If you want to jazz up your garden a little bit – a flower bed is always a great way to do it and we have selected the best flower bed ideas here.
Consider the fact that it takes extra work and money, but at the same time it gives your garden an additional splash of color and helps you relax while enjoying nature at its finest.
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If you want your flowers planted in the best possible way, consider these carefully selected best designs!
Before you start, may be you would like to know: How to Build a Flower Bed?
Tip: Check the Garden Tower Project for an amazing vertical garden you can have today!
To start, here are 30 Fresh Flower Bed Designs. Enjoy!
1. Flower Beds In Corners
This is a great idea for the front yard as it definitely makes it more welcoming and stylish. A white fence will be in a perfect contrast with some colorful flowers as Freesias, Golden daisies or Marigolds.
Flower beds with fence is very popular now, because area beside the fence is often neglected and there is nothing more appealing than making a garden bed there. You can match the height and color of the fence with some appropriate flowers.
2. Side Yard Bloom Bed For Tiny Spaces
Who said that a small yard cannot have a nice flower bed? In this case, just think about the space around the house façade. It could be a nice way to use all the space and make the garden prettier. Consider the option of planting flowers of various size in order to create layers. Best result is achieved when you plant the flowers where no window is present.
3. Spacious Yard Flower Bed Ideas
Here’s a great way to make your spacious yard looks stunning and turning heads. Creating curly shapes and adding flowers in few colors can’t be a wrong choice.
For such impressive garden bed you need plenty of space and don’t forget a lot of maintenance.
4. Primitive Cauldron Flower Bed
This unusual planting features a metal pot enchained to a post. Rather than stew, it is full of white flowers. Furthermore, you can create “the fire” by using yellowish or reddish teeny-tiny flowers. Impressive, huh?
5. Perennial Flower Bed Design Ideas
Peonies, coming in white or red, are stunning perennials flowers that come back every spring. They don’t require lots of maintenance and have a long life. And the most important – they don’t need a company as they look enough eye-catching by themselves. In the photo above there is no lawn edging, but just a soil for flowers starting at the end of the grass.
6. Eye-catching Cut Birch Log Flower Bed Design
Here is an inexpensive DIY flower bed idea which will make your garden glow. If you’re using birch logs as on the picture, consider picking colorful plants such as Violets, Tansies or Red Japanese grass – they will add aesthetic warmth.
7. Vertical Wooden Lattice Flower Bed
The vertical flower bed made of a wooden lattice is another smart option for enthusiasts with limited garden space. It’s not just a space-saver but also makes the exterior of your house fabulous. Primroses, Petunias and Violets flowers would be a great match! You can use it to hide dull concrete wall or corner. Could be created from an old pallet.
8. Rock Wall Flower Bed Idea
If you’re a passionate DIYer, you’d be able to build a curvy flower bed of bricks beneath the house’s windows for a weekend. The most important aspect you should consider here is to pick flowers that go with the façade’s color and the amount of sunlight they’ll be able to collect. If it’s too shady, for instance, pick Alyssum or another bushy plant.
It’s also a perfect landscaping idea around your house.
9. Awesome Vertical Flower Bed Idea
Here is another crazy cool vertical gardening idea! The garden tower on the picture is made of colorful Wallerianas (also known as Busy Lizzies). Needless to say, there are many other types of flowers that could be used to build that one in your own yard. Moreover it can hold up to 30 plants and the watering system reaches all of them – so it’s easy to maintain.
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10. Small Flower Garden For a Tiny Yard
For once try to think of your small yard as a godsend! You can keep it stunning with less work. As it’s shown in the picture, beautiful layers can be “built” with easy to maintain plants as holly shrubs and Hortensias. By layering flowers you can create your own designs, but consider watering and pruning.
11. Chic Flower Bed Out of a Real Bed
Re-using your old bed to make a flower bed brings some scruffy chic in your backyard. The metal frame looks more vintage and will last longer than the wooden one. However, the wooden bed frame will add more warmth in a combination with green plants. There a lot more options to use old and recycled items in your garden.
12. Romantic Gravel Pathway
Being brave and think outside the box can jazz up your garden’s look a little bit. Start with mixing flowers of different heights. The lower level can be built with Jade plants and Echeveria ( which is another succulent flower ) , while the higher one – with white roses and Wisteria. You can choose colors as per your taste, because it’s your garden and some people like warm colors while others like colder ones.
13. Roses – Classic Garden Idea
If you pick only roses for your garden, you are preventing it from becoming too complex and messy. Roses are long-lasting plants loved by everyone. Plus, they look stunning all year round! Just a small tip – spice it up with some lavender.
14. Round Flower Bed Idea
Here is an easy round flower bed idea with pots. Encircle a conifer with colorful Busy Lizzies. White, purple and red zinnias are planted at the very edge of the flower bed. If you want to be even more creative, you can change the form and pattern of the flower area – for example create a star or eye-like shape.
