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13 tips for making flowerbeds in your garden

canteiros no muro e no centro

Whether large or small, a garden needs flowerbeds to organize plants and accesses, the paths where we will walk and enjoy the plants. I will give you 13 tips for making beds that enhance your plants and beautify your garden, valuing your property.

13 tips for making flowerbeds in your garden

Prefer curves, wavy paths, organic

If you want a garden as close to the natural as possible, prefer curves. It is very rare to find angles in nature. Look at a forest and notice: Animals and plants predominantly have curves.

13 tips for making flowerbeds in your garden
Photos: how to make home and healthology

In addition, a wavy path ends up making the observer walk more slowly, the garden is discovered slowly, there is an aura of mystery that is not achieved with straight paths.

curved beds
Photos: homedit

Even in small spaces it is possible to create curves. And they make all the difference!

Unless, of course, you intend to make a minimalist garden. In this case, the straight lines are important, but the purpose of the garden will no longer be to represent nature, is it?

minimalist garden
Photos: remodelista and euamodecoracao

Use natural materials

The garden is more welcoming when you use natural materials to decorate. And even natural, without finishing, without painting. Again, think of nature and see how it “decorates” your forests. Colored stones can harm plants and excess elements and even more, very colorful, makes plants stop being the focal point of the garden. What’s the point of that?

flower beds with natural materials
Photos: healthology and how to plant care

Smaller plants at the front, bigger at the back

If the bed is next to a wall, it is easy to follow this rule that allows all plants to be seen easily. But when the bed is centralized, the larger plants should be in the middle of it.

flowerbeds on the wall and in the center
Photos: healthology and dcorevoce

Take care that the plants do not touch the walls

It happens a lot, in beds beside the wall, that the plants grow and end up leaning their leaves against the wall. When this happens the plant suffers, the leaves burn. In fact, the plant is out of space to grow. The ideal is to remove it to a place where it can develop.

construction site near careful wall
Photo: Tuacasa

When making the bed, leave free space for the plants to grow

It seems obvious, but sometimes, the anxiety to see the beautiful bed as soon as we finish it, makes us put too many plants that will fight for space, grow in disorder and many will not resist. A bed can be made in one day, but it is only seen in its fullness with the passage of time and daily care.

how to do bed care
Photo: comofazeremcasa

You can make beds with pots

It is a good idea for those who like to vary the layout of the plants, create news easily. Mixing vases and plants on the floor is also nice, but avoid using more than 2 colors in the vases and choose in a way that they are harmonious and do not stand out too much. The most important elements in a garden should always be the plants.

flower beds
Photos: tuacasa and how to plant care

Garden beds can be taller for easier work

I don’t know about you, but crouching around in small vegetable gardens always gives me pain and reduces the pleasure I feel. So, to facilitate the observation and care that the gardens need, make taller beds. The column thanks you.

flower bed with vegetable garden
Photos; euamodecoracao and culturamix

Add water

Fountains, ponds, are elements that add value to a garden and even help to increase humidity. During strong summers and in many places in Brazil, the lack of moisture in the air makes plants suffer a lot.

water in the garden
Photos: euamodecoracao

In flower beds, choose flowers that bloom in different seasons

That way you will always have some flower growing on the beds and beautifying your garden.

flower bed
Photo: healthology

Lighting is important

A garden without lighting loses much of its value and cannot be seen at night, which is a waste! In addition, the lighting allows you to walk safely and safely.

garden lighting
Photo: Vivadecora

Respect the architectural style of your home

Architecture should positively influence the style of your garden and there should be a harmony of styles between the building and the garden. Imagine an English castle with a tropical style garden. It’s kind of disconnected, isn’t it?

flower beds in the inner garden
Photo: Magda Ehlers at pexels

Give preference to native plants

Native species benefit the local fauna as they attract native bees, birds of the region and other animals of the local Biome. Do some research on the natives in your region. In addition, they are less affected by pests and diseases. I mean, you will have beautiful, healthy plants with less work.

native plants in the flowerbeds
Photo: Philippe Donn at Pexels

Without focus everything becomes a mess

When there is a lot of information, many adornments, even too many colors in a small area, or an excess of decorative elements such as colored stones, the garden loses its function, which is to enhance the vegetation with its unique shapes, colors, textures and aromas. It is important that there is one (or even more if the garden is large) focal point, elements that attract more attention and others that are supporting.

garden with lots of information
Photo: Marta Bibi at Unsplash

12 Beautiful Flower Pots Ideas Made With Water Carafes

12 Beautiful Flower Pots Ideas Made With Water Carafes

Friend! You don’t need to invest money to make beautiful decorations for your garden. See here 12 beautiful ideas made with water jugs that will help you inspire and make your garden look beautiful.

