Gardens Styles (Part II)
In the first part of this series of posts (that are composed by 3 parts), we could see how to plan a garden. Now is the time for us to consider the available resources of the environment, the climate and the space that we have. Once we konw this information we have to decide which garden we are able to have. There are several key questions to ask yourself, such as: Do I want a merely decorative garden? Or do I want a garden to carry out some activities. There are many sort of gardens with different styles but each one is unique and shows different personalities. We are going to offer you some of them so you can find which suits you best.
The Japanese gardens symbolize the eternal youth through almost total absence of movement in all its elements. A Japanese garden is a charming space that is used for contemplation. Usually doesn’t require much space to design a Japanese garden so it is recommended in the cases of those small gardens or to create a unique corner as part of a larger garden. The key elements of a Japanese garden are the rocks surrounding a pond, and the use of species deeply rooted in Japanese culture, such as Cherry, Bamboo.
An option for those who have a wide area to plant, is to create an English garden (also known as romantic garden). These spaces are based on the premise of avoiding rectangular or geometric motifs and are usually formed by large trees, shrubs and hills, in the end are gardens inspired by nature. These gardens usually have a large variety of vegetation.
The Arab gardens were created in areas with dry and warm environments so they were designed as small oasis where to walk and enjoy a pleasant atmosphere. Arab gardens are always composed of a fountain or a pond that provides a more humid and cool climate. It is very common to implant walking areas in these gardens and to place tiles to cover structures and as a form of adornment. The most used vegetation are: palms, orange trees and small shrubs.
As we discussed in the first part of our post (see here) some elements of the garden can be used to create vertical style gardens that allow the decoration of spaces such as buildings, pergolas, etc. Vertical gardens don’t only serve as design spaces but have a utility such as absorbing CO2 and acting as a thermal insulation. It is important that there is a good irrigation and drainage system to maintain these spaces. The plants recommended for vertical gardens are: ivy, bell or even strawberries and eggplants if you want to plant fruits or vegetables.
This gardens grow with abundant and exotic vegetation in zones with tropical climates. It needed a very specific conditions so they can grow safely such as temperatures close to 30º and constant humidity. This doesn’t mean that it’s impossible to imitate this vegetation in your garden, because if you take good care of it and you seek your plants never lack neither light nor water they will grow fantastically. Some of the most typical plants are: bamboo, palm trees or jasmine.
These are just some of the many types of garden that exist, if you want to know more let us know and we will be happy to show you the different styles that exist. And finally as a recommendation, it is good to remember that everyone doesn’t have enough time to take care of their gardens as much as they would like. For them the use of Waterboxx or Growboxx will be very useful as it will keep the plants well watered and preserved so that all the planning and design work previously done will’nt be lost. We hope that you liked this post, and don’t forget to comment if you have any questions or want to make any recommendations!