September 7, 2008
Today I would like to take you for a walk in one of the gardens of Bielany - the nicest and greenest district of Warsaw. The house was built at the beginning of XX century.
By arranging a terrace on the ground, the owners connected the garden with the house in a very smart way - it feels like garden is just another room of the house.
Carefully chosen, original garden furniture adds a lot of character - can you see the deck chair in the shape of leaf?
High pots gives clear advantage in displaying small plants - so it is possible to admire the small beauties...
25 years ago, previous owners were wise enough to plant Picea abies - they were brought from the mountains as little specimens. Planted on the northern side, protect the house from cold winter winds and also provide cool shadow in the summer.
Today they grew tall and proud, but beacuse its foliage is very dark, the owners decided to plant
Gleditsia triacanthos "Sunburst" - the kind without torns and with yellow leaves to cheer up the composition.
Terrace and the garden is located on the northern side of the house. That disadvantage is turned into beauty, thanks to well planned plantings of shadow and acidic soil loving plants: rhodos, azaleas and hydrangea.
As you can see the dog is also very happy and proudly posing to be photographed.
Decidous hedge is separating the garden from the street.
You see lanterns? Can you believe that these are still GASLANTERNS and hand lit everyeveining! That is so sweet and so rare. Street is well maintained and very beautiful - could be the subject of separate post.
Owners are very proud of wisteria blooming like crazy every year... It doesn't have any other choice :)) as it is heavily pruned twice a year - this way you can get flower's profusion in the spring...
.... big leaf and thriving hostas...
... if you are interested, the dog is a rare breed of Jack Russell Terrier - truly a big dog... in a small package...