Complex garden composition
It is rare to deal with gardens of ideal square or rectangular shape where you can achieve a perfect symmetry. The most common family gardens tend to include both free and geometrical features: front part of the garden has got a typically representative function; thus, its layout is formal and relatively regular; while the backyard has more private, intimate nature and often loose layout.Advantages:
- You can take advantage of both free and complex compositions.
- more freedom of choice results in more risk of making a mistake.
A rural garden melts romantic and practical components together; therefore, this style is good for rural areas but also for gardens located at the suburbs, as long as they are visually isolated from the surroundings.
In a rustic garden usually there are many flowers, fragrant herbs, vegetables. However, you should pay special attention to careful selection of decorative components (trellis, pergola, watergarden, small wooden bridges, benches, pigeon houses, etc.) so that a garden does not get overloaded.
Plants for a rural garden should not be too sophisticated. Both perennials and annual plants could be used.EXAMPLE: Japanese Garden
Japanese gardens are totally different from western gardens. Their transcendent essence is based on philosophy, order, control and asceticism. Typical features that characterize Japanese gardens: gravel (which replaces water), stones, formed trees and bushes. A Japanese garden should imitate natural environment harmoniously.
Form, texture and colour are especially exposed here.
Japanese garden’s plants:
Japanese azalea, rhododendron, Japanese maple, cherry-tree, magnolia, pine-tree, common box, iris, chrysanthemum.