"Enter the paradise","Redefine your surroundings" Ever thought about creating a flower garden but never knew how to go about it?? Flowers are one of the precious gifts of nature. The colors they impart, the fragrance they emit all add to the beauty of the surroundings. Let us discuss certain tips to create a beautiful flower garden to enhance tour house surroundings.
Tips To Create A Beautiful Flower Garden
- Dark colors such as red, yellow and orange stand out during the summer months whereas the pastel tones appear to be fade out during the heat.
- Don't use too many colors at a time as it will look like a visual nightmare as each color tends to cancel each other.
- For small gardens stick to pastel colors like mauve, pink etc. to give a soothing effect
- Use colors which contrast to create an eye catching effect. For e.g. red and white.
- You can also try a single color garden which has always been garden designers favorite.
Bloom Year Round
- Divide the seasons into three main seasons-early, mid and late.
- Make a list of plants by season of bloom.
- Perennials that bloom at the same time should be grouped together.
- Between the perennials plant bulbs like daffodils to maintain a continuous bloom.
- Choose perennials with attractive leaves so that the garden looks beautiful even after the end of the flowering season.
- A garden receiving proper sunlight would have a bloom through out the year compared to a shaded garden.
Basket of gold (Aurinia)
Bleeding heart (Dicentra)
Creeping phlox (Phlox subulata)
Iris (Siberian, bearded)
Oriental poppy (Papaver)
Ornamental onions (Alliums)
Rock cress (Arabis and Aubrieta)
Woodland phlox (Phlox divaricata, stolonifera)
Baby's breath (Gypsophila)
Bee balm (Monarda)
Blanket flower (Gaillardia)
Coreopsis (larger and threadleaf types)
Drumstick allium (Allium sphaerocephalum)
Gas plant (Dictamnus)
Goat's beard (Aruncus)
Golden marguerite (Anthemis)
Meadow rue (Thalictrum)
Shasta daisy (Leucanthemum)
Culver's root (Veronicastrum)
Globe thistle (Echinops)
Helen's flower (Helenium)
Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium)
Japanese anemone (Anemone x hybrida, A. hupehensis)
Prairie coneflower (Ratibida)
Purple coneflower (Echinacea)
Sedum 'Autumn Joy' and 'Matrona'
Summer phlox (Phlox paniculata)
- Give a planned thought about how your garden should look like so that later on there is no mismatch and the landscape looks terrible.
- Carry out planting in an order. First of all plant trees that serve as focal points, then plant evergreens for year-round beauty, then plant decorative plants like flowering shrubs or tall grasses, Finally plant spring and summer-blooming perennials, and fillers such as bulbs, annuals or biennials.
- Plant the flowers in groups to get the color effects.
- Plant flowers keeping in mind adequate spacing. For e.g. a plant that grows 20 inches wide should be at least 16-20 inches away from the next plant.