Step 1: Be firm when tending your garden and remove plants that don’t thrive, to keep flower beds uniformed and maintain unity.
Repetition of key colors, shapes and species throughout your flower gardens provides cohesion that keeps them from looking disjointed or overwhelming. Odd numbers of plant groupings tend to be more pleasing on the eye than even ones.
Focal points draw the eye to specific parts of a garden. This could include plants, containers or decor like statues and trellises that draw your eye towards an area. The best focal points should add interest and draw away attention from other parts. Furthermore, they should also be unique as possible.
Flowers make an excellent focal point in any garden, but it is essential that it lasts throughout the season. Select colors adjacent on the color wheel; group fine-leafed plants next to coarse-leafed ones for visual interest; experiment with texture by using groupings of fine and coarse leaves together in arrangements – these tips can all help ensure success when selecting flowers as focal points in your garden!
Other objects can also be used as focal points in the garden, including water features, ponds, art or even furniture pieces. Annuals planted in an old bicycle or sewing machine make an easy way to add visual interest and bring some fun and frivolity into your garden space.
Flower border design depends on a range of variables: your garden location, plants selected and design goals are all crucial components to consider when creating beautiful borders. There are some general principles you can abide by to achieve optimal results when creating stunning borders, however.
Mixing heights can add interest and allow your flowers access to sunlight that they need for growth. By doing this, your plantings will appear more varied while adding depth.
Be sure to utilize plants of various textures in your garden design, from fine marigolds with coarse foliage (canna lilies) and coarse foliage (marigolds) that contrasts each other to create dynamic visual appeal. Furthermore, try mixing up leaf shapes; round and oval plants can provide striking visual contrast as well as break up the line of your garden and make it less intimidating.
Add trellis and arches to your flower garden to make it stand out as more than a border in the landscape. They can draw visitors into your garden, draw people in with shade trees, a birdbath or bluestone patio features as a focal point and help it blend with other features like these.
Expert flower garden designers understand how to incorporate hardscape elements that add visual interest and depth into their beds, such as arched trellises. Curved trellis/arbors can complement straight and angular lines of both home and landscape designs while an arched trellis draws the eye toward its entrance.
Choose flowers with multiple blooming periods so your gardens remain colorful even as other plants fade in the heat of summer. When selecting blooms for your climate, take into account both your USDA growing zone and first and last frost dates when choosing blooms that thrive well there.
No matter whether your garden is filled with roses or is more colorful and varied, try playing around with texture and size to add interest and variety. Place dainty marigolds and daisies among coarse plants such as ferns or hollyhocks for an appealing contrast in textures.
Consider your lighting conditions carefully when planning for the garden, particularly if there are areas that remain shaded throughout the day. Shade-tolerant plants like impatients and begonias make great additions in these spots.
Donna Hackman, a retired garden designer, suggests using clean edges to separate flower beds from lawns and wide enough paths between beds to protect your showy blooms from being trampled by mowers. Also don’t forget the height ornamental grasses or shrubs add; they add year-round interest!