Here at Outdoor Creations, we pride ourselves on being knowledgeable on all aspects of garden design, right down to the flowers we plant in each garden. Depending on the time of year, the weather, the garden theme and the client we will carefully select the right flowers and plants to compliment our design. There are several flowers which we like to plant both in May and for May, we have listed our favourite choices below to help inspire your garden plans…
Peonies are not only one of our favourites, but they are also a favourite of the general public. They are a favourite of ours for many reasons: they’re beautiful, they bloom very well, they are quite a large sized flower and they are only available for a short time each year, which just makes them even more special. Peonies often come in softer colours such as while, ivory and pink, so they are perfect for creating a peaceful setting to relax in.
Sunflowers are another great flower for May. They really help gardens get into the spirit of the summer as they are so bright in colour. Sunflowers are quite dominant as a result of their bold colours; but also because of their size. They can grow to great heights which makes them an ideal ‘feature flower’, when used in the correct garden . As they are quite a striking flower they can be used in a busy country… and more traditional garden, in order to bring out some colour, or they can be used as a feature in a more minimalist style garden.
A rose bush is a common filler for gardens, and they are great to use as they aren’t in bloom all year round. In the winter months they can be utilised to build out a garden’s shrubbery… and then, come spring and summer they begin to blossom. Roses are one of our favourite choices because they come in almost every colour imaginable which allows us to be very precise and creative when using rose bushes in a garden design.
When we plan a garden which features a lot of flowers and plants, it is so important to think about when each plant comes into bloom. Yes, it is lovely to have a spring garden that is in full bloom, but then when it comes to the cooler months, you will end up with a bare garden with no colour. It’s imperative to have plants that will bloom throughout the year, this way no matter when you spend time in your garden, you will always have colour and points of interest.