Examples of designing beautiful flower beds and the rules for creating a good flower bed
It is impossible to imagine a garden without flowers. A well-kept garden plot is unthinkable without a beautiful flower bed. Flower gardens in the country not only occupy free space, they perform a very important function: they deliver aesthetic pleasure to others. Creating an island of positive is especially important today. But it should be borne in mind that its appearance should correspond to the style of the garden plot as a whole. To make it easier to navigate, it would be nice to know what types of flowerbeds generally exist.
The most popular types of flower beds
To determine how exactly we want to arrange a flower garden near the house, you need to look at the most popular options. The division of flower beds into types is rather arbitrary, but still gives an idea of the subject of conversation and helps to make a choice.
What are you all right!
Even ardent adherents of natural forms cannot but recognize the attractiveness in the special ordered beauty of regular flower beds. Perhaps that is why it is their honor to decorate city parks and squares. For them, plants that bloom at the same time and have a long flowering period are chosen.
There is a particular pleasure in seeing an ordered and arithmetically verified harmony: a regular flower bed illustrates the aesthetics of order
An indispensable condition for the organization of such flower beds is symmetry and the correct geometric shapes that form the flowers. Such flower beds require skill and patience both during the selection of plants and in the process of caring for them.
Natural landscape antipode
A landscape flowerbed can be called a kind of regular antipode. The arrangement of plants in it is not subject to the rules of geometry, which creates the illusion of completely natural flowering. Usually it is formed from plants that bloom in different periods, so it can please its owner from early spring to late autumn. Plants for the design of landscape flower beds and flower beds are selected perennial, not requiring special care.
Despite the fact that the car looks naturally overgrown, we have no doubt that this is a flowerbed consisting of unpretentious, but quite spectacular colors
Spectacular upright design
Flower lovers will not be able to remain indifferent at the sight of vertical flower beds. This is an ideal building for those who are looking for the answer to the question of how to break a chic flower garden in front of the house when there is catastrophically small space. To create such a design, trellises, screens and even ordinary walls are suitable, to which you can nail, tie or in any other possible way to attach flowerpots with flowers. No need to fear the laboriousness of the process. The result is worth the effort: so spectacularly decorate a small suburban area can only a vertical flower bed.
A vertical flowerbed is an ideal building for flower lovers who cannot afford a large flower garden due to limited space in the garden
Monogamous is dedicated
It’s not true that only those who want to save money, are lazy and lack of imagination. Nothing like this! Yes, such a flower garden requires less material and labor costs, because it consists of plants of the same species. For example, asters, peonies or a dahlia. But inside the species, these plants are so diverse that you can create from them a small miracle that pleases the eye. To give your heart to a certain type of flower and try to embody your love, revealing to all the charm of the chosen one, is not this the art of the florist?
Is it possible to call such a monoclomb boring, and its creator - devoid of imagination? This is a true source of positive energy.
Arabesque - the pinnacle of floral design
Arabesque is a special type of flower garden that is shaped like an insect or animal. Usually they make a great impression on others. To appreciate arabesque you do not need to be a specialist: its beauty and grace are undeniable. To make such a flower garden in front of the house itself is problematic. However, those for whom material costs are not an obstacle can order its construction to a specialist.
Arabesque is a floral arrangement that can be voluminous, elevated above the ground. With the help of flower beds of this type, real works of art are created
“Our carpet is a flower meadow”
Carpet beds are very popular among fans of dwarf plants who love and, most importantly, know how to work with them. Placing stunted plants so that their flowers form an ornament or pattern is a very painstaking job. You need to know and follow the landing sequence. Only then can the flowering ensemble prove itself in all its glory.
Look, this is a real floral carpet that only the greatest master of his craft could do. Of course, such a flowerbed requires a lot of attention and effort.
The principles of creating a beautiful flower garden
So, if we are talking about the art of forming a flower bed, then you need to know that it is not enough to buy flower seeds that you like and plant them in a previously prepared place. You need to know a few fundamental principles, guided by which florists select plants that can grow and bloom without interfering with each other, to the delight of the garden owners.
Rule # 1 - the color scheme of the flower bed
To imagine what should happen in the long run, you can draw a sketch of a flower garden on paper. The flowerbed is the decoration of the garden: it is necessary to avoid not only facelessness, but also excessive variegation, which will be more annoying than fascinating.
