A Perfect Garden

A Perfect Garden

Article by Maxi Media Matters

Everyone has their own idea of what the perfect garden is as and people need to be willing to think outside the box to look for ways to create a garden that is unique and mirrors their personalities; otherwise how boring gardens would be.

A beautiful garden speaks volumes about the person or people who planted it. The perfect garden can be one of many things from a small garden planted with container plants, or vegetable plants planted out in a huge garden producing food for eating or storage, it can be a herb garden, or a garden full of flowers and perennial plants.

Gardens using flowers as their primary element are obviously called flower gardens, having said that, garden shrubs, trees, and other components are present as well, but the focus is on flowers, and these need extra attention from their creators.

The colour, aroma, height and leafage are all attributes of the plants and if sown from a simple packet of garden seeds, take heed to the fact that different plants bloom in different seasons, and should be grown is such a way so as to make the flower gardens look colourful throughout the year.

The herb garden is becoming very popular as many plants are not only used for cooking but medicinal purposes, such as Aloevera, which in ancient times, was used by nuns and monks to heal pain using extracts of this and other plants. Aloevera is still widely used today for skin treatments. Other plants used for cooking that fall into this variety are rosemary, parsley, sage, thyme, mint, bay, and basil, also now more commonly used in cooking is the unique flavour of lavender plants.

A well planted garden can be bountiful offering up fruit such as strawberry, raspberry, blackberry apple, and pear, or vegetables in either raised beds or elevated containers, peas, beans, potatoes and carrots are very easily grown in compact areas and raised beds, and tomatoes, radish and lettuce are perfect as container plants.

Your preference may be tulips, daffodils and spring garden bulbs which will give a constant display of blooms also fill the rest of the flower garden space with annuals that bloom throughout the growing season, and as your garden matures it will be filled with blossoms form spring to autumn.

Guard your garden with plants that take care of other plants which become natural attractions, repellents and companion plants, for example lemon balm is attractive to bees that gather pollen, and is a companion for your tomato plant, as it helps increase the growth and flavour of the fruit.

Marigolds if planted throughout the flower and vegetable beds will ward off many types of insects and slugs, lavender attracts butterflies and also does double duty as a repellent against mice, moths and dangerous ticks.

A spokesman for Blooming Direct a horticultural business based on the floral island of Jersey said,