pro tips to build a garden exposed due north
Prive sun, it is sometimes delicate to apprehend her little green corner without a shadow of a doubt. With a good dose of imagination, tips and some rules to observe, you can enhance your garden successfully. The presentations gardens north will finally emerge from the shadows.
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1. Create an atmosphere of undergrowth
In the north, the sun’s rays are discreet, especially in winter. This is the place dreamed to create a relaxing atmosphere, suitable landscape of undergrowth.
This magical decor clears a Serenity or it is good to relax such an invitation to travel and contemplation.
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2. Choose shade plants
Nefaste, the shadow? Instead, take advantage of this situation to cultivate a lush and full of rich vegetation.
If your city garden is exposed due north, do not be discouraged: choose the shade plants that thrive in these places.
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3. Use blooms with bright colors
In the shadow of light, what is lacking is the lack of clarity and difficulty at creating a warm and cocooning.
To capture maximum light, the choice of plants is essential. Use subjects or white flowers in pastel tones as the hydrangea ‘Annabelle’ (Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’) Which is distinguished by its large white and abundant inflorescences from June to October and by its pale green deciduous leaves. Plant it in the land of heather and water it regularly during the flowering period. At the end of winter, otez the branches that have flowered.
If you like the most delicate plants, the Japanese anemone (Anemona hupehensis ‘Konigin Charlotte’) Is ideal for its beautiful pale pink autumn flowering from August to October, long slight stems and dark green foliage.
Take your sights on:
- a wide range of perennials: Cyclamen album, Vinca major or minor, Viola sororia ‘Freckles’, Helleborus sternii, Tiarella ‘Sugar and Spice’
- shrubs: Philadelphus coronarius, Choisya ternata, viburnum tinus
- climbing: Clematis’ Hagley Hybrid ‘clematis’ Rhapsody’ Hedera canariensis’ Gloire de Marengo ‘Schizophragma hydrangeoides’ Moonlight’, Hydrangea x semiola ‘Inovalaur …
4. Opt for a generous foliage and panache
This solution gives an appearance as Reflective Fatsia japonica, the Gunnera manicata or hostas with large and decorative foliage: theHosta ‘June’, Hosta ‘Independence’, Hosta ‘Guacamole…
The ferns are also a good choice for their charm and freshness: Dryopteris filix-mas, Dryopteris affinis, scolopendriumen Asplenium, Polystichum polyblepharum, Dicksonia antarctica … You choose the heucheras for their astonishing color: Heuchera ‘Green Spice’ Heuchera ‘Lime Rickey’ …
5. Play the decorative bark
For trees, it is advisable to play on decorative bark and privileging the changing aspect of foliage throughout the seasons such as maple (Acer griseum, Acer davidii…) Or birch (Betula pendula, Betula pubescens …).
6. Bring the color buttons and creez levels
The idea is to wake up your garden to accentuate his personality and break the spirit of melancholy landscapes oriented north. You can also get this effect with furniture or floor with bold colors. The private external sun are flat, so it is interesting to use the keys of colors and create levels.
Alyson Ross Markley
7. Install mirrors
Other tricks are to predict as the installation of mirrors that increase and redistribute the source of light. They will also help to create a sense of depth that will expand the space. Ideal for small gardens!
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8. Set up a corner fireplace
To warm the hearts and be with family or friends around a good fire, arrange a generous fireplace.
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AND YOU ?
Your garden is it exposes due north? How do you benefit?
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