Flowers are essential components of a garden. They are considered as the centerpiece of any garden. In fact, a yard with a lawn, trees, and fountain, looks incomplete until one incorporates flowering plants to its borders and beds.
While flowers look great in any kind of landscape design, proper planning enhances the aesthetic value of the yard.
So, instead of growing them randomly like flowers in the wild, why not plan the garden layout first, making sure to measure all the spaces and design it neatly?
1. Pretty Repurposed Tree Stump Flower Bed
Let’s face it, old tree stumps are hard to dig out, and if you’re not going to use our Clermont stump removal services why not use it for a flower bed? One idea is to add pelargonium in the centre surrounded by orange and gold nasturtium with variegated leaves — nasturtiums, by the way, are edible — and deep purple bellflowers. Plant some pelargonium, bellflowers and ornamental grass around the roots for a perfect balance.
2. Rustic Hollow Log Flower Bed
A hollow log also makes an excellent flower bed. Shovel in some gardening soil and fill it up with cheerful flowers such as daffodils, pinks, blue and white phlox, blue irises and red gerbera daisies. The sword-shaped green leaves of these flowers contrast with the softness and brightness of the blooms.
3. Gravel Yard with Plant Bed
A bed in a gravel yard lets the gardener indulge in all kinds of colors, heights and textures provided by aloe and agave plants, ornamental grasses, sedges and a rosemary plant allowed to grow to shrub-size. Blue gravel used both to separate the bed from the yard and as mulch brightens the colors of the plants.
4. Flower Bed with Clay Pots
When it comes to convenience, nothing beats flowers planted in clay pots half-buried in a bed of gravel. Bulbs do fantastically well with this scheme, including these colored tulips. Other flowers that sprout from bulbs or corms that would do well here are daffodils, members of the allium family such as onions and garlic and crocus.
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5. Vintage Suitcase Flower Planter Idea
An old suitcase can be repurposed as well as an old wheelbarrow. Prop the suitcase on chair and plant some magenta or white and purple striped bizzy lizzies or petunias and white asters. A gardener who is worried about filling the suitcase directly with dirt can place the plants in containers first.
6. DIY Wood Flower and Herb Bed
Another DIY flower and herb bed is made of wooden “soldiers.” In the centre, at the base of a tree which may be an ornamental maple, are stalks of flowering onion surrounded by chives, dill, orange and yellow chrysanthemum and sage. A small mounded juniper gives the bed some heft and contrasts with the tall stalks of the allium.
7. Round Flower Bed with Pots
Surround a stately Norfolk Island pine with plants bursting with color in this bed. A circle of purple and white and red and white striped bizzy lizzies spread out from the pine ringed by stonecrop, moss and pots of pink and white bizzy lizzies. Colorful zinnias and impatiens are found at the very edge of the bed.
8. DIY Vertical Flower Garden Tower
If the gardener finds that they really do not have a lot of space, they can build a vertical garden. This garden tower is made of white, salmon, pink, magenta, lavender and white bizzy lizzies. Of course, a gardener can use just about any flower of their choosing to make a garden tower, including roses and flowering vines.
9. Flower Bed for Small Yards
Sometimes a small yard is a blessing. There’s less work, and the gardener can make a statement. This little yard has a back story of lovely euonymus or holly shrubs with different types of hydrangeas in the front bordering a lush lawn. At the edge the border, a vine quietly climbs an old tree.
10. Side Yard Flower Bed for Small Spaces
Don’t neglect the side yard! Plant busy lizzies in a flower box and around the edge of a modest foundation bed. Contrast their pink and white blossoms with plantings of deep green hosta plants. Though hosta plants are mostly planted for their foliage, now and then they send up spires that bear small, lavender, violet or white flowers.
When it is time for you to flower up your yard, give us a call at Tree Service Clermont. We shall guide you and assist you with every flower and spots to place them in your beautiful yard.