A properly arranged and managed flower bed doesn't only look exceptional; it also enables the plants to flourish. So if you're starting a new flower bed this season and don't know how to arrange your flower garden, don't panic.
This post contains well thought out and tried methods of arranging flower gardens by a North Melbourne Florist to help you achieve good colours and textures in your flower garden. So without further ado, let's dive right in.
1. Visualize the Future
Researching your flower options is essential, but first, you need to know the different plant sizes at maturity because it plays a vital role in attaining a desirable quality.
The goal is to predict what your flower garden will look like, even if it means planting them scattered to grow uniformly and fill the left spaces. After all, your flower will only take a few months to grow taller and more colourful, so you don't want to overcrowd them.
2. Consider Colours, Textures and Shapes
Settle for a colour scheme such as harmonious, complementary or monochrome. If you want to include a broad spectrum of hues, ensure you evenly spread the colours throughout the garden.
Note that flowers don't often bloom simultaneously. When you perfectly incorporate staggered bloom time, there will be an increase in successful pollination. In addition, an evenly spread flower garden will ensure good visual interest throughout the growing season.
To have a well-balanced flower garden, consider the texture and shape of the plants. And for a tremendous visual interest, use plants with a combination of small and large flowers, solid and variegated foliage, round and spear-shaped leaves, short and long stems. Layout these variations throughout the garden to make it balanced.
3. Combine Annuals and Perennials
Using perennials plants that regrow every spring season helps to arrange your garden. Perennials help florists to plant less but gain more by structuring their garden efficiently.
You might also need to incorporate annuals plants that exist for only one growing season but ensure diversity in your garden every summer.
4. Consider Plant Heights
While buying seedlings for your garden, you'll notice they come in the same height. However, when dealing with perennial plants, you'll have to know how tall they’ll become in a few months to identify a suitable location in your flower bed to incorporate them.
The aim is to develop a plant backdrop to be used as a canvas throughout the arrangement. For a perfectly layered garden bed, grow tall and full shrubs in the last row and medium-size perennials in the middle row. The front row should have a low-growing mix of colourful perennials and annuals. A well-layered garden will ensure visual appeal when all plants mature.
5. Include a Focal Point
Even if you've used a bird fountain, garden art or ornamental tree in your flower garden, ensure you also use focal points. The focal point draws the eye's attention, so you need to start with it before incorporating other things into your garden.
Once you understand how to perfectly layout your flower garden, continue naturing your plants so that they thrive for long.
6. Arrange Your Flowers in Groups
The best and easiest way to arrange your plant systematically in your garden is by grouping them or better known as planting in drifts. Drifts are a set of plants placed correctly in an organic manner in your landscape. I highly recommend you arrange your plants in odd numbers like 3,5, or 7 when planting and drafting.
Arranging your plants in drifts ultimately makes your landscape look visually appealing. Buy several plants of the same kind to make good planting drifts.
7. Arrange Your Flowers in Rows
Having rows in your garden is another way of arranging plants in your garden. Start by placing the tallest plants at the back, the medium ones at the centre and the slowest growing plants in front to create an eye-catching landscape. This kind of arrangement will help develop a foreground, middle-ground and background in your garden needs.
Another way is arranging plants in straight rows that create a formal or traditional look for your flower garden. This is a neat layout that most gardeners or florists enjoy using. However, if your goal is to have a more informal look on your garden, mix the rows to have a more cohesive look.
The tips above will help you arrange your flower garden in a formal way. To effectively arrange plants in your landscape, plant in drifts of 3,5 or 7.
Ensure you also create a focal point using a standout plant like a shrub, then surround it with a drift of plants that complements it.
If you want the traditional look, arrange your plants into rows. And please don’t hesitate to reach out to us in case you need to order our flowers online.