Flower garden designs are the foundations of great landscapes. They include stunning color, foliage and plant combinations. Plant combinations, in turn, may include the pairing together of the best red and yellow flowers. Plants in blue, lavender, orange, pink and purple blooms are some of the stunning colors included in these designs.
Ways of attracting wildlife to the landscape are part of flower garden designs. Birds and even butterflies are among these wildlife that are sure to be attracted by garden structures such as birdhouses and birdbaths.
Constituting part of flower garden designs are the conquest of difficult conditions such as shade and the increment in the privacy of the yard. Included among the more popular garden styles to choose from are the cottage, country and Japanese garden types. The boosting of interest in a garden not only during the summer and spring months but also during the autumn and winter seasons is an objective of flower garden designs.
Rock garden designs, on the other hand, can bring a natural, rugged beauty to any yard. These designs include steep hillsides and other difficult growing conditions. Common rock garden plants grow naturally on high mountains, where they stand up to the harsh conditions of intense heat, strong winds and drought.
For the creation of a picture perfect scene, rock garden designs encourage the experimentation with wildflowers in an array of complementary hues. For a layered look, all over color and vertical interest, they suggest the combination of mounded plants and groundcovers with various sized shrubs.
Regardless of its natural absence, a rocky site can be easily created with the right rock garden designs. For a variety of low growing alpine classics, a stone wall can be used as an ideal foundation and border. Tiny rubies that fill the crevices between the stones can integrate the stone wall with the rest of the garden.