On Monday, February 28, Second Nature is celebrating Floral Design Day to highlight some of the beautiful floral designs you can incorporate into your landscaping design. Floral Design Day started in 1995 to honor the birthday of Carl Rittner, the founder of Rittners School of Floral Design in Boston. Today Floral Design Day has become popular on the internet as a way of sharing floral design and inspiration to others.
Landscaping can be very simple and beautiful with strategic greenery placement and hardscape construction, but adding floral features throughout your landscape softens your overall aesthetic. Depending on your lawn, whether you have residential landscape or commercial landscape, certain floral designs will look better than others. Here are some tips from our landscape contractor using examples of Second Nature’s designs to accomplish a flowering landscape in your yard.
While this flower landscape was completed for a commercial landscaping project with Children’s Mercy South in the Kansas City metro, the same effect can be achieved in a residential landscape as well. The bright florals grab attention amongst their greenery landscaping and go with the colors of the signage. The placement of the flowers adds a small pop of color to the landscape that is very pleasing to the eye.
The below photos are a good example of everything you can do with a landscape design. In the photo on the left, our landscape contractor intertwined the hardscaping of the retaining wall with the bushes, mulching, and flower selection. The florals give the stark landscape feature contrast and a bit of richness. The photo on the right shows how you can maximize your floral landscape without having to plant into the ground. The pottery and floral combination is very homey and beautiful for this type of landscape and home design.
While you cannot see the bloom of the florals yet in this picture (since we had just planted them!), this is another great example of incorporating flowers into your landscape. For this client, we used a corner of their patio build to highlight a mini-garden of flora and fauna.
Celebrate Floral Design Day with us! Post your favorite floral photos and tag @secondnatureoutdoor. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #FloralDesignDay! We will regram some of our favorite designs we see on Monday, February 28!