How To Create A Beautiful Flower Garden

May 22, 2020

A lot of planning is necessary when you want to create a beautiful garden space. When the opening blooms appear in brilliant sunny spring days. This is a hint it is time to start cultivating your flower garden. Although it appears like a challenging task, it can be made easier by careful planning to curate the green space you dream to have in your garden. Plus, you require to have the right skills to maintain your garden through the season to make it thrive even more. The steps are simple, and below you will learn how to create a beautiful and productive flower garden space.

Do Your Homework 

To create a well-designed and beautiful flower garden, you must do some homework. This involves the plants you want in your garden, the bloom times, the color scheme, and the various benefits they will provide for you. There is a lot to learn when you do your research, as you already know your flower bed size and how your space looks already. You can learn how to grow lilies among other perennials, some types of annuals, ornamental grasses, seasonal bulbs, and vines to always have your flower garden looking busy all year. This is through research on what different plants thrive best together. Additionally, you will learn each plant’s needs, such as colors, space, and lighting. 

Give Your Flowers Space 

Depending on the width of your flower bed, you can create a beautiful flower garden. More importantly, do not underestimate the width as you can add large flowering shrubs to your garden. For instance, hydrangeas among other flowering shrubs can be added together with other flowering plants. This is possible for a garden bed that is at least five feet or more, for it has enough space. So, instead of just planting flower plants, and living out a shrub that gives your garden a better structure and overall appearance, plant them both. Also, by adding these shrubs, you create a layered and diverse flower patch that you can work on.

Maintain The Lush Green Garden 

Are you a first-time gardener? Or you have moved to a new home with a lush green garden? You might want to incorporate some flower plants by not removing a single strip from your garden. This is possible as there are many flower garden landscape designs that you can create. Plus, a little flower addition to a lush green garden provides beautiful scenery. Add some flowers by buying beautiful pots and place them according to how you want the garden to have flowers. For instance, you can have them put sideways or in circles in the middle of the garden. The green effect from the garden will make your flowers pop, and at the same time, you already have a flower garden. This is just one way to create a simple flower garden with less hassle.

Maintain A Simple Color Scheme 

The appearance of the garden is focused a lot on the colors present and the visual effect they provide. Therefore, as you buy the seed and plants, it is important you know what colors they offer, and if it works with the color scheme you are aiming to have. Many gardeners, follow the rule of starting with three main colors and having other flower plants you plant to be within these shades and variations. This is because a lot of colors can look messy and also it makes your flower garden look complex. Thus, follow the rule of the thumb, and start with the main colors of your choice, knowing that white and green are considered neutrals in any garden. For this reason, you need to choose colors that will interact with these two perfectly. 

Choose A Variety Of Plant Height

Another way to create a flower garden that is lively and vibrant is by choosing varying plant heights. By ensuring this in your flower garden, you will know that it is a beautiful patch your curating. Even though you have a small flower garden space, the varying heights provide a large difference although it is by a few inches. The trick is to place tall plants in the middle or at the back. While the short plants are put near the edge to create a beautiful, lush, and cascading look. Enquire from your florist or other gardeners on the various thriving flower plants according to height and get ready to plant yours. 

Consider Placement And Shape 

Every gardener knows nothing beats the feeling of seeing your first blooms opening. However, as part of your flower garden, the flowering plant’s shape and placement need to be part of this. So, if you are creating the flower garden from scratch, the shaping opportunities you can try are endless. Give a natural look to your greenery by designing your beds along the contours of your yard instead of stranding your beds in a sea of lawn. Optionally, choose gentle sweeping curves for a lake cottage vibe that is ideal for long grasses and wildflowers. Besides, you can create a visual impact by choosing a more traditional but modern style landscape and opt for a hard-edged or rectangular bed.

Invite Friendly Pollinators

In every garden, pollinators are crucial to have a healthy gardening space. Therefore, invite your neighborhood pollinators to visit your backyard flower garden by planting flowering plants that are nutritious food sources for them. Select flower varieties that provide pollinators with foods throughout the season. In return, the pollinators help the flowers reproduce through pollination as they spread pollen from flower to flower.

In summary, creating a beautiful flower garden is every gardener’s dream. As the colorful blooming blossoms add color to the green landscapes already present. The above are some tips you can try to create one yourself and get a garden glimmering with flowers of different colors. Either you choose contrasting shades or create an ombre effect, the list is endless on how you want it to look. Plus, no garden is too small or too large that you cannot create an amazing visual sight. 

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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