- Add flowers – everyone loves flowers, it’s true. There are so many different types of flowers that it is easy to come with a design which is unique, and which utilises flowers which are absolutely beautiful, and which also is composed entirely of flowers which are suited to the climate and soil type of your home. Make a garden of flowers that suits your personality and your moods – one that makes you happy year in and year out. Try one which uses flowers which bloom at different times of the year.
via Setting for Four
- Use a theme – rather than simply having a garden which is a hodgepodge of everything you like which is green or flowery, try and find a theme which pleases you, and work from there. This theme can be anything: it can be colour, or shapes, or a combination of both. You could have plants which remind you of a particular culture, or plants which all bloom in sequence so that your garden takes one shape in one season, and another in the next season. This keeps your garden interesting to look at, and makes sure that it is attractive throughout the various seasons.
- Use colour –colour is very important in a garden, and you can bring it in in various ways. Use brightly coloured gardening pots for smaller plants, to bring bright splashes of colour into your garden, or choose flowers specifically for their colours, to be put into your garden. Colour is something that can change throughout the year, and you can take advantage of this, buy pots and flowers which can go with both full bloom of summer colours, and the fading colours of Autumn. Colour is the best way to make your garden more attractive to look at.
- Use garden art – shop at Kotulas for idea on what garden art would be perfect for your garden. Garden arts come in all shapes and sizes, and it can be what you form your garden around, or it can be the last finishing touches which give it that particular ‘zing’. Garden art is particularly useful because there is art which is purely decorative, or there is art which is functional, which can give an interesting new dimension to your garden. Art is entirely subjective – what you like is entirely up to you, and no one can judge your choices on the matter.
- Make it functional – Instead of having a garden which is purely decorative, consider growing herbs and spices. Many of them have very beautiful flowers when in bloom, and when they have reached maturity, they can also be used in cooking, or given to friends for use in their cooking. A multi-functional garden can still be attractive to look at, and to some people can be more so, because of the multi-functional nature of many of the plants which are used in it. A functional garden will serve you in good stead through the years – herbs can last a long time.