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Creating that Eye-Catching Garden

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A flower garden can transform the yard from an open expanse of grass to colorful wonderland homeowners can enjoy year after year. Putting in a bit of work at the start of the season pays off when breathtaking blossoms start to unfurl.

Planting a flower garden isn’t difficult when following the proper steps. With some research and careful planning, gardeners can make the vision of a blooming backyard paradise a reality. Use this quick guide for some help getting started.

Test the Soil

Flowers thrive in fertile soil with a lot of organic matter. If it's unclear whether the soil has enough nutrients to support a garden, gardeners can pick up a soil testing kit at a local gardening shop and find out. These simple kits are color-coded by nutrient and reveal what amendments need to be made before planting. Should the test show that the soil lacks essential elements, spread organic fertilizer on the area where the garden will be planted, and work it into the soil before adding flowers?

Choose a Color Scheme

Flower gardens are all about color, so gardeners can use favorite shades to establish a basic color scheme. From there, it's easy to choose either complementary shades or colors adjacent to each other on the color wheel. Large swatches of single colors can also be used to good effect when interspersed with ferns or other greenery: Balance warm, calm, and neutral colors to create a stunning display.

Use Both Annuals and Perennials

Annual flowers appear for just one season and must be planted the following year again. Perennials last for three or more seasons but bloom for shorter periods. Base flower selections on the color scheme and choose plants that can thrive in local weather conditions.

Popular annuals include:





Gardeners also enjoy these perennial blooms: (click on any plant listed below, and you can buy them online)



Cohosh Plants

Virginia Blue Bells

Soloman Seal Plants

Planting a combination of both flower types allows gardeners to change the yard's look with new annuals each year while enjoying perennial blooms. Plant Strategically Most flowers do well in full sunlight, but others may require partial shade. Research the preferred growing conditions for the chosen blooms, and plan the garden's layout, so each plant has the best conditions for growth. Arrange flowers according to when they bloom to provide frequent bursts of color throughout the season. When planned correctly, the garden should always have something blossoming even as the weather gets cooler.

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Don’t Forget the Border.

Groundcovers make beautiful garden borders. Ferns, broad-leaf foliage, and low-growing flowering plants accentuate larger blossoms and give the garden a balanced look. Combine groundcovers with natural mulch to minimize weed growth. Use additional plants to shape and define the garden area and separate it visually from the rest of the yard. If the garden is a permanent fixture of the yard, consider adding hardscaping elements like decorative stones, flagstones, bricks, or low stone walls.

Finish Up with Accents

Once all the flowers are planted, and the border is in place, add some finishing touches to make the garden truly unique. Create a pathway among favorite blooms with stepping stones, or place a few decorative statues among the plants. Outdoor artwork, plant arbors, and string lighting all add personality. Include a few bird feeders or birdbaths to attract vibrant wildlife to the blooms.

The beauty of a well-planned flower garden is worth the effort it takes to design and plant. When gardeners choose and arrange flowers carefully, the rewards can be seen yearly. Flower gardens are beautiful, relaxing, and fun to observe, and there’s always something new to enjoy as changing seasons bring fresh waves of blossoms.

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15 Ground Cover Favorites - TN Nursery

15 Ground Cover Favorites

The Nursery proudly offers the chance to purchase a ground cover grab bag containing ten healthy plants. This option allows each customer to have a horticulture specialist determine which ground cover plants will perform best in their U.S.D.A. growing zone. PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE ARE A COLLECTION OF PLANTS, NOT SPECIFIC PLANT TYPES. WE CHOOSE TYPES THAT WORK BEST FOR YOUR ZONE ACCORDING TO YOUR ZIP CODE Our horticulturists assess your zone and then hand-select your order. You will receive a surprise that includes a variety of 10 beautiful plants. T.N. Nursery specializes in growing species that are easy to care for and suitable for gardeners of every skill level. All The Ground Cover Favorites for Your Garden Floor This collection features several fantastic ground cover vining plants that you can use to cover your garden. These low plants grow along the world and easily cover broad space patches. They're a popular alternative for grass, and they also look pretty attractive when worked into landscaping features. We offer diverse options ranging from understated covers that fade into the background to eye-catching covers with unusual colors and features. The one thing all of these plants have in common is that they do a great job of growing along the earth's floor and providing even coverage across your landscape. Exciting Ways & Places To Plant The Ground Cover Favorites These versatile plants work in many situations. Some landscapers like to use them instead of grass to create a unique and beautiful-looking lawn. Others use them as coverage in between taller plants in flower beds. You can also design landscapes with dense clusters of these plants as borders for trees, sidewalks, patios, and more. Try one of our options in any situation where you might enjoy a low plant with high coverage. Many different types of plants are available for property owners who need coverage for their earth floors. The best ones have a few attributes that help them stand out. Their dense coverage ensures your yard gets a lush coat of leaves and greenery instead of bare dirt peeking through. Good plants for coverage also tend to have a relatively short and regular appearance. They provide a low, even coating that coats the floor without distracting from the rest of your land. TN Nursery Has Some Fantastic Ground Cover Favorites When you want to find great plants to blanket your earth floor, check out our ground cover Favorites. We've looked far and wide to find the most popular options. These iconic plants are well-liked by both professional landscapers and amateur gardeners. When you choose from this bunch of plants, you can be confident you'll get an excellent option that blankets your floor with a lot of beautiful, natural greenery.

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