Creating a beautiful flower garden - that's what counts

Creating a beautiful flower garden - that's what counts

A coherent motto demonstrates a sense of style - an overview of creative options

Well-known garden architects plead for the stylistic unity of house and garden. By putting your flower garden under a motto, you are taking into account the guiding principle. The following options for a successful combination of architectural style and flower garden have proven successful in practice:

  • Modern construction: Japanese garden style or strictly formal flower garden with Spartan plants
  • Country house style: Mediterranean flower garden with warm colors
  • Classic house construction or half-timbered style: farm garden as a liaison of vegetables and historical flowers

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Ultimately, the location conditions decide on the plants with which you can implement the motto in the flower garden. In the front garden on the north side, you cannot create a flower garden in the Mediterranean style, but prefer the more flexible plant arrangement for the Japanese garden. Conversely, the moss-green hills of a Zen garden have a hard time on the sunny south side.

Guide perennials, accompanying and filling plants - tips for more planning security

Theorists among amateur gardeners put the motto of garden design into concrete terms in a true-to-scale plan. Count yourself among the practitioners, position the selected plants in advance at the intended location in order to let the appearance work on you. However you proceed, we would like to recommend these premises to you for the plant composition:

  • Majestic leading shrubs as a backdrop or eye-catcher in the center
  • Companion plants matched to the color and growth habit of the main shrubs
  • Flower-rich ground cover and annual permanent bloomers as gap fillers

The proportion of leading perennials is between 10 and 15 percent. In contrast, accompanying plants and perennials each make up about half of the remaining plant community in the flower garden.


Did you know that you can simulate spatial depth with the right combination of colors? Choose darker tones for leading perennials in the background than for accompanying and filling plants. Light pastel colors in the foreground of the flower arrangement suggest to the viewer more space than the small garden actually has to offer.