Flower gardens and flowerbeds on a personal plot are intended primarily for aesthetic pleasure. But besides this, they perform another important role: acting as a continuation of the house, flower arrangements allow visually to combine the appearance of the building with the vegetation of the garden into a single whole. Knowing the secrets of landscape designers how to decorate a flower bed will allow any gardener to form flower arrangements in his suburban area, which, in addition to aesthetic appeal, will create an atmosphere of harmony and comfort.
General rules for creating a beautiful flower bed
Thinking over the design of a flower bed with your own hands, it is advisable to be guided by the basic rules of landscape design.
Rule # 1 - integrity of the picture
The garden is a picture that is formed from a collection of landscape compositions. The gardener's task: to bring each of the elements of the landscape to perfection. Senseless planting of plants in the area will not give the desired result. Therefore, not being able to green the entire territory, for a start it is worth ennobling only a small part of it, but making it complete.
Beautiful harmonious flower beds are created by combining mixed plantings, which contain both annuals and perennials, both flowering and decorative leafy plants
Rule # 2 - Placing Plants by Growth
The multi-tiered principle provides for the placement of ground cover and low-growing plants in the foreground, which act as a frame for flowering medium-sized flowers.
Medium-tall perennials, acting as soloists of the flower garden, will become the center of attention. The tapeworms look most impressive against the background of tall plants with decorative foliage or flowers of contrasting shades. Also successful are combinations of tall perennials and their medium-tall accompanying, in harmony in color and shape.
Quite unpretentious and at the same time possessing an expressive texture of leaves and a variety of colors, ground covers that can quickly fill empty spaces are ideal for decorating flower beds in the country
Rule # 3 - flower garden architecture
Depending on the landscape features of the site and its size, flower beds can be decorated both in the form of flat compositions, or slightly raised and framed with decorative tiles or stones.
The shapes of flower beds can be very diverse, starting with free ones that do not have pronounced boundaries and ending with original curly and wavy
In order to give an unusual shape to a flower garden, you can use any objects from everyday life: barrels and baskets, old cars, boats and even beds
In order to arrange a flower bed in front of the house, which will become an expressive decoration of the garden and will delight with blooming splendor throughout the season, you must first draw its plan on paper. This creative work will allow not only to organize thoughts in the head, but also to visualize the images of flower arrangements, creating the most successful combinations.
For work, it is advisable to use colored pencils: bright colors of spots of schematic images of group and point solitary plantings in a flower garden will allow you to correctly distribute plants with different colors and flowering periods
According to the plan, terry mallow (1) will be placed in the background next to the decorative sunflower Mishka (2), in front of it are poppy (3) and St. John's wort (4) bushes. Lobelia ribbon (5) will add dynamism to the composition. Lilac-blue accents will be set by the catnip (6), the bell (7) and the Kalanchoe (8). The foreground will be occupied by gravilat (9), sedum (10) and aquilegia (11)
The drawn up scheme is only a kind of rough sketch: the final decision on the optimal placement of flowers will come in the process of planting plants.
Schemes of the original design of flower beds
By painstakingly selecting and combining flowering plants, you can create many variations of flower beds, in which beauty will reign from the first days of spring until frost. Ready-made flower garden projects will greatly facilitate the process of creating a flower bed.
Option # 1 - central flower bed
The layout of the central flower bed is one of the simplest.
The shape of the flower garden looks like concentric circles: the center is filled with dark-leaved cannes (1), which act as the soloists of the composition, then green-leaved cannes (2), decorative leafy gnafalium (3) and snapdragon (4) are planted in a circle
Option # 2 - Viennese flower
One of the options for how to beautifully decorate a round flower bed is to create a flower-shaped composition. A flower bed decorated in the form of a six-leafed flower looks especially elegant and festive, and therefore it is advisable to take a central place in the garden for its arrangement.
The center of the composition is the most beautiful white levkoi (1), the frame is the border planting of the Alpine forget-me-not (2) against the background of lawn grass (3). The outer contour of the ornament is created by viols (4), primroses (5), zinnias (6), framed by decorative leafy variegated beauties alternatera (7) and achiranthes (8)
Option # 3 - Fancy pattern
A round flower bed, decorated with many repeating undulating elements, which are decorated by a motley company of sun-loving perennials, allows you to create a real parade of flowers on a sunny stage.
In the center of the flower bed there is a squat chamerops (1) with a gorgeous crown of fan-shaped leaves, in its shade a dahlia zinnia (2), the contrasting background of which was made by Coleus (3). Solitaire plantings of dracaena (4) in combination with group plantings of pelargonium (5) and begonias (6) create a fancy curl pattern that looks spectacular against the background of lawn grass (7)
Option # 4 - A piece of cake in a corner of the garden
A flower garden of this shape will find a place in any corner of the garden.
