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Ornamental Gardens

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 a wide variety of vines and flowers that turn your ordinary lawn into a work of art. If you’re not sure what to plant, use the articles below to learn how to grow dahlias, camellias, wisteria vine, 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 the 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 need mostly sunshine to be healthy and which ones 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 how to create your own ornamental garden.

If you’d like to share YOUR garden, please don’t hesitate to contact us here.

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 type of 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, which encourages 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 amazong, 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 to increase your property value, which is something most all homeowners can appreciate.

Self Seeding Plants For An Easy And Gorgeous Garden

Self seeding plants are an ideal way to create a landscape filled with flowers and food without spending a lot of money. These are plants that you can plant just one of and watch as they return and/or multiply year after year without any assistance from you. Self Seeding Plants For A No Cost Garden …

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Stunning Bell Shaped Flowers For Dreamy Gardens

Having a garden space that is full of bell shaped flowers is perfect for adding a wonderful curb appeal to your home. These ornamental flowers are beautiful and add quite a stunning visual to any garden area or flower bed space.  The great part about adding these flowers to your space is that they come …

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Large Outdoor Planters You’ll Love On Your Patio

Large outdoor planters are an ideal way to garden without the commitment of planting flowers, plants, shrubs, and trees into the ground. These planters are essential for apartment living. You can still have a beautiful outdoor garden without worrying that you don’t have a plot of dirt to use. Large Outdoor Planters Ideal for all …

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Best Flowers For A Stunning Butterfly Garden

Butterfly gardening is a fun hobby for many today. Just imagine colorful butterflies flitting around in your flower garden, moving from one bloom to the next, and creating a beautiful show just for you! Let’s look at some of the easiest to grow plants for your butterfly garden 🙂 Best Plants For Butterfly Gardens   …

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The Best Bonsai Starter Kits For Beginners

Growing bonsai trees is an art form. Bonsai trees grow with beautifully twisted branches and unique trunks, and they fit perfectly into their cute ceramic pots. You heard about bonsais being easy to maintain, and want to give it a go yourself, right? We looked up the best bonsai starter kits to get you started …

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Beautiful Red Flowering Shrubs That Make Your Landscape Pop

Looking to inject some real drama and vibrancy into your garden? You need to incorporate some red flowers. And, for a real statement, add a few red flowering shrubs. Beautiful, scarlet flowers will set your outdoor space ablaze with color throughout the summer. Some red flowering shrubs, like the Scarlet Firethorn and Winterberry, will even …

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Best Bluebird Feeders To Attract These Adorable Blue Birds

Attracting birds to the garden is easy when you know the lifestyle of that bird. Bluebirds are one of my favorites! So, naturally, finding the best bluebird feeders was on my “to do” list when we moved to our current property. Bluebirds don’t actually like seeds. They LOVE mealworms. So, getting the right bird feeder …

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Asiatic Lilies Growing Guide {With Lots Of Gorgeous Lily Pictures}

If you are a gardener looking for a new passion, then growing Asiatic lilies may be the perfect fit. Their vibrant colors are an ideal way to add color to your garden’s landscape. While you do need to give them a little care, they will thrive in many environments. Following the advice in this Asiatic …

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5 Adorable Garden Angels To Bring Peace And Harmony To Your Garden

Adding architectural interest to our outdoor spaces with the use of ornaments is something that garden designers have done for centuries, dating all the way back to Ancient Greece. As time has moved on, incorporating ornamental features into our gardens is something that has stuck with us, and one of the most popular figures used …

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