Perhaps the most common type of garden that people seek is the orchard. Maintaining gardens can be a lot of fun, and you can literally enjoy the fruits of your labor. Unlike some of the other types of gardens that will appear on this list, you'll find that orchards have a lot of benefits, in addition to simple aesthetic appeal. Potentially, you could use your garden to feed your family.
What do you think of when you hear the word garden? Without a doubt you can imagine a green space full of flowers. But flower gardens are, in fact, only one type of ornamental plantation. Flower gardens are perhaps one of the most desired types of all. When bright pink and red colors bloom during spring, they add a sense of freshness to your front door.
But for your flowers to come out alive and vibrant, you must first take the necessary precautions. Water gardens are more suitable for areas with a small pond or body of water. They don't have to be particularly large, just enough to support a small ecosystem. During ancient times, water gardens used to be filled with lilies and other ornaments to inspire peace of mind in everyone.
Indoor gardens are perfect for incorporating a refreshing taste of nature within the walls of your home. This adds important aesthetic points to your home interiors. Growing the right kind of plants will improve oxygen levels inside your home. If you have a tall wall on the side of your house or condominium, you can take a look at the vertical gardens.
They're usually filled with climbing vegetables that can hold onto something and grow around it. Planting small herbs and flowers will add volume to make you look full and bright. All that said, vertical gardens aren't that easy to set up. Immense planning and proper watering are needed to ensure that plants grow properly.
You should also choose a wall that has access to sunlight so that plants can photosynthesize. Potted gardens are just that: mini-gardens in some kind of container. While most people's first definition of a garden is a plot tilled on the back lawn, it's quite possible to grow a thriving tomato plant in a barrel, washing tub, or large bucket. Some people have become more creative and have used bathtubs with discarded legs or wheelbarrows.
The type of container is limited only by your imagination and your finances. Elevated beds are containers for steroids. They are larger, more permanent and potentially more productive. The typical raised bed is made of a rectangular wooden box four inches to three feet high.
This box is filled with a rich mix of soil and compost. There are several good reasons to consider raised beds as your favorite gardening method. The raised beds make the garden at your height. If you have back problems, or even if you don't, a raised bed prevents your gardening from crouching.
Although I am currently getting down on my knees, I have the feeling that my garden will rise to meet me as I age. If you're concerned about aesthetics, raised beds are definitely a method to consider. The beds can be built with old barn boards, gardening stone, bricks, corrugated metal, cedar, or an almost indestructible polyethylene roofing board. This bed border helps define your garden, giving it a clean and tidy look.
Elevated beds are also advantageous if you have worthless land. On a raised bed, you can make the soil mixture look exactly the way you like it. Of course, the disadvantage of this is that you end up importing a lot of land and that can be expensive. Most of my garden is a backyard plot, a large flat area with paths and rows of vegetables.
For larger gardens, the backyard plot shines. It's arguably the most cost-effective method for growing a large amount of vegetables, so it's still my preferred method. Most people think about a lot of digging or, otherwise, using a rotary tiller for this type of garden. These methods seem like a lot of work or expense and can scare people.
In my garden, I don't use either method. I never till and don't really dig (except for harvesting potatoes). Rather, I have adopted the paradigm of no-till, mulch and cover crops. I'll talk more about this in another post.
For now, let's say that the backyard plot is ideal for someone who has the right space and who wants to grow a lot of vegetables as cheaply as possible. If you're thinking of creating a garden behind your house, I suggest starting with something small and adding it every year. This will prevent you from feeling overwhelmed by the gardening learning curve and allow you to experiment with costs and time demands. Gardening in the city presents a unique set of challenges.
While containers or raised beds may meet the needs of just one person, those with more ambitious production goals would do well to take a look at Curtis Stone's operation at Urban Farmer. Curtis earns his living growing produce in multiple vacant lots and unused grass in the city. While his is not a distinctive gardening method (it's the typical tilled garden method on the ground), it's worth mentioning because Curtis uses unused land in a unique way. If any of you, readers, live in urban areas and think you can't fulfill your dreams of having a large garden, you may want to take note of the latest urban gardening trends and reconsider your options.
While flower gardens in different countries may vary in terms of the types of plants that are cultivated, the planning and basic principles are almost the same, whether the gardens are formal or informal. Trees and shrubs are the cornerstone of a well-designed flower garden. These permanent features are usually planned first, and spaces for herbaceous plants, annuals, and bulbs are organized around them. The variety of flowering trees and shrubs is enormous.
However, it is important that such plants are appropriate for the areas they will occupy when they mature. Therefore, it is of little use to plant a forest tree that grows 30 meters (100 feet) tall and 50 feet wide in a small suburban front garden of 30 square feet, but a cherry tree or a narrow-blooming red cocoon would be well suited. If you want to learn more about therapeutic gardening, it might be worth looking for one in your area. Buried gardens require a bit of physical strength, special equipment and a few key tools to get started.
If you have limited mobility, consider keeping your buried garden small or choose a garden with raised beds or flower pots that requires less physical movement. When choosing plants for a coastal garden style at home, think of resilient native plants that can withstand wind and salty air. Contemporary gardens focus on leisure and entertainment; the “outdoor room” is the essence of this garden style. While some may consider containers an inferior form of gardening, renowned tomato grower Craig Lehoullier, author of Epic Tomatoes, grows a wide variety of potted tomatoes in his driveway.
Dominated by green grass spaces that are balanced by green trees and green shrubs, traditional garden styles aren't usually full of color. The cost of your raised bed garden can vary greatly depending on materials, size, design and style. The good thing about visiting a botanical garden is that you can see many plants that are not native to the region and that survive thanks to the great efforts of the caretakers, who are very talented professionals. In fact, some garden designers will label cottage gardens in the traditional garden design category.
If you want to be successful, then you'll want to install an irrigation system for your tropical garden. The important thing to remember is that this is a great opportunity for people to enjoy having a place in the garden that they can tend to. Whether or not you live in a tropical climate, the tropical garden style is definitely a desired look for many homeowners. If you want to get some motivation to continue your gardening projects at home, visiting a botanical garden is going to be very pleasant.
But if you had to look at the design without plants, you would see the same straight lines and geometric shapes as formal gardens (traditional style). . .