TOPIARY IN LANDSCAPE DESIGN
So presenting the house in the style of high-tech, with the correct clear forms, the first thing that draws our imagination is the style of art Nouveau, minimalism and inherent landscape design. But I must say that whatever style You prefer, the formed plant in the composition, in bardyurnoy or single planting immediately give Your garden a well-groomed appearance.
IN TOPIARY I LIKE THE RESULT OR THE PROCESS?
Usually the owners of suburban areas are divided into two groups:
those who resort initially to the help of landscape designers with a request to create a beautiful garden with plants that require the least care (although this is a priori impossible), as even a garden in a landscape style with a large variety of planting material, which, at first glance, seems to grow by itself, creating beautiful shady thickets-requires constant care.
And others-who enjoy the process of caring for plants and the garden as a whole.
MATERIAL AND MEDIA
Now bred a lot of planting material, both conifers and deciduous, which initially have already the correct spherical shape. But we will consider the plants that need to work hard to create a beautiful crown and the desired shape. Given the fact that the garden centers, shops on sale have All the tools you need, then all you need to stock up – is the desire and patience, as the creation of a complete correct, conceived form of the process is not so fast.
Classic topiary art in landscape design is considered boxwood and yew.
The slow growth of these plants allows you to keep the plant in shape as long as possible. But, as a rule, most shrubs and trees lend themselves to cutting, one of the main rules is slow growth and small foliage.
THREE COMPONENTS FORMING A COMPLETE TOPIARY
Haircut is the process of mass trimming to the required size. Usually, skeletal branches are not affected and only shoots are cut.
Pruning is the process of cutting or shortening individual branches. It is necessary to take into account when pruning such a moment that the hemp can not be left, since they are a source of penetration of any infections.
Molding is the process of mass removal of branches using a frame to obtain the desired shape.
Now let’s look at the differences between the molding of conifers from deciduous.
As a rule, deciduous shrubs have flowering periods. Plants that bloom on the shoots of last year, you need to form after flowering, those that Bud on the shoots of this year-before flowering, in the spring, you need to form. Deciduous shrubs grow very quickly and shaping pruning may have to do about 5-10 times per season. This work is certainly time-consuming, but with frequent mowing, the foliage becomes more dense and dense, which provides a good shape and the earliest desired result.
Conifers are best formed in late summer, but you can also in other periods, the main thing is to avoid a period of abundant resin release. Remember also that for shaping pruning should choose healthy plants and before the process of cutting to feed it, according to seasonal recommendations, after the procedure to apply a growth stimulant and antidepressants.