If you are a property owner with sufficient space, there is something so idyllic and bucolic about a botanical garden. A botanical garden is comprised of a variety of plants that create the appearance of a lush, green sanctuary. Whether yours is an existing or a work in progress, your botanical garden can become a haven of personal enjoyment. However, you can create your own indoor botanical garden by collecting botanical plants in pots that are conducive to indoor temperatures.
Planning and Design of a Green and Gorgeous Botanical Garden
In order to create a botanical garden in its most genuine sense, begin with a design. Whether the garden is to be indoors or outdoors, design plays an important role in the final results. The point of a botanical garden is to choose plants with botanical names. The basic premise is to choose a collection of plants within the same or similar plant genus.
How to Design and Plan Your Botanical Masterpiece
A well designed botanical garden is a masterpiece that serves as a living museum to your efforts.
Decide on the type of plants that will thrive in your particular climate. For example, if your garden is located in a tropical climate, you may want to choose several types of Arecaceae, commonly known as palm trees and add colorful flowering plants like those of the Bromeliaceae genus. Make sure that you give your plants nutrients for flowering stage to make sure they grow healthy and to their potential.
Collecting Botanical Plants
A botanical garden offers the benefit of collecting and cultivating types of botanical plants that grow well indoors such as the Orchidaceae (orchid) family. Today’s collectors of this type of flowering botanical search for the rarest of these plants to add to their collections.
Green and Gorgeous Botanical Plants
If you plan a lush green garden, you can collect specimens that produce a wide range of foliage colors if your garden is located in a climate with four seasons. Be sure there is sufficient growing room for full sized trees or choose smaller sized trees and shrubs such as Eastern Redbud or Russian Olive shrