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Creating a Gorgeous Garden | TN Nursery

Creating that Eye-Catching Garden

TN Nurseries best selling perennials



Virginia Blue Bells

Indian Pinks



Hibiscus Laevis Gorgeous Flower

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

Ground Cover Favorites To Adorn Hillsides, Get for Soil Erosion and Weed Control  The Nursery proudly offers you the chance to purchase a ground cover grab bag that contains 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. Ground Cover Grab Bag: Benefits Do you have vacant spots in your yard calling out for some color? Sure, those areas need more interest. Besides adding some curb appeal, adding ground cover plants also provides a few environmental benefits, like these:  Prevent soil erosion: Bare spots tend to compact, causing fast water runoff and wind erosion. Ground cover can help you fill in those areas and maintain your soil. Create a healthy ecosystem: Small mammals, lizards, and ground birds will gravitate toward your ground cover plants. They can escape the hot summer sun and hide their young from predators. Natural weed control: Most gardeners accept weeding as a necessary chore--but it need not be! Plant thick, dense, and fast-spreading groundcover plants. They will steal the nutrients from the weeds. Eventually, you will not need to weed manually or spray damaging chemicals.  Ground Cover Grab Bag May Include:  The ground cover grab bag can include a variety of species--we grow hundreds of different plants at T.N. Nursery, and we know just the right thing for your needs. Your order will be custom-selected to suit the growing needs of your climate.  If you are ready to be delighted and surprised, order your ten-plant groundcover grab bag today--we are eager to select your plants with love and care. 

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