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Flower Garden design by mother nature itself is unmatched. Just walk around in a April and May flower field and you know what I mean. Purples, whites, yellows, blues and a rainbow of color against a verdant background. There's no visible flower garden design to Mother Nature's fields and meadows. Colors that we normally consider "clashing" seem to meld together, painting a living work of art. Wild Flowers

Seasons Change

As seasons change and nature finishes with one color, she frequently picks up another. Even greens are abundantly different, from pale pastels of new spring foliage to the dark steadfastness that evergreens display in winter.

All to often we have abundant spring bloomers in our flower garden, why not design with spring, summer and autumn in mind

Design Software
Good Designing Software is a real help in design. Contrary to you own garden you can draw up multiple setting. See if they look good and decide from a much more educated point. Software is tool we use to get the best result. No more, no less although its fun to experiment.

Like nature, you can paint with flowers, but you don't need a vast field to grow them.

You can have an abundance of flowers in very little space. However, since human gardeners don't have all of Mother Nature's resources (or her experience!) planting a garden is easier when you plan the design, layout, and color scheme before you buy plants. As well as helping you create a mental picture of your garden, a good design saves you from the dilemma of wondering where to put that "just one more" plant!

Space Considerations

If space is a consideration, you may want to enclose your house with flowers, planting vines to hide bare walls, bordering terraces, and designing beds around porches and decks.

However, before you begin deciding on plants, consider the shape of your lot, the condition of your soil, exposures, slopes, your existing plants and trees. Even your neighbors trees are significant in planning what plants will thrive in your flower garden.

Determine your Focal Point

Begin planning your garden around a focal point. Will it be your house, a favorite cultivars, color, or will you add a garden feature like a bench, arbor, gate, or statue? Even a picturesque fence or garden wall can be the focal point of your flower garden. Plant taller annuals and perennials towards the back of your garden when your focal point is a stationary backdrop.

When it's in the center, use it to add vertical interest to your plantings as well as a place to capture the eye of your visitors. When planting a large area or several small ones, do use repetition. Repeating plants, colors, and textures adds unity to your flower garden.

Spacing your plants

Spacing plants according to the spread they'll occupy at maturity prevents crowding of larger plants and add impact to small blossomers. Whatever the shape of your garden, do plant your cultivars in groups.

Remember that field of wild flowers? Although a variety of colors may be displayed in the same field, what typically first catches our eye is a sudden burst of a single color.

Now that is what I call flower garden design - #1 Retailer of Flower Bulbs

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