Tips For Texturing Your Garden

Maintaining a garden isn’t as easy a job as it seems. It requires effort and more importantly, your interest. If gardening is your passion then, definitely this article is worth your reading. Planting flowers and seeds just isn’t it, a lot of care and maintenance is required. Garden lovers love to experiment in their garden and are always trying newer ways to beautify it and never get tried of this fascinating habit.

To boost your garden’s look, shape it, trim it and give it a nice texture. Styling your garden is again an art and shows your imaginative side. Here are a few tips for all you Garden Lovers out there who are always trying out innovative ways to enhance the look:

•    Be acquainted with your plants:
Give time to your plants. Collect information on qualities and distinctiveness of different plants. How to do it? Visit different gardens, whether it is a beautifully-maintained garden, a park, or a tiny urban garden. Study how plants and flowers grow and compare them with each other. Take an interest in examining the shape and composition of the leaves and flowers. Check out the texture of the leaves, their shapes. Check the texture of the flowers, the shape of the petals, the size, the color variations etc. Take notice of these combinations and enjoy the interesting facts you come across.

•    Identify plant shapes:
God’s nature is spread everywhere you can see the beauty in form of plants and colorful flowers. If you keenly look around, you’ll come upon umbrella shapes, domes, columns, cones, and even ball shapes can be found in many gardens. Whether the plant is naturally shaped up or can be shaped, carefully study the plant’s shape with the purpose of texturing your the garden

•    Observe plant surface textures:
Every plant has its own individual surface texture, style and pattern. They either may be glossy, crinkly, furry, banded or dotted leaves. Carefully inspect the type of stalks and leave arrangement, before shaping up the plant.

•    Add large leaf textures:
Keep a variation in your garden. Use both larger plants and smaller plants. Moreover, use large leaf plants such as foxglove, hydrangeas, hostas and catalpas. If you use foxglove, it grows leaves that are more or less 8 inches long and "hairy".  The look of your garden would further be enhanced with beautiful blue flowers which grow on this plant. Catalpas tremendously survive in pollution. Unfortunately, high winds can cause severe damage, so plant them in shaded areas. Hostas and hydrangeas come in a diversity of sizes and colors.

•    Add medium leaf textures:
There is a vast selection of medium leaf textures to pick from. Typically the flowering plants in the garden will be medium leaf textures including climbers namely clematis, evergreens (like ivy), and clinging roses. Roses are best to beautify your garden, especially if you choose different types.

•    Add small leaf textures:
Normally, plants like sages, daphnes, and fine leafed shrubs for instance myrtle are taken as plants in small leaf textures. Sow a variety of plants and enjoy the new look of your garden.

•    Add topiary shape:
Generally thought to be located in pompous gardens, topiaries can also be used in small, narrowly spaced areas. For topiaries, evergreens and conifers with dense leaves make an excellent choice. You might feel stumped as to what shape to give it, but you really don’t have to complex your thoughts in making intricate shapes. Just make the plant surface flat and that is all you need to add a striking texture to your garden.

Garden lovers love to experiment in their garden and are always trying newer ways to beautify it and never get tried of this fascinating habit.

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