15. Handmade Wooden Plant Bed
If you’re one of those passionate DIYers who is always looking for inspiration, here is something you can build for a day! However it’s a very basic construction, you can easily turn it into a lovely herb bed with dill, thyme, basil, and strawberries. It’s just another model for a raised bed garden that makes it easier to maintain as you don’t need to bend over to reach the plants. Very useful if you are suffering from any back pain.
16. Neat River Rock Flower Bed Idea
The river rocks can be used as a frontier for corner flower beds… or in this case, for those planted under the windows! You can freely use Chrysanths, Echeverias and Jade plants as they don’t need direct sunlight. If you are wondering what to use to create the river rock – pebbles, small rocks and stones will do the job.
You can also take a look at: 17 Beautiful Stone Garden Decorations That Will Amaze You
17. An Old Suitcase Flower Bed Idea
An old suitcase could be one of those things to re-use that will definitely bring some vintage chic to your garden. Busy Lizzies and Petunias can be the perfect match for a flawless finish. It’s too much for my taste, but if you like the idea, you can create flower planters from any other old furniture.
18. An Old WheelBarrow Flower Bed Idea
Turning an old carriage into a flower bed is an original idea for small gardens. Planted with Petunias, it could perfectly fit the front and the backyard. The metal is adding an additional dose of a vintage look. It think if you have an old wheelbarrow that would like to use, paint it in a more bright color to make it accent in your garden.
19. Another Tulip Flower Bed Idea
Another simple but eye-catching idea for the front house is to group tulips in pots. Yellow and red, they will create a typical Amsterdam-ish feeling in your garden. Put the pots in the ground and cover them with soil and pebbles.
20. Flower Bed Gravel Edging Idea
This type of flower bed gives you the chance to play with colors and heights. In this case, you can freely use your imagination. Moreover, the gravel is a frontier between the flower bed and the rest of the yard. Gravel is commonly used as lawn edging to create forms and beautiful areas.
21. Another Easy Flower Bed Around Trees
Planting flowers around the trees ( awesome results with spring trees as they are flowering early ) in your garden will add texture and warmth to the overall view. The best and the easiest way is with broken rocks and some alpine plants such as purple Mauve.
22. Lifted Block Plant Bed
Here’s a popular raised pavers flower and small plants bed that will perfectly fit your front yard. You can pick some herbs, strawberries, Lily turf and Chrysanths. Sketch a shape and start building. You can use cinder blocks, bricks or pavers. And last but not least – do not forget the garden gnome!
23. Green Is a Never-ending Trend
When you’re planning to build a flower bed in your garden, it’s important to follow mainly your own sense of aesthetics. In the end, you’ll be the one who’s living there, right?
Here is an easy herb and plant bed idea for the side yard… Dill, basil, thyme along with Plantain Lily and Alumroot. From one side you’ll use the space wisely and from the other one – will have everything you need to cook Italian pasta!
24. Decking With Symmetrical Built-it Flower Beds
In this case, the flowerpots are one level lower from the ground which makes them almost invisible. That’s clearing the style and makes the garden look stylish and unpretentious. Incorporating flower beds in the structure is a modern trend which is very appealing.
25. Crafted Hollow Log Flowers Bed
That’s a great example of an inexpensive and simple flower bed for the front of the house. You just need an old tree and small perennial flowers such as Tulips, Daffodils and colorful Phlox drummondii. When you put such flower pot by the road it will be a spot to remember. Don’t be surprised when people are stopping by to make photos, just be proud of you and trust me, neighbors will also envy you.
26. Original Flower Shaped Bed Ideas
Here is a creative idea for passionate gardeners who aim to add some texture to their garden. You can also play with colors, just keep in mind type of flower bed requires lots of trimming and tidying up. It’s a professional design and needs a pro to maintain it throughout the year.
27. Tree Stub Flower Bed Idea
All crazy DIYers attention! Using an old tree’s stump is an awesome flower bed idea! Tropaeolum (also known as Nasturtium) is a durable perennial that comes in various colors and will perfectly fit here. Of course, you can also plant some flowers around it to make it look even more gorgeous.
28. A Stunning Side of House Flower Bed
Do not abandon the side yard! Lilies or Lavender would add a classic sophisticated look to your garden. Just remember – simplicity is the key to brilliance! Use some bricks to create border between the lawn and the flower bed.
29. Simple Flower Bed Around Trees
Adding plants that encircle the trees is a great way to add some texture and freshen your garden. Make sure the flowers you’ll choose are shade tolerant as Alyssum, Cleome, and Fuchsia. Surround them with rocks to create contrast between the flower bed and the grass.
30. Summertime Blossoming Flower Bed
Who won’t be happy to have summer-long blossoms in the garden? The best way is to fill a flower bed around the house’s façade with perennial plants as Salvia, Stella de Oro, and Yarrow.
31. Repurposed Farm Wheel Wagon
If you have the chance to own an old wheel wagon you can use it as a flower bed.
No matter if you plant them under your windows or in the middle of your backyard, choose bright and colorful flowers so when you look at them you can feel more excited.
You can replicate most of the above flower bed ideas easily so why not start today!