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Ornamental gardens may not provide food for your family, but they can add a touch of color and beauty to the outside of your home. In addition to planting vegetables and herbs, I also LOVE to grow beautiful, decorative flowers and plants designed for aesthetic purposes only. This type of garden may also contain shrubs, foliage plants, and trees, all arranged in such a way as to enhance your outdoor space.

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There is no right or wrong way to create your ornamental garden. Just follow a few basic steps. First, you’ll need to choose your location. Make sure your garden is in an area that is accessible to water, has good drainage, and where the plants can get lots of sunshine, if possible.

Next, pick out the plants you want to grow. You can choose from various vines and flowers that turn your ordinary lawn into a work of art. If you’re unsure what to plant, use the articles below to learn how to grow dahlias, camellias, wisteria vines, petunias, peacock orchids, and more.

Once you know a little about the different types of flowers and plants you can grow in your garden, it will help you decide which ones suit you best.

Here, you can discover how to give your garden a pop of color using yellow spring flowers or learn how to grow climbing honeysuckle vines. Find out which plants mostly need sunshine to be healthy and which thrive in shady or partly shady areas.

Reader’s Gorgeous Ornamental Garden

You can even read about and see pictures of Cveta’s Mediterranean-style garden to help give you some ideas on creating your own ornamental garden.

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Ornamental Gardens: They’re More than Just Beautiful Scenery

One of the main reasons for planting an ornamental or decorative garden is to brighten up the outside of your home. You can create some amazing sceneries of plants and flowers that you can enjoy anytime you’re in the mood. After all, relaxing in this environment is a great way to relieve some of the stress you encounter throughout the day. However, these gardens do have other benefits as well.

For example, they’re very similar to a small ecosystem, so they raise the oxygen content around your home. This will help to improve your overall health. Many flowers and plants attract wildlife, such as birds, bees, insects, and butterflies, encouraging pollination.

You can learn about wildlife gardening here. See what type of animals the different plants attract so you know which ones to choose for your garden.

If you’d like to make the outside of your home smell amazing, plant some fragrant perennial flowers. You can even learn how to make edible birdhouses to help encourage birds to flock to your garden.

Not only do they add to the beauty and serenity of your garden, but you’re also providing the birds with a food source they need to survive.

Ornamental gardens are so beautiful they may even help increase your property value, which most homeowners can appreciate.

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