Rainbow Gardens – A Bright and Colorful Idea

Are you thinking about adding a rainbow of color in your garden? Rainbows certainly inspire a feeling of joy and hope, don’t they? A rainbow-colored design of flowers and other plants could be a gorgeous way to showcase lovely flowers on your property. Some people design a bow on their front lawn or around the center of their yard to section off different areas. A lovely mixture of colors like red, yellow, orange, violet, and green in a bow shaped design could make your garden the envy of the neighborhood.

Whether you hire someone to help bring your garden fantasy to reality or decide to do the planting yourself, here are some helpful tips for great flowerbeds:

· Plan carefully. Flowers you might envision looking lovely in your rainbow garden beds may or may not work well together and may or may not grow well in your space. You’ll want to pick the right flowers for your area with consideration for the amount of sunlight the area gets. If you’re new to gardening, your first year might be a bit of a gamble but getting some skilled advice can increase the chances of everything turning out the way you hope it will. You can talk to a landscape gardening company or the expert at your local garden centre to get some expertise.
· It’s wise to plant a rainbow garden with plants, rather than with seeds. This will make it easier to arrange everything to look the way you envision and will help you achieve the look you are going for as you won’t be as likely to have a sparse looking flowerbed where flowers bloom at different times.
· Sketch out your plan. A bit of planning can go a long way in achieving your desired goals. Writing down a game plan with a list of the things you’ll need is a good idea and the map of your flower arrangement can help keep things straight, especially if you’re getting help with the planting. If you’re planting perennials, be sure to leave a bit of room for expanded growth.
· Carefully construct the bow. Higher maintenance plants are probably best to go to the front where they will be easiest to reach (depending on what sort of accessibility you’ve got, of course)
· Consider installing some sort of edging to help shape the border initially and to help you keep grass and weeds from creeping in to your flower garden.
· Don’t forget to set up a nice sitting area nearby so that you can sit, relax and admire your handiwork!

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Jen Byiers writes for Gardens Galore, a company with green fingers and a passion for garden landscaping.

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