How to Design a Colourful Flower Garden That Grabs Attention
Picture this: you in a long flowery dress, sipping coffee and flipping through magazines while butterflies are flying around and you’re inhaling nature’s finest scents…ahh the breathtaking beauty of flower gardens is what I call “Heaven on Earth”. If you’ve been daydreaming about this paradise, it’s high time you took action to make it your reality. In a world where you can buy pretty much anything, why not make some smart flower shopping and put some work in that vast backyard of yours that’s just so unorganized? It’s time for some magic.
The thing is, creating a garden is not only a great way to boost your curb appeal, but it can also become your passion and something you’ll look forward to working on. And how wouldn’t you when it’s such a relaxing and rewarding experience. As Cicero once said: “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need”. And while books are food for your mind, a beautifully designed flower garden is food for all your senses.
However, if this is the first time that you are undertaking a project of this kind, it can be quite overwhelming. For that reason, it’s important to equip yourself with all the right tools, ingredients and most importantly – knowledge. Time to begin.
Know Your Flowers
Some people pore over catalogues for months, while others take only an hour or so to browse the various plants and flowers for sale online nurseries offer and pick whatever wows them. Either way, it’s crucial to know the types of plants that can thrive in your particular conditions. However, don’t get ahead of yourself and plant something that needs a lot of attention if you are not able to provide it as a beginner.
Some easy-to-grow plants for rookie gardeners are marigolds, Calendula, sunflowers, phlox, coneflowers and a variety of others that require less maintenance. Whatever types you choose, make sure to plant them in early spring. However, some plants, such as pansies and kale, can tolerate cold, which means you can plant them in autumn or even late winter.
Pick a Good Spot
Consider that in order to thrive well, most flowers need to receive at least 6 hours of direct sunshine every day. Check how the sun rays move through your yard during the day and discover what are the best spots for gardening. Nevertheless, if a bigger part of your outdoor space is sunless, don’t despair; there are many beautiful flowers that can tolerate shade, like for instance gardenias, begonias, and lilies of peace.
Come Up with a Design Scheme
When browsing through the wide variety of plants and flowers for sale online or at some local nursery, remember to choose flower combinations and not species. A great way to come up with a winning combination is to decide on a particular colour that you will repeat throughout the entire garden in order to unify the landscape. By using variations and different tones of the same colour, you can create a pattern that’s relaxing and eye-catching. Here’s a tip – combine flowers of different heights to convey a meadow-like feel. Once you have created your personal oasis, give it some time to reach its full potential and thrive.