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1. Do not neglect the seasonality of the flowers in your garden
For landscaping a beautiful flower garden, one of the most important things to keep in mind is that you have to anticipate flowering periods so that the garden remains well stocked and colorful all year round ... and not just a few months a year.
And so that your flower garden whether in all seasons, there is no secret: you will have to refer to the flowering periods of the species you want to plant there, and decorate your outdoor space with flowers and plants that bloom in spring, summer, fall and winter.
2. The flowering periods of the flowers
To help you keep a flower garden all year round, here is a list of flowers and plants and their flowering period. Pick a few from each category and your garden will never be bare or dull:
- The species that bloom in spring: clematis, hybrid tulip, snowball viburnum, herbaceous peony, polychrome spurge, wallflower, forget-me-not, primrose, silene, wisteria, iris, ornamental garlic…
- The species that bloom in summer: the rose, the hybrid lily, the poet's carnations, the alchemilla, the dahlia, the nasturtium, the poppy, the lavender, the daylily, the hollyhock ...
- The species that bloom in autumn: the dahlia and the hybrid dahlia, the aster, the Japanese anemone, the anemia, the chrysanthemum, the cleome, the crocus ...
- The species that bloom in winter: hellebore, meaty heather, witch hazel, Japanese Andromeda, snowdrops, crocuses…
3. Think shapes and volumes
To create a pretty flower garden worthy of the name, it is not enough to find flowers and plants that will decorate and color it all year round, but also think of landscaping it harmoniously; namely: create volumes and perspectives that will surprise the eye by bringing relief, depth effects, etc.
To do this, there is an ultra-simple and effective formula that always works: opt for a solid circular right in the center of the garden (for example, you can plant tulips in the spring and dahlias in the fall), and border it with perennials.
To heighten your flower garden, the climbers Clematis, hollyhocks, clematis, volubilis or hippos are also an excellent alternative.
Finally, do not hesitate to vary the shapes of your plantations: rounded boxwood and bushes to bring softness among clumps of pointed flowers for example!
4. Don't neglect the accessories
Because a pretty flower garden requires time and a minimum of effort on your part, do not hesitate to invest in accessories that will help you achieve the garden of your dreams. Especially :
- A shelter (or hut) entirely dedicated to the creation of bouquets. Provide a large work plan, storage space to store your equipment, a potting table, pots and vases of all colors to stimulate your imagination! There are many models of shelters and garden chalets sold commercially; prefer untreated wood models for a more "natural" look.
- The garden arches. Indispensable for bringing height to flower gardens, the arches and trellises serve as support for climbing plants such as clematis, climbing roses, ivies, wisteria ...
- Pots and planters. Prefer containers with a contemporary design, made of resin or fiberglass.
Flower garden: what budget?
The budgetlandscaping of a flower garden depends on several criteria: the surface, the preparation of the ground, the choice of materials and the varieties of plants and flowers that you want to plant there…
A flower garden can be quite expensive to create, so start with a few varieties, exchange your seeds and cuttings to multiply the plantations from year to year!