The foundations to any great landscape are flower garden designs that include stunning color, foliage and plant combinations. Some of the stunning colors included in these designs are plants in blue, lavender, orange, pink and purple blooms. Plant combinations, on the other hand, may include the pairing together of the best red and yellow flowers.
Included in stunning flower garden designs are ways of attracting wildlife to the landscape. This attraction is achievable through the building of birdhouses and the creation of birdbaths. Among the wildlife that are sure to be attracted by these garden structures are birds and even butterflies.
Flower garden designs offer advice on how to conquer difficult conditions such as shade and how to increase the privacy of a yard. There are a number of popular garden styles to choose from, including cottage, country and Japanese garden types. Interest in a garden can be boosted not only during the summer and spring months but also during the autumn and winter seasons with the right flower garden designs.
Meanwhile, to bring a natural, rugged beauty to any yard, a homeowner can focus on rock garden designs. Included in these designs are steep hillsides and other difficult growing conditions. Growing naturally on high mountains, common rock garden plants endure the harsh conditions of intense heat, strong winds and drought.
Rock garden designs encourage the experimentation with wildflowers in an array of complementary hues for the creation of a picture perfect scene. They suggest the combination of mounded plants and groundcovers with various sized shrubs for a layered look, all over color and vertical interest.
An objective of rock garden designs is the easy creation of a rocky site regardless of its natural absence. To act as an ideal foundation and border for a variety of low growing alpine classics, a stone wall may be set up. To integrate the stone wall with the rest of the garden, tiny rubies that fill the crevices between stones can be installed.