Herb gardens often have aesthetic arrangements and contain culinary or medicinal herbs. Herb plants, in fact, are frequently overlooked as potential design components in landscaping.
Between stepping stones, mint and creeping thyme work well as ground cover.
Lavender can be utilised in a rock garden, border planting, or cottage garden as a landscape design element.
As an edge plant, ground cover, and rock garden plant, corriender and oregano are excellent choices.
Sage is a good choice for an attractive border.
In reality, certain herbs are worth growing for the beauty of their blossoms, while others are worth cultivating for their aromatic foliage. This is in addition to garnishing salads, enhancing the flavour of dull vegetables, and seasoning meats by snipping off a few leaves as needed. Calendula and Borage bring a splash of colour to the herb garden.
The cultivation of most herbs is similar to that of sensitive winter annuals. They grow well if planted in good soil and don’t require much attention on a regular basis. Herbs thrive in pots and raised beds. Always use pre-soaked potting soil and a container that is proportional to the type of herb being grown, so that it does not become root bound quickly.
Bay leaves require four to six hours of direct sunlight per day.
Chives thrive in the garden rather than in a pot. When the purple blooms are gathered together, they make a lovely display.
Indoors, parsley is a useful herb.
Lavender doesn’t need much attention if the soil drains adequately and isn’t too damp. It is pest resistant, requires minimal fertiliser, support, and trimming, and is easy to grow.
Garden of Water
The beauty of a water garden can be found in glances of water surfaces, pool appearances, and the freshness of the plants near the edges. The first step in building a water garden is to determine the availability of a regular supply of fresh water as well as ways to dispose of any excess water. Stagnant water stinks, irritates the eyes, and is hazardous to one’s health.
A water garden does not have to be limited to the classic form of a pond with fish and animals. It could be a stream, a fountain, or even just a container with a few floating plants.
Plants that can be grown include the following:
- Water lilies are a type of flower that grows in the water (nymphea)
- Hyacinths in the water
- Lotus is a flower ( nelumbium speciosum)
- Patera, P ( typha latifolia)
- Arum Lily P
- Umbrella Plant (P)
- Water Lettuce (P)
- To keep your water pure, use bio-filters or copper sulphate.
Garden in the Kitchen
Isn’t the kitchen garden a seasonal space separate from the rest of the residential garden, such as the attractive plants and lawn area? Vegetables, herbs, flowers, and some fruits are planted together in this area. Importance of firming up the types of vegetables and herbs that are commonly utilised in your personal cooking while creating a personal kitchen garden. Containers and climbers can both be used to save space. Always plant your kitchen garden in a sunny location, next to a water source, and within easy reach of your kitchen. If space is limited, utilise a step-down arrangement to ensure that each plant receives the maximum amount of light.
Tomatoes, spinach, radish lettuce, fenugreek, gourds, beans, chilli, and cabbage are some simple vegetables to cultivate. Guava, papaya, lemon, and pomegranate are examples of fruits that can be cultivated in pots.
Garden of the Rocks
The alpine garden, often known as a rockery, makes heavy use of rock/stones with fissures. The plants that thrive here are modest and demand a well-drained soil with little water. The rock garden should appear natural rather than artificial. It can be prepared in direct sunlight or in partial shade.
Alpine plants such as achillea, alyssum, azalea, begonia semperflorens, dianthus, gazania, linum, and primula can be grown successfully. Phlox, saxifraga, and verbena are examples of perennials that can be grown. Cacti, succulents, seedum, miniature roses, lantana, and ferns can also be grown.