Types of Plants for a Garden

plants-for-a-home-garden A lush, green garden with a variety of plants is not only beautiful but is also therapeutic. Large trees and small shrubs go well together to give the garden its own special character. Special landscaping can be done in the garden with or without professional help. Different types of plants can be sowed in different parts of the garden according to their expected full-grown size.

Shrubs

The lawn area can be cordoned off with a nice flowering shrub running around the periphery of the lawn. Apart from looking attractive, this creates a natural fencing around the lawn. The shrubs should be regularly trimmed so that they look neat.

Creepers

The entry to the lawn can have a wrought iron archway with a climbing creeper. Various types of flowering vines can be grown along the archway to give an enchanted look.

Fruit and Flowering Trees

One side of the garden can house small fruits trees (like lemon or Chinese oranges) depending upon the area available. Small flowering trees like hibiscus and frangipani can also be strategically planted.

Climbers

An empty wall (e.g., the side of the house or boundary wall) can be beautified with ‘climbers’ and creepers that grow across the wall. Such climbers have soft branches/stems and small claws by virtue of which they stick to vertical surfaces and do not fall.

Herbs


A small patch in a shaded area can be converted into a small kitchen garden with herbs like basil, thyme and oregano. Even if there is no ground space available, these herbs can be planted in trays and lined along the window sill or boundary wall.

Cactus

Though cactus plants are meant for desert regions, they are often useful in providing ‘greenery’ with the least amount of care. As they are hardy plants, they do not require regular watering and can survive the harshest weather. Some cactus plants flower a few times in the year and look pretty.



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