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A blooming garden is the dream of every garden owner. The easiest way to create such a garden is to re-create it. If you redesign the garden, this is usually associated with an extra effort. Creating a flower garden is definitely fun. Since you can fully live out. Good planning in advance ensures that the plants fit together. The colors have to be right, the size and the flowering times. So there is a lot to consider.
The location of the garden
Decisive are the natural conditions. A north-facing front garden has to be planted differently than the sunny garden around the terrace. Also, the plant substrate is crucial, but this is usually the same throughout the garden.
- Important are the sun and shade times. Sun hungry plants can not predominantly thrive in the shade and vice versa.
- A front garden is usually designed differently than the actual garden.
- It is important to make sure when plant selection that not all plants bloom at once. Flowers are to be seen in all seasons, in winter of course not as many as in summer.
- When choosing the plants is crucial how the lighting conditions are. Even standing trees, bushes, garage walls throw shadows, which must be observed.
- Basically, it must be clarified before the purchase, whether it should be a very colorful garden, whether a few colors should be used or only one, which is fully in vogue. At the moment it is white (2012).
- It is also important to decide on a particular garden shape, e.g. a cottage garden, a Mediterranean garden, a natural garden, an alpine mountain garden, a Japanese garden or whether it should simply be a family garden, with a place for the landlord and hobby tinker, the house and herbalist, the little ones or not so small and also for dog and cat or rabbit.
- Of course, the maintenance effort is also decisive.
- Basically you should not put too many different plants or flowers in the beds. Prefer larger groups of the same plants, which works better than overall picture.
- A particularly easy-care bed is the so-called prairie bed, with plants that originate from the plains of North America and get along well in our climate. Even in color, the plants harmonize perfectly. Together, Indian armchairs (Monarda hybrid 'Prairie Night'), Candelabra Honor Award (Veronicastrum virginicum 'Alba'), Magnolia (Liatris spicata), Plain Candle (Camassia leichtlinii 'Caerulea'), Purple Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea) and Staudenphlox (Phlox paniculata 'Dusky Blight ). This is a bedtime idea for those who like pink.
- A bed in front of a south wall is often difficult to plant, because it gets really hot there in the sunshine. It is the ideal place for a pebble bed with Mediterranean plants. In such a bed to fit bluish ray oats (Helictotrichon sempervirens), fragrance nettle (Agastache foeniculum 'Blue Fortune'), gold leaf milk (Euphorbia polychroma), high fat hen (Sedum telephium 'autumn friends'), crocus (Crocus ancyriensis), magnificent candle (Gaura lindheimeri' Siskyou Pink '), Stone quenelles (Calamintha nepeta ssp. Nepeta) and steppe sage (Salvia nemorosa' Caradonna ').
In garden and plant books, but also on many pages in the World Wide Web you will find suggestions on how to make a garden. As mentioned above, you can look for suitable plants. Nurseries are happy to advise and help create a garden. Of course you can also let the garden complete.