The use of stones in garden compositions-tips, photos
Modern landscape design of the site increasingly refers to the origins and use of natural materials as a composite center.
And this is not surprising, as the abundance of artificial surfaces and the growing urbanization puts at risk natural and natural solutions.
A great example of gardens that are a manifestation of respect for nature, are the areas decorated in the Japanese style. In the East, natural materials are deified, while nature itself is a cult of worship.
If we talk about the elements that are most often used in Japanese gardens, it is worth noting the stone. A distinctive feature of the Eastern gardens is the recreation of mountain mounds, compositions that combine stones and flowers.
European gardens also actively use stones and boulders. However, here they are not the center of the composition, but complement the overall style, serve as an element of improvement or architectural design.
The popularization of the stone led to the creation of elements such as the Alpine slide and rockery. In the first embodiment, the flowers and plantings come to the fore, and the stones only complement the composition.
A rockery is an element of decor, where the main role is given to cobblestones, mainly large sizes and flat shapes.
Such compositions are usually compared with sculptures, as in most cases they occupy a considerable territory, and their shape is thought out carefully and scrupulously.
Landscaping cottages or houses, within the use of modern solutions, it is difficult to imagine without mounds of stones. They can perform not only decorative, but also functional load.
It is a question of bulk paths, protections, creation of weighting for fastening of these or those elements of a decor in a garden.
Stone can be an element of different styles. It is not necessary to associate this element with Eastern stylistic trends.
Actual and modern look gardens, where the foot of the trees are reinforced with cobblestones, and flowerbeds decorated with pebbles.
Walls or fences (fences) of stone can be attributed to the romantic style, especially if they are entwined with roses or other actively flowering plants.