How Does Your Garden Grow?
A garden is a dynamic space, a place that can create a range of sensations all at once: intimacy, freedom, serenity, harmony, quiet and order. Every garden must suit not only the people using it, but also the environment it is in. I relate to the various elements of a garden and seek the balance between the plan, and all that it entails, such as trees, plants, decorative elements and watering options. The balance of all of these will create a harmonious garden.
The planning of any garden must take into consideration first and foremost the requirements of the people who will be using it. My goal is to create a space that will be both pleasant and comfortable. A garden can have several purposes: an outdoor space for a family, a “backdrop” for the home, the point of connection between nature and private property and many more. Garden planning must take into account all of these and more. I endeavor to suit the garden to the natural topography of its location and to the people who will be using it.
Gardening, planning & development
Trees are the backbone of any garden. The arrangement of trees can create vastly different looks – a forest, woods, a park, an orchard and so on. The tree serves as a natural cooling system for the garden and creates a unique microcosm that adds to the garden’s atmosphere and affects the choice of planting options. It is important to choose the right kind of tree. I choose trees that will suit the owner’s desires and will add to the esthetics of the garden over time.
Deciding on which plants to incorporate into your garden requires a broad knowledge of all the possibilities. Once the decision is made as to the look and style of the garden, plants become the mainstay of bringing this decision to life. The choosing of plants is based on two main considerations: the requirements of the specific plant and the level of maintenance one would like to devote to the garden. The plant not only provides a design function when it blossoms, it must also suit the owner’s requirements. Another consideration is the location of the garden and choosing the right items for its conditions. Today in Israel there is an enormous variety of plants and many others, popular in other parts of the world, have acclimated themselves to Israel. This can be an advantage and a disadvantage. The advantage is obviously the large range of choice. The disadvantage is that choosing too many different varieties causes unbalance in a garden’s appearance. It is therefore important to keep in mind the style of the garden when selecting the plants to use. Even if a “wild” look is desired, it requires precision in choosing the plants.
Proper watering systems must be chosen in order to maintain the garden of one’s dreams. This is a technical detail that creates the basis for the garden’s growth and development. Today when water conservation is of the utmost importance, we are committed to providing proper watering systems which do not waste this important resource.