Rose Garden Design Ideas

rose garden design

A proper rose garden design is truly a matter of personal taste. Some gardeners love creating formal rose garden designs, while others want a more wild and natural rose garden design for their homes. There are also rose gardens designed on color alone or color combinations, and other rose gardens are designed based on variations of rose bushes, plants, and vines.

How you choose to design your own personal rose garden will depend on many things. If there are certain color schemes you want to use, for instance, this will play a role in how your rose garden is designed. If you only want to use heirloom roses, rose bushes, rose vines, or otherwise, these will also play large roles in creating your own rose garden design.

So the first step in designing your rose garden is to decide what your overall goals for the garden are. Do you want it to look a certain way when it’s fully grown and matured? Do you want to simply try as many rose varieties as you can find? Is there a certain type of rose that you’re head over heels in love with and you want to fill your garden with that single species? These are all important questions to ask while planning your rose garden design.

An interesting rose garden design, for instance, would be one that uses as many different types of roses and rose colors as possible. Plan your design to incorporate groups or clusters of different types of roses. Pick one spot in your garden for instance, and plant a rose vine with blood-red flowers. Put this on a trellis, or against a fence so that it can climb high. You’ll want to choose a rose vine that goes up at least six feet or more because this will be the backdrop for your clustered group of roses.

In front of the climbing rose vine, plant a rose bush that is as closely matched in flower color as you can find. The rose bush should grow to a full height of about four feet, so it doesn’t overshadow the climbing vine behind it.

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Then in front of that bush, plant, some smaller rose plants or miniature roses which might only grow one or two feet tall. Alternatively, you can plant another vine that will spread out on the ground around the rose bush. Again, try to match the flower color of the smallest rose to your bush and vine flowers, so you’ll end up with a blooming group of roses that makes a stunning color impression.

An alternate way to create this rose garden design, of course, is to use either complimentary or contrasting colors in each grouping. Then complete your rose garden design by planting additional groupings at various locations around your garden, or several feet from each other.

Accent your rose garden design by planting white baby’s breath under the rose bushes, or throughout the blooming rose flowers too. You can even plant baby’s breath between your rose groupings, to separate them while bringing attention to the gorgeous colors.

This is just one simple rose garden design idea of course, and there are many different ways to design a rose garden. Try looking around in gardening magazines or online, to see pictures of many different kinds of rose garden designs. Then pick the one you like and get started designing your own.

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