How to create a beautiful and stylish flower garden. General rules
Flowers are the decoration of any country house and each, according to the initial design project or as far as possible, seeks to create beautiful floral arrangements. It would seem that everything is simple - take and plant what you like, but then some feeling of dissatisfaction comes. It is not so simple. Let's try to figure it out.
- General style of flower arrangement
- Aspects to Consider When Creating Flower Gardens
- Errors in creating flower beds
General style of flower arrangement
First of all, you need to think about the general style of the flower arrangement. It should be in tune with the entire site.
Restrained - for the classics and high-tech, lush, but of the few components - for the romantic, exuberant and colorful - for the rustic.
Well, for the Chinese kindergarten, you must agree, you need a special selection of plants. There is a special order and selection of plants when creating flower beds along paths, borders, but this is the subject of a separate discussion.
Aspects to Consider When Creating Flower Gardens
The center of the composition in an open area is filled with tall plants, and along the edges - undersized. If the flower garden is adjacent to the fence or shrubs, then the highest are located behind, and undersized form the front mixborder.
In addition to color (we will consider this important aspect in the next publication), do not forget about the shape of the leaves. Plants with the same leaf shape kill each other. Use the contrast rule, for example, for daylilies and irises, host, ferns, and incense can become good neighbors.
The texture of the leaves is also important. For example, hard and shiny leaves can make a bold architectural element in planting. And their repetition at certain intervals of the flower garden will give the composition a catchiness and rhythm.
However, the excessive variety of different shapes and textures may conflict, but sometimes interspersed with sharp and narrow irises and lilies among the pillow-shaped calm forms of thyme, stonecrops, etc., benefit the whole composition.
It must be remembered that contrasting characteristics create psychological tension in our subconscious. If the effect is thought out, then it contributes to the general pleasure of contemplating the flower garden. However, contrasts are a very powerful weapon and should be used with caution. Everything is good in moderation.
Errors in creating flower beds
There are several common common mistakes when creating flower beds. First of all, this is the timing of flowering plants. Try to imagine what the flower garden will look like at different times of the year and, in accordance with this, select the plants.
- Spring: crocuses, forget-me-nots, primroses, medunits, daffodils, and Forsythia in the background;
- summer: lilies and daylilies, rudbeckia, Echinacea purpurea, marigolds, leucanthemum, stonecrops and much more;
- fall - asters, chrysanthemums, colchicum, heleniums, tall cereals.
In this case, it must be remembered that there are varieties with different flowering periods.
In the next article, we talk about the color aspects of creating a stylish flower garden.