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Creating a decorative flower bed – tips for designing a carpet bed

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It just doesn’t work without flowers in the garden and a structured garden design with different areas and varied plants creates a particularly beautiful effect. If you have a Create a flowerbed there are a few things you need to take into account and get a clear idea of ​​how much gardening is ahead of you.

Creating a flowerbed – the shape of the plot, location and orientation

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You should regard a flower bed as a long-term investment that will give you pampering and joy every day for years to come. In order to achieve the desired end result, it is usually enough hard but one-time work. The plot should be suitable, mostly changed, and the appropriate plant species should be grown. Then only maintenance follows – removing weeds and watering.

Create a decorative flower bed – which types of plants are suitable

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Before you buy the plants, you should determine the orientation and location of the property or the pre-planned garden area. Low-growing plants, which are also known as companion plants, are particularly suitable for a carpet bed. Flowering or evergreen, low to medium tall, perennials are great choices, especially if you don’t want to spend too much time gardening. Pay attention to which plants prefer sunny and shady locations.

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Create a decorative flower bed – plan properly beforehand

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A flower bed can also be designed in a straight, geometric shape. With the flowers, through their leaf and blossom colors, you can achieve different classic or playful garden designs. A successful end result asserts careful garden planning in advance. Take colored pencils and let your creativity run free. Try to depict how you envision the carpet bed of your dreams. With the colors you can reproduce the flowering plants and the exact placement or shape very clearly.

Create a flower bed – plan a carpet bed

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To create a successful carpet bed, professionals advise growing several types of flowering and green-leaved plants. Place white primrose next to the bushy barberry so that the two plants really come into their own. An exemplary plan would look like this:

1 – circle of pansies of three colors – purple, white and lavender

2 – Evening primrose ‘Solstice’ (Oenothera tetragona)

3 – yellow dwarf barberry (Berberis thunbergii Maria)

4 – Floribunda roses

5 – Harlequin barberry “Rose Glow” (Berberis thunbergii)

6 – primrose white (Primula vulgaris)

Creating a flowerbed – growing plants

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You can grow the selected plants in spring or, alternatively, when it’s too late for this, buy the plants ready-made and only arrange them in the specific places in the flowerbed. So you play it safe and there is no risk of the seeds not matching the desired flower color. When the arrangement of the carpet bed is already in place, you can provide more contrast and emphasize the structure and shape with white gravel.

Creating a flower bed – it’s a long-term investment 

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The more geometric and straight you want your bed design to be, the more precise the bed planning should be. The results are really impressive and certainly help you to be in a better mood year after year.

Creating a flower bed – planting carpet bed shapes

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1 – Narrow-leaved marigold (Tagetes tenuifolia)

2 – Petunia hybrida Multiflora

3 – colored nettle (

Create a flowerbed – arranged around and centrally 

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1 – Funkie (Hosa) “Morning Light”

2 – Mealy Sage (Salvia farinacea)

3 – ash plant (Cineraria maritima)

Create a flowerbed – rectangular with a design center

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1 – Columbines (Aquilégia)

2 – marigold (Tagetes patula)

3 – purple petunia (Petunia violacea)

Create a rectangular flowerbed – diagonal arrangement

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1 – Petunia hybrida Multiflora

2 – silver leaf

3 – Begonia Semperflorens

4 – marigold (Tagetes patula)

Create a decorative flower bed – diamond shape or a round one

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Low-growing plant species – flowering or not, can be wonderfully designed in different geometric shapes. Buxus hedges are wonderfully suitable as a design border. Suitable varieties are:

  • Parrot leaf in yellow, red and green (Alternanthera)
  • Iresine
  • Begonias
  • Tagetes
  • Houseleek species

Create a flower bed – put together different types of plants

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Carpet beds become the design center of the garden. Why is it advisable to choose plant species that are not only pleasing to the eye in spring or early summer with their blossoming flowers. Lavishly blooming begonias can be grown wonderfully in the middle and the evergreen silver leaf can be used on the edge.

As a colored accent in the green garden Create a flowerbed 

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Do you have a preference for fresh green and not really for flowers? Then only form an ale in the garden with flowering perennials. It can be even more reduced and, of course, easier to care for with pansies, which need a humus-rich soil.

Create a flower bed in the country house garden 

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In the lush country house garden there is no space for a nicely shaped carpet bed, some think. But you are deceiving. When planning the garden, it is very important to develop a clear structure of which plants should come in the back and which should come in the front. Structure the different types of plants and arrange them according to the plant growth.

Carpet bed as a decorative element in the garden

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In the middle of the garden it is worthwhile to create a beautiful, decorative carpet bed that would attract attention. Decorative garden elements, such as a bridge or a fountain, will make your garden design appear even more splendid.

Carpet beds are the heart of the large garden

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Fairytale, wonderful carpet beds can be found especially in formal garden design. The huge gardens in front of castles and palaces offer enough space and scope for decorative garden art made from grown flowers.