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With a wooden deck or as a family garden: we present two design ideas for seating under trees-according to the Motto “”sit down and feel good””. You can find the plans for download at the end of the article.
The small garden is surrounded by dark wooden walls. A large tree provides cool shade in summer, but lacks a cozy sitting area in the sea of flowers. The lawn does not get enough light under the canopy, so that weeds could prevail against the grass. Reason enough to create a proper seat under the big trees.
Cosy hours in the sea of Flowers
Along the dark wooden walls, a wide bed is laid out, in which above all species that tolerate shade are planted. While the high fronds of bamboo adorn the background, the bright orange blooming azaleas attract all eyes in May and June. Since they also spray a wonderful fragrance, they are ideally placed close to the seat. They are also joined by shade-tolerant Ferns as well as various perennials: dark red-flowered magnificent Spears, orange-flowered clove Root and yellow Crosswort.
In summer, red flowering primroses have their big appearance at the edge of the bed. To the right of the bed, the overhanging branches of the red-leaved slotted Maple rise picturesquely above the underlying planting. On the bare trunk of the existing tree climbs a red flowering Italian forest vine.
One reaches this place for cozy hours over a wide step. This makes the whole thing very generous. A practical effect of the new lush green: the tall plants take on the function of a noise barrier. Not all neighbors feel disturbed when it gets a little later on balmy summer evenings outside.
Welcome to the family garden
If you do not feel like intensive lawn care, you may like this family garden. On the right side, the brown wooden walls are covered by mobile tall Ivy hedges. In front of it a large paving circle is created, on which the seat with barbecue station finds enough space. The planted beds provide a friendly atmosphere all around. The almost only available in White or Yellow flowering plants will give the small Area a friendly and generous effect. In white, magnificent spikes and tall perennial bellflowers adorn here.
Already in May the flower candles of the foam flower shine on the edge of the bed. The bright yellow flowers of lady’s mantle to fill the gaps in the flower Bed between the trees, paper, and soft pink blooming Deutzien, a robust ornamental shrub. The Mini-pond pebbles and Sand for castle-builders, in the wooden house toys find their place. A self-made willow tepee and turn the rings on the tree complement the children’s Zone. In this example, the lawn area is abandoned in favour of a thick layer of gravel. The light colour of the gravel makes the shady summer garden appear larger overall.