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Create everblooming bed: Planting plan with perennials, flowers and grasses for the narrow and small front garden.

A bed that blooms all year round and adds accents of color to the garden is called everblooming. Good planning is the essence of successful garden design – finding the right foliage plants, flowers and flowering ornamental shrubs that work well together can prove to be a difficult task. With these 3 planting plans, you’ll succeed in creating an ever-blooming bed.

Planting an everblooming bed: The basic principles

Everflowering bed create where in the garden

When creating an ever-blooming bed that will please the eye throughout the garden season, there are a few things you should keep in mind. In the first place, it is important to combine plants so that at least 2-3 species bloom together. You should also make sure that the flowering periods of the flowering plants at least partially overlap with those of the summer flowering plants. Otherwise, you risk that the first messengers of spring wither, and the summer flowers still have no flowers. The result – an empty bed. Third, you can combine annuals with perennials. Perennials give structure to the bed and set the tone in terms of color, plus you can sow different annual flowers each year. Even wintergreen species should not be absent from the bed, if possible. This way, it will not stand bare in the winter months, but will shine in green.

Planting plan for the narrow front garden.

Everflowering bed create plants and planting plan with perennial flowering plants (1)

Even if the flower bed is located in full sun, it is quite possible to find suitable plants. When choosing, you should make sure that the selected species are not invasive.

Below we show you an example of successful plant combination . The perennials, grasses and flowers can easily thrive heat and prolonged periods of drought. The summer-flowering plants will also attract numerous insects, including bees and butterflies, which will fly over the nectar-rich flowers. Asters, shield-flowers and goldenrods will also provide a splendid bloom in autumn.

Aster care and planting tips for flower bed

Dimensions of the flower bed (may vary depending on the number of plants): 1.80 m wide x 8.80 m long. You can of course

  • A. Flame flower – 6 pcs.
  • B. Dyer’s pod – 4 pcs.
  • C. Rod millet “Northwind” – 5 pcs.
  • D. Purple coneflower – 5 pcs.
  • E. Smooth aster – 3 pcs.
  • F. Golden balm 4 pcs.
  • G. Spiky splendid aster 4 pcs.
  • H.Goldenrod 4 pcs.
  • I. Sun eye 2 pc.
  • J. Shield flower 3 pcs.

Requirements for location and soil: a nutrient-rich, neutral and, above all, permeable soil provides the best conditions for the rapid growth of the plants. A sunny location proves to be perfect, the plants can tolerate full sun without any problems. But they will also feel comfortable in light shade under certain circumstances.

Care instructions: Water the soil as needed, preferably with decalcified water or with rainwater. The soil should always remain moderately moist to fresh. Fertilize as needed, preferably once immediately after planting with compost and then every two weeks – provide with liquid fertilizer.

Create ever-flowering small bed: The plants

Golden balm plant when blooms how to care for it


Summer flowering plants for the bed

F. Golden balm: Golden balm blooms profusely in summer (June through September). This bee-friendly perennial is hardy. Its flowers and leaves emit fragrance, attracting insects to the garden. Plan for a minimum spacing of 50 inches between plants.

A. Flameflower: The flowering period begins in June and ends in September. The plant is hardy. Plant flameflower 70 cm apart from shrubs and perennials and 60 cm apart from bulb flowers and annuals.

Dyer's millet with purple flowers in an everblooming bed

B. Dyer’s Bean – Blooms in June and July, has purple-blue flowers. The plant is hardy. Its minimum distance from other plants is 75 cm. Dyer’s bean attracts butterflies to the garden.

Summer-flowering plants that bloom until autumn

Rod millet planting and care instructions


C. Switchgrass “Northwind” – Blooms from July to September. A beautiful, hardy ornamental grass. Switchgrass has reddish-brown grass blades, which it uses to add color accents to the border after flowering ends.

D. Purple coneflower – The flowering period begins in July and lasts until September. The hardy bee plant has a small space requirement – place the plants in the ground at a distance of 40 cm from other grasses and flowers.

Plant and care for goldenrod in flower bed

Autumn flowers for the everblooming bed

G. Spiked Splendid Orchard – This variety forms its pink flowers in September, with good care the blooming period extends into October. Winter hardy, works well in the container garden.

E. Smooth Aster – The blooming period begins in September and ends in October. Its bright light blue-purple flowers provide food for pollinating insects in the fall. The minimum distance between plants is 50 cm.

H.goldenrod – blooms from August to October. Some varieties, such as goldenrod, attract bees and butterflies to the garden. Many varieties are invasive in this country. There are hybrids that spread much more slowly, but most do not provide food for insects.

Sun eye properly maintain useful tips

I. Sun Eye – Flowering begins as early as July and ends in October. The minimum distance is 70 cm. Forms beautiful golden yellow flowers rich in nectar and pollen.

J. Shield flowers – Snakehead scores with a flowering period in late summer and autumn (August – October). The minimum distance between plants is 60 cm.