Balconies and terraces in a modern setting - part 2
Najważniejszym punktem w planowaniu przestrzeni jest wyznaczenie stref.
Balconies and terraces perfectly complement the plants, thanks to which the space becomes very friendly. Appropriate pots will be needed on small areas. They can be hanging on the balustrade or placed loosely on the floor. Currently, flower pots made of natural materials such as concrete, ceramics, wood are also very fashionable, from which crates for growing plants are also made. Concrete pots suit any architectural style. Nowadays, there are many types of concrete pots in various shapes and sizes. They can be purchased in standard dimensions or on a special personalized order.
Properly selected plants and plant pot heights can create original compositions. Impregnated pots are excellent, which are resistant to all weather conditions, thanks to which they can stay outside all year round. If planting in pots will be made of perennial plants, then you must remember to secure the root ball from the inside (this is done, for example, with polystyrene foam and of course before pouring the substrate). The larger terrace gives you more options so you can even grow trees on it. The smaller habit, such as the Yungii Birch Birch, whose branches hang down beautifully, or Lilak vulgaris with wonderfully fragrant spring flowers. Flowering perennials or evergreen shrubs and ornamental grasses will work on smaller areas. When planning plantings, it is also worth remembering about the right selection of vegetation in relation to sunlight.
If the balcony is southern (sunny), the plants must be able to withstand strong sunlight. Annual plants and herbs cope very well with this position, e.g. Peppermint, Basil, Marjoram, Thyme, Sage, Sage Lavender, in addition, they will be a great addition to cooking, drinking water or drinks. Plants rich in flowers and cacti, such as Sedum Sedum, Pelargonium, Mountain Helixine, Seaside Seahorse, Carnation Pink, Heather, Opuntia, will also work.
Balconies and shaded terraces are not an obstacle to create beautiful compositions on them. The solution is plants that tolerate sunlight deficiencies (mainly perennials and flowering / evergreen shrubs). Flowering plants suitable for such a position include: Spring saffron (Krokus), New Impatiens, Garden spotted eagle, Ostrołarpka tropic, Arends Tawułka, or decorative foliage: Garden crane, Hosta / Hosta, Sedge, Common Ivy, Ferns. To add spatiality (various spatial levels) one should complete the planting with higher plants such as Yew, Western Arborvitae, Evergreen Boxwood or Trzmielina fortunea.