There are many types of landscaping with flowers that can be used successfully for enhancing the look of your garden and to provide shade in the hottest parts of the day. Shade is important because it keeps the temperature levels in your flower landscape cool enough so the plants will not be damaged by the intense heat. It also allows the flowers to gain better exposure to the sun so they can produce and bloom more intensely.
Shade in your flower landscape should match the color of the flower you choose. Try to blend the colors so the overall effect is a harmonious one. You want to select the flower that can be grown in partial shade, such as a pink sunflowers or a purple trumpet or blue irises, among other options. Consider also the texture of the plant.
Some types of flowers are very successful at growing well in Shade. These include Convolvulus pluricaulis, Scripus acuts, Potentilla diffusa, Aster, Mimulus, and Ascocarpus withita. These plants come in many shades to give you a wonderful selection for Shade in your flower garden. Choose the color that will best compliment the area where you want the flowers to be planted. For example, if you are planting in a shaded back yard, then the color should be one that does not stand out in the sunlight. On the other hand, if you have a shady spot near the flowerbed, such as along a brick border, then you might want to use a color that stands out in the sunlight.
Most flower landscape designs will require you to use some sort of mulch with a bark fiber or redwood-lined mulch to keep the roots of the plants healthy. This mulch should be applied before the flower buds appear. As the flower buds appear, they will need to have more water. So mulching with a bark fiber mulch will help hold the roots of the plants and give them enough room to grow.
Shade loving flowers can come in a variety of colors, including white and yellow. They are perfect for areas where there is going to be a lot of sun so you do not have to worry about getting the flowers destroyed by the strong rays of the sun. Most gardeners prefer flowers that are white to reflect the sun. Yellow gives you a nice break from the bright sun, but it is still bright enough to be an issue when you are in the shade. If you are trying to decide whether to plant your flower in a window box, medallion, arbor, trellis, bench, or among the flower beds in your garden, it is important to consider the location and time of day that the flower will be seen. Sunlight may not always be present, so the flowers may bloom at different times throughout the day.
One type of flower that is very versatile in its use and needs in a flower garden for shade is the blue violet. It will grow practically all year round and it is a fairly easy flower to maintain. The best time to plant this flower is late spring or early fall. This flower will add an amazing color to your flower garden, but will need a lot of sun. If the temperature is not too high, this flower will bloom in the spring and will fade after the summer. In addition to the color, blue violets are also good for the cool seasons because they do not get very hot during the summer months.
The bee balm has been a popular flower for shade gardens for a long time. This flower gets its name from the flower like appearance of the blooms that look like a bee bums. Bees are one of the insects that benefit plants by pollinating them. This flower has been used by many cultures as an alternative to paying money to get flowers picked, since bees do not eat the flower. In the United States, bee balm is sometimes planted in public parks, along roads or even in areas near highways, since it attracts bees quite well.
All of these flowers are great for providing color, beauty and practicality to any shade garden. If you have decided to use any of these flowers, then you should begin planning to plant when the flowers come out of their dormant season. Some flower gardeners prefer a certain color of flower throughout the year. You will be able to find what you are looking for at your local nursery or by looking on the internet at the many available flower species.