Hanging Gardens from Flyers
Hanging gardens - a fashionable option for using colorful plants in hanging baskets in the design of a garden, terrace or balcony. The ensemble of individual ampels seems like a fabulous waterfall, looks festive and solemn. There is nothing complicated in creating hanging gardens, and they are looked after just like a regular potted garden. Although such compositions from ampels are not for everyone, but if there is time and desire, they are able to create unforgettable fairy tales.
Ampel plants never go out of style. Even the simplest ampel looks elegant, enlivens the design and adds charm to it. But many simple hanging baskets are already bored. Fortunately, the options for using suspended compositions by single plants are not limited. Conventional ampels are replaced by hanging flowerbeds and hanging gardens. Despite the similar names, in fact, these are radically different ways of using groups of ampelous plants.
Recently, the term "hanging flowerbed" has become so popular that many have forgotten about the true design of the designers who introduce them into fashion. A hanging flowerbed today is any ampel plant or summer flower in a hanging basket. But narrowing the meaning of the term would be a big mistake. After all, a flower bed or flower garden is never created from a single plant, even if we are talking about monocompositions from a single species. Flower beds are ensembles of at least 3-5 plants. And just so it is worthwhile to perceive hanging beds - as a composition in hanging flowerpots, creating the feeling of the same holiday of colors and shapes as a classic flower garden. Hanging gardens go much further. They literally assemble from different ampels and hanging planters an ensemble of a suspended or soaring garden. Hanging Garden - an ensemble of at least 5 hanging baskets and ampels placed as a single hanging ensemble.
There is nothing complicated about creating hanging gardens. In fact, this is an ordinary potted garden, just moving into hanging baskets. Of course, in order to achieve the effect of a full-fledged ensemble and to realize the idea, one will have to pay attention to the choice of ampelous plants and containers, but even beginner gardeners should not have difficulties in the process of creating hanging gardens. Indeed, from a practical point of view, these are just garden ampels grouped into one composition.
Hanging gardens of annuals have many advantages:
- They save space and allow you to bring lush landscaping to any corner of the garden, without taking away the "living" space from classical objects.
- These are one of the most original vertical landscaping options.
- They allow you to show your imagination and expand your horizons, try different color combinations, study the game of textures or textures, put in experiments that can then be transferred to large flower beds and flower beds from summer books.
- This is a great object for trial and error, learning and learning plants, not taking away even a small patch of soil in horizontal dimension.
- Effectively masking, such hanging compositions can hide any imperfections of walls, structures, unattractive objects.
- Hanging gardens always look a bit fabulous: cascades of luxurious flyers in a group of living clouds and waterfalls act on the perception of the garden ten times stronger than simple ampels. They create a complete feeling of drowning in colors and colors, isolation from the whole world, immersion in communication with wildlife in the most beautiful embodiment. Hanging ensembles are a choice for romantics and fans of lush pastoral compositions.
Creating a feeling of an abundance of flowers, landscaping massive and lush, even solemn, such hanging gardens offer a fresh look at vertical gardening, or rather, the possibility of seasonal decoration in a vertical plane. Unlike the classical approach that uses annual creepers - both classic morning glory or sweet pea, and more original kobe or black-eyed - the creation of hanging or vertical gardens from summers allows you not to get attached to a place on the terrace, platform, path, and not even take up a minimum area, achieving the same effect.
But the non-main - and often decisive - lack of hanging gardens should not be forgotten. Such a project is suitable only for those who love ampels and cannot imagine a garden without luxurious blooming clouds. And only to those gardeners who are ready for considerable expenses, and for the fact that the hanging ensemble will have to provide thorough care. Like a simple pot garden, a garden from hanging plants requires constant daily watering, top dressing, and the removal of wilted flowers. And with a lack of time or the desire not to waste extra energy to create such a composition will not work.
Hanging gardens today are created on balconies, patios, verandas, terraces, in recreation areas, against walls and fences. There is only one limitation on the possibility of using and creating a hanging ensemble - the reliability of the design and the ability to install additional fasteners. Twisted or forged, protective grilles on balconies, transverse beams allow you to hang as many hanging plants as you like, creating whole gardens from them. It can be used as a support for such a composition of ampels and a pergola, a gazebo design or other objects of small architecture. If you want to decorate a wall or a high fence, but above it there are no open beams or other elements on which you can hang heavy plants, you will have to take care of additional fasteners. They can be turned into a real decoration of the garden, but even simple hooks or a reliable lattice need to be additionally fixed. If you don’t feel like drilling and driving in fasteners, you can use attachment supports for hanging gardens - a heavy stepladder or access ladder, an old grille or forged doors, etc. But they can be used only where there is protection from strong winds.
