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Default Flower Garden Design Ideas: How To Create An Amazing Garden!,
A flower garden can be a peaceful and beautiful refuge from the rest
of the world. Sitting in the midst of fragrant flowers while reading a
book or strolling along paths lined with flowers in cheerful colors
can help you to wind down after a busy, stressful day. With some
planning and work, a lovely flower garden can be yours to enjoy.

Planning Flower Garden Designs

Creating beautiful flower garden designs takes much planning and
consideration. You will need to consider the types of flowers and
combinations of colors you desire for the garden. You will also need
to think about the placement of borders and shrubs as well as seating
and ornaments. It is a good idea to choose an overall style for the
garden and stick with it. When you begin your flower garden designs
project, you should make a scale drawing of the design to help
visualize your concepts.

Shapes in Flower Garden Designs

Decide upon the shape and pattern for your flower garden designs.
Rectangular flower garden designs are a traditional shape and always
popular. Circular shaped gardens add interest to the standard
rectangular lawn. Flower gardens planted on a diagonal to the house
can make a lawn appear larger than it actually is.

Styles of Flower Garden Designs

There are a number of styles of gardens that you can plant, and many
of them are not too difficult to achieve. Some favorite flower garden
designs are listed here.

Rose Flower Garden Designs

Rose Gardens are easy to plant and beautiful to see. In addition to
modern roses, include fragrant, old-fashioned varieties of roses whose
scent will delight. Plant bulbs in the beds and border them with
seasonal flowers to keep the garden full of color during the blooming

Cottage Flower Garden Designs

Informal cottage gardens have an old-fashioned, rustic look about
them. These flower garden designs incorporate the use of flowers,
plants and vegetables.

Shade Flower Garden Designs

Shade gardens are good flower garden designs for spaces with many
trees blocking the sunlight. There are many flowers that do well in
shady areas, including impatiens, begonia, azalea, hosta and viola.
The lack of leaves on the trees in spring allows spring bulbs to grow,
filling the space with color.

Wildflower Flower Garden Designs

Wildflower gardens are flower garden designs that feature plants
indigenous to the area where the garden is located. These gardens tend
to require less pampering than some of the other types listed here,
usually not requiring much weeding or amendments to the soil.

Butterfly Flower Garden Designs

Butterfly gardens are delightful flower garden designs, planted with
flowers known to attract butterflies. Plants such as marigold, lilac,
coreopsis, lavender, black-eyed susan and goldenrod are all good
choices for butterfly gardens.

Hummingbird Flower Garden Designs

Likewise, hummingbird gardens are a good choice for those who enjoy
spotting these small birds. Hummingbirds like richly colored flowers
with sweet nectar and a tubular shape. Red and fuschia flowers in
particular tend to attract hummingbirds. Some hummingbird garden
favorites are morning glory, petunias, azalea, rose of sharon,
delphinium and honeysuckle.

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