A flower garden reveals beautiful colors throughout the year. However, the layout of this space must take into account some imperatives. It is important to know how to marry the colors and associate the species of flowers to obtain a harmonious result. Here are some ideas...
Composing a flower garden
The basic rules for a flower garden
To create a beautiful flower garden, one must first consider the technical aspects. It is indeed important to choose plants that are adapted to the soil of the garden but also to the climate of the region. And it is also essential to take into account the volume of plants once they reach adulthood. The tallest plants will find their place in the background, followed by those at mid-height. In the foreground, we find the lowest plants. In any case, it is essential to combine plants that bloom at different times of the year (spring - summer - autumn - winter) to enjoy the colors over the seasons.
Plants and their blooms
To compose a flower garden, it is essential to know the flowering periods:
- Spring flowers include tulip, peony, wallflower, primrose, forget-me-not, narcissus, wallflower, iris, wisteria...
- summer bloom lily, rose, alchemilla, nasturtium, dahlia, lavender, poppy, gladiolus, cosmos, carnation or daylily.
- Autumn is the season when flowers such as dahlia, sunflower, Japanese anemone, aster, anthemis, chrysanthemum, colchicum, nasturtium... flourish.
- In winter we find the hellebore, witch hazel, heather, Japanese cabbage, crocus or snowdrops.
Ideas to compose a flower garden...
According to the desires and the seasons, a flower garden can be arranged in different ways. One can set up a circular central massif where we grow plants that bloom season after season also combining spring, summer, autumn and winter flowers (eg tulip, rose and dahlia). ). All around will be placed perennials. The flower garden can also include some pots and planters of a colorful and contemporary style to bring a decorative touch.
To give a touch of charm to the garden, arches and trellises are unavoidable. These elements bring height to the space. They welcome climbing plants such as ivy, climbing roses, clematis, volubilis or wisteria.
Once the plants and flowers that compose the flower garden have been carefully selected, we can move to the plantation. Beginning gardeners should read the instructions provided on the seed packs without losing the useful advice given by gardening professionals. Specialized websites are also a valuable source of information.
After the planting phase, the soil around the stem must be compacted by adding compost, fertilizer or mulching depending on the season or type of plant. Do not forget to allow enough space for the plant to flourish without being hindered or suffocated.