The name of this group of plants comes from the German word “die Ampel”, which means “hanging flower vase”. Plants with climbing, drooping or creeping stems are most often used to decorate these vases. Planters with ampelous plants can be used to decorate gazebos, buildings, awnings, retaining walls and much more. These plants are also actively used in interior design.

In the gardens of the Russian Museum, examples of use can be seen in the Summer Garden, when decorating the Small Greenhouse, in vases on the Menagerie Pond and in altar vases. Also, ampelous plants are used to decorate flowerpots on the stairs of the courtyard of the Mikhailovsky Castle.
Enjoy your walks in the gardens of the Russian Museum. But to enjoy the beauty of ampelous plants, you need to wait for summer.

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