Winter in the garden
Despite the fact that autumn ended. taking with you the last flowers and scents, your garden will not lose its charm and in the frosty, snowy season.
The garden will plunge into other colors, and let life in it boil not so actively, but become calm and peaceful, nothing will prevent you from admiring and admiring it, as before.
When planning your garden, you need to take care to make it look beautiful at all times of the year. When choosing plants, think about the appearance of trees and shrubs without leaves, how slippery it will be in the frost or the dirty covering of the path, and if the fence does not spoil the impression of the garden when it is no longer covered by lush summer greens. The lawn, which is so attractive in the summer, will turn into a frosty frost into a snow-covered area - and this looks also very impressive, especially if it looks like a sculpture or an architectural form.
When your hand enters winter and the trees shed their leaves, their silhouettes are a sophisticated garden decoration. The trunks and branches of trees form such cunning patterns that it is impossible to tear them away from them. Especially expressive Japanese cherries, miniature maples, willows, plums.
If in summer the main role in the garden is played by color, then in the winter the form comes to the fore. The crowns of deciduous trees and shrubs, the texture of their bark and the pattern of branches pay attention to themselves.
Take on a special significance and decorative elements - garden sculpture, furniture, pergolas, pergolas, fences, small forms of stone, metal, beautiful pots, ancient jugs, openwork benches - in general, everything that previously had a secondary role. Correctly selected and placed, they will revive the landscape and emphasize the beauty of nature.
Very nice in the garden in winter decorative fruit. It is at this time of the year, slightly powdered with snow, they look especially bright and appetizing - and you want to taste the fruits of the viburnum, mountain ash or dog rose that have become sweet from frost. For a long time fruit is preserved in barberry, cotoneaster, some types of ornamental apples.
In addition to decorating, fruits also attract birds to the garden, watching them will certainly give you many pleasant moments.
Evergreens also look decent in this harsh time. In general, they are relevant to the garden of any season. In winter, the groups of evergreens look most harmoniously against the background of the deserted area. Among them are holly, mahonia, camellia, hellebore, erica and heather, many kinds of rhododendrons, sarcococcus, beautiful fruit, scimia, some species of wolfberry and viburnum, a wide variety of conifers and many other plants.
The important point in any garden is the lighting. In winter, when the duration of the light day decreases, without lights and fixtures can not do. In addition to its main purpose, the lamps are used to create unusual visual effects in the garden. Directed rays, light nets or festive garlands will give it a festive look.
Do not rush to cut off all perennial flowers before the arrival of winter. It is necessary to cut off those of them that freeze and lose their shape, for example, peonies, fizostegii and others. But there are perennials that can keep their shape in the early winter, and snow and hoarfrost will only give them a fascination. Such perennials include derbennik, mullein, lyatris, yarrow, monarch, wormwood, hare cabbage, rudbeckia shiny, zopnik and many others. Almost before Christmas decorate the garden with bright leaves of the car, luxurious cabbage cabbage, dry astilbe whisk, inflorescence of large purifiers and brown boxes of irises. The flower garden can be arranged in such a way that its structure will be preserved even in winter.