The garden design presents every hobby gardener with a special challenge. When planning different principles have to be considered, so that later creates a coherent overall picture.
Observe site conditions
While crops are mainly used to provide the family with fresh fruits and vegetables, ornamental plants have the task of giving the property a structure and enhancing it visually.
The choice depends, among other things, on the individual taste of the garden owner. But other aspects should also be taken into account so that the garden can be enjoyed with all your senses.
Every species in the plant world has its own demands on the location, the soil and the climate. Before the hobby gardener meets the plant selection for his garden, he should inform himself about the circumstances. It is easier to accept existing conditions and to cultivate only those species that can cope with them than to choose sophisticated species to artificially imitate their living conditions. In addition, species with similar demands on their environment usually harmonize visually well with each other.
Form rooms in the garden
Gardens only work if certain rooms are created in them. For this, the hobby gardener has various options available. Horizontal levels can be created by using plants with different stature heights. The gardener achieves vertical divisions by erecting hedges, walls or other bedding boundaries.
The woody plants play an important role in interior design. As solitaires they can enhance the spatial impression of certain areas, in the group they frame the garden picture. They also create transitions between the lower and upper horizontal levels of the garden.
Cultivate poisonous plants only with care
Despite all beauty, not all plants are suitable for the home garden. If you have children or pets, choose non-toxic species only. Here, the hobby gardener should be aware that not every poisonous plant on every person and on every animal is equally toxic. Also, individual plant parts may be edible, while others of the same plant are classified as highly toxic. In order to avoid the risk of poisoning, such plants should not be cultivated in the presence of the designated risk groups.
It would go beyond this article to list all the poisonous garden plants. Hereby the interested one can inform oneself on appropriate Internet sides. Only the most important poison plants should be mentioned below, so that their variety becomes recognizable.
Avoid poisonous deciduous and coniferous trees in the garden
Ornamental trees delight the hobby gardener not only by their graceful leaf, but also often by colorful flowers and brightly colored fruits. Few of them are edible for humans.
For example, the fruits of the rosemary heather, the daphne, the prickly pear, the holly, the leaflet and the honeysuckle are among the poisonous constituents of deciduous shrubs. In the robinia and the swamp pest, even the leaf can be toxic.
Those who want to avoid poisonous plants in the garden, renounces the juniper, the yew and the sweet tree in the conifers. Also among the flowering plants many poisonous plants exist. These include, among others, the iron hat, the cowbell, the wood anemone, the lily-of-the-valley, the thimble and the stonecrop.
It is again pointed out that this list is not complete. Interested parties should seek further information.