Flower Bed Landscaping Ideas

Flower beds can be created using perennials, annuals and shrubs. Mixing different heights and colors together creates a well-balanced bed. Within the space, add texture using containers and flower pots. Nestle them among the flowers and around the edge of the landscape. Add a birdbath to the bed to attract wildlife like birds and butterflies.

Pretty in Pink

Create a flower bed with all pink flowers and vibrant blooms. Begin in the back of the bed and add rose trees, which have blooms growing in a ball-like structure at the top of the thin cane, resembling a lollipop. Peonies, with their ethereal and soft pale pink blooms will fill in a flower bed and create a long-lasting design. Plant pink tulip bulbs around the bed to emerge in early spring. Bleeding heart and foam flowers both have variegated pink blooms with green foliage, and add texture and variety in an all pink garden. Around the flowers, lay a 1- to 2-inch layer of dark mulch to contrast with the pink blooms.

Colorful Height

Hollyhocks, with their tall blooms and large flower heads, add height and drama in flower beds. Line the bed with a line of hollyhock's to create a fence line of flowers. Break up a garden space to create different sections using tall plants. Butterfly bushes, which can grow up to 30 feet tall, break up large spaces while adding height to the space. Available in a wide range of colors, including purple, white and yellow, butterfly bushes have slender and fragrant blooms. Sunflowers add yellow faces to your garden and come in different shades of yellow, orange, even purple. Their height is magnificent and they look especially beautiful lined up facing the sun.

Creeping Plants

Creeping vines and ground covers like stonecrop sedum and hosta will fill in the flower garden and add depth and dimension to the space. Blanket flowers and creeping phlox with their vibrant blooms and spreading foliage are an ideal ground cover. Herbs like tarragon and thyme, which are fast-growing covers add a fragrant scent, make a perfect addition to the space. Pinch back the herbs and flowers to create more blooms and free up nutrients to the new shoots.

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Callie Barber is a writer and photographer in North Carolina. Her work has appeared in Forbes and Automotive News magazine. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in international studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.