Design tips for a small flower bed

Design tips for a small flower bed

Create small flower beds attractively

The following tips will help you make the small flower bed appealing.

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With regard to the location, you are free to choose, because basically there is no wrong place in the garden - just the wrong choice of plants. Think carefully about where you want to put your little flower bed and what the light, temperature and soil conditions are there. A soil that is too heavy or sandy can be improved to a certain extent, but you will not be able to shake much of the lighting conditions. Fortunately, there is now a large selection of interesting flowering perennials for partially shaded and shady locations - these can even be used to plant the tree slice of a larger garden tree.

to form

Small flower beds, like the large ones, can have very different shapes. In front of a house wall, a wall or a fence there are often very narrow beds, while in garden corners you can fit square, semicircular or cake-shaped beds. In the middle of a lawn, a round bed can be easily integrated and acts as an eye-catcher here. Basically, however, the shape of the flowerbed should match the style of the garden and the selected location and result in a harmonious overall picture.

Plant selection

When choosing plants, you should consider the limited space, which is why it is better to distance yourself from very large perennials and prefer to use compact, leading perennials. A large perennial takes up a lot of space, so that you don't have many options for further planting - especially since many accompanying perennials only really come into their own when they are planted in groups. You also have to concentrate on the essentials in a small bed: all seasons cannot be covered here. Instead, you should coordinate the main flowering times of the perennials so that you can cover one or a maximum of two seasons.


When planting tree grates, make sure that the perennials selected for underplanting cannot build up excessive root pressure. Use drought tolerant species.