How to decorate your garden in the Spanish style so that it is no worse than in Madrid
Those who have been to Spain often do not want to part with the pleasant feeling of spiritual holiday that this wonderful country gives. Perhaps this factor is the reason why the Spanish style has become so popular all over the world. Especially they try to adopt it in those parts where the climate is similar to Spanish: it is just as dry and hot. The Spanish design of the site was influenced by the Moorish, Persian and Islamic gardens. It has powerful and bright elements. It is characterized by a tiled courtyard with luxurious fountains, terraces with wonderful views of the landscape, secluded patios.
Common features that are common to all Spanish-style gardens are individuality, conciseness, simplicity, harmony and naturalness. Moreover, the determining factor is not the size of the territory that needs to be equipped, but a creative approach to work.
It doesn’t matter at all what size territory we have available to realize all our fantasies. It’s important to be able to express this fantasy
How does a particular form a general?
Each style is created by a combination of elements that are characteristic of it. If we talk about the Spanish style, then we can highlight some distinguishing features.
- The yard. The yards of Spain are so carefully designed that no even the smallest detail is left without attention. The courtyard is often decorated with national arches, generously spiced with mosaic accents.
- Terrace . The terraces are arranged in such a way that you can admire the garden, which is located below. The whole yard is generously planted with pots or terracotta clay pots.
- Fountains. Obviously, it is the fountains that can be found in any functional corner of the courtyard that were the result of the influence of Islamic gardens. The use of water bodies is a very characteristic detail. In the garden there may be not one, but several fountains. Usually their number depends on the area of the site itself. Fountains that are used in Spanish gardens, as a rule, have a multi-level form. This small but very spectacular structure, which invariably attracts attention, creates a zone of coolness and peace.
- Swimming pool. Another object that has arisen due to the influence of Islamic culture is a reflecting geometric pool. Typically, such a pool occupies a central position, being a focal point. From the mirror surface of the pool reflects the picture of the surrounding landings.
The original Spanish garden should maintain the principle of symmetrical planting. But times are changing, and today absolute symmetry is already a thing of the past, giving way to the landscape arrangement of plants. However, it is better to preserve some symmetric regions. They will give the Spanish garden design the necessary authenticity, the charm of the original.
There must be a water body in the garden. It can be one pool or one fountain, or a combination of a pool and a fountain, or even several fountains
Choose plants for the Spanish garden
Another characteristic feature of the Spanish garden is its closeness to prying eyes. It is more like a continuation of domestic domestic chambers, where it is not customary to bring strangers. His own come here to rest. The role of the fence is often performed by a high sheared fence. For such purposes, the western thuja, blackthorn, or odnopestichny hawthorn is perfect.
The most organic plants in the Spanish garden look plants characteristic of Spain itself or regions with similar climatic conditions
There are not too many fruit trees and it is customary to plant them on the periphery. Most often, cherries, plums, pears and apple trees are used in this capacity. Trunks of trees reliably hides a decorative shrub. Choose one that blooms beautifully.
Around the reservoir, which is located, as a rule, in the central part of the garden, there is a rose garden. However, it can be placed around the house and even along the paved paths running along the perimeter of the site. Often roses are placed in a bosquet - a kind of green room that has the correct geometric shape. The role of its walls can be played by the low-sheared Thunberg barberry or the cotoneaster brilliant. Inside such a “room” roses can be planted separately standing bushes or groups. Trellises are made of them, and of the weaving varieties - original arches.Recent entries In April, I process roses so that no pests encroach on my beauties
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Of course, if the area of the plot allows, then you can use the other described methods of decorating with roses and other colors
Clay pots with plants look very impressive and perfectly complement the overall impression of a neat Spanish-style garden
Spanish gardens are completely devoid of lawns, which are replaced by the characteristic paving of light stone in bright colors. In addition to roses, other flower and drought tolerant plants are used in containers with blue glazed decor and in terracotta pots. Grapes are quite common, as well as chamomiles (nivyanik), fragrant lavender and spicy rosemary.
Close attention to detail
Often, as a decoration of the Spanish garden, Moorish lamps in the form of chandeliers decorated with elaborate carvings and mounted on long pendants are used. Particular attention when choosing these light sources is given to their colors, which symbolize the unshakable values of home owners. Red color represented sensuality and love, orange - a cheerful disposition and cheerfulness, and yellow - cosiness and peace.
Such a flashlight is able to create the general atmosphere of a fairy tale and become an ornament of any evening. Most often they use a geometric or floral pattern
Carvings and mosaics can be used as decor in the garden. Plaster and stone products are often used. By the way, it is plaster and stucco that can be called the most famous elements of Spanish design. The retaining walls are considered an interesting example of combining decorative and practical functions in the Spanish garden: they retain moisture well and look attractive.
Mosaic is always magnificent. Although this kindergarten cannot be called boring anyway, it is precisely the mosaic in combination with special geometry that gives it an oriental touch
Immersion in timelessness and eternity is the most accurate characteristic for a Spanish-style garden. The best rest will give us a dream, a stay between the past and the future, on the border of fantasy and reality. Antique iron grilles, antique patina lamps and paths tiled with uneven edges provide the same feel.
Practical tips for lovers of the Spanish style
Decorate the garden with elements that are considered landmark for the Spanish style. This is forging, colored and white stucco, mosaic, Saltile tiles. To maintain the life of each plant in the garden, drip irrigation must be used. This will help you make sure that the moisture reaches the addressee and he consumes it in full.
No particularly expensive materials were used to decorate this track. The tile, most likely, remained from repair, and pebbles were simply brought from the beach
For open ground, bright colors should be used that can revive the landscape, but not suppress its natural beauty. Each path and each patio on the site should receive an individual decoration. So they will gain their own artistic value.
To give your garden a unique look and at the same time provide it with a touch of history, you do not need a lot of money. On the contrary, be careful. Do not throw away materials left over from the construction of your home and outbuildings. Paths, terraces, retaining walls from these residues will look very good.
Another option for decorating in the Spanish style. And again, pay attention, no expensive accessories. It's simple, but very effective
All the most interesting for decorating the Spanish garden can be found at the city flea market. Antiques in oriental style will awaken your thirst for creativity, make your life interesting, and your garden - charming.