As you will see, there are few materials you need to make this craft. You will only need a few carafes of water and some paint. What are you waiting for? Let us begin!. If you want to know more, read until the end …

12 great pot ideas made with water jugs

1. GARRAFAS FOR OUTDOORS:

Recycle several carafes and paint them in the colors of your choice. In each, pot of plastic carafes, plant a variety of flowers. With this super idea, you will have a beautiful and colorful garden!

2. GARRAFAS TO DECORATE THE ENTRANCE:

Bored with the entrance of your house? This great idea will help you bring life to the entrance of your home. Easy, beautiful and inexpensive! Your plants will look beautiful and the best thing is that you will not spend on anything.

3. CREATE DESIGNS WITH DECOUPAGE:

Cut the upper part of the carafe of water, paint it in the color you like the most, let it dry and then you will use paper napkins and a little white glue mixed with water and stick the figures of the napkin in the carafes.

4. YOU CAN PAINT WITH AEROSOL PAINT:

The good thing about painting the carafes with spray paint is that it will be a quick process to do and in two by three you will have a pot with very nice plastic carafes.

5. GARRAFAS TO DECORATE CORNERS:

If you can’t find what to place in the corners of your house, a pot made with carafes of water will be very useful, especially if you plant those plants that fall in it. It will look beautiful!

6. DECORATE PARKS IN YOUR COMMUNITY:

With these plastic carafes, you will not only be able to decorate the interior or exterior of your house, you will also be able to contribute to beautify the parks and little beds where you live.

7. GARRAFAS DECORATED WITH FLOWERS:

Be creative, this way your pots made with plastic carafes will have a very original decoration that no one else will have. You will see that your friends will love your idea!

8. TO BRING YOUR BACK YARD TO LIFE:

If you have a very boring backyard, this idea will help bring it to life. Paint the pots made with carafes in various colors and you will see how good they will look!

9. PAINTED IN WHITE COLOR:

The good thing about using the color white is that it combines with everything, therefore, if you place a pot made with a plastic carafe in any corner of your home it will look great.

10. TO GIVE AS A GIFT OR SELL:

In times of crisis you have to be very creative and this is a good way to earn extra income. Paint your plastic jugs and sell them. You will see that you will have more than one client!

11. ELEGANT DECORATION:

If you have skill with the plastic arts, you can apply your knowledge in the carafes to make them a beautiful work of art that will allow you to decorate your home.

12. CREATE VARIETY WITH RECYCLED CARRIERS:

You can make all kinds of pots with recyclable plastic jugs. You can make them to hang where you like the most or you can make standing pots to decorate your patio or garden.

13 tips for making flowerbeds in your garden

canteiros no muro e no centro

Whether large or small, a garden needs flowerbeds to organize plants and accesses, the paths where we will walk and enjoy the plants. I will give you 13 tips for making beds that enhance your plants and beautify your garden, valuing your property.

13 tips for making flowerbeds in your garden

Prefer curves, wavy paths, organic

If you want a garden as close to the natural as possible, prefer curves. It is very rare to find angles in nature. Look at a forest and notice: Animals and plants predominantly have curves.

13 tips for making flowerbeds in your garden
Photos: how to make home and healthology

In addition, a wavy path ends up making the viewer walk more slowly, the garden is discovered slowly, there is an aura of mystery that is not achieved with straight paths.

curved beds
Photos: homedit

Even in small spaces it is possible to create curves. And they make all the difference!

Unless, of course, you intend to make a minimalist garden. In this case, the straight lines are important, but the purpose of the garden is no longer to represent nature, is it?

minimalist garden
Photos: remodelista and euamodecoracao

Use natural materials

The garden is more welcoming when you use natural materials to decorate. And even natural, without finishing, without painting. Again, think of nature and see how it “decorates” your forests. Colored stones can harm plants and excess elements and even more, very colorful, makes plants stop being the focal point of the garden. What’s the point of that?

beds with natural materials
Photos: healthology and how to plant care

Smaller plants in the front, larger plants in the back

If the bed is next to a wall, it is easy to follow this rule that allows all plants to be seen easily. But when the bed is centralized, the larger plants should be in the middle of it.

