To say that to create a living gazebo on the site does not have to make any effort, it will appear by itself thanks to the growth of plants, of course, is fundamentally wrong. In order for the gazebo to really become a cozy place to relax and decorate the site, you have to work hard and wait a little.
First of all, you need to choose a suitable place. Make it an attractive corner of the garden, preferably protected from drafts. Then the frame is built. Green pavilions cannot be called a capital structure, they do not need a powerful foundation, but you still have to cement, securely fix the supports, vertical beams. The exceptions are cases when woody plants and trees are the basis of a living gazebo. They themselves will become a reliable support for green walls..
If exclusively weaving plants are chosen for the green gazebo, they simply need support. Often pergolas and arches are used as a frame, which then become almost invisible under the green cover of overgrown plants. A simple frame is usually constructed from metal rods and pipes, as well as wooden parts.
The sizes of a living gazebo can be different, depending on what it is created for. If there is just a bench inside for secluded relaxation, the gazebo can be no more than two or three square meters. More space will be required for gatherings at the table.
There are many advantages to living gazebos:
- Are inexpensive.
- Look attractive.
- Create a special atmosphere in the garden.
- Allows you to relax surrounded by nature, green plants and vibrant flowers.
- Provides shade and protection from prying eyes.
At the same time, the green cover will not protect from heavy rain, in addition, leaves and flower petals will fall on the table standing in the living gazebo. These are already disadvantages. In addition, it will take a long time to wait until the gazebo takes on the look you want. In the case of woody plants, it will take years..
The most important point is the choice of plants to create a living gazebo. This is comparable to choosing shrubs and trees for a hedge. If you decide to use trees, opt for such popular options as willow, mountain ash, elm, linden. Yes, you will have to deal with the formation of the crown of plants, wait for the trees to grow. But in the end, the gazebo will turn out to be beautiful, durable and quite reliable..
Among the climbing plants for creating living arbors, the most popular are hops, maiden grapes, lemongrass, actinidia, honeysuckle, climbing roses, clematis.
One of the main disadvantages of a living gazebo – the lack of protection from rain – can be corrected by building a full-fledged roof. This, of course, will increase the cost of the arrangement, but it will make the gazebo more functional..