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Specific Plant Varieties to Suit Your Requirements

Posted by Tammy Sons on

Every gardener has a different choice as well as requirement and it is important to choose the plants accordingly for your home garden. Carefully selected plants can drastically transform the landscape leaving you contented. The right kind of plants and shrubs will be a sight to behold when they are in full bloom.

Sometimes it becomes really perplexing for us to select the best plants for our garden. These are some of the plants depending on different requirements that can help you to adorn your landscape—

Plants for Hanging Baskets—Hanging Baskets look great on porches and patios but if you grow the wrong kind of plants then they might not thrive and ruin the entire look. Some of the plants that look great in hanging baskets are Begonia, Nasturtium, Petunia, Fuchsias, Lobelias, Clematis, Verbenas, Bellflower and Geraniums. They can be easily grown in hanging baskets as they grow and become dense covering the entire basket with dainty flowers.

Tall Flowering Plants for Backgrounds—Tall flowering plants look great at the back of a flower bed. The strikingly colored flowers create a good contrast with the smaller varieties planted in the front. Some of the common tall plants that can be used as background are Tall Zinnia, Sunflower, Tall Dahlias, Hibiscus, Gladiolus, Foxglove, Cosmos, Snapdragon, Hollyhocks and Tithonia. You can match them up with short ferns and border plants in the front.

Fragrant Plants—If you are looking for pleasing and fragrant plants for your garden then you can consider growing Lavender, Carnations, Phlox, Roses, Petunias, Wisteria, Sweet Pea, Peony, Lilies, Tuberoses and Mignonette. All these plants bear scented flowers that can soothe your senses.

Dwarf Plants for Borders or Edging—Some of the plants that can be grown on the edge of flower beds are Lobelia, Ageratum, Begonia, English Daisy, Viola, Dwarf Zinnia and Pansy. These small plants look striking against the taller ones that are planted at the back.

Plants for Window Boxes—If you are planning to grow beautiful plants in a window box and place them in the balcony or window sill then you can grow Lantana, Petunia, Verbena, Vinca, Ivy, Celosia, Alyssum and Geraniums.

  • hanging baskets
  • flowering plants
  • borders and edging