flowerbeds on the wall and in the center
Photos: healthology and dcorevoce

Take care that the plants do not touch the walls

It happens a lot, in beds beside the wall, that the plants grow and end up leaning their leaves against the wall. When this happens the plant suffers, the leaves burn. In fact, the plant is out of space to grow. The ideal is to remove it to a place where it can develop.

construction site near careful wall
Photo: Tuacasa

When making the bed, leave free space for the plants to grow

It seems obvious, but sometimes, the anxiety to see the beautiful bed as soon as we finish it, makes us put too many plants that will fight for space, grow in disorder and many will not resist. A bed can be made in one day, but it is only seen in its fullness with the passage of time and daily care.

how to do bed care
Photo: comofazeremcasa

You can make beds with pots

It is a good idea for those who like to vary the layout of the plants, create news easily. Mixing pots and plants on the floor is also nice, but avoid using more than 2 colors in the pots and choose in a way that they are harmonious and do not stand out too much. The most important elements in a garden should always be the plants.

flower beds
Photos: tuacasa and how to plant care

Vegetable garden beds can be taller for easier work

I don’t know about you, but crouching around in small vegetable gardens always gives me pain and reduces the pleasure I feel. So, to facilitate the observation and care that the gardens need, make taller beds. The column thanks you.

flower bed with vegetable garden
Photos; euamodecoracao and culturamix

Add water

Fountains, ponds, are elements that add value to a garden and even help to increase humidity. During strong summers and in many places in Brazil, the lack of moisture in the air makes plants suffer a lot.

water in the garden
Photos: euamodecoracao

In flower beds, choose flowers that bloom in different seasons

That way you will always have some flower growing on the beds and beautifying your garden.

flower bed
Photo: healthology

Lighting is important

A garden without lighting loses much of its value and cannot be seen at night, which is a waste! In addition, the lighting allows you to walk safely and safely.

garden lighting
Photo: Vivadecora

Respect the architectural style of your home

Architecture should positively influence the style of your garden and there should be a harmony of styles between the building and the garden. Imagine an English castle with a tropical style garden. It’s kind of disconnected, isn’t it?

flower beds in the inner garden
Photo: Magda Ehlers at pexels

Give preference to native plants

Native species benefit the local fauna as they attract native bees, birds of the region and other animals of the local Biome. Do some research on the natives in your region. In addition, they are less affected by pests and diseases. I mean, you will have beautiful, healthy plants with less work.

native plants in the flowerbeds
Photo: Philippe Donn at Pexels

Without focus everything becomes a mess

When there is a lot of information, many adornments, even too many colors in a small area, or an excess of decorative elements such as colored stones, the garden loses its function, which is to enhance the vegetation with its unique shapes, colors, textures and aromas. It is important that there is one (or even more, if the garden is large) focal point, elements that attract more attention and others that are supporting.

garden with lots of information
Photo: Marta Bibi at Unsplash

This post I did under the supervision of Marcia Nassrallah, our Landscape editor. I hope it helps you make beautiful beds!

21 ideas for decorating with plants and creativity

21 ideas for decorating with plants and creativity

Everyone knows that plants invaded the interior of the houses, but how about adding your own touch? And even a little humor and reuse, what helps the planet? I’ll give you 21 ideas to decorate with plants and creativity, but use your imagination and originality and create something of your own.

21 ideas for decorating with plants and creativity

21 ideas for decorating with plants and creativity

A frame and flower pots, a tray hung with ropes and beautiful vases for succulents. Don’t be afraid to be creative!

container for plants with pet bottles

Using pet bottles is not new, but you can always do something original

painting on plant pots

Likewise with painting: invent things you’ve never seen! Draw different shapes. You can!

cup covered with fabric for flowers

It makes all the difference to coat a simple cup with a beautiful fabric and put beautiful flowers

frames made with plant leaves on the glass

Beautiful leaves of plants (mainly of shade, which are the most beautiful, in general) deserve to be framed. They are between 2 glasses (can also be acrylic) and last a long time! If they start aging you can always change

glass with plants and flowers covered with crochet and knitting

Crochet and knitting never go out of style, this is the truth! They are classics and appear, turn and move, in different ways, like this one. enjoy

plants in the window stuck with rod

If you are able to place a rod that does not impede the functionality of your window that receives some sun, this is a great idea to have and maintain vegetables

artificial flowers in wired glass vases

This arrangement refers to the house in the countryside and simplicity. Of course, real flowers look better

cactus pots made with fabric and stones

If you really have a hideous finger for plants or don’t have time, or your house has no sun at all, you can still use fabric and even stones (the first 2 pictures) to pretend you have cacti. The important thing is to bring the idea of ​​Nature home

pvc tubes used as flower pots

Pieces of pvc tubes are used for a lot, including to create some pretty potted plants and flowers!