A plant composition in burgundy-red tones, bordered with a silvery edge, occupying only a couple of meters of area, will become an elegant decoration for the garden
The corner of the flower bed is filled with three daylily bushes with maroon flowers (1); silvery wormwood leaves act as a contrasting background for them (2). The center of the composition is the bushes of bright red heuchera (3), the corner elements are the bushes of the Macedonian korostavnik (4), the silvery edge is the chisel (5)
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The proposed schemes serve only as a guideline: in the absence of a desire or opportunity to purchase a particular plant, it can always be replaced with a flower you like more, presented in the same color range and having similar flowering periods.
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Fencing their large stones, boulders, concrete
Large natural stones, boulders are often used to decorate rocky gardens, flower beds. Large boulders look especially beautiful when framing a flower garden with tall plants. Flowerbeds of stones are easy to make with your own hands, they look very naturalistic.
The most durable stone and concrete curbs that give a long-lasting effect in contrast to plastic, wood. They do not "wear out" and require virtually no maintenance.
Concrete is a flexible, relatively strong material suitable for edging in the form of low walls, strips that are flush with the ground.
In order for concrete elements to effectively fulfill their limiting role, they need to be dug into the ground by about 20 cm and laid in the foundation. The concrete border should match the design of the garden. The technologies used today allow concrete to be shaped and colored freely, so it is not difficult to choose the right elements and assemble them correctly.
Flowers for flower beds
The ordinary design of the garden has not brought due joy to the eyes for a long time. Each housewife strives to decorate her garden, make it special and unique, but not everyone succeeds, often the result does not live up to expectations. How to choose and arrange flowers in the garden correctly is a sore question for many gardeners.
First of all, you need to choose a color scheme that does not cut your eyes and merges into a colorful palette. The most common colors are red, blue and yellow. Basically they are called shades of purity, as they are obtained without mixing the main colors of nature.
The original use of an old barrel under a beautiful petunia flower garden
A beautifully decorated flower bed of bright undersized flowers will delight you until autumn
By cutting the barrel into two parts, you will get original, large flowerpots for the flower bed
Of particular relevance are colors such as purple, light green, orange, they are obtained just as a result of mixing the primary colors. Turquoise, blue, blue are cold shades.
Black and white, polar shades are combined with any color. Thus, using a wide range of colors, you can create a unique palette in the garden.
For optimal harmony, it is very important to have the correct combination of the colors of the plants in the flower bed.
Beautiful spring composition of fresh flowers and metal
Try to place the brightest and tallest flowers in the center of the flower bed, plant low-growing plants around
Before decorating a garden, you need to initially decide on the main color and the transition of tones. Having chosen a base color, you should not plant similar colors next to it, in which case the garden will not look bright and dull.
It is better to occupy the main area with bright colors, thereby focusing on the main spectrum of the palette. If the foreground looks bright enough, then it is better to make the background more neutral; green shades, calm and harmonious, are suitable for this. The more greenery in the landscape, the higher the degree of its harmony.
A person's creative fantasies know no boundaries, he can turn even simple things into a wonderful object of art.
Having picked up the colors, having decided on the plants, it is necessary to correctly arrange the flower beds in the country with your own hands. Here it is worth using your imagination, not forgetting about the observance of the color scheme. It is also worth remembering that the flower bed should be good. illuminated If, of course, these are not shady plants, it is better to place flower beds with such plants under the trees.
It is not a bad idea to place a flower bed near the entrance to the site or next to another building, thereby ennobling the buildings. For the exact location of the flower beds, it is worth drawing a sketch of your garden, so you can predict the final result.
A beautiful hedge of wonderful roses every day will give you a spring mood
It is better to install a bright vertical flower bed not far from the resting place, so you can constantly admire your brainchild
The grossest mistake when decorating a garden is going overboard, both in colors and in the arrangement of flowers. Do not take up all the free space with flowering plants.
A small artificial stream, garden figures will look original, this will bring some zest to your garden. Made in the form of an artist's palette, from bottles, from old shoes and even from an old toilet bowl, look unusual. It is important that you like it and fit organically into site landscape .
Convenient arrangement of a flower bed with beautiful perennial plants
If all the flower beds in the country are made by hand, then this is doubly pleasant
Stylish summer cottage surrounded by beautiful flower beds
Do-it-yourself flowerbeds made from scrap materials are always worthy of respect
An original composition of beautifully flowering pansy plants
Options decor , there are a lot of colors and the arrangement of flower beds in the garden, here, as they say, who, in what way. But still it is worth being guided by the basic principles.
Decorate your garden correctly, keep the balance of natural colors, because there are a lot of ideas for creating flower beds.