Traditional green, eye-catching dark blue and mysterious purple or lilac colors are usually chosen as background colors. Hot colors act as dominant. Most often these are red, yellow, orange and pink. Do not forget or underestimate the neutral colors: white, pale yellow and light blue. They always come to the rescue if you need to dilute too colorful background.Recent entries In April, I process roses so that no pests encroach on my beauties
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The play of colors creates a mood, and the emotional state depends on how a particular color or a combination of different colors and shades affects a person
Coloristics need to be given the closest attention. It not only plays an aesthetic role, but also creates a psycho-emotional background. Color combinations should pacify and inspire, and not provoke aggression and irritation. Experts say that a calming effect can be achieved by smoothly flowing from one color to another. The flower garden, built on contrast, is able to transmit vigor.
Rule # 2 - Giant and Dwarf
Flower plants are fighting among themselves for sunlight, water and so on. Landing them together, it is necessary to take into account their interests, to make them allies. If they are at war with each other, then the defeated will either look painful or dry up. In any case, they will not be able to create a single flower garden as a source of aesthetic pleasure.
Properly taken into account the sizes of various flowering plants can give an amazing result in the form of such a very original flowerbed
If plants of different heights will participate in the formation of the flowerbed, then its center should go to the highest. Then they will not be able to obscure and obscure less tall specimens. As you move away from the center to the edge of the planting, the height of the plants should decrease. Thus, the smallest will be on the edge of the flower bed, and most of the space will be under the flowers of medium height.
Rule # 3 - and the eternal spring!
When choosing planting material, you should ask in what period the plants will bloom. A flowerbed that has completely faded in the spring will look very sad until the end of the season. This means that the flowering scheme must either be thought out well, or choose plants that are able to bloom all season. Particularly carefully you need to form a flowerbed panel. If you do not guess with the simultaneous flowering of plants, it will look rather dull.
It is advisable to select plants so that the flowering of the flower bed does not stop throughout the season: some plants bloom, others enter the heyday
Rule # 4 - cramped, but not offended
Many believe that it is a dense landing that ensures the integrity of the perception of the flowerbed. However, do not forget that the plants are living. And this means that they need space for growth, development and just life. Planting density will be optimal if you are guided by proven planting standards per 1m2.
- undersized - 7-11 plants;
- compact and medium-sized - 5-7 plants;
- voluminous and tall - 1-3 plants.
It doesn’t matter if during the growing period of the flowerbed it will look a little “bald”. It is much worse if it “peels off” due to the fact that the plants in it will feel bad.
Plants can be planted densely, but they should not interfere with each other to develop, eat and enjoy the sunny color, then the flower bed will have a healthy and attractive appearance
Tip. To care for the future flower garden does not turn into a real rebus, you need to make it from plants with similar needs. For example, photophilous flowers cannot be combined with those who prefer to remain in the shade. Those who need plentiful watering should be placed together with the same lovers of moisture. Accordingly, the place for the flower bed will need to be selected taking into account the interests of the plants that make it up.
Rule # 5 - do not forget about the border
Most flower gardens are still fenced from the common garden space with a curb. A correctly selected border of the flowerbed, like a setting for a gemstone, must correspond to its style. This also applies to the material from which the curb is made, and its height. Bricks, bottles, ordinary stones, specially purchased plastic limiters, wood or even stunted plants are used as a border.
The presence of such a border gives the flowerbed completeness, it seems to draw a line under the flowers, forms the final dividing strip
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Create a flowerbed yourself
Now that theoretically we already know how to make our own beautiful flower garden, we can begin to practice. It is better to start with a bed of round shape and medium size. For marking, you will need a rope slightly longer than the radius of the future flowerbed and two pegs. We outline the circumference of the flower garden, after which we remove 15 cm of fertile soil.
In place of the soil we lay a pillow of broken brick or crushed stone. Then it is recommended to install a border. It is necessary to sift the extracted soil thoroughly in order to clean weed rhizomes from it. We fill the ground on top of the pillow and level it so that the edges of the flower garden are 15 cm above ground level. To the center of the flower bed should be another 15 cm higher. You can add specially brought land or taken from another part of the garden.
A simple round flowerbed in the process of its formation does not look as beautiful as in the imagination of its creator, but very little time will pass and everyone will see this beauty
It may well be that the finished flower garden will look so unusual and attractive: such a flower bed can decorate any city park
Use 2 weeks of standing of a bed for extermination of weeds. We treat the soil with herbicides, if weeds appear, we will repeat the treatment. Only then can plants be planted. By the way, lining the flowerbed with agrofibre and planting plants in cross-shaped cutouts specially made for them is also a way of weed control.
Now that the flowerbed is ready, you can decorate it with funny decorative figures.