Hanging Gardens From Flyers Part 2
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 – creating 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 only be used 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 arranged 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 only 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 – to create your own gardens of Babylon.
Whichever option you choose to place the hanging garden in, you will never lose the opportunity to change it at your own discretion, add or remove plants, transfer hanging groups to other places. 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 of drafting hanging gardens is to observe the style of garden design 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.