Cultural elements

Historical Sources.
In the Renaissance we learn to do parterres of Mytrus comunis, to manage watering and to solve the Tuscan unevennesses. In the French Realism, the use of the goose leg, is important, as well as the cutting, already learned with the topiary. The smooth forms of English landscape gardening. And the grouping of the species. Church, Burle, Max, Jellicoe, Page, Rubió and Tudurí. All this important base helps to take the initiative and to study and to put in practice modern systems together with old practices.
Sustainability and xerogardening.
Historical knowledge combined with modern irrigation systems and the use of species adapted to hydric stress, makes the space we are going to landscape into a place in more harmony with the Mediterranean environment.

Colours are life, they attract us and they invite us to know the garden. The combination of pavements, textures and vegetation will make the space open and will provide it with a chromatic solidity. Green, ocher, red, blue, yellow... it is possible to use them and to make them seasonal.

Integration with the environment.
It is necessary to integrate the environment with the project and vice versa, as it also makes the garden larger. A project is unique and unrepeatable because of the way it is bound to the space. Personality increases its character, which also links it to its environment. In any case there are ideas and approaches extrapolable to many spaces. It must be taken into consideration:

Species. Command of 1000 different species. Green colour is the basic element of the space. Selection of species by: climate - space - social use. Sun in winter and shade in summer, Sun in summer and shade in winter. Acid and alkaline grounds: the selection is its success. Abies and Phoenix do not blend in. Phoenix and heat do interact. Species that live in the Mediterranean climate: Chilean, Californian, Australian, South African or native.

Water. Its magic helps the garden to acquire a remarkable value. A game for children - relaxing for adults. Calmness and mirror of the space. A narcissus being reflected in the water of a pool.

Atmospheric agents. We don't make the most of the atmospheric agents, though they are very interesting. The wind is attractive by its movement and its sound. Trees, grass and materials such as iron and glass can provide movement and noise.

The search for the senses. Calmness, uneasiness, movement, temptation, surprise. We can try different moods in different places. A bench invites to seat. Simple and effective resources.

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