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Video: How To Create A Beautiful Garden
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I am writing on behalf of my family to present our garden to your competition.
It is already 20 years old, but only seven years ago we started redeveloping it. After visiting Spain and France, where we saw villas with real lawns and gardens with bougainvilleas and magnolias, which were created simultaneously with the construction of the villa, we had the idea to do something similar in Russia, on a garden plot. It seemed to us that in our conditions, surrounded by wild nature and landscape solutions should be different. It is much more difficult to preserve a piece of what nature has given us, harmoniously combining it with the variety of varieties and species of plants that are now offered on the market.
The main task was to fit into the existing natural landscape that assortment of crops that would complement and emphasize the majesty of the spruces and birches - the old residents of our sites.
It was decided to start with a lawn, under which the potato beds fit perfectly. This required the clearing of the border forest. As a result, a border of lingonberry, forest lilies of the valley and violets appeared, framing the lawn line.
On a flat area between the lawn and the entrance to the forest, we decided to organize a rockery. The boulders on our site were taken as a basis. For a walk around the garden and for ease of maintenance, we paved the path with small stones found during its construction. The assortment of plants was selected with care - restraint was required in everything. We are guests here.
To decorate the bare trunks of spruce trees, to give them colorfulness and expressiveness, we planted a group of ornamental shrubs from the silvery, purple-leaved barberry and spirea. The frame was ready. In the rockery, we decided to include several compositions that are not similar to each other, but give an overall picture.
Wild heathers, surrounded by edelweiss and energetic red herbal carnations, feel great. The forest
ferns are very fond of the neighborhood with the delicious rhododendron and Cossack juniper. Phlox subulate and blue Chinese juniper shine against the background of our white friend - birch.
There was also a place for a small forest lake. Next to it, we made a stone bed of a brook. The stream of water breaks up into jets and, overflowing over stones, enters the reservoir.
The picturesque character of the waterfall is given by the dark green background of firs. It seems that the flow of water originates somewhere far in the forest thicket.
We are proud of our creation.
We wanted to add a little color, to embellish a little what is beautiful in itself - our small piece of the remaining forest, which throughout all these years has endowed us with mushrooms, greets us with bouquets of lilies of the valley and trills of birds in the spring.
Thank you so much for the magazine. This is a good helper in our troublesome but very pleasant affairs.