A garden bed should be filled with a good organic soil mix. A good soil mix will have plenty of compost, peat moss, and other soil amendments to help improve the texture and drainage of the soil.
Plants that can take full sun are typically harderier and last longer than those that can take partial sun. Some plants that do well in full sunlight are: iris, gladiolus, roses, daffodils, and lilies. Plants that do well in partial sunlight include: calendula, lavender, petunias, impatiens, and geraniums.
Garden edging can be a simple addition to any garden, adding a decorative border while keeping children and pets out of the plants. Rocks or blocks can also be used as fence-like barriers around the edge of the garden, preventing people or animals from stepping on delicate plants or damaging the soil.
Nature is the best teacher, so let her work with you and you will learn a lot. Her methods are simple yet effective, so do not be discouraged if at first you find them difficult to follow. Just keep at it and eventually you will succeed.
Fall The fall season is a time for change. The trees begin to turn colors and Fall weather arrives. Families get together to enjoy pumpkin patches, apple picking, and other activities. School starts back up and Thanksgiving Day festivities are in full swing.
I would like to use colors that coordinate with the surrounding landscape or flowers in my garden. There are many colors that I could choose from, but some of my favorites include blue, purple, green, yellow, and orange. I think these colors would be perfect together because they all have different meanings and can create a very vibrant look.
There are a few plants that will compliment each other, while others will compete with each other. Some good pairs include: Companion plants such as goldenrods and nightshades can be planted side by side, or complementary flowers like lilies and ferns can be placed together. It is important to choose plants that have similar watering needs, since too much moisture can result in competition. Another important consideration is whether the plants will brighten each other's space (for example, azaleas and camellias would clash), or if one plant will take up too much room.
The garden is a beautiful place to wander around. There are paths and stepping stones to make getting around easier.