411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

Pros and Cons of a Home Move

Moving to a new place is a big decision that involves taking into consideration the many pros and cons of relocating. The move will come at a cost,...

on Apr 20, 2018

5 Warning Signs That You Need To Replace Your Windows

Windows can make or break your home decor. You might think there are not much of massive role windows play in the overall look of your home but...

on Apr 19, 2018

6 Reasons To Outsource Cleaning Services

Running an in-house cleaning service might look like a rewarding business in the long run, but contrary to popular belief, there is a lot more you...

on Apr 19, 2018

How to Start Your Real Estate Fix and Flip Business

If you’re looking for new career opportunities centered on real estate in 2018, consider home flipping. While real estate investing has long been a...

on Apr 19, 2018

Are Annual Maintenance Contracts For Your HVAC Unit Necessary?

A HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning) system or unit is very important as it takes care of all the heating, ventilation and air...

on Apr 19, 2018

Designing Flower Gardens

by Guest on Apr 30, 2012

What Is a Flower Garden?

Don't be intimidated by the term "flower garden." Let's define the term as: any planting of flowers. This could be the small patch by your front door, or the border that runs the length of your property. It could be the group of flower pots on your balcony or acres of wandering paths. The important thing is: it's where you plant your flowers.

Designing Your Flower Garden.

Many books have been written on landscape design, garden design, plant combinations, colors in the garden...it's enough to make a beginning gardener's head spin! If you're thinking that there must be a "right" way to design your flower garden and you don't know it, you are wrong ! True, you're not going to design an award-winning flower garden with no experience,  but you weren't planning on inviting the garden society over for tea this week, were you? Regardless of your experience, you can (and will!) have a beautiful display of flowers if you follow these steps:

Imagine Your Flower Garden

Close your eyes and imagine your dream garden in the spot you have chosen. What colors are the flowers? Is the general effect straight and orderly or soft and flowing? Intense or romantic? Write down the characteristics you've imagined.

Choose Flowers That fit your Image

If you picture an orderly border, airy baby's breath won't fit in. Conversely, boxwood hedges are not the best choice for a soft, romantic feel. This also applies to color- reds and oranges will give an intense, vibrant feel to your garden, while pastels are soft and calming.

Don't Choose Flowers You Don't Like!

It's easy to get so wrapped up in finding the perfect flower for a certain spot that you may overlook the fact that you just don't like it! Who cares if the pre-designed flower garden in the magazine uses daisies? If you don't like daisies (or you're allergic to them), don't use them!

Borrow Some Ideas From Gardening Sources

Seed catalogs (and some seed packets), gardening magazines, flower gardening websites, and even flower shops can give you ideas. You can adapt pre-designed flower garden plans to suit your tastes and needs. You can see pictures of flowers and their foliage. You can also pick up ideas of flower combinations you'd like to try. You might even want to cut out pictures and descriptions of flowers and keep them in a "flower gardening journal" to give you ideas for later.

Arranging Flowers In Your Garden

Put the tall flowers in the back, mid-sized plants in the middle, short-flowering plants in front...and then break this rule as you see fit. Contrary to what you may have heard, the world's not going to end if you put some tall plants in the front, especially if they have airy foliage. Or if you like the leaves so much you'd like to show them off. Or you want to be able to reach the flowers because they're fragrant. Or...well, you get the point.

Don't Be afraid To Change

This is the biggest mind trap that beginning gardeners fall into. What you do is not permanent. If you decide you don't like a plant where it is, you can move it. If the flower combination you thought would be great looks awful, you can change it. In fact, experienced gardeners know that a garden is never finished- you add and subtract flowers. All the time.

Sponsored Articles

Random Articles

Avoid Plumbing Disaster: Five Reputable Things Consider

Don't throw your money down the drain! What is important when choosing a plumbing company? While you may be tempted to find the cheapest or...

Hire Contractors / Estimates

Bathroom Tile Ideas

Bathroom tiles are, in fact, elementary to any bathroom design or theme – and the best part about them is their availability in a wide array of...

Floors / Tile / Hardwood

5 Home Security and Safety Tips

Ensuring the safety of your love ones is something that should not be taken just likely and certainly not be overlooked. Today we look at the top 5...

Safety / Security

Minnesota Local Builders Associations

Find a local builder or council, please contact the home builders' association (HBA) in your area.

Builders Associations

Montana Local Builders Associations

Find a local builder or council, please contact the home builders' association (HBA) in your area.

Builders Associations

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | RSS | 411homerepair © 2018