The first thing to start with creating a rutary is to find the right material. Often the basis for the original composition is one single driftwood, accidentally found in the nearest forest. Or sawed off an old tree on the site, after which a powerful stump and beautiful branches remained. The driftwood and roots brought from the forest are advised by experts to scald it with boiling water and treat it with antiseptics so that your rutaria will stand longer.
Then you choose a picturesque place in the garden, which you will turn into a driftwood garden. You can choose any corner on the site for rutaria – if you want to attract the attention of guests to it and make it the center of the garden – choose a noticeable meadow. If you want rutaria to become a corner for thought – put a garden bench next to it and choose a place under the shade of trees, away from home.
In our country, the fashion for rutaria appeared quite recently. Yes, stumps have long been actively used in the manufacture of garden furniture, and driftwood could become part of an alpine slide, but it was a whole area decorated with parts of a tree that was rare. Now rutaria is gradually becoming an integral part of the art of creating unusual landscape design..
It is very simple to create a rutaria as a whole – you should find all kinds of stumps, beautifully curved driftwood, large branches that are combined with each other, according to the owner’s imagination. Branches, for example, can be used to make a curb along a garden path.
In general, there are no restrictions when creating a rutary. Succulent plants are often used as an addition, you can turn the stump into a stand for a flowerpot with petunias, for example, plant a bush with decorative leaves next to it. Climbing plants that entwine a bizarrely curved snag also look beautiful.
By the way, rutaria can be built not only in the garden. A small composition of driftwood and twigs in combination with indoor plants can be an excellent interior decoration.