Posted on Jul 04, 2011 | Comments 1
Flowers mean more than just a bunch of seeds scattered around the garden that sooner or later produce blooming. There are some tips and tricks that you should keep in mind for they will help you achieve the backyard garden that you have always been dreaming about.
In case you would like to make the garden look larger than it is in reality, it might be a good idea to plant the bold colored plants in front of the garden where you will view them easily. This will catch the attention first and the rest of the garden will seem to recede, making the entire surface look larger.
Another really good idea might be to create a view; you might place a gate at the entrance to the garden, such as a pergola gate because in the moment when you see through the gate you will have the feeling that it has depth, and the colorful plants will grab your attention, absorbing you into the garden.
It isn’t necessary to use pergola; you could use shrubs or small trees as well.
Among all the flowers that you have planted it will be nice to create a pause in landscaping every now and then.
This is why it might be a good idea to add some simple garden furniture that is both comfortable and easily matching to the style of the rest of the garden.
In case you are looking for a color rush, there are some plants that you should never forget about. One of them is the Oriental poppy.
This blooms in the late spring or early summer, and it is easy to recognize because of the red papery blooms. Rarely you could also see white flowers. This plant has rich green foliage and it prefers sunlight and in many cases it might need staking to stop it from topping over.
French marigold is a plant that you might like to have in your garden as well. This is a low-growing plant that produces bloom during the entire season. The color palette includes yellow, red and orange.
The advantage of this plant is that it is just perfect for the beginner gardeners because it is easy to grow and it survives in just any kind of soil. It is inexpensive and it needs sunlight and also good watering.
In case you would like to have some tall growing plants, take into consideration foxglove. The stalks that the plant produces are covered with flowers. These tubular flowers come in many different colors and shades, including hot pink, creamy white and also delicate lavender.
The interesting thing about these flowers is that their inside is speckled with a darker color. It is easy to grow, but it needs a moist and well-drained soil and a lot of sunlight. Since the blooms have a sturdy stem, it is one of the best cut flowers.
Keep in mind that it’s not just the plants that are important, but also the color composition and combination that you create with their help.
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