The courtyard area cottages or country cottage - a place of rest, meeting with friends, picnics and grill menus in the warmer months, emerald greenery and aromas. Therefore, the desire of the zealous owner is a bright colorful zone, preferably with an amazing landscape design. However, not everyone has the opportunity to invite to create a designer of rock garden, rock arias, flower beds and rabatok. But the arrangement of the alpine hills with their own hands - the task is quite feasible, interesting, intriguing, fascinating! The main thing - the observance of certain rules and a sense of beauty!
The ability to understand how to properly make an alpine slide is an awareness of its “philosophical” principle, daring, bright and bold. Such an element of landscape design came to us in the 18th century, a little earlier - to Europe, from Japan. A small area of endless islands, lost in the ocean, forced the Japanese to appreciate the beauty of nature in all its manifestations. They were invented rock garden several thousand years ago in order to be able to admire green plants, colorful flowers, evergreen shrubs, using only a couple of square meters of land. Improving the arrangement of rock garden can continue for a single year, becoming more interesting from year to year, more luxurious in the sense of picking flowering plants, more harmonious. And it seems that the styloid phlox, enveloped in yellow moss, always grew on this mini-rock, decorated it with edelweiss and stone roses, enchanted with a riot of colors, aquilegia, crocus and others.
Rock garden, or TOP 5 building rules
Big or small alpine slide - you decide. But before proceeding with the laying of the first boulder stone, it is worthwhile to understand that such magic on the site takes time. It can not be created in a couple of days, as you might have expected from the beginning. The best time to create a rock garden - late autumn. At this time, a form will be created, stones are picked up and laid, a place is chosen for evergreen shrubs (if they are relevant). Early spring is suitable for planting perennials, in May it is better to start creating a fairy tale from annual plants.
“Alps” and water: harmonious tandem of the elements of nature
Very unusual on the garden plot looks alpine slide with a waterfall. Creating a waterfall with your own hands is as simple and easy as making a rock garden. Particular attention will need to be paid to the reservoir located at the bottom of your waterfall. To do this, you will have to dig a hole, cover it with plastic wrap (special, with a maximum thickness value), water in which will be collected and circulated using a pump. The only "minus" of the decorative pond is the need to drain the water for the winter.
Flowers rock garden, or following the logic and impeccable taste
So, the alpine slide in your garden is a miniature of the Alps and their lawns. Where have you seen krupnomer and thick plantings on alpine landscapes? That's right, they did not see, because the decoration of the gentle slopes of the Alps is creeping plants, mosses and lichens, ground cover or bright flowers of small height, dwarfs.