If the various elements of a plot, the house, the garden, pleasure spaces, cellars, etc. – harmonize with each other, the result will be that all hope: a nice place to live … and look. To achieve this harmony, vegetation plays an important role and can – through it – together, hide or highlight any of those elements. And very important is the garden, one component of which is the color, thanks to which you can break the monotony of the place and create amazing effects that undoubtedly will add a touch of real beauty.
Today we have discarded rigid and geometric shapes in the garden, trying to achieve an effect of spontaneity with corners that do not seem planned. “In fact – a specialist-type, rarely seen in a group or solid wooded or shrubby plant sequence neatly arranged next to each other. Most of the time, brambles and trees are juxtaposed in a way that is harmoniously confused at least part of their profile. Thereby, the masses are balanced, the colors blend and fade imbalances “.
The contrasts can be enjoyable, even spectacular, continues to advise the expert, but they are dangerous and difficult to obtain, it would have to have a particularly subtle sense of the extent of the balance of the volumes and proportions play in realizing them in fairly. Better grouping of tall trees and shrubs more or less equal, cleverly exploiting the tone of foliage, leaf shape and color of the flowers or branches. ”
Is it the color, a very current at this time of year as it is more convenient to introduce radical changes.
Working with trees
The first thing you should do to find the best color in the garden is to work with trees, placing them as needed, but not forgetting two factors:
Considering the different seasons, each piece has 2 to 3 colors, in the period of flowering, the leaves are green, the colors range from brown or reddish in the fall observed in the case of the outdated, and ranges from green and flowering perennials. These color changes have to anticipate to get good combinations. In a plot can not plant a single tree 0 isolated, because they lose their contribution to the whole, the exception is justified only if it wants to highlight that issue in particular. The right thing is to place them in groups of three and hopefully planted in a triangle. So, from where I look, there’s always one in front and two side backing. In large spaces are needed volumes too hard.
For example, you can put in some areas of the garden ginkgo biloba, yellow in the fall, and sweetgum, red at the same station, to counter the effect you should choose an evergreen tree, like the magnolia. If the site is near water, you can use birch-leaves in the fall are put cafés – and willows.
Another way is to add color through flowers trees. In spring the magnolia will look wonderful scarlet (red flowers), the magnolia soulangiana (white flowers) or ribbons (seen in many colors). How are deciduous trees, you should locate them closer to the house, making sure that the flower color harmonizes with the housing.
In pergolas, eaves or tambourines is convenient to put bougainvillea, flowers and pink feathers stand tall. And if you want trees that highlight specific elements, you can use all kinds of palm trees, pine, conifers and deciduous Tulip Tree.
Decorating with shrubs
With respect to the bushes, in general they support the trees. If you have planted deciduous trees, you should bring with them estenocarpus, evergreen shrubs red. In the case of evergreens, turn to berberis, red also.
Even the bushes are placed in a triangular, or, of course, one beside the other, if it is to cover a wall. The important thing is to play with the colors in a gradient-that is, the more intense the more soft-and for no reason, according to their contrasting shades, planting one through, because the effect is jarring.
The deep green of the shrubs can get perennials: pitosporum, viburnum, or Laurentian, which also blooms beautifully; lighter green is jasmine, linden German and Abutilon. Finally, the variegated-whose leaves have different colors, from green to yellow, like privet and euvorimus variegata, should be used in very specific groups, such as strokes of those colors in between the ranges of green.
The magic of mulch and ground floors
At the level of the ground cover is where it should be the color itself, otherwise it will be curtains for support.
The color of the mulch should be in accordance with the range of color of the leaves and flowers of the shrubs and trees of the garden sector. Also its color must be
gradient, without mixing different colors. Ideally, the area occupying mulch is wide, to be appreciated as a great mass of green, or another color, backed by the other levels of the garden.
You can use manzanillones dwarf perennials that practically all year give white or yellow flowers. They also serve cassava, polfgonum – giving pink flowers – sun rays, vinca as green mass, etcetera.
Finally, the different levels of the garden, the grass is the great unifier of all these elements.
Virtually all plots we find a shaded spot problematic because too leafy trees, and it is difficult to grow under them something so cold and wet that mini look-only environment and gives that impression.
Have solutions. To give warmth, nothing better to put under shrubs like camellias and rhododendrons and lower plants such as azalea, hydrangea and juniper. Now, if you need shade trees, are recommended cedar and ilex.
This may turn into a cozy place where space is usually a cold and seemingly careless, without much profit.
In this way, and using your imagination and taste, you can turn your plot in a harmonious set of colors, using the winter months to plant.