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Flower Garden Ideas - How Not To Become Overwhelmed

Samuel Wyse

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Ahh, the stress of flower garden ideas! No need to worry as God did all the hard work for us. All we need to do is find what textures and colors we like and then buy them, plant them and water. Presto! Beauty couldn't be any easier. Nature's beauty is just one of God's perfect ideas that we can easily create and enjoy every year.

There are some decisions that should be made before flower gardening planning can be started. You must decide if you want annual flowers that live for one season and must be replanted every year, or perennials that survive the winter and return again in the summer. I would recommend a combination of both. I favor a slightly larger percentage of annuals so I can have a “new" and different flower garden each year. Perennial flower choices will require you to pay attention to what kind of flowers thrive in your climate as well as the sun requirements.

When you are thinking about gardening ideas, you want to look through some magazines to see some of the different designs and flowers that can be used for gardens. If you find pictures that seem hard to make in your own garden, you can always modify the look and make your garden unique. Don't be surprised if you change the type of garden you plant each year and tweak your design ideas a couple of times before you are satisfied.

By using some simple flower garden ideas, you can have a beautiful garden. The first thing in flower garden ideas is the selection of a spot in your yard for the flower garden. If your space is limited than you still have choices. A container flower garden may be perfect for your home. A combination of large containers and hanging baskets for those without a yard is a wonderful solution to allow you to create a flower garden.

If you have a yard your flower garden can be small or large. In either case it will be amazingly beautiful. Some popular ideas gardeners are designing include:

  • If you have a gazebo, you can plant flowers around it to accent the beauty of the gazebo. By using the gazebo as a focus point, you can add some color and beauty.
  • A side of a shed, trellis or lamp pole are perfect for climbing rose bushes, clematis or some other climbing vines. These types of flowers are great for hiding unsightly items in your yard.
  • Rock flower gardens are another way to landscape your property. These are immensely popular and enable you to easily create a tiered flower garden.
  • Raised flower gardens can help define a yard or solve a drainage problem. They can be built of almost anything with landscape timbers, railroad ties and boards being the most popular.

There are many flower garden ideas that you can choose from when deciding on what type of garden you want.

If you need something to cover up areas of the house that look bare you might consider planting sunflowers. These beautiful flowers grow very tall and when they blossom, they add a wonderful yellow color to your garden and yard. A great bonus is the ability to eat the sunflower seeds in the fall.

There are plenty of flower garden ideas from which you can choose the best one to fit your personality. Some we did not mention are miniature flower gardens, organic flower gardens and flower boxes. Because there are so many different types of flower gardens you can plant you will always be the envy of your neighbors and friends.

Planning your flower garden ideas is an exciting and rewarding hobby.

If you want to learn more about flower gardens ideas for your home, click over to Samuel Wyse's informational Gardening Resource Guide at
While there, make sure to learn how to turn your green thumb this year with the free Master Gardener newsletter “Make a Healthy, Beautiful Home" which is packed full of helpful tips.


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