September 7, 2008

City Garden in Warsaw

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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.

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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.

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Carefully chosen, original garden furniture adds a lot of character - can you see the deck chair in the shape of leaf?

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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.

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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.


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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.


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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.

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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...

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.... big leaf and thriving hostas...



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... if you are interested, the dog is a rare breed of Jack Russell Terrier - truly a big dog... in a small package...

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19 comments:

chey said...

A very tasteful garden indeed! The garden furniture is wonderfully structural, and blends nicely with the rest of the garden. I thought the leaf seat was a very artistic addition. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a lovely garden to tour. I love the funiture. The Jack Russel Terrier is a popular breed in this area. They are lively dogs.

tumbleweed said...

just found your blog and love your feline garden helpers...

Roses and stuff said...

Thanks for showing me this stylish garden! It looks so very nice. And I'm fascinated to hear about the gas lanterns! Amazing that they are still used...they are so very decorative!
/Katarina

Gail said...

Hi Ewa, what a fantastic garden tour. I love its sophisticated simplicity! Thanks for the tour!

Gail

JCharlier said...

What a great garden. Shows how great pieces, well edited, can go a long way in making a space wonderful. The deck and furniture looks curated!

Mother Nature said...

I like everything about it.

Frances, said...

Hi Ewa, it was so nice to see this elegant garden with the minimalist plantings and furniture. You are so right that the decking brings the home into the garden as another room. The leaf chaise is stunning in design, is it comfortable also? It looks like it would be. The plantings look so healthy and lush and the shade invites a nice glass of wine, I see it is ready to be poured! Cheers!

Frances, said...

Oops! Already poured. To your health, then!

Cabs said...

Greta pictures! Thx for the "walk" thru this wonderful garden. I love the leaf chair. Makes me want to curl up and take a rest. What is the decking made of? The gas lanterns are also great! They are like the ones in the old part of Boston, Massachusetts (the Beacon Hill, section). They are kept ON 24/7!!

Kate said...

Lovely, Ewa. Thank you for posting about it because it is so good to see gardens in other countries. We also have a lot of those plants here and that gleditsia would be one of my favourite summer trees here because it is so cool and fresh looking.The gas lanterns....wonderful. And I love the leaf-shaped seat.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Such beautiful photographs of beautiful gardens. I love how the garden furniture blends in so nicely to the environment and house. Karen

Carol said...

Ewa....What beautiful grounds! And your dog!! He's precious! I'm glad I stopped by. I will be back to read more. Your blog is delightful!

Carol

CIELO said...

Good morning Ewa.... the Window Party is going on right now... people from everywhere are vising you..... please post your windows and link back to the party so people visiting can join in the fun

thank YOU for participating

cielo

Nicole said...

A very artistic garden! What creativity in design you have in Warsaw, I suppose the furniture was custom designed and made?

Barbara said...

A stylish, modern garden. And there aren't any slugs...the hosta leaves are still perfect and so beautiful!!! The black/darkgrey furniture is actually quite "in" here in my country and often bought. What a contrast to the gaslanterne. I can hardly believe they are still daily lighted by hand. Thank you for this garden tour!
Have a nice week!
Barbara

Viooltje said...

Outstanding garden, and the story of the lanterns is indeed so rare and classy. Lovely of you to have taken us on such a lovely tour. Thanks!

P.S. Hopefully you will do entire street in some of your next posts ;-)

krystyna said...

Thank you Ewa for sharing this amazing Polish garden.
The deck chair in the shape of leaf is gorgeous.

My best wishes to you!

HappyMouffetard said...

A great post, with photos of a very lovely garden. It looks very peaceful.

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