10 trends fashion cottage: a decorative vegetable gardens, and green roofs of buildings and garages

1. BBQ

Today, this area with a place for cooking barbecue, and Sunday gatherings became an integral part of almost any suburban area. But if before the hosts were limited to a standard grill and a trivial table, then today, thanks to the imagination of designers, barbecue area, turn into a real work of art, seamlessly blending in with the surrounding landscape and complement it. Outdoor fireplaces of different styles, tandoor, outdoor fireplace, fire pit, etc. — grill area found a variety of forms. Supplemented by other attributes for recreation — benches, a garden swing, a comfortable suspended hammock — your grill will be the real “home”, which with pleasure will spend time the whole family, regardless of its size.


Dekorativnolistnye perennials in containers began to enjoy increasing popularity. Their advantages are undeniable: thanks to the mobility of potted plants you can change the garden composition as you want, just rearranging the plants in different corners of the garden. Another plus: caring for these plants is easier because they are not overgrown with weeds. In containers can be planted as herbaceous perennials that have a compact form, such as blasting, plant, Hosta, and dwarf trees (willow, maple, pine, thuja, Laurel) and ornamental shrubs (hydrangea, Heather, dwarf lilacs, currants). In addition, during the warm time of year on the street you can make and undemanding plants.


Demanding and sensitive to temperature exotics fade into the background. In modern design are becoming more common ethnic accents, very popular minimalist Scandinavian style. Therefore, such instances as, for example, palm trees or orchids in pots surrounded by a lawn of wild grasses, will look at least, inappropriate.


These plants are gaining popularity: they are relevant in the gardens of very different styles and in different-size territories. In addition, the climate is getting warmer, and such southern items as the cypresses, yews, junipers, good began to feel in different regions of Ukraine. However, they do not require complex care.


“Accendency in landscape design, which has taken a strong niche in previous years are still relevant today, — says Olga Kamolikova, head of consulting Bureau “Landscape and architecture”. — It is the prevalence of natural elements, natural forms, wild species of plants. After several years of domination of minimalism and simplicity in the forms, materials, furniture and decor today on the scene of irregular shape and natural ingredients. The main materials of the season — wood and stone”.

If your site is adjacent to the forest, do not attempt from him to radically dissociate itself and destroy all kinds of wild plants. You will not regret it if you leave the particles untouched plot of nature — old trees, rocks, bumps in the landscape that seemed to symbolize a return to the past, to the origins.


Today gardeners spend far less time for garden work — planting, weeding, cutting, etc., preferring to devote time to stay at the cottage the rest. In this regard, the fore manicured lawns or plants and decor items that require minimal maintenance.

“Best of all, for all perennials and ornamental shrubs that do not require frequent trimming, — says Olga Kamolikova. Is coniferous and deciduous shrubs — lilac, spirea summer and late summer flowering period, barbarisi. The bushes next to the pine can create amazing compositions. For example, in the vicinity of the tree will look spectacular Bush turf with belokamennye leaves, and near the pine — barberry Thunberg gold and bogomolsky”.

Important! When planting perennials and shrubs, just keep in mind their size when the plants will grow, so you do not have been thickening and not have to replace them.


Another trendy way to quick and simple decorating station. Particularly impressive, these undemanding plants will look on large areas. But even in small areas they are able to create beautiful accents, making the garden a natural touch. Cereal also grow well on poor soils. Combine plants of different heights, and decor for such beds can be natural stones or gravel dumping.


Particularly relevant for small sites, where there is no place to be dispersed with the decor, because you need to leave space for planting. Beds with vegetables and herbs today it is fashionable to combine with ornamental flower beds. And there will be aesthetic and practical benefit, because this way it is possible to increase the yield of vegetable garden, if you choose the right plants for compatibility (near the raised beds to plant fragrant annuals, scaring pests, such as nasturtium near potatoes, etc.).

A decorative vegetable garden is a great place to introduce organic farming. For example, Lupin will grace any flowerbed, and its root will do a good job to improve soil fertility. Look good and raised beds, tiered, or vertical elements, overgrown plants, for example, support beans, cucumber or even pumpkin.


Thanks to properly chosen lighting even the most modest garden can be transformed into a striking and stylish area. Place lamps at different levels of area: along the tracks in the center of the flower beds in the crown of trees, on the tops of the hedges. This multi-level lighting will create volume and visually increase a small plot. Especially in the sale there are lots of garden lamps, and many are solar powered so you don’t have to lay cable to connect them.


This trend has long been popular in the world, started to be used in our. “It is possible to green the roof of a building, garage or utility room, making an unsightly shed in a beautiful composition with green spaces, vegetable garden or lawn grass as a resting site, where you can sunbathe, says Marianna Golubenko, the head of the company “Workshop of green walls and roofs” (of the Dnieper). — They are also practical: in the winter help retain heat in the room, and in summer to protect it from overheating. It also increases the lifespan of the waterproofing twice. However, it is important to approach the landscaping of all the rules, not to cause harm to the building. Before you proceed, read the information in specialized sources or contact experts.”