Want to be the envy of the neighborhood? Flower garden designs add color, texture, and fragrant aromas to your yard. You don’t have to pay a landscaper big bucks to design a gorgeous garden full of beautiful blooms. Here are a few ideas to spark some flower garden creativity!
For those who truly love all sorts of blooms and blossoms, our Flower Farm collection has 24 varieties of gorgeous blooms. You don’t have to sell bouquets to grow a flower farm, but you could! A flower farm with a mix of flowers of all sorts of heights, sizes, shapes, bloom times, and colors will delight the senses for most of the year. If you’d like to start a little smaller, check out our Flower Garden Seed Collection of 10 great varieties.
Perennial Flower Gardens
Plant your flower garden once, and enjoy it for years with a
garden full of perennials. We’ve included some of our favorites in our Perennial Flower Kit to get you started: Black-eyed Susan, Echinacea, Shasta Daisy, Blue Columbine, and Lupine Russell.
Annual Flower Gardens
If you don’t want to commit to more than this growing season, look into our Annual Flower Collection of Crackerjack Marigolds, California Giants Zinnias, Lemon Queen Sunflower, Cape Daisy, and Candy Stripe Cosmos. These colorful, popular varieties can do double duty indoors as cut flowers, too.
Plant wildflowers that thrive in your native habitat and watch the magic unfold. As a bonus, wildflower gardens are especially good at bringing all native pollinators to the yard! Butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds are attracted to pollen and nectar-rich wildflowers.
Part Shade Flower Gardens
Worried you don’t have enough sunlight? Our Part Shade Flower Collection has varieties that do quite well in shady spaces: Blue Columbine, Iceplant, English Daisy, Forget-me-not, and Part Shade Wildflowers.
Edible Flower Gardens
If you’re the type of person who loves it when your plant does double duty, check out our Edible Flower Collection. These varieties will add some interest to both your garden and your kitchen table: Alaska Nasturtium, Common Chives, Lavender, German Chamomile, and Borage.
Want to see more buzz and bustle in your garden? Any flower will do, but you can also choose a mix of flower varieties that are especially attractive to your flying neighbors.
Our Bee Collection contains nectar-rich Bergamot (Bee Balm), Gayfeather, Lavender, and Lupine Russell. If you’re a fan of butterflies, our Milkweed Collection is a great choice, especially for attracting orange monarchs. Another good choice is our Hummingbird Collection with Snapdragons Tetra Mix, Rocket Larkspur Imperial Mix, and Blue Columbine.
There are so many factors to consider with flower garden design. Take time to think about your reasons for growing, what color palette would work best, the height of different varieties, the features of your growing space, and the personal preference of everyone you’ll be sharing the garden with. The possibilities and combinations are truly endless.
Written by Teresa Chandler