Planning a flower garden is not so dissimilar than planning a vegetable garden. You’ll want to start by deciding your goals – are you gardening for color, for scent, for a specific theme? Depending on your goal, or goals, you can begin to gather inspiration. We enjoy creating a large “mood board” full of ideas for our garden and appreciate being able to see a visual of what we are hoping to accomplish.
After you have a mental picture of what you’d like to include in your garden you can take it to paper and pencil. Using the Avant Garden Décor Garden Planner you can map out exactly how you’ll want your garden to look, including what patio area, furniture, fountains, and more you’ll have included.
Make a timeline regarding when to plan the various seeds and the approximate amount of time they’ll need until bloom. You will also want to note whether plants are perennials that bloom multiple times in a garden season or if the flower is an annual that can be replaced once its life cycle is complete.
Next, you’ll want to head online or to your favorite local gardening center to stock up on plants and seeds. Some of our favorite online seed shops include:
Finally, using your timeline and garden tools you’ll want to get started! All your planning hard work will pay off when you can bring your drawings and inspiration to life on your very own property.
Take photos of your planning process for us and share with our community on Facebook. We can’t wait to see them!