A person is unstable - in the summer we want winter, andWinter of summer. In this article we will teach you to indulge your desires and take care of the winter garden Winter Garden is gaining popularity in the XIX century, where lush aristocratic estates have to create an exotic tropical island. However, in our time it is possible to create a winter garden not only in a country house, but also in an apartment - a lot of this is helped by modern climate technology and. Of course, such splendor, as in a specially designed extension to the cottage, is unlikely to be reached in an apartment, but the opportunity to please yourself with an elegant phytocomposite remains always. Location First of all, you need to determine the location. Ideal option for the apartment will be a bay window or an attic, facing south-east or south-west. This arrangement will allow you to compose the maximum number of plants with different needs in light and provide good coverage in winter. If the garden is planned to be made all-the-year-round, it is necessary to provide devices to protect against excess sunlight and the greenhouse effect - heat-reflecting films on glass, curtains or blinds. Selection of plants: Air humidity For the winter garden, traditionally choose decorative plants, that is plants valued for the shape and aesthetics of the leaves. The choice of plants should be determined not only by the aesthetics of the latter, but also by their climatic preferences. So, the optimal humidity for most plants is 60-80 percent. In relation to air humidity, plants are divided into xerophytes, content with a dry climate (30--50%), mesophytes preferring medium humidity (50-70%) and hygrophytes, capable of living only in conditions of high humidity (70-100%). It is possible to achieve such humidity in winter with central heating in operation only when humidifiers are used. If you are not ready to maintain in the apartment the high humidity necessary for the life of tropical inhabitants, it is worth paying attention to less moisture-loving plants, for example, figs, spathiphyllum, jasmine, scindapus, succulents. If you live in a humid climate or are ready to purchase an air humidifier, you should pay attention to dracenes, ferns, fittones, and arrowroaks, which can bring an exotic note to your garden. Selection of plants: Illumination If, according to its name, the winter garden is planned to be organized only for the winter season, the southern side will be an ideal option. For the year-round garden, the eastern or south-eastern side will be more suitable. Light-loving plants include banana, palm, citrus, Murray. However, it is not always possible to arrange a winter garden in the ideal angle - for the northern side shade plants like monsters, chlorophytums, agaves, ferns will do. For convenience, we have prepared such a table. Bold type plants are selected, most often used in the creation of winter gardens. The boundaries between plant classes are oftenVague, so do not take this table as an indispensable instruction for the layout. Combination of elements As a rule, a winter garden is created within the framework of a single concept, be it antique, gothic entourage or modernity. An indispensable attribute of the winter garden is its functional component - the winter garden implies the presence of a recreational zone, allowing you to relax among the riot of greenery. For a large garden, a breakdown into a recreational and decorative area is recommended. The decorative zone contains vegetative compositions and interior items (vases, fountains), recreational area includes benches, armchairs or tables. Plants, like furniture, must match the style of the interior and furniture. For example, to create a garden in the Renaissance style, such plants as philodendron golden-black, indoor bananas, kaladium bicolour, and in the Gothic style - asparagus, hibiscus, cypress. Furniture should be chosen from natural materials,Slightly prone to rotting - bamboo, thermo, stone. Paul is appropriate to lay out, because most of the plants will be located in large decorative pots or pots that can scratch the floor. In addition, granite and stone are insensitive to high humidity, which inevitably accompanies the accumulation of plants. Do not forget about the stratum of plants - in an apartment for a "voluminous" winter garden there will hardly be much room, so its forced "spreading" along one of the walls will have to be compensated by literate alignment of plants in height.