Flower Garden

Posted on Sep 19, 2014 in Garden

   Flowers brighten our lives and fill them with color and well being. Whether you want to liven up your balcony or arrange your garden, flowers are the ideal and most important aspect. Designing a flower garden isn’t a job exclusively for landscape artists; you can do it yourself in a few easy steps. The first step is to see what you have to work with. The shape, location and size of your garden are important because they are the elements you have to consider when you go shopping for tools and other necessities. Every thing we do has a certain order that must be respected if we want a positive outcome, just like you would need to visit your personal physician before looking into life insurance quotes. Next, do some homework: search for different types of flowers, learn their names and see what they need. Some flowers may be better suited in the shade or only bloom at night and others may not grow in the climate of your location. If you live in a warm climate you can have a year-round flower garden, but for this you have to organize planting the flowers so that there is always something blooming.

Draw your garden designs and garden decor, as this will allow you to change your mind before you start digging and planting. Garden magazines and websites can also offer a lot of tips and advice on how to have a beautiful, natural space. Whether you like symmetry or prefer a more wild aspect for your garden, it’s good to start at the back of the garden by planting taller flowers or shrubs. This will allow all the flowers to be visible and enchant the eye.

Invest in perennial flowers too, not just annual ones. Though they are more expensive, they will grow year after year and become bigger and more beautiful. Planting with seeds or bulbs and not already-grown plants is also a good idea, even though this requires more work. Seeds are much cheaper and come in a larger variety than the potted flowers you may find at the local grow shop. If you only have a small place for your garden and wish to make the best of it with little effort, plant flowers that bloom during the entire season.

After planting the perennials it’s good to fill the empty spaces with annuals; they will add even more color and variety to your flower garden. You can also use containers for some of the annuals, so you can move them around the garden or keep them indoors in cold season. Not all flowers have fragrance, so if you’re keen on having perfumed ones find out which those are. Roses, lilac, lavender or Woodland phlox are excellent choices. Don’t forget that fragrant gardens also attract butterflies, so you’ll have even more beauty to admire. Complete your garden’s appeal by installing a small wooden bench or a bird bath.