The charm of the conservatory
Of course, no single garden can do without coniferous plants, which remain in all their glory and winter, when the rest of the trees and shrubs preparing for winter have long lost their summer outfit that adorned them.
The only conifer that sheds its “foliage” for the winter is the larch. But it can also be obtained on trees in the first half of winter in gold and copper with meager winter needles. Other coniferous plants attract the eyes with their clear stage and silver color of the needles, as in Spruce Pier (Picea pungens), a candle-shaped crown, like the Siberian fir (Abies Sibirica), a cone-shaped crown and waste branches of ours Spruce (Picea Abires). Large, rounded spots contrasted by the flattened bushes of the Cosack Juniper ‘Tamariscifolia’ (Juniperus sabina ‘Tamariscifolia’) with its dark green needles, located with white fresh snow. Other representatives of coniferous plants, such as various forms of western thuja (Thuja occidentalis) and rock juniper “Meyeri” (Juniperus scopulorum “Meyeri”) are also capable of colorful creation by blue, silage, yellow, neat or at the coloring of to create. her needles.
bark in focus
Many trees and shrubs can boast of the light color of their bark, or that stays with them year round or beautifully painted in the winter. Thus, the Bird Cherry Maackii (Padus maackii) has a glossy, brilliantly bright orange bark from stems containing a peeling bark with transverse silky bands. It is especially noticeable against the background of white snow in winter, when there are not so many bright colors.
On a cloudless frosty winter day, the bark of our common pines (Pinus sylvestris) are blazing. Almost in the trunk it peers red rights or reddish thin films. Constantly remains the white bark of our weeping birch (Betula pendula) at any time of the year. The intricate pattern of the bark in old cherries (Quercu s-Robur) is very characteristic. Its brown-grey thick bark is criss-crossed by deep, tortuous fissures. Not-so-bizarre cortex of heart-shaped bark (Tilia cordata). When young, it is smooth and with age it also becomes fissured, but the pattern of cracks differs from oak bark. They are smaller and not as curvaceous. In the far eastern green-crowned maple (Acer tegmentosum) in winter, the bark acquires a green color with longitudinal white stripes. It is very decorative in winter, the cortex of the white (Cornus alba). Hidden with dense foliage in summer, the exposed crown turns bright red, green, yellow in winter. Such bushes, forming curtains, creating a hedge or planted along the paths, will greatly decorate the garden in winter.
Instead of sculptures
Have you paid attention to what a diverse and bizarre pattern forms a crown of one or another tree? You can love it in winter when it is not hidden by dense cover of leaves. In the king of trees, the cherry crown oak is widespread in old age, composed of thick, sinuously curved branches and supported by mighty trunks. It forms such a crown as a huge tent. Black, bizarrely intertwined thick branches on a white snowy background give a group of such trees the fabulous appearance of the Berendev kingdom. The crown of the weeping birch, on the contrary, consists of thin drooping and intertwined branches that form an open lace pattern. In winter you can admire this intricate, naturally woven pattern. It is clearly visible at this time and the “purchase department” of the branches of the birch.
Clear contours in winter acquire the frequent branches of columnar or pyramidal poplar and mountain ash. A very original spherical form of the willow crown (Salix fragilis “Bullata”). In old trees, the numerous trunks form a huge bouquet from one point, and young shoots acquire a yellowish color in winter.
“Stars” and “Flashlights”
A great sight in winter and long-lived trees and shrubs for a long time bright fruit. Until the birds are uptight, bright red berries of various types of mountain ash and goatsbills peer through the layer of just fallen snow. Rounded red-fruited apple trees with a lilac weed (Malus x pendula ‘Pendula’) on long leaf stalks fall long after the leaf has ended from the exposed branches.
Not only “foreigners” can attract attention and decorate. Therefore, do not rush to remove the “natives” from your site. Think about how to combine them with beloved aliens. Of course, planting Oak must take into account that its decorativeness will not be provided very soon. But I do not advise you to remove large oak trees, our ordinary linden, pine or spruce, especially if the size of the site allows them to be preserved. A lot depends on the size of your garden. Large plants in areas with a standard size of 6 hectares should not be planted, but a large wood or two should be preserved. They will be beacons in the garden, giving the design a finished look and saving it from monotony.
Romantic conservatory with a castle
In front of the house there is a stand with light yellow and green thuja western. The designers paid special attention to the choice of suitable varieties.
Coniferous trees and plants with bright fruits give the garden an extraordinary charm.
In winter, when most plants shed their leaves, in the foreground is a pattern of intertwined branches, the texture of the bark, the color of the shoots.
The peculiarity of this romantic garden is majestic and at the same time very calm beauty.
Linden formed in the winter in the form of cubes on the stamp support architecture.
A small garden is broken opposite the guest house, in the center of which a small Meyer-Lilac is formed in the form of a ball on the stem. The path to this cozy place is hidden under apple arches.
The upper garden is a round bosquet of lips formed in the shape of cubes on the stamps. Inside there is a clearing with a mowed lawn and a sculpture of Amur, specially brought here from France. When crocuses, snowdrops and lilies of the valley frequently bloom here, the angel seems to hover over a light cloud of flowers.
A fragment of the upper garden in the style of the French park of the late XVIII – early XIX centuries.
Subtly thought-out garden lighting. The berso with decorative apple trees served as a support for the festive lanterns.
The recreation area is surrounded by a hedge of trimmed shrubs. Wrought iron furniture adds a romantic touch to the landscape.
The prototype of this romantic garden was a French park from the late 18th to early 19th centuries. Located on a slope, it is divided into several terraces, each with its own functional task.
In earlier times the estate had abandoned gardens that descended the slopes of the hill to the marshy creek. In order to establish a park here, it was necessary to strengthen the coastal zone, drain the soil, widen the estuary, which used to be more like a small muddy stream. First of all, it was decided to clean up the river, and then to plant tall old trees that can protect the site from the wind.
The garden is divided into separate zones and designed according to the cascade principle. A parterre with bright yellow and green arborvitae was laid out in front of the house. The crown of the upper terrace forms a round reservoir, which flows into a spring near the wall one floor below.
The mirror surface of the water is decorated with lilies – nymphs, and a small stream that springs here fills the space with a melodic murmur, creating a sense of peace and tranquility.
The upper garden, to which the avenue of apple trees leads, is a round bosquet of linden trees formed in the shape of cubes on tree trunks. Inside is a meadow with a mowed lawn and a Cupid sculpture brought here from France. In the spring, when the lawn grass has not yet gained strength, lilies of the valley, crocuses and snowdrops, which are planted here in abundance, bloom instead of the lawn.
The park’s lower level slopes down to the river, whose bizarre shoreline forms miniature islands and backwaters. There is an openwork pavilion right on the waterfront, to which a wrought-iron bridge leads, decorated with fancy lanterns: wax candles with transparent glass lampshades sway over the water.