Tips for flower garden design include choosing proper plants for the area, adding visual interest, and adding a border. Variety in the color, height and blooming time of the flowers creates contrast and long-lasting color in the flower garden.
A sketch of the flower garden location helps determine the size and shape of the bed. Curved edges create a more casual look and add interest to the garden. The sketch also helps determine the location of the flowers to maximize the garden space. Tall plants go toward the back of a garden against a fence or building. In an island flower bed, taller plants often go in the center with shorter plants around them.