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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.

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 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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I’m sure you’ve seen beautiful hydrangeas of different colors. If you wish for a specific flower color on your hydrangeas, you may wonder: do you have to buy them that way, or can you change them yourself? I’ll share here how to change hydrangea colors: easy and so beautiful!!! Hydrangeas are a very beautiful plant. …

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Nothing catches the eye in a garden quite like a bright red flower. And while perennials certainly have their benefits, the quickest way to get these show-stopping crimson blooms into your garden is to plant annuals. To help you choose among the many plants available, here is a list of annual red flowers that will …

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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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Colorful flowers make your yard pop as nothing else can. They are like the finishing touches of the artist’s brush that bring the canvas of your yard to life. There are so many beautiful flowers, vegetables, and other plants to choose from! Let’s explore some of them today.  When planting flowers, consider the bright spots …

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Spring fever… we all have it. For some, it manifests by sleeping or eating less; for others, it is an urge to clean the house or start exercising. But for garden lovers like you and me, it’s the need to start digging in the dirt. Dreaming up budget-friendly curb appeal landscaping ideas and planning for …

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Purple is a regal color, and what better way to add a touch of sophistication to your garden than by adding a few purple shade perennials? These flowers are perfect for adding long-lasting color to a shaded area of your garden, and they will bloom year after year with proper care. They are perfect for …

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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 Choose …

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Filling your garden with color all year round is a guaranteed way to keep things looking bright and alive no matter what the weather has in store. Out of the plethora of colors that you can plant into your outdoor space, there’s no doubt that yellow flowering shrubs are the one that shines the brightest. …

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