Flower Garden Design Tips

With these flower garden design tips you can put vines or flower beds beside your house, along a porch, or a terrace, or plant flowering trees or shrubs along a boundary fence.

Are you thinking about planting a flower garden? I have a few suggestions, but first of all I would like to mention that your place can have lots of flowers in abundance without any space being set aside for a garden. You can put vines or flower beds beside your house, along a porch, or a terrace, or plant flowering trees or shrubs along a boundary fence.

If you need to have a certain space for a garden then you will need a plan and certain fundamentals for the plan need to be considered. Did you know that the name 'garden' comes from garth, meaning an enclosed place?

You will also want your flowers to be effective and they will need a background: when you only have a small space for a garden you will need to place a lot of importance on each plant and choose wisely.

Don't forget about proportioning as that is very important. Say your area is rectangular and its lines are usually pleasing when the length is about two and a half times its width. Make the focal point at the far end and balance your plantings for a background. Remember, you don't want to choose stepping stones that cause glare, spiky evergreens or too many ornamental shrubs as these could be distracting and depressing.

If you have a square area this could be made into a circular garden, an octagon, or remain a square. Did you know that the eye tends to look at the center, and any planting or feature in this center must be well chosen, and also in proportion to the area? If too small it gives the

look of inadequacy: if too large, it gives the look of overcrowding.

Sometimes if you choose a poor design or too heavy or over- grown planting the garden will not have pleasing appeal. Small gardens are seldom improved by garden ornaments and they can be very disturbing so I would stick to just plants in the garden.

Most of the time the homeowner will have complete control over all factors of design. He can factor in the shape of the lot, its soil and exposures, the house, slopes, existing plants or trees on the property and even the existing trees on the neighbor's property need to considered as to where you will put your flower garden.

Also don't forget that the design of your flower garden won't stay the same as the plants will grow so please consider and research the size when grown of the flowering plants you want in your flower garden. Remember the design is actually never finished as you will make revisions, take some out of the garden after a few years and add more, but then that's the fun of owning your own flower garden, you satisfy yourself. Just keep a watchful eye on the plants and you'll know the time to move some and add more, always try to balance the color. In time it will become easy to find the correct answer to the plants in your flowering garden.

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