First off, determine the size and shape of the garden plot. Each flower should have enough room at its maximum breadth. For example, if you are planting flowers that spread up to a foot when in full bloom, then allow 12-16 inches around the base. Think of how many flower groups you’re going to have in each row, and give each flower its required space. Also, consider that width is preferable. Think rectangle and not square. A healthy, beautiful flower bed is usually from 4-7 feet wide. They are more aesthetically pleasing arranged this way and allow you to layer as you go.
Secondly, keep in mind that symmetry is naturally pleasing to the eye. It’s a well-known fact that people who are physically symmetrical are generally considered more attractive and it is no different in gardening. If you have flower borders on one side, have the same flower borders on the other. If you have a rose bush on one side of an entrance, have another rose bush on the other side. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to have a perfectly symmetrical garden-how your garden looks depends on your own preference. You can also do well with a strong backdrop and layering of all sorts of rich colors that fade into a pleasant, light edger.
This brings me to the focal point: you only need one strong attention-grabber to tie the plot together. Focal points are important to give the viewer’s eyes somewhere to rest amongst the vibrancy of the different textures and colors. A bit of pottery, a lawn chair, or an elegant tree that stands out from the rest are all excellent ideas that catch’s people’s attention as soon as they approach your garden. The bigger your garden, the more focal points you can provide, or perhaps bigger ones. If you have a larger garden, then benches, fountains, and bird baths are lovely choices to add.
Gardens are an expression of creativity. They fuse a bond between the earth worker and the nature he or she is directing, creating harmony between people and the earth. A flowerbed can be much more than just a pretty thing to look at: it is a work of art in itself. However, they take a lot of work to initially put together. You have to consider the size and shape of the garden, the balance, and the eye catchers that tie the end product together when designing your garden. In the end, you’ve arranged a work of beauty for everyone to enjoy.