Are you looking for a way to make a statement in your backyard this spring? Adding plants is a natural way to contribute color and fragrance to the space. Plants can be the focus of an area or serve to make a favorite corner of a backyard even more attractive. Discover a few ideas for how to use plants to make a statement in your backyard.
Make a Pollinator-Friendly Place to Relax
Choose a small area of your patio to make into your own private getaway. Put your favorite lounge chair and a small table in the space, and plant pollinator-friendly flowers such as lavender, coneflowers, butterfly bushes, or daisies in flower beds nearby. If you don’t have enough space to plant flowers nearby, get some large pots for your flowers and arrange them on the patio. Now, you have your own colorful space where you can read, listen to music, or just sit quietly and watch all of the butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, and other pollinators pay a visit to your yard.
Decorate a Bare Fence
A wooden fence is great for privacy, but it can sometimes look kind of plain. Make a statement in your backyard by planting climbing flowers that will naturally decorate your fence. Morning glory plants can add bursts of purple, pink, blue, white, and yellow to your backyard fence. Clematis is another colorful option and has the extra bonus of being fast-growing. Wisteria has fragrant bluish-purple flowers and a strong fragrance to boot. One of the best things about planting climbing flowers next to your fence is that they provide an ever-changing view.
Create Color-Themed Flower Beds
Make a statement in your backyard by using different types of flowers to highlight your favorite color or colors. Maybe you want to create a red theme for your patio. Red varieties of geraniums, yarrow, begonias, and pentas are all lovely flowers for a red-themed patio: Think about getting four or five large pots in different styles and shapes. Or perhaps there’s an area in your backyard dedicated to feeding and giving water to the neighborhood birds, and you’d like to give it a yellow theme. You might plant yellow impatiens or daffodils around the base of the birdbath. Tulips, marigolds, and alyssum are other bright yellow blooms to consider for your bird sanctuary. Using flowers to create color themes for individual spaces can improve the look of the entire yard.
Brighten a Walkway
Maybe you have a stone or brick walkway in your backyard leading to the garage, shed, or swimming pool. Make a statement by planting a border of colorful flowers. King Edward yarrow comes in a variety of colors and can really bring a plain walkway to life! Other attractive flowers for a walkway border include pansies, rock cress, asters, and daylilies. Mixing flower varieties and colors can add even more visual interest!
These projects are ideal if you love putting your creativity to the test. Just imagine how much more pleasant it will be to spend time in your backyard this spring and summer. Thanks for reading. – Alan