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Five popular techniques of flowers to decorate home garden design

In-home garden, where if you have some little space either in front of your territory or in the background then you have a choice that weather converts into kitchen garden or vegetable garden which is known as home gardening technique. Sometimes, a combination of flowers and vegetables is used where flowers are used for decoration purposes. There are different kinds of flowers that are used like perennials or annuals but annuals are the most abundantly used flower with specific techniques to make better homes and gardens. In this article, I will describe the five popular techniques to decorate home garden design by using flowers especially annuals.

There are the following outlines under which the whole article will be discussed,

  • Questions of home gardening
  • Edging technique to decorate home garden design
  • Bedding technique to decorate home garden design
  • Border technique to decorate home garden design
  • Screen technique to decorate home garden design

Better home and garden

You may ask that how someone may do laborious and volunteer works even in this COVID-19 pandemic conditions for home gardening. Then, believe me, there are many peoples who are sitting at home idly and they don’t have any work to do then this activity is more as it relates and fit with environment-friendly conditions.

What Flowers Should You Not Plant Near Your Vegetables?

Well, as a horticulturist I would not give you the advice to do this in the vegetable garden. Vegetables need more space than flowers. So, if you will plant flowers near the vegetables then there may be competition exist between these plants.

Flowers are more suitable to the places where lawns and other than vegetable gardening exists and where narrow spaces occur like borders, edges, etc.

How do you plant a beautiful flower garden?

There is a simple logic to do this if you want to decorate your lawns. There are different flowers that are used for specific purposes. A bigger ground is covered with grasses like Khabal grass and then shrubs are used for borders in the home gardening technique. In each corner of a home garden, two to three layers can be used as hedges by using different foliage beauty plants like shrubs, ficus spp.

Now, nears the borders across each border with large shrubs there may be a combination of flowers and foliage plants that are more preferred. There are many ideas to decorate your lawns but generally, this method is applied to formal home garden design.

What should you not plant in your garden?

There is no specific reason to plant any flowers or shrubs but larger shady trees should not be planted which affects or lowers the water table in the deep underground like Eucalyptus spp.

Now, come to the actual point that what are those techniques which are used for decoration of home garden design, which is followings,

  1. Edging
  2. Bedding
  3. Borders
  4. Screening
  5. Cut flowers

Edging technique for home garden design

Edging is used when small narrow space is available like near the borders, corners, across the hedges, with beds, across the small footpath. There are the following flowers that are used for hedging purposes,

  • Ageratum
  • Candytuft
  • Pansy
  • Portulaca
  • Sweet alyssum
Profuse flowering of sweet alyssum on edges

Bedding technique for home garden design

Bedding is another technique, especially when there are large big grassy home grounds like in parks where centers and different sides are chosen as a bed area where two to three different types of flowers are used. There are following flowers are used for bedding purposes,

  • China aster
  • Calendula
  • Cock’s comb
  • Marigold
  • Dahlia
  • Cornflower
  • Petunia
  • Pansy
  • Zinnia
Marigold flowers in bedding technique

Borders technique for home garden design

Borders are places where the area of lawns or any territory falls ends. There are many flowers are used for borders. There are many examples across the margin or borders of home ground etc. there are following flowers which are used as border plant especially,

  • Gypsophila
  • Gaillardia
  • Globe amaranth
  • Pink poppy
  • Sweet alyssum
Globe amaranth as a border plant

Screening technique for home garden design

Screening of flowers means planting the flowers in front of lawns near the borders or edges or maybe a part of these to make the appearance of the front area as a showy to fill the gap of irrelevant area. There are the following flowers which are used as screening flowers,

  • Cosmos
  • Morning glory
  • Larkspur
  • Sweet peas
  • Hollyhock
  • Sunflower
Beautiful showy pansy flowers

Cut flowers technique for home garden design

There are many uses of flowers and cut flowers are prepared which have not any direct relation with flowers decorations but it could be used for as an individual flower with stem just as roses are used as a cut flower as of primary importance. There are the following flowers that can also be used as cut flowers as secondary importance.

  • China aster
  • Gypsophilla
  • Calendula
  • Corn flowers
  • Cosmos
  • Dahlia
  • Sunflower

Cut flowers are used for making small decoration pieces like bouquets. I hope this article was helpful about the decoration of home garden design.


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