Calling All Green-Fingered Goddesses! How to Create a Beautiful Garden This Summer

As you know, Chelsea Flower Show 2017 is in full swing over the Bank Holiday weekend showcasing the best garden designs from across the country. Every year the show provides inspiration to thousands of aspiring gardeners looking for the hottest new trend in horticulture.

Everyone wishes for a beautiful garden that could bring the immediate attention of visitors and offer a unique aesthetic appeal to your home. It is on the wish-list of many but achieving an enthralling garden is not always an easy task. However, there are easy-to-do gardening tips out there to keep in mind when growing various flowering plants.

Achieving a beautiful, classic garden is all about what is planted and the materials used. Here are the flowers that can be easily grown in your garden adding a beautiful look to your home this summer.

Roses- If there is a flower that can depict the epitome of beauty, fragrance and love, it can be none other than beautiful roses. Roses are available in a variety of colours such as red, pink, orange, yellow, white and other lovely hues. Having these wonderful flowers in your garden this summer will add an elegant, prestigious look within no time. If you’re already pleased with your garden design but have friends who can use a new planting or a pop of colour in their garden, there are numerous of online sites to use to send flowers. People easily send flowers in Singapore for example to their friends as a token of special gift and this can encourage him/her to take up gardening activities!

Lily of the Valley- While some people will embrace international styles, sometimes you just want to stick with a classic, natural British garden, don’t you? If that’s the case, lily-of-the-valley is a beautiful flower that grows well amid deep shade that can emit a mesmerising fragrance during late spring and early summer. The lovely flower is a perfect addition to your home garden if you are aiming for a more natural look.

Tulips- Colour was a huge theme for most designs at the Chelsea Flower Show this year. To boldly add colour to your garden turn to tulips, another flower that will turn heads and help creating a beautiful, calming space. You can easily get your hands on beautiful tulips from your local flower boutique or use online sites for quick and easy delivery of fresh flowers straight to your doorstep. Once, you have got this amazing flower, you can learn the simple gardening tips to grow tulips in your own garden. Designing with colours is all about the colours used: mixing the bold colour amongst the grass and stone makes the garden subtly come alive without being too overpowering.

Hibiscus- Hibiscus is one of the beautiful flowers that can easily create a tropical look. The flower can grow up to 8 inches in diameter and blossoms in the season of late spring till the winter season. In order to maintain its proper growth and beauty, you need to ensure the adequate amount of sunlight along with a soil that can carry the moisture for a long time.

If you only have a small space to work with, try to avoid clutter as it will make the colour overshadow the garden. Plant in pots and containers rather than direction into the soil to maintain a tidy space.

Anthurium- Being available in the wide range of lush colours such as pink, red, lavender and white, this is a perfect flowering plant for the modern garden. It requires medium to bright light for proper growth and the ideal season for blooming is in the winter. You need to keep your small children or pets away from this plant as it is known to have poisonous effect.

Written by: Sant Singh

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