All About White Garden


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What is a white garden and why should you have one?

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Traditionally green color schemes are very structured with straight lines and symmetry throughout the whole garden whereas a white garden tends to be less symmetrical allowing the garden to appear organic with space for winding paths and concealment of unsightly items in your yard. It takes some guts to not include any green in your landscape but If you think you are up to the task of pulling it off here is what you need to know.

How to design a white garden

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There are many ways you can go about designing your white garden; however, most people prefer either having an abstract look or making it appear as it came out of a fairy tale (of course there is no wrong way to design your landscape). When creating an abstract design for your white garden do not be afraid to place plants in corners and against walls because this will give it depth and interest. To help balance out all that white try adding some silver foliage throughout the landscape for contrast. Also, keep in mind when designing abstract landscapes to create spatial zones so your eye can find its way throughout the garden.   

Making the garden appear as a fairy tale is a little bit simpler because you can let your imagination run wild!  For example, you could try creating a small waterfall with a pond and have some goldfish swimming around in it.  Or how about having a bridge that connects two islands of alpine strawberries? You can really go crazy finding unique items to put into your design whether it be sculptures, interesting pots, or water features. Just remember to keep it simple and not overcrowd your space.

Plants for a white garden

Because there are no restrictions on what kinds of plants you chose they can really be anything but here are some good suggestions:  

Bearded Iris

Good for any garden and the bearded Iris flowers come in so many colors it is hard not to find one you like.

Alpine Strawberry

A plant that does well in shade and has interesting little fruit which looks good on its own or paired with other plants.

Candytuft

Good for any garden and has a nice smell when walking by them.

Flowers for a white garden

This can be your hardest decision because there are just so many types of flowers, however, here are some suggestions:  

Snowdrop

Has white flowers with green underneath and comes out early on in the spring before most other flowers.

Galanthus (common snowdrop)

The flower is bell-shaped with a dark blue color.

Tulips

The tulip flowers come in many colors and are good for any garden, especially if you like symmetry.

Conclusion

White Garden is a great place to spend some time with family and friends. The park has something for everyone, from playgrounds and picnic areas to sports fields and walking trails. There’s also a pond where you can go fishing or feed the ducks. White Garden is definitely worth a visit if you’re looking for a place to relax outdoors.

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