Flower Bed Gardening
Preparing a flower bed around in your garden is mostly the reflection of your personal likes and ideas about flower gardens.
The aesthetics, however, are more a matter of personal preference. You might prefer a formal look with straight edged beds and plants in orderly patterns. Or you might prefer a more natural look with sweeping curves and irregular clumps of plants. The styles you choose are up to you.
- Plan for constant color and interest :
Choose plants so that your garden offers color and interest throughout the growing season and even in winter. Spring-flowering bulbs are good for early color.
Herbaceous perennials have specific times during the growing season when they flower, ranging from one to as much as six weeks.
- Foliage and form :
Spectacular blooms grab our attention, but don’t ignore the rest of the plant in your planning. Many plants have foliage that adds colour and interesting visual textures to the garden.
- Arrangement :
In formal gardens, plants are usually arranged in rows or other regular patterns. In informal gardens, they can be in clumps (a circular group of three or more plants) or drifts (an elongated grouping of plants).
Clumps and drifts are most often planted with an odd number of the same kind of plant to give the appearance of a more natural grouping.
Planting groups of the same kind of plant in clumps or drifts provides more visual impact than planting a single plant, unless the plant is large enough and spectacular enough to hold interest by itself.
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In general use a soil-based compost placed over a generous layer of drainage material such as earthenware crocks, pebbles or gravel. Water and feed regularly, especially while plants are bearing flowers and fruit, when a high-potash fertilizer is recommended.
Buy Decorative Pebbles :
Decorate planters or garden landscapes with these decorative pebbles :
Using pebbles in a garden brings different colours and textures to the garden. Pebbles can also fill up otherwise empty space in the garden, leaving a visual that might be considered more interesting and aesthetic than simple dirt, soil or mulch.