Hanging gardens can be made in the form of an elegant composition of ampels located at a distance equal to at least their own diameter - so that you can see the support or base, the wall and the landscape behind them, and in the form of a more densely located group that creates a barrier protecting from prying eyes. How dense and large the group should be and what effect you want to achieve depends on your taste and preferences. Using a combination of plants in ampel gardens, you can achieve the complete illusion of green or flowering waterfalls and cascades - create your own gardens of Babylon.
Whichever option you want to place a hanging garden, the ability to change it at your discretion, add or remove plants, transfer hanging groups to other places will never be lost. Like a pot garden set up on coasters or floors, such compositions are mobile and allow you to constantly make changes to the design of the garden. To dismantle hanging beds and use plants as separate summers or regroup compositions at any time and in any place where there is something to hang your hanging baskets on. Such mobility allows you to correct errors in the style of design, and change the boring or boring color scheme, and quickly change the conditions if they do not fit the selected plants.
The main rule for creating hanging gardens is to observe the style of the garden and its color concept.. In such hanging ensembles, the unity with the nature of the whole garden cannot be violated: if the potted garden on the terrace or in the recreation area can create a separate oasis, be stylistically different from the whole site, then the hanging garden attracts too much attention and will not look harmonious if the style will not match the surrounding area.
Plants are selected so that all cultures are content with the same lighting (soil composition can be selected individually, so light is the only guideline). Hanging gardens in color can be contrasting and nuance. But according to the principle of constructing compositions between neighboring plants, they necessarily create contrasts. The rhythm and repetition make it possible to introduce a sense of integrity into the ensemble, as well as the play of textures, shapes, lines, shades of color.
Separate flyers for hanging gardens are better than compositions from flyers in ampels. To create a hanging garden, you can use individual ampoules in pots, and a group of mixed compositions in hanging baskets. But since there are many possibilities to combine different types and color combinations, it is better not to complicate the task and use separate ampels, planting them in the correct substrate and capacity, revealing the full beauty of each plant. Composing a composition of beautiful ampels and soaring clouds, each plant in which appears in all its glory, you can get a much better effect than from the colorful meetings of different summers. There are, however, in the rule for using mono ampels and their exceptions:
- If the summer man really likes, but he has visible flaws that are usually hidden in hanging baskets with the help of another plant, then you do not need to violate the principle of unification for a hanging garden.
- If you use different varieties to achieve a feeling of greater density and splendor, to create interesting color transitions or combinations, combining bushy and with more spectacular hanging shoots of the variety, then boldly plant them together to create hanging gardens.
The choice of plants that can participate in a spectacular hanging garden is very large. Hanging Gardens is the realm of select, abundantly flowering summers and genuine ampel stars with dangling or lodging shoots. You can’t place any plants in the hanging kindergarten: annual vines need support to reveal all their beauty, and grassy stars with slender bushes, stiff shoots and plain greens can not be seen at high altitude. To design such a garden, ampelous plants are chosen - those that are used for single hanging clouds that can create beautiful lush cascades, and green flowering waterfalls.
Ampel varieties will become the real stars of the suspended ensemble:
- nasturtiums and marigolds;
- wild strawberries or tomatoes;
You can supplement the assortment of garden plants with indoor crops that move to the garden for the summer - fuchsia, ivy, chlorophytum, etc.
Capacities for planting crops selected to create a hanging garden are selected in accordance with their features. Usually they use classic hanging wire or plastic baskets and cones for the most massive plants, and hanging pots or pots for ordinary ampels. Their color and style are selected according to the nature of the design of the entire garden. Today, multi-level hanging pots appear in the form of two or three baskets placed one below the other. The volume of containers ranges from 3 to 8 liters. Smaller containers can be used for lobelia, bush petunias and medium-sized pilots, and large-color, cascading and powerful pilots need to be provided with larger pots.
Particular attention should be paid to the soil.: if, when placing a single hanging basket or ampel, the load on the structure is large, but not excessive, then placing the composition of several hanging baskets will become a source of serious overload. And it is unacceptable to use dense, heavy, ordinary garden soil for hanging gardens. If you plan to place not single ampels, but whole compositions from them, choose light purchased substrates and add agroperlite to them to obtain an even lighter and friable substrate. Optimum hydration will help keep one more supplement - hydrogel. Drainage is necessary, but it is better for him to select the lightest materials with minimal weight.
Caring for plants in hanging flower beds and ampel gardens is no different from caring for ordinary potted plants. Constant humidity with protection against drought or excessive dampness, weekly top dressing, timely removal of damaged shoots, dry leaves, fading flowers and inflorescences - standard care that will provide plants with high decorativeness.