A stunning garden is part of what make a house a home, and adds a sense of comfortable luxury to any building. When planning a garden you need to take into consideration the lifespan and lifecycle of the plant, the shape and colors of the plants, and how this all fits together to reflect the style of your home.
Choosing the kind of plants you want in your garden is one of the most fun parts about being a gardener. Everyone, no matter what their skill level or climate zone, has a wide variety of beautiful flowers, shrubs and trees that can thrive in your garden. If you have your heart set on a certain kind of plant, certainly plant it, but make sure you know how to care for it based on the weather you experience. (Because of the Chicagoland area’s cold winter, it’s best to keep tropical plants potted indoors.) If you want to fill your garden with beautiful flowers, that can thrive in your home, you’re in luck, there are numerus flowering plants that any gardener- even if their green thumb has yet to come in- can cultivate in the Chicagoland area.
Perennial flowers are gardeners’ favorite for a reason. Plants like daylilies, ferns, and lungwort have beautiful blooms throughout the year, spread easily- perfect if you have a lot of yard space needing to get covered- and survive frost. If your garden gets frequently invaded by deer, perennial flowers like yarrow, hyacinths, hostas, and lily of the valley won’t get eaten.
For burst of seasonal color, you can’t go wrong with filling in with annuals. These seasonal plants can be planted from seeds or from prepropagated plants. The seeds and starter flowers can be found at any home and garden store, grow quickly, and produce more seeds at the end of their growing season. If you choose to plant wildflowers, they will generally self-seed for another year of beautiful blooms.
Designing and creating a beautiful garden is easy, and gives you a lush space to enjoy your home.
Author: The Sublime Team