Often, the best beds and beds seem to have arisen naturally.However, its design follows the principles governing any artistic expression: balance, rhythm, emphasis and harmony.In the garden, these principles are expressed by the thoughtful use of each plant.When designing your own bed or solid will decide on species, colors, textures, forms of grouping and relationships of each group with its neighbors, the surrounding landscape and ornamentation.These are the artistic decisions and practices.
Stability in garden design
The balance in the design of gardens, is the sense of stability.Balance can be achieved by placing plants of the same size and color at the same distance from a central axis, like a couple of trees or shrubs same identical flanking the main entrance.But the balance can be achieved with asymmetric arrangements.Consider, for example, how children play different weights to swing with a table resting on a log.The table is off, the child who weighs less in the far longer and heavier in the shorter end, near the shaft.Similarly, the balance in a garden is to coordinate the mass, distance and space to create a sense of balance.
Rhythm is the sense of spatial movement in a design.When you set a rhythm in a floral arrangement, you create a sense of emotion and expression in solid or your bed, without it, the visual impact of the composition may be unpleasantly flat.The pace requires variety in shape, color, texture, size and mass, or a combination of all.
A rhythm bed may include a bed of purple verbena of small size, placed next to small mounds forming waves of coreopsis in a contrasting color.The entire bed can be supported by intermittent waves of deep blue larkspur and white.With the drawing of the coreopsis and verbena which is repeated along the front and sometimes is interrupted by tall silver spikes, creating a pace beyond the actual border.The height of the plants up and down, of the verbena to larkspur, while the shapes of leaves and plants fluctuate green foliage coreopsis small and tidy verbena leaves, through slight, but broad leaves of larkspur.By creating a rhythm using various elements-form, color and height of the bed spread a nice flow, which contrasts with the hard staccato that would result if only one of the elements vary.
Stress and harmony
The accent is a matter of getting a point of interest, or emphasis, in the design.A decorative element, like a sundial, or a burst of color achieved with striking bright orange of the papaver among a clump of soft lemon yellow of the iris, are good examples of accent.Use the accents to direct the viewer's attention on certain aspects of the garden, focusing on the most interesting and distracting from the less pleasant.
Finally, harmony refers to the unit and circuit design.First, with regard to solid or bed, second, in terms of scale, proportion and the general character of the garden or landscape that surrounds it.In a harmonious, all parts are compatible.Thus, the color and overgrown garden of a house composed of plants of similar height, seems perfectly comfortable spilling over a fence next to a bungalow-style house.The same garden next to a house more formal, colonial style, with walls of brick finish would be out of place.
Variety of plants
In the past, experts argued that only a small variety of plants were suitable for bedding and massive.The first masses were held strictly mind with "massive plants, or annuals, often resembling a Persian carpet.However, herbaceous perennial found ways to occupy a place in the solid design.Where space allowed the luxury of multiple beds, it was common for gardeners planted a single species, such as roses in one, iris in another, and so on.