided to them. Bushes can be cut off. The purpose of their cultivation - creation of a form which will be in harmony with a surrounding situation. High trees can form a canopy, the arch over time.

Some bushes are used by

for formation of a green hedge with a strict hairstyle. Others - a forzition, spireya - and with a natural growth are graceful. But sometimes they are cut off, forming spheres or boxes, and then they can look uninteresting as their natural form is destroyed. Exactly here harmony also vanishes.

So, plants have to be in harmony among themselves, the whole garden has to be in harmony with its environment. The protection of a garden has to be unique, unique. However the garden has to have also some communication with the concrete place. For example, the garden with a panoramic view of the district, dumetose, looks more harmoniously, than with a scene in the distance.

the Unification with the surrounding district is reached by inclusion in design of natural plants, stones, imitation the prevailing forms and a color of the outer side of a garden.


to Creation of unity and harmony are promoted by repetition and a rhythm - repetition of a color or landings of different plants. For example, put a number of pink begonias along a reservoir and repeat similar landings in a border on a lawn. For creation of unity it is possible to use different plants. For example, repeated landings of a stakhis with gray fluffy leaves or spherical shapes of plants. The images and forms repeating everywhere in a garden can also provide the attractive rhythm conducting to a unification.

the Straight line of trees, high trunks create vertical images. If footpaths in a garden curved, then it is necessary to repeat this form of lines in beds (beds). Some designers use repetition of forms of the house in a garden - stones reflect the squares decorating house model, cutting of trees form squares, use square lattices on paths and walking footpaths.

to reflect architectural feature of the house in a garden, plan similar material in a landscape. If the house brick, the walking footpath has to be also from a brick. The house and a garden will be a whole if to use local natural construction materials, but not brought from far away.

During creation of landscaping it is important that representation in the plan, the personal purposes and final effect coincided - avenues, carefully executed flower beds and footpaths reflected requirements of the owner. Further skillful cultivation of healthy plants, creation of exotic images and preservation of identity is required. The private garden has to be always the most individual, reflect tastes of the owner, his purpose.

of the Proportion and the size

Objects in a garden look big or small depending on the actual size of its environment. For example, large things, such as a couch, a sofa, look huge in the small room. In a sense, the garden is a decorative place in the open air where some principles of the size and a proportion are applied. The big garden needs feeling of border to separate it from surrounding space and the horizon, to define it as specially protected place. Big trees and bushes serve as a transitional zone from a garden to the huge sizes of world around.

the General mistake, especially in small gardens, - desire to have numerous tiny details. Contrary to creation of a garden with the objects proportional to its sizes, try to begin with inclusion of vertical elements, such as a tree, a lattice or a fence, limiting possession.

Achievement of a proportion

fast-growing plants Exist. They need annual cutting to receive the necessary size, a beautiful form, to create a decent proportion in a garden.

Any garden, formal or informal, will be the most successful if its separate elements are combined in proportions, pleasant for the eyes, corresponding each other by the size and give pleasure.

Since ancient times gardeners adhere to balance of width and height. And today designers use this method. It is recommended, for example, that width of a border was equal, at least, to two thirds behind the standing construction. If the border is put along a fence 1,8 m high, then width of a border has to be equal to 1,2 m, that is the proportion 2:3 offered by ancient architects is observed.


It is interesting that the same proportions are observed with a natural growth of plants between leaves and branches, and also are used at a scrap of trees.

Certainly, do not have rules without any exception. For example, landings around the house, irrespective of its height, should not block windows. Against blank spaces of a wall of the house and between windows it is expedient to grow up plants height equal to two thirds of height of the house.

For small gardens the green fence has to be low as high look depressing. If the place for a privacy is required, then it is necessary to pay attention to lattices, lanes.

When planning a landscape of all garden on the plan are applied by the sizes of all elements in a garden, provide attractive proportions and their balance.