using wood to hang plant pots

The wooden slats being used to hang plant pots are a very different idea. And be aware that they cannot be too big or heavy and you must measure correctly so that they are securely attached

hanging plant pot with metal hoops

A delicate and different idea? 3 metal hoops (may be a thicker and less flexible wire) attached with wire and a chain. And this piece is ready that I found super different and very beautiful (a string of fabric or leather makes the finish for the wire that holds the rings does not appear). The important thing is to measure the circumference well so that the vessel is securely attached

copper pipes supporting plant pots

Nice idea of ​​this site that always has good ideas! Copper pipes supporting plant pots. The glasses below can be used to keep the plants always moist – just put water and a string that goes through the hole in the pots

drawer serves as a support for plants

A nice drawer gains feet and serves to support plants. Just place it near a spot with some light and use shade plants. Another idea is to have a tray below the plants to prevent moisture from spoiling the wood

kettle turns into terrarium and teapot

The kettle becomes a terrarium and the teapot a vase of flowers. Always use and reuse

children's toys supporting succulent pot

I don’t know if I would paint it in gold, but the idea of ​​putting succulent vases on dinosaurs that your son or daughter doesn’t like is really cool and can decorate their room. Who knows, maybe a good way to teach them how to care for plants?

pallets to support plants

And the pallets couldn’t be missing, could they? Supporting plant pots anyway, in small or large formats, painted or not, you can invent at will

vases decorated with phrases

Decorating vases with motivational or funny phrases already greatly modifies and personalizes your vases

plant pot and cat corner at the same time

This last idea is a product, but I think it is possible to make it with a similar shaped pot, for example: I would have to open the entrance to the pussy (and be careful with the edges so as not to hurt it) and place a plant that doesn’t need much depth (this one is fake, I’m almost sure!).

Step by step to make a home garden

horta caseira - crescimento

Guys, our gardening and landscaping editor, Marcia Nassrallah, decided to make a vegetable garden at her house! And isn’t it that she did the step by step to make a home garden for people ???? Let’s see! And there’s video on Simple Decoration Channel on You Tube showing the development of Márcia’s garden. Go see it too!

Step by step to make a home garden

This subject makes your mouth water. Who doesn’t love a salad or fresh vegetables?
vegetables
Since many people are interested in learning how to grow their vegetables, herbs and legumes, we decided to do a step by step for you to also hit the your Home Garden.
This walkthrough is based on my experience:
1. I used 4 plastic boxes of 39 L x 59 L x 31 P.
2. The crates have been drilled on the sides and bottoms to ensure excellent drainage.
Step by step to make a home garden
3. At the bottom I put chopped Styrofoam to serve as a drainage layer.
home garden
4. I put a draining blanket so that the soil does not leak during watering.
home garden - soil
5. The soil is a mixture of garden substrate and earthworm humus. I added a little bit of Forth Plantio because I find it very useful at this time. The appropriate amount is indicated on the packaging. In each box were 1 bag of 25K of substrate + 10K of earthworm humus.
home garden - seedlings growing
6. I sowed in May 21. I used seeds from: Brussels sprouts, Portuguese coriander, beetroot, radish, chicory, spinach, mustard and hanson lettuce (this was the only one that didn’t germinate). Remember that the depth, spacing, quantity of seeds and the correct time to sow is described on the packaging. Follow the instructions.
home garden - what to plant
7. I separated the top part of beets and carrots and also put them to root. I did the same process with garlic, ginger and sweet potatoes. All sprouted.
home garden - seedlings from parts of vegetables
Important:
1. Gardens need sun. At least, the whole morning sun (4 to 6 hours).
2. Water every day without soaking.
homemade vegetable garden - carrot
3. After they germinate, you will need to separate the best seedlings and replant with adequate spacing for them to develop. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
home garden - growth
The latest photos and video are from July 5th and the garden is still in full development.
And then? Make mouth water? How about starting your garden?
You can use multiple containers. Be creative and recycle, reuse.
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