What Can I Plant In Front Of A Flower Bed?

Landscape flowers such as Hostas, Alyssum and Sedum can add a lovely touch to any landscape. These types of flowers are very easy to care for and will provide many years of enjoyment. If you love to landscape and enjoy planting things, then you should consider planting these in front of flowerbeds. They come in an array of different colors such as white, red, pink, mauve, lavender, lilac and calendula.

Hosta: Hosta is an evergreen shrub that can be found in most states from Texas to Maine. This plant is extremely hardy and is very tolerant of cool and hot weather. They require full sunlight to thrive. You can place Hostas in flower gardens, along fence posts, in the front of the house, or even along the walkway to your front stoop. You can easily find Hostas at many gardening stores around the country.

Alyssum: Alyssum comes in a variety of colors and can sometimes become a problem due to over planting. Alyssum likes the shade in shade loving climates and can easily be planted in full sun gardens. Alyssum is very easy to grow and will survive in most climates. If you prefer a plant that has a long lifespan, you might want to consider planting Alyssum plants that have been potted or trimmed from gardens.

Pansy: Pansy is another one of those perennial shrubs that needs full sun to thrive. They do well in pots under 4 feet tall. They are beautiful shrubs and if you like them with flowers, you should grow them.

Bulbs: Bulbs are not a good choice of flowering perennials. You need to place bulbs on a flower bed that receives direct sunlight throughout the day. Bulbs also don’t do well in southern or colder climate. You will also want to keep a hand planted in the flower bed. This will create a more natural looking arrangement that will not change over the years.

Ferns: Ferns look good in a flower garden but are not really worth planting in a flower bed. The good part about ferns is that they grow quickly and look great coming out of the ground. They also don’t need much care after planting.

Ornamental Grasses: Ornamental grasses can be planted in any area of your flower bed. They can add color and shape to an area. If you cannot see the ornamental grasses from far away they will blend in with the landscape. They do not require much attention and grow very well. Some ornamental grasses also come in ground cover forms. This will allow you to easily move the grasses in the winter to allow for an even more beautiful appearance.

So this was a quick guide to the types of flowers that can be planted in flower beds in the fall. For a colorful array of color choose early season perennials, such as begonias. For a cooler look try late summer perennials including hydrangeas, crocuses and violets. Plant them in a row, spread them apart or just mix them up, it’s all up to you.

Shrubs: One of the most popular plants to introduce to a new bed is shrubs. These plants add a lush look, due to their many textures. From the deep green of crabgrass to the dry bark of a shrub, there are many textures that make these plants very attractive. Some shrubs have flowers while others bloom throughout the year, such as the trailing hydrangea. Try these textures in your landscaping design.

Sunscreens: Sunscreens are another great option for your flower bed. You can choose plants with different textures and colors. Try planting sunscreens on the border of your flower bed, next to tall growing plants, like azaleas or honeysuckle. You can also use ground covers such as daffodils or shrubs to completely protect your flower bed from the sun. The shade will keep most of the sun’s heat away and allow your plants to stay nice and cool during the hot summer months.

Garden Scholarships: You can create your own garden scholarships for your local community or school. All you need for this project is some graph paper and garden scholarship tools. You can create your own garden scholarships by selecting plants with academic merit based on your local community needs. For example, if the students in your school need funding for scholarships, you could select a flower bed with a heavy wood for a rich bold statement. Or if there are a lot of low income families in your area, you might choose to plant something that is not common such as a fruit tree or vegetable.

Flower Beds: If you have a large area outdoors that you would like to turn into a garden, you can certainly do it. However, there is a lot of work involved in turning your large area into a beautiful garden. There is a lot more planning involved than just choosing plants and flowers that you like. You will also have to decide what textures and colors will complement each other. This is where knowing how to plant your plants will help you out immensely.