Whenever we plant a new flower or vegetable in our garden, we like to start with the basics and then add new flowers and vegetables as we go. When planting bulbs, for example, we often start with varieties such as daffodils or narcissus and then add other types of bulbs, such as irises, jonquils, or snowdrops, later on. When planting summer vegetables such as tomatoes or eggplants, we like to mix different varieties together so that there is always something new to look forward to. For example, we might plant three types of heirloom tomatoesa plum tomato, a strawberry tomato, and a beefsteak tomatoto create an interesting variety selection for oureating pleasure.
A functional and aesthetically pleasing garden layout needs to include features that facilitate both gardening and entertaining. A good place to start is by creating a central area with a pond or fountain, perhaps sheltered by a lush emerald-green ivy vine. This space can be used for gardening activities such as weeding, planting, watering, and harvesting vegetables, fruits, or flowers. Nearby, build an outdoor kitchen and dining area with a paved patio. This space can double as a gathering spot for friends or family during the day and become an oasis of tranquility before sundown. The layout could also include flower beds around the perimeter of the property that are divided into color zones corresponding to seasons (e.g. springtime tulips in the yellow zone; fall foliage in the orange zone; winter snowflakes in the white zone). If there is space available, consider adding an outdoor pool or spa that can be enjoyed year-round.
A traditional garden may have neat flower beds and paths, while a modern garden may focus on plants that are taller and less formal.
Create a planting plan for your yard and make sure to include space for Hibiscus, Roses, Dahlias and Geraniums. These flowering plants will add beauty and color to your garden, while providing many benefits such as providing flowers throughout the year, reducing mosquitoes in your garden, and attracting beneficial insects to your property.
A garden bed can be a small square, rectangle or sometimes a half-moon shape. The size will depend on the size of your garden and what you want to grow. Garden beds can be 2-foot squares, although common is a 1-foot-by-1 foot rectangle.
Vegetables need full sun and well-draining soil. Choose pH tolerant plants (trees, flowers). For vegetables, the best choice is to choose plants that are tolerant of a slightly acidic soil. This means that they will not suffer as much when the soil becomes slightly alkaline. Additionally, many vegetables benefit from receiving bright sunlight. They should be planted in a place that has plenty of well-drained soil to help them retain water.
Add some color and life to your front yard by planting containerized annuals and perennials. This will help you extend the gardening season, creating a cheerful oasis in the midst of winter.