Homesteading Forum banner

1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,869 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I love the filled-in look I see sometimes in magazines or online. Sometimes called English cottage gardens, which have lots of flowers, others are just thickly planted, shades of foliage, and layered up shorter to taller. I'm headed that way, but it is slow. Even though I put stakes in where I put bulbs down earlier, or where plants have died back, I seem to be digging up a few accidentally anyway. Bugs me! Any good ideas for how to achieve this look? I suppose starting new is easier, but I'm not doing that. Too many nice things came up :) Thanks.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
25,220 Posts
Buy plants just coming into bloom from the garden center and set them in the flowerbed. Mulch heavily. Take a picture. It will be the only time it looks magazine perfect. In many of the magazines I've seen flowers where when left to their own devices the flowers would NOT naturally be blooming at the same time. Peonies and impatiens come to mind.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
214 Posts
LOL....another way is to have the budget for gardeners the way these magazines or homeowners do.

Jim
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
Top