Flower beds are the focal point of any garden. Every bed is unique and we can help you achieve a spectacular effect.
Planning a Flower Bed
The first thing to consider is setting. Is the bed in full sun or partial shade? Is it a dry spot or does it stay moist? Close to the house or up at the curb? We also like to consider other elements that may already exist, like trees, shrubs and ground cover plants.
Annuals or Perennials
Annuals add instant pop to a garden and can produce flowers prolifically. But they only last one season. Good examples of popular annuals in Triangle include marigolds and petunias in the summer and pansies and violas in the winter. Perennials can last for years and often produce unusual and spectacular flowers. They usually flower for a fixed period. Irises, gladiolas and columbine are popular perennials. Many of the best flower beds incorporate both annuals and perennials, along with shrubs and ground cover, to produce a marvelous, four-season display.
Loose vs. Formal
Flower beds can also vary by the structure of the garden. Wildflower beds often have a loose design. English cottage gardens also have that unstructured design, as if the gardener just sprayed around a few handfuls of seeds. Formal beds have a more tightly designed layout. Flowers may be grouped for height, display time, color and texture.