Designing annual flower bed 6 19-2010

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Designing annual flower bed 6 19-2010

  1. 1. Designing Annual Flower Beds<br />Materials condensed from <br />USU Ogden Botanical Garden /<br />Susie Jones and Dorrie Jones<br />1<br />
  2. 2. Annual Flower Bed Design<br />2<br />Ogden Botanical Garden flower beds<br />
  3. 3. Annual Plants<br />Live only one season<br />Need to replant each year<br />Give color all summer long<br />Many sizes, colors, and varieties to choose from<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Annual Flower Bed Design<br />Getting Started:<br />Determine the square footage of the garden space (length x width)<br />Calculate number of plants needed: 2 per square foot<br />Sketch a plan on paper<br />Choose plants the fit the location: sun/shade/wet or dry<br />Develop of list of what plants and how many of each to take to the nursery (give yourself options and limits)<br />Preparing Beds<br />Wait until soil is dry to avoid compaction (roots like lose soil)<br />Remove old plant material and weeds<br />Till and incorporate ORGANIC matter (i.e. compost not top soil)<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Design Principles<br /><ul><li>Color
  6. 6. Texture
  7. 7. Balance
  8. 8. Repetition
  9. 9. Unity
  10. 10. Light Requirements</li></ul>5<br />
  11. 11. Color<br />6<br />
  12. 12. Analogous Colors<br /><ul><li>Safe
  13. 13. Can be restful or dramatic according colors used</li></ul>7<br />
  14. 14. Complimentary Colors<br /><ul><li>Compliment each other
  15. 15. Make sense
  16. 16. Green is universal</li></ul>8<br />
  17. 17. Contrasting Color<br />Bold<br />Draws attention<br />9<br />
  18. 18. Texture<br />10<br />
  19. 19. Plant Placement<br />Symmetrical<br />Asymmetrical<br />11<br />
  20. 20. Repetition/Unity<br />12<br />
  21. 21. When, Where & How<br /><ul><li>Wait until after the snow melts—hopefully by Mother’s Day
  22. 22. Always choose a reputable nursery
  23. 23. Look for plants that are compact, healthy, and not in bloom
  24. 24. Avoid plants that are leggy, diseased, or root bound </li></ul>13<br />
  25. 25. Method to the Madness<br />Peter Lassig strategy for Temple Square:<br />Skeleton – Tendon - Flesh<br />14<br />
  26. 26. Skeleton<br />20% of the plants<br />Dominant<br />Tall<br />Focal Point<br />Ornamental grasses, Flowering cabbage or kale, New Zealand flax<br />15<br />
  27. 27. Skeleton Plants<br />Purple Fountain Grass<br />New Zealand Flax<br />16<br />
  28. 28. Skeleton Plants cont.<br />Ornamental Cabbage or Kale<br />17<br />
  29. 29. Skeleton Plants cont.<br />Black-eyed Susan<br />Cleome<br />18<br />
  30. 30. Tendon<br />20% of plants<br />Less dominant<br />Compliments skeleton<br />Salvias, Profusion Zinnias, Gomphrena, Geraniums<br />19<br />
  31. 31. Tendon Plants cont.<br />Geraniums<br />Profusion Zinnias<br />20<br />
  32. 32. Tendon Plants cont.<br />‘Victoria Blue’ Salvia<br />‘Lady in Red’ Salvia<br />21<br />
  33. 33. Tendon Plants cont.<br />Fireworks Gomphrena<br />‘Strawberry Fields’ Gomphrena<br />22<br />
  34. 34. Tendon Plants cont.<br />Lisianthus<br />23<br />
  35. 35. Flesh<br />60 % of plants<br />Fills in gaps<br />Usually creeping, low plants<br />Alyssum, Sweet potato vine, Lobelia, Licorice plant, Verbena, Sanvitalia<br />24<br />
  36. 36. Flesh Plants cont.<br />Sweet Alyssum<br />Lobelia<br />25<br />
  37. 37. Flesh Plants cont.<br />Sweet Potato Vines<br />26<br />
  38. 38. Flesh Plants cont.<br />Sanvitalia<br />Sanvitalia ‘Sunbini’<br />27<br />
  39. 39. Flesh Plants cont.<br />Licorice Plant<br />‘Imagination’ Verbena<br />Diascia<br />28<br />
  40. 40. Skeleton Plants for Shade<br />Ferns<br />Coleus<br />29<br />
  41. 41. Shade Tendon Plants<br />Tuberous<br />Begonias <br />30<br />
  42. 42. Flesh Plants for Shade<br />Impatiens<br />31<br />
  43. 43. Resources for picking flowers<br />Ogden and Utah Botanical Garden Centers – gardens and classes<br />Magazines and Internet<br />Burpees.com / Dave’s Garden / White Flower Farm / High Country Garden<br />LDS Garden Tours <br />32<br />
  44. 44. 33<br />
  45. 45. AN ENGLISH GARDENER IN 1870 Salt Lake City - Bill KingGarden Talks in the ParkWednesday, 16 June 2010Enjoy a fascinating horticulture history lesson as Bill teaches us about the Utah visit of William Robinson, famous gardener and author of “The English Garden” (still in print). Please join the expert horticulturists for complimentary one-hour garden talks. The talks begin at 8:00 p.m. in June and July and at 7:30 p.m. in August. No tickets are required. All ages are welcome. <br />CREATING COLORFUL CONTAINERS - Lisa TaggartGarden Talks in the Park8:00 PMWednesday, 23 June 2010Enhance your outdoor living space with colorful and creative container plantings. Please join the expert horticulturists for complimentary one-hour garden talks. The talks begin at 8:00 p.m. in June and July and at 7:30 p.m. in August. No tickets are required. All ages are welcome. <br />LDS.org/ search: Garden Tours<br />34<br />
  46. 46. Visit our the Ogden Botanical Garden blogspot for lots of fun information:ogdenbotanicalgardens.blogspot.com<br />35<br />
  47. 47. Annual Flower Bed Design Formula<br />Peter Lassig formula for Temple Square<br />(Ogden Botanical Garden formula in parenthesis) <br />36<br />
  48. 48. Shopping List – 12 x 4 Bed<br />37<br />
  49. 49. 38<br />Utah Botanical Center in Kaysville, June 2010<br />
  50. 50. Plant Maintenance<br /><ul><li>Weeds
  51. 51. Pre-emergent
  52. 52. Mechanical control
  53. 53. Fertilizer
  54. 54. Water-soluable
  55. 55. Granular
  56. 56. Slow-release</li></ul>39<br />
  57. 57. Dead-heading Flowers<br />Perennials<br />Annuals<br />40<br />
  58. 58. Water Conservation<br />Hydrozoning your plants<br />Mulching<br />Check sprinkler efficiency<br />41<br />
  59. 59. Northridge Garden Guild <br />42<br />
  60. 60. 43<br />Utah Botanical Center in Kaysville, June 2010<br />

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