Flower garden and landscape

How to make a gazebo from living trees and roses


Ecological fashion trends sometimes give rise to amazing areas of landscape design and techniques, turning ideas about the possibilities of designing gardens. One of the most natural and unusual ways to equip a secluded place to relax is to use densely planted and intertwined trees as a protective “structure”. And around such a lively arbor, magnificent climbing roses are planted, creating a lush and romantic canopy and enhancing the security inside. It will take several years to create such a blossoming lively arbor. But then the result will be unique.

Live arbor with roses

The time that you have to spend on creating a live arbor depends on whether you select the seedlings correctly. You will have to create a gazebo from too young seedlings for about a decade, because at first you will have to form the plants themselves and only then proceed to the formation of the gazebo itself (and then plant it with vines).

To create live arbors with a flowering canopy, seedlings are used:

  • age from 5 to 7 years;
  • plants already formed, with strong skeletal branches distinguished, evenly spaced;
  • trees with a height of 1.5 to 2 m;
  • plants are healthy, strong, fast-growing, thoroughly evaluated;
  • seedlings with a closed rather than an open root system.
Arbor from living willows. Arbor from living willows in the evening. Arbor from living willows. Inside view.

The best time to plant trees for a lively gazebo is spring in the middle lane or spring / autumn in regions with mild winters. Plants are planted between the columns at a distance of 70 to 120 cm between the seedlings, fixing them on the intended frame and immediately tying the branches to direct the growth vector. After planting, the plants are provided with maintenance irrigation to resume growth. In the first year after planting, and with slow development - the first 2 years, the trees do not touch. And then they begin to interweave and re-graft the branches:

  • skeletal branches are cut annually by half in early spring;
  • the main crown is cut 10-15 cm in mid-summer;
  • in early spring, instead of the trimmed crown, they direct strictly one of the young branches, which should replace it;
  • the lower skeletal branches are tied up and guided strictly horizontally in early spring and as they grow.

In this way they create a tight circle of trees growing nearby. When a sufficiently high and dense base is formed, if desired, create a green roof, collecting in a bundle and braiding all the crown shoots of each plant and pulling them to the center of the future roof with fixing on opposite pegs. When the base is ready, proceed to the most interesting - planting vines to decorate such a lively gazebo and remove the supporting pegs.

The process of forming a gazebo from living trees.

Roses suitable for lively arbors

Flowering plants are planted in place of the columns to which the branches are tied - between woody. They are sent along the "frame" to achieve maximum decorativeness.

Climbing roses are the best choice for flowering lively arbors. Long-lasting, unpretentious and regally beautiful roses, it is no coincidence that they hold the palm among the garden vines.

In the design of live arbors, two types of climbing roses of your choice are used:

  • large-flowered climbing roses;
  • ramblers.

Each subspecies of roses has its own advantages. Roses from the Rambler group do not surprise with a strong aroma or flower size, limited to only 2-5 cm. But they have a lot of other advantages. First of all - the presence of different terry and non-terraced varieties with the most varied colors of dense and massive inflorescences, consisting of dozens of flowers and turning such climbing roses into clouds.

The color scheme of ramblers includes all possible variations of light and bright colors - from white and pink to carmine, raspberry, burgundy and purple. The leaves are hard and small, the shoots are flexible, up to 3-5 m long, perfectly suitable for such specific support as trees. The ramblers bloom only once, but up to a month and a half, at the very height of summer, on the branches of last year, they are quite frost-resistant.

Rattled rose of a series rambler grade "Blush Rambler". Climbing rose of the Clymer series, Strawberry Hill variety.

Among ramblers, the best candidates for landscaping a lively gazebo are representatives of a group of classic and fairly fragrant varieties - "Super Excelsa", "Paul's Himalayan Musk", "Bonny", "Super Dorothy", "Apple Blossom", etc.

Climber roses conquer, first of all, by the size and beauty of individual flowers. Reaching in diameter from 7 to 12 cm, they bloom in loose inflorescences or even one at a time, seem perfect and unusually catchy. The color palette of large-flowered climbing roses is not inferior to ramblers, but the aroma is much more interesting and strong.

But their shoots are different. Powerful and strong, straight, up to 3 m high, they are distinguished by larger and denser leaves. Not so resistant to frost, but resistant to diseases, large-flowered roses conquer, first of all, with the ability to re-bloom and its abundant, exciting all summer wave of flowering on young branches.

The best varieties for landscaping a lively gazebo among climers are Aloha, Rosarium Uetersen, Eric Tabarly, Antike 89, Palais Royal, Pierre de Ronsard, Constance Spry, Charles de Mills and other

Alternative to climbing roses

In addition to climbing roses, other flowering vines can also be used to create lively arbors. Clematis also looks great in such an arbor, but nevertheless it is better to reveal its character when planting in tandem with a rose.

Arbor twined clematis

You can change the flowering complement of a lively gazebo every year, planting annual creepers - passionflower, kobe, decorative beans, morning glory, tangeria ...