Designs for garden flower beds should always include lots of roses. A traditional way when designing flower beds
and an effective use of garden roses, is to plant them in borders, mixing them with small flowering trees,shrubs
,perennials and annuals.
Here are only two plant varieties: spiky pink gladiolas a newly planted red knockout roses are repeated in this very charming and simple flower bed that is very easy to for anyone to plant in their own garden.
When designing flower garden borders of this sort, try to group the roses together in a block of three's of the same variety, since that gives them more visual impact and it's a lot prettier than planting a series of single specimen roses.
The garden flower bed in the picture above, the white Bolero rose really plays up the pink and burgundy colors including a Love and Peace rose off to the right.
The tall spiky perennial in burgundy and pink are Foxgloves. Blue Bearded Irises are planted in between the 'Bolero' and the 'Love and Peace'.
Rose garden roses should include shrubby upright growing rose varieties such as Teas, Bourbons,Polyanthas, Chinas and modern shrub roses, floribundas and hybrid tea roses.
By carefully combining these roses with ornamental plants, you can achieve striking combinations that produce
color all year.
Here the white Iceberg roses are planted with the orange Tropicana rose and the pink Bonica rose. The roses
are underplanted with perennial creeping Thyme (great for keeping the weeds out), and the self-seeding annuals
Alyssom and Lobelia.
What a welcoming touch for a front walkway. Here six white Iceberg tree roses, underplanted with small
perennials and annuals, line this paved walkway, giving this house great curb appeal and charm. Great Idea!
For a finished look, the border is edged with dwarf English boxwood.
Designs for garden flower beds should always include edgings of some sort.
There are many types of edgings for flower beds. Flower edgings are easy and very affordable. You can also edge your beds with stone, brick or short compact shrubs such as the dwarf english boxwood.