The secrets of a perfect botanical garden
Many times we abandon the effort to create a beautiful garden with the first wrong move, without giving ourselves time to learn the types of herbs and plants that will thrive in our region, but also the way they have to be planted in order to have a unique result!
Cultivating a botanical garden is an art that needs imagination, original combinations and of course good mood and dedication! Little secrets always make it easy for us to work and give us the courage to continue to do gardening and our own herbs!
Choose herbs and plants resistant to weather and insect attacks. Prefer to plant in the main central gardens, herbs with little need in water and resistant to diseases. While plants that keep their foliage all year round give green and beauty with little grooming efforts!
A successful combination is rosemary with lavender! Create a central element in your garden with rosemary in the center to be framed by lavender! It will offer a variety of shades of green that will remain in winter and summer, the flowering of lavender will follow that of rosemary and will offer interest in height with the rosemary in the center to exceed 1 meter!
You can plant them alongside the boundaries of each flowerbed at regular intervals and in continuous switching. They do not need any special care, but to be sure that they will last more winters, it is good to dig up and keep the bulbs in the summer months. Zubulia, hyacinths, daffodils, are particularly widespread, fragrant and gorgeous! Freesias will bloom twice a year, while the cyclamen decorates our garden in the cold days of winter. Of course we should not forget the beautiful Maule’s quince with large pink flowers in winter and green dense foliage in the summer which is ideal for a fence.
Fit a variety of flowers, with small and big shrubs! Lemon verbena is a beautiful perennial herb that sleeps in the winter but in the summer it is very fragrant with tiny white flowers that would fit perfectly with beautiful red hibiscus!
Leave areas with low vegetation or plant ground cover plants that create uniformity and color such as rosemary, thyme, petunia, alchemila, begonia, daisies, plants that are ideal for shady soils or sunny.
Give vertical interest to your garden with columns with climbing plants such as honeysuckle, solanum, jasmine, and passionflower, all evergreen! You can create arches, columns, spirals that will give beauty and interest in your garden! Combining with internal lighting on a column or an arc will make the landscape magical! The solar luminaires provide atmospheric lighting, they are very easy to install and offer economy. Create rock gardens with planted levels for greater interest and maintenance of which is not expensive.
With emphasis on the paths, clearly separate small gardens that need not have the same monotonous pattern but variety! Try laying layers of pebbles, wooden boards, or just leave earth paths defined by clusters of white stone.
Include in the study of your garden tall shrubs and trees! The result in their blooming period is fantastic, and they can be the central element of your garden. Magnolia, laurel of Apollo, carob tree, acacia, are some of the trees and shrubs with special beauty for your garden!
Finally, try smart decorative elements that can give charm to your space, a sitting room between your rock garden, a swing, a fountain, and even a flower-filled stroller make your garden special. Among the perennial flowers you choose, with the changes of the season you can add beautifully colored one-year plants that will light up your garden!