Popular Garden Styles

Are you seeking an innovative way to bring style into your yard? How about a garden with a theme? Here are some popular garden styles that you can use to make your garden more beautiful and interesting than ever!

Japanese Gardens

A Japanese garden is a beautiful way to bring an Asian influence to your garden. The first thing you'll need to do when setting up Japanese gardens is to enclose it from the outside world. After that, you can make use of carefully placed stones, gorgeous bonsai trees and blooming blossoms. Water is also an important element to a Japanese garden, so why not try a koi pond accented with beautiful lily pads?

Cottage Gardens

Cottage gardens are based on the premise that by planting a combination of flowers close together in a confined space, there will be less room for weeds to grow. Cottage-style gardens are perfect for people with limited space, and add the cozy look of an English cottage to any home. For a cottage garden, place tall bloomers and climbing vines in the back, and fill in to the front with flowers of varying heights and colors. When it comes to the kind of flowers you choose, you're limited only by your imagination! Cottage gardens are notorious for grouping all kinds of flowers in all sorts of colors together.

Water Gardens

A water garden can be great for a small area or a large one. Water gardens can feature ponds and fountains in varying sizes and shapes. Stock your water garden with fish and frogs, and plant gorgeous water-loving flowers like water lilies and water hyacinths. A water garden can be the main attraction, or simply a small addition to any garden area or yard.

Moon Gardens

A moon garden is a garden that consists of night blooming plants. If you're a night owl or find yourself spending lots of time socializing outdoors after dark, why not try one of these gardens? Here are some great flowers that bloom and offer luxurious fragrance at night: evening primrose, moonflower, angel's trumpet, night gladiolus, and night phlox.

Butterfly Gardens

A butterfly garden is a great way to attract beautiful winged friends to your home. Hummingbirds and butterflies alike love the following flowers: Aster, Black Eyed Susan, Daylily, Butterfly Weed, Hibiscus, Lavender, Marigold, Butterfly Bush, Red Columbine, Verbena and Purple Coneflower.

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