Flower Garden Design
Flower garden design is what many people look for to help them decide what to do with their flower gardens. On our site and others throughout the internet, you can find many ideas for flower garden design and many flower gardening tips. Many books are available to give you flower garden design ideas as well.
However, being able to just lift an idea straight from a website or book and use it as is, just is not going to happen. For one thing, there are the matters of differing climate, zones, soil types, locations, size of garden area, rainfall, shape of garden area or the lot you wish to landscape, shady or not shady, etc. Even in the same region, there are differences provided by microclimates.
You need to start with some basics. Start with Considering Garden Design in Your Flower Garden Part One and Principles of Design in the Flower Garden articles for the basics in establishing your flower garden design.
Then there are your personal preferences as well. You want to consider what it is you want to achieve with your flower garden in order to design it properly. Do you want a flower garden that provides cut flowers for the home? Do you want all the flowers to be only one or two colors? Do you want only one type of flower such as a rose garden? Do you want your flower garden design and landscaping to remind you of that fantastic getaway to Old Mexico or to Hawaii? Do you want the peacefullness of a Japanese or zen garden? Do you want a spa-like retreat?
Do you want flowers and plants within your flower garden design that touch all the senses? Gloriously scented flowers, fuzzy textured leaves, bright red stems in winter? Do you want a butterfly garden, or one that attracts hummingbirds or other wildlife? Do you want the sound of moving water and the dance of light in a water garden?
Do you want to reach back into history and recreate some historical gardens such as a medieval garden? Do you want to try to save endangered flower species and variations as you might with a wild flower garden? What members of the family must you take into account with your flower garden design? We have articles addressing children and pets in the flower garden as well.
So many questions and all you wanted was a flower garden design. Perhaps now you see that that can be not quite such an easy task. One book we suggest highly is Barbara Damrosch”s Theme Garden. It provides plans for 17 differently themed gardens and provides not only the flower garden design, but a list of the plants and flowers and substitutions as well with colored drawings and photos throughout. Additional information is provided as well such as edging a bed, how to build a trellis, and drying flowers for a winter bouquet. Otherwise, read our many flower gardening tips and different garden topics and maybe you will find the flower garden design for you and your home.