Types of gardens
Once we have become the owner of a piece of land and we want to create a garden, we should answer the question, what type of garden are we talking about. There is no shortage of styles, in which we can choose. The good news is still this, that no one tells us to limit ourselves to just one. Armed with information, as well as a sketch of the terrain, we will probably be able to integrate several mini-gardens into an average garden area. They don't have to be big. A quiet place, secret garden, where we can drink a cup of coffee or take a nap, may not exceed the surface 3 m2 – that's enough, to set the table, a few chairs and wooden props, which the plants will climb, creating a wall of green. Various parts of the garden can be connected by paths and stairs, pergolas or a centrally stretching lawn.
Perhaps we already have a favorite spot in the garden. However, as the seasons change, our preferences will probably also change and we will like other garden nooks as well. Patio filled with the smell of the surrounding, summer-blooming bushes in autumn may lose to the charm of a modest bench placed under a rowan tree, that will enslave us with fiery reds, orange and yellow leaves. In turn, in winter and early spring, a small, forested alley will certainly attract us, which will become our pride, as soon as anemones and snowdrops cover it.
Some mini-gardens complement each other naturally. A pergola or a wooden gazebo in a secret corner allows us to relax under colorful fragrant vines, creating a romantic atmosphere. Planning a garden with fragrant plants near the patio will allow you to fully enjoy the scent of flowers. Summer is rightly considered to be the season of the greatest fragrances. The air is then saturated with the dizzying aroma of roses or lavender. But let's not forget, that other seasons also have their fame. Sarcococca confusa gives birth to babies in the middle of winter, white flowers with an extremely intense fragrance, which spreads even at a distance 6 m. If we put it under a window or door, one plant will be able to fill an entire room with its aroma. The smell of such bushes, like for example. common mahogany (Mahonia aquifolium), early winter flower (Chimonanthuspraecox) or witch hazel (Hamamelis), it also deserves the highest praise.
Vertical planes, e.g.. fences or walls, play a very important role in the garden. Various vines and roses perfectly climb the walls of the buildings, which indeed are not creepers, gardeners, however, count them among them. The vines will quickly obscure unsightly surfaces, but let's remember, that many of them, such as wisteria, it grows very much and needs a lot of space.