If you usually decorate your summer cottage with the help of flowerbeds, then think about creating an alpine slide. Especially if you are the owner of the site on the slope. It is this inconvenient slope that will become a strategic advantage of your garden over ordinary flat areas. Let's see how an alpine slide in a country house can surprisingly transform your garden.
Country house on a plot with a slope.
This holiday house is located on an uneven site, where the flat part of the site is less than a third of the total area.
View of the back of the house.
First, we look at the house. Before us is a dining room, on the left a kitchen with a window to the dining room.
The kitchen is small, but then fit everything you need.
Opposite the dining room there is a small living room with a fireplace.
And this is one bedroom.
After we have looked into the house, we will go out into the garden and see how we can equip the summer cottage on the slope.
Alpine slide in the country.
Landscaping using stone (alpine slide) is not something that everyone likes and is suitable for each site. Therefore, the creation of an alpine slide in the country is your personal decision. It is difficult to give any theoretical advice. However, what we can offer is before you start, to see how beautiful an alpine country house can become and understand all the principles of creating an alpine rollercoaster with your own hands.
To create the perfect alpine slide, you need to use the slope. And if you do not have a slope in the country, you can try to create it. To create the structure of the rock garden use stones and gravel. As for planting on the alpine hill, it is important to carefully select the plants: it is better to choose those with large and powerful roots. But as soon as you have formed a flower garden on an alpine hill, you do not need to do anything else there.
It is preferable to use for the alpine hills old stones. The older the stone, the better. Gravel is usually used as decorative mulch near plants or to imitate a dry stream.
Choose for an alpine slide unpretentious perennials that do not require significant efforts to care for them. These plants will feel great among the stones, unlike their capricious exotic fellows.
Bulbous plants are also a classic choice for alpine slides. In the spring of their bloom, they immediately transform the alpine slide. Consider also what plants will decorate the hill with their flowering throughout the summer and autumn.
Shrubs, dwarf conifers and mountain pine are very suitable for alpine slides. They create a shadow for plants that do not like the scorching sun. Small bushes add special chic to the alpine hill.
No matter how beautiful the alpine slide in the garden is, you can always add more colors to any corner of the garden with the help of such nice plantings in garden containers.
If one part of the slope in the garden was solved in the form of an alpine slide in violet-blue tones, then a small slope in the far corner of the garden was used as a coniferous garden. The white flowers of the yarrow serve as a light accent in this composition.
A container with flowers next to a coniferous garden also brings a fresh touch to the overall perception of this piece of garden.
Astlba's delicate white panicles feel great in the shade and bloom all summer long. If in the autumn to feed the soil near astilbe with ashes, then next year it will please you with even more lush and luxurious flowering.
The landscape design of the entire site supports the general theme of the rock garden, so the flower bed near the old tree is decorated in the same style as the alpine slide.
We hope that you will find useful information in this article, and will be able to apply it when creating an alpine slide. You may want to make a small pond near the slide or add beautiful lighting to create the perfect harmony. Is not that great? Use your inspiration to create your own alpine slide in the country.
Summer houses: sauna, barn, summer kitchen.
In addition to the house on the site is a bath with a small open terrace.
And a small shed for storing garden tools.
The most favorite place in the garden is this summer kitchen.
In one half is a barbecue and worktops.
In the other - the dining area. Wooden panels on the back of the kitchen are removable. And in the summer they can be removed to enjoy the fresh breeze. When the weather gets cooler, the back panels are set to the kitchen again.
Next to the summer kitchen is an outdoor playground where you can dine in good weather.
Next to the summer kitchen is a small flower garden with perennial plantings of Veronica long-leaved, flowers that resonate in style with the plantings of the Alpine slide.
Another favorite in the garden is Clematis integrifolia Sapphire Indigo, it has many beautifully curved blue flowers. Such clematis begins to bloom late, but it blooms until autumn.
A hammock is one of the easiest and budget ways to create a garden relaxation area.
High beds for a country garden.
And although the garden is not the main priority at this cottage, but small plantings of fresh vegetables and greens are present here in the form of high beds.
In the garden there are also berries, which delight the crop from year to year.
Small beds with strawberries allow you to pamper yourself, but clearly it will not come to gluttony here.
Is that enough to decorate such an appetizing cake for evening tea.