The Basics in Garden Designing

In designing a fabulous flower garden, make a list of the various plants under consideration before purchasing them. It is important to divide them into groups of tall-growing for background plants, medium-height ones for midsection of the garden, low-growing plants and edging for the foreground. With each plant, include such pertinent information as color, blooming time, and anything outstanding about its form, leaf color, texture that will aid in its placement in the garden. Mark whether it can serve as an accent or be the focal point, or in which case one plant may suffice, or whether it shows to best advantage in groups of threes or fives. Some plants are better planted closely together to achieve a beautiful effect when it starts to bloom; others are best planted alone for they can exude their beauty on its own. These are significant things to consider before actually planting the plants.

The last step in designing a flower garden is to make a plan on paper. No one can go wrong with a well planned garden that is why it is imperative to plan your dream garden carefully so that your time and effort will definitely not go into waste. To achieve that stunning look for your garden, fill in the plan by placing tall-growing plants in the far rear end, medium-height ones somewhere in the middle, and low-growing ones in the foreground. Since the three groups of plants will vary in height when they grow, the effect of the garden will not be of even tiers. Too much uniformity in height or color can reduce the desired attractiveness of your garden. When these groups of plants start to bloom, it will not look chaotic as the various heights can showcase their flowers to the fullest. It will be utterly beautiful.

One of the most challenging aspects of planning a garden is the maintenance of a succession of color. There are only few ever-blooming perennials, but there are many that have long periods of bloom such that of phlox and day lilies. It is significant to leave space for annuals, like marigolds and zinnias, to make certain masses of colors are maintained. The annuals can follow such spring bulbs as tulips, which lose their foliage after flowering.

Spring through early summer is the best time for planning flowering plants because this is the period of greatest flowering for many varieties of perennials, and may gardeners focus more on this time for major garden display. Late summer and fall is another time for long-lasting and mass color that aconitum, monkshood, chrysanthemums, asters and Michaelmas daisies will best provide.