Tall flower garden architecture is a great way to emphasize the dramatic flair of flowers in your landscaping with tall borders. The first step is choosing a border; tall flower garden fences are available in many varieties, from ornate to simple. Many border materials can be used, including wood, metal and wrought iron. Metal fences are often fastened with screws or nails, but some may prefer the look and feel of a post. A fence made from metal posts that are planted at the base of a building is a beautiful look, but can be very expensive and hard to install.
Climbing plants are usually best for large areas, such as a large lawn surrounding a building or patio. Climbing shrubs, such as morning glories, can also be used in taller flower gardens to provide climbing arrangements and low level colour. Some climbers are best planted on their own, without blossoms, such as the morning glories, or those that do not have flowers in the season they are planted. Climbing plants are often best for large areas, such as a large lawn surrounding a building or patio. These plants will provide climbers with color and height and will also keep insects away. Other good choices for large areas are shrubs and trees.
The classic summertime display of June cherries and daisies is a great look when you border a garden with tall border plants. Junipers bloom in the late summer and early fall, so they are ready to show off as early as possible. Growing them from seed is a cheap option, since the flowers will provide a lush, colorful backdrop to the garden in the summer months. While daisies are typically in the late summer, and in the spring or fall, they can bloom anytime between the months of July and May. Pruning is not necessary for these perennial flowering plants, which prefer fairly light shade and well-drained soil.
Summertime arrivals, such as a range of sundews, do well in containers. Tall fescues are an excellent choice for container gardens and come in a variety of colors. Fescue flowering is fairly dormant in the winter, so annual pruning is unnecessary. Tall fescues are also considered one of the least invasive perennials, making them appropriate for both the summer and the winter.
Spring visitors include an assortment of sun-loving perennial flowers, including Columbine, gladiola, blue Columbine, lupine, Columbines, freesia, vervain, and Rosemary. These tall border plants are very versatile and will do well, whether you plan to grow them in a traditional garden bedding material or in containers. Columbines bloom in July and August, while blue columbines bloom in July and August. gladiolias bloom in July and August, freesias in September, lupine in October, and blue columbines in November. Fall foliage is late in the season, but early blooming perennials such as the scarlet sage, sweet pea, delphiniums, and Columbine are available all year.
Spring visitors include some autumn-flowering shrubs, which flower for a number of reasons throughout the year. One of these flowering shrubs is the blue woodruff. The blue woodruff, a member of the verbena family, blooms in May and June. Other summer blossoms are fuchsias, freesias, irises, lilies, mums, daisies, and autumn-blooming plants such as scabies and Columbine.
Border plants are most attractive when they are in flower from early summer through late fall. Shrubs and evergreens do well in small pots, and some flowers such as freesias and liars do well even in pots that are just a few inches tall. Shrubs are best divided in half to make room for taller growing annuals. Some early season annuals, such as the purple coneflower, will bloom with single flowers in tight clusters.
Tall plants that enjoy a sunny location should be watered only about once per week during the summer. Fertilize the soil with a tablespoon of each liquid fertilizer every third week during the summer. Watering in the same location too often can encourage the growth of weed seeds that can be used by other plants as a pathogen. The tall plants will remain fairly dormant during the winter months, and the spring bulbs and perennial herbs will bloom again in the late summer.