Building and designing a flower garden takes a lot of effort and financial aid. So, it’s not something that people will decide to do one day for no particular purpose.
Usually, the ones who decide to make flower gardening as their hobby are the ones with the most profound passion for plants. Some people we know even attend crash courses to learn the ins and outs of gardening. If you don’t have that kind of background, however, that doesn’t mean you can’t pursue your dream of having a flower garden. Allow us to walk you through the first step in building a flower garden – the design process. Here are some pointers in achieving this life-long dream.
1. Get To Know Your Garden As If It’s Already There
To be able to build a flower garden, you need to be able to visualize it. If you can’t do that, it can only mean that you’re not quite ready for a garden yet.
The purpose of visualizing is to find out if you already have a solid idea of what you want for your flower garden. At this point, you need to know which portion of your home you want to transform into a flower garden. Once you have decided on that part, try to write on the piece of paper all the characteristics of that land. What is the topography like? What are the light and moisture conditions?
This is also the part where you try to get familiar with the soil. You need to get a good feel of what the ground is like. Do you think it’s a decent place for plants as it is or do you still need to do some final touches?
Also, you need to start researching the kind of flowers that can thrive and grow well in your plot of land. At this point, you can already visualize a suitable design for your flower garden.
2. Decide On A Color Palette
Before you can create your flower garden, you need to have a particular design in mind. Apart from being a Science, gardening is also art. So, before you get started with the planting, you need first to figure out how you want to set things up.
You need to think regarding colors. The first thing you need to do is come up with a color palette for your flowers. When deciding on a color scheme, you need to take unity into account. You want a colorful garden, but you want the hues to be in harmony as well. The mix of colors should be exciting. With that, you might want to add flowers that come in bold and bright colors. On the other hand, you also need to balance it out through peaceful hues and tones.
3. Create A Final Blue Print For The Garden Design
Color is a vital aspect in the design of a flower garden, but more than anything else, you also need to focus on the shapes. Flowers come in various configurations as well. If you try to mix them all up without taking this element into account, your flower garden will appear to be disorganized. It won’t turn out to be the gorgeous garden you imagined it to be.
There is no technical guide as far as these shapes are concerned. You only need to put various shapes together and see if there’s a spark or chemistry between them.
Another critical element in flower design would be the layers. Putting one layer of flowers on top of another is imperative. This will help you achieve better visual focus on the part of the viewers.