There’s nothing like a flowery garden to improve your home. But choosing plants for your garden is not an easy task. Indeed, if some plants require a lot of work, others may not be suitable for your soil or your region’s climate. Here’s a closer look at tips for choosing the best plants.
The best option is to choose slow-growing plants. It is always wise to have a garden that requires little work, at the risk of letting the plants wither away due to lack of time. This is the case, for example, with the dwarf Weigelia Alexandra, the Alexandria laurel, and the Japanese cortea.
These shrubs adapt to all types of soil. Their appearance will give your garden a rustic charm. The Weigelia is suitable for both sunny and shady locations. In addition, this type of plant can adapt to any climate.
Ground Cover Plants
Although they are denser, ground covers are helpful for weed control. Thanks to their spreading growth, they will quickly cover the empty spaces in your garden. This way, a kind of green carpet quickly forms, preventing weeds from growing too far.
If your land is bare, you can green it up using ground cover plants. This is an excellent alternative to grass or lawn, especially in dry areas. This type of vegetation needs very little water to survive and grow.
Long-blooming plants will allow you to have a garden that blooms almost year-round. Avoid fast-blooming plants, such as peonies, as they will quickly seed. Instead, choose perennials such as geranium rozanne, verbona bonariensis (or Buenos Aires veriveine), and vergerette.
These plants bloom only once a year, but their flowers do not disappear until the following year when they are renewed. Moreover, they proliferate easily and require no maintenance. They also overwinter in the soil to bloom again in an optimal way.
Rather than settling for single-attraction plants, choosing those with multiple aesthetic aspects is best. Choose plants that offer two or three ornaments (beautiful foliage, decorative trunk, pleasant scent, etc.). You can also choose medicinal plants or fruit trees that meet these criteria.
To have a beautiful and fragrant garden, combine several species that bloom according to the seasons. This way, your plants will be full of flowers all year long and will continuously give off an intoxicating scent.
Choose trees with a narrow silhouette for your garden. Choose tapered plants that will not interfere with other plants. Columnifera, stricta and pyramidalis are the most common species of tapered plants. They won’t shade the rest of the garden, allowing it to benefit from good light.
Ornamental plants are chosen for aesthetic purposes. They are perfect for all types of gardens (English, French, Japanese, etc.).
The Japanese Maple
This is one of the most beautiful trees in existence, with an elegant habit, beautiful colors every season, decorative foliage and flowers, etc. It varies in size from 3 to 5 meters and is perfect for any garden.
The Japanese maple thrives in moist areas with cool soil. It is ideal for gardens with rustic themes with an undergrowth atmosphere. However, it does not appreciate excessive heat or cold and prolonged exposure to the sun, which can be fatal.
The birch generally has a beautiful white bark very characteristic. This gives it an interesting aesthetic touch in winter. Its foliage, reminiscent of autumn colors, and its beautiful flowers add to its elegance. Fast-growing, the birch adapts to all types of soil and all regions.