Thuja trees are very loved by many gardeners and landscape designers. Indeed, this evergreen coniferous plant is simply irreplaceable! It looks great both on a flower bed of a small summer cottage, and in huge park areas. The photo of the use of thuja in landscape design inspires you to create new beautiful compositions in your garden!
Thuyu has been used in landscape design for several centuries. Pyramidal tall trees look great as tapeworms, and densely crowned globular shrubs are attractive in both single and group plantings.
Ephedra perfectly enlivens winter parks and summer cottages with its greenery. By the way, there are many frost-resistant varieties of thuja that perfectly tolerate low temperatures and strong winds. This is very important for our cold climate.
Thuja needles are thick and dense, which gardeners use when creating topiary. Decorative cutting of trees and shrubs in the form of geometric shapes has appeared for a very long time.
Read more about planting and caring for a plant in the article.
In our time, topiary in the form of figures of people, cartoon characters, animals and various objects are especially popular. The art of decorating and decorating the landscape has become one of the fashionable trends in modern design.
The color of the crown in different types of thuja is different: from yellow to dark green tones. This can be used to colorize the composition.
Due to the fact that the crown can be given any shape, these evergreens began to be used in almost all directions and styles of landscape design. Especially noteworthy is the decoration of squares, large parks and flower gardens.
As you can see from the photographs, thuja is used both as single plantings and as accents on flower beds. You can often see these plants in the form of hedges or artificial mazes.
Tui in the Nong Nooch tropical garden in Pattaya, Thailand.
It is possible to conditionally divide thuja plantations into several types:
A few more plantings with thuja.
In landscape design, one cannot do without thuja, because its application possibilities are endless. Due to the variety of species, varieties and forms, it rightfully occupies a leading position among ornamental garden plants.
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Today, there are about 4,000 hybrid hosta varieties in the world. Their leaves can be shiny or opaque, narrow, rounded or heart-shaped, and with a smooth or textured surface. Despite such an impressive number, there are still several main ones. All of them are divided into groups based on properties and other characteristics. Therefore, it is worth highlighting the following types:
In the process of choosing a variety, it is very important to consider a few simple nuances. For a single planting, it is definitely worth choosing tall hosts from 60 cm or more. They are self-sufficient and do not require the planting of other plants. If decoration is planned in borders and mixborders, then the best solution would be a variety up to 30 cm high. They look great in the foreground and do not obstruct other plants. Near the pond, hosts up to 30-45 cm look most impressive. They can be planted individually, several types, or combined with moisture-loving plants.
Different ideas can be implemented in areas of different sizes.
A low fence and winding paths will give a feeling of spaciousness to a small area. The best design option for a small area is the geometric style, which was often found in Soviet dachas: it makes the most of the space. In the northern part of the site, you can arrange a greenhouse, technical buildings. There may also be a row of trees that will shelter from the unpleasant wind and help organize the space of the site. Make sure that the house in a small area does not cast a shadow on light-loving plants. Vertical gardening can be used in the decor, which will be an original and best option for decorating a small area.
Trees and a shed on a larger plot are still located in the northern part, but there is much more room for decorating the remaining space. On such a site, you can plant a lawn, fairly large flower beds or undergrowth (low grasses and shrubs that do not need a lot of light: bells, fern, chamomile). You can install a gazebo or even a sauna - all buildings will perfectly fit into the surrounding design if they are entwined with neat vines. The size of such a plot also allows you to equip more complex compositions: a Japanese garden with a gazebo and an artificial stream, or a "corner of the wild" with forest trees.
A garden of this size offers tremendous opportunities to express your imagination. In addition to residential buildings, a pond with a waterfall can be installed on it, and the soil that is extracted for equipping a reservoir can easily turn into a base for an alpine slide. The main path of the garden can branch into small paths and go to distant corners. On a large plot, you can create a safe play area for children or equip a patio for relaxation.