Are you on the lookout for tips to make your garden into a little oasis? Look no further!
Some design techniques will work on any garden no matter what the size. You can apply the same principles to your balcony, small garden, terrace, or your big backyard. If you don’t have any paved areas you might want to consider Stylemaster patios.
The key to a great garden is that they set our senses alight. There is a reason that Botanical gardens are so beautiful to visit. It’s because they know how to present you something that you will love – even if you are quite sure why.
When gathering inspiration for your own garden, you should take a walk around nature reserves, and botanical gardens and see what flowers or smells make you happy.
Gardening can be as clean and simple or as over the top as you like.
So let’s dive into some tips.
While most people think about the traditional flowers – pansies, roses, freesias, hyacinths and the like, you can mix it up and add even more texture.
Many herbs and vegetables have beautiful and fragrant flowering periods. Onions have beautiful large blooms, garlic and basil both have lovely flowers too.
Of course, the perk of planting the extra veggies and herbs is that you can eat them too.
Try a mix of perennials and annuals like Tulips, Daffodils and Hydrangeas.
The heady scent of olives and orange blossoms in the hills of Florence during the day, and the sweet jasmine as the evening arrives is something that you can recreate in your own space. Have fragrances that you love and that will attract the bees and butterflies.
Great options are:
- Frangipani – smell delightful in the day, and even stronger as the night falls
- Ylang Ylang – grow better in the heat but worth the effort for the scent
- Tuberose – midsummer warmth set these in motion, very potent smell
- Lilac – soft floral scent that lasts for a few months of the year.
- Gardenia – might be considered the most potent smelling of all flowers. It’s not overpowering but certainly makes an impact.
If you have a smaller space to use, you can get creative with height and pots. You can pick up some reasonably priced (and very pretty) plant ladders. They allow you to use many more containers than you might’ve considered previously, but giving you much more room. A mix of herbs, ivy and scented florals will provide you with quite the display.
Sometimes we often fall in love with a specific type of flower or colour. If this sounds like you then you might like to group your flowering plants in one space.
Using a range of the same plants, like pansies for example in different shades of pinks, purples and blues have a really delicate but noticeable impact. They also work well in pots or in the ground.
If you are planting things in the ground, then you might like to move them around still potted until you get the desired effect.
Other simple ways to make your garden gorgeous is keeping on top of the maintenance. Weeds can and will grow in pots or in the ground, plucking them nice and early will mean less work overall.