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Backyard Island Ideas, Flowers, Ponds, and More
Create that focal point in your backyard with an island. Photo Credit: diana_dee_sophia
An island flower bed created in the backyard provides an instant focal point for visitors. This arrangement can serve as the marquee element for years to come. The process is fairly simple. Dig out the flower bed, and then proceed to plant trees, bushes, flowers , and ground cover. Keep in mind, the tallest elements of this bed, like your small crab apple trees, rose bushes, or dogwood, all need to be planted in the center. Then smaller plants and flowers can be placed with decreasing height as you get near the edges. Try regular bricks as a boarder. This adds a hint of traditional to the island bed.
Another idea is to plant strictly flowers in the island bed. Use the same principle as before. Plant the tallest flowers in the center and gradually work your way down in size. These beds are terrific for attracting butterflies, hummingbirds, and honey bees.
Building a garden gazebo can literally put you right in the thick of a man-made flower bed. You can get as creative as you want by filling the gazebo with flower arrangements and planting climbing vines, (honeysuckle) and certain types of climbing roses around the structure. During the hottest months of the summer you’ll be relaxing with an ice cool beverage inside this Victorian style gazebo.
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