Today we present another hedge species – unusually charming Buxus sempervirens.

It is a green, leaved shrub, growing to 3 m of height. The leaves are small, 1-4 cm long, decussate, elliptic, leathery, naked, dark green and shiny.

It likes shady, screened habitats and light, semi-humid soil. However, it tolerates drought.

Buxus sempervirens also […]

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It is a high tree with dense, conical, low growing foliage. It grows 20 m of height and 15 m trunk diameter. It has smooth, grey bark. The leaves are lanceolate with crenate margins. They turn yellow, red or orange in the autumn.

Fagus sylvatica is one of the most beautiful forest trees, also […]

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It is a green tree, growing to a height of 2-3 m. Its force growth is moderate. The foliage is dense, almost perfectly conical, with short limbs and light grey cones which are 8-10 mm long. The scale-like leaves are green. It is poisonous. Because of its shallow root system, it doesn’t like droughts, […]

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One of the best hedge plants which can be used in our garden arrangements is ligustrum vulgare.

It is extensively used in urban space and home gardens because of its resistance to pruning and cutting and low habitat requirements. It is resistant to air pollution and drought and grows on any surface.

It grows […]

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Last week we talked about the principles of choosing plants in terms of their height. Today we will tackle the subject of choosing the plants in terms of their vegetation period. Contrary to what one might think, it is one of the most important criteria to be considered when designing a garden. Mistakes within that field […]

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Having conducted all the necessary analyses we have the knowledge of the conditions prevailing on our lot: The pH value of the soil, its moistness, where the lit and shaded zones are located. This allows us to choose appropriate plants and plan where to put them. Our concept of a home garden and the way […]

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Another analysis which ought to be conducted when designing a garden is the communication analysis. It is linked to laying the communication places and paths which will be used by the members of the household. It is one of the most important analyses because good communication within the garden provides a good spatial arrangement and […]

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Formal garden style

By On 16 February 2015

We present you a garden in formal style this week. In the presented home garden, the particular zones are clearly separated, but that was the exact aim of the project. The arrangement of the garden based on simple and formal divisions and clear structure of space.

Formal garden in style refers to a modern building […]

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The concept of home garden development on a large suburban plot of elongated shape is the subject of the work. The house is located in the central part and divides the area into almost equal halves what facilitates the determination of functional zones – entrance, representative, and leisure behind the house connected with a mother […]

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This week we will tackle the subject of frost resistance.It is an important issue when it comes to landscape architecture as it tells us about the conditions of the habitat in which our plants are supposed to grow.

Hardiness zones (according to USDA) inform us about the degree to which plants are able to endure […]

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