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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 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.

How To Grow Wisteria Without It Overtaking Your Yard

If you’ve ever come across a well-grown wisteria vine, you might remember how breathtaking it was! The lavender-blue flowers cascade from the branches in a spectacular display of beauty combined with a lovely sweet fragrance. Learn how to grow wisteria in your own garden. How to Keep Wisteria Under Control Before learning how to grow …

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Why Aren’t My Hydrangeas Blooming? 5 Easy Ways To Help Your Plants Bloom

Are you here because you’ve been asking yourself, “Why aren’t my hydrangeas blooming?” While growing flowers is simple most f the time, the reality is there are many things that could cause your flowers not to bloom. Let’s take a look at why your hydrangeas aren’t blooming. The main reasons why hydrangeas are not presenting …

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11 Delightful Companion Plants for Azaleas

A richly textured grouping of colorful azaleas (Rhododendron) in the spring always draws my eye. I often find myself wandering in my local arboretum during springtime, shaking off the winter doldrums, and becoming immersed in early blooming azaleas. The azaleas are surrounded by companion plants and shrubs that help them grow lush and healthy. I …

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6 Great Companion Plants for Dahlias

Covered with large, cheerful blooms, very few flowering plants can match dahlias for the sheer joy that they bring to the garden. With an enormous variety of shapes, colors, and growth habits, chances are that you will be able to find a dahlia that fits into your garden plan. If you practice companion planting, you …

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Companion Planting Guide (Including 7 Benefits Of Polyculture)

Companion planting offers numerous benefits to the home gardener, whether practiced in the vegetable garden, herb garden, or even flower beds. If you are just getting started with this practice, the numerous possible plant combinations can seem impossibly overwhelming. This companion planting guide breaks down the basic details about companion planting and includes a list …

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8 Stunning Dwarf Flowering Trees For Small Gardens

Small spaces and small gardens call for small trees. Flowering ornamental trees bring color, wildlife, and shade to your yard. Dwarf trees make the best use of limited space. Let’s look at a few dwarf flowering trees you can add to your small yard. Dwarf Flowering Trees That Add Color To Your Landscape Let me …

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How to Grow and Care for Juniper Bonsai Trees

Juniper bonsai trees are a beautiful and rewarding plant to grow and care for. Whether you are brand new to bonsai or a seasoned vet, you can benefit from learning more about these trees. With the right amount of light and humidity, a bonsai can do well in nearly any condition; however, Juniper bonsais are …

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14 Pretty Pink Succulent Plants To Brighten Your Home

If you have fallen in love with the unique grouping of plants called succulents, you know that they come in a wide variety of forms, from sharp spikes to elegant rosettes. Most come in shades of green, but quite a few have dusky blue leaves or even pink hues. These pretty pink succulent plants make …

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How To Grow Beautiful Roses – 10 Tips For Success (Pictures Too!)

Roses are considered one of the most beautiful flowers in the world and are associated with love, romance, and affection. If you want to know more about how to grow beautiful roses, here are 10 tips for gorgeous rose blooms. The history of roses can be traced all the way back to the ancient Greeks …

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Gorgeous Stained Glass Garden Art That Adds Color and Character to Your Yard

Stained glass garden art gives you a simple way to beautify an outdoor area. Stained glass holds up well outside, and the beautiful outdoor additions I’m about to introduce you to can be used inside as well. Stained glass garden decorations come in a wide variety of colors. This lets you choose a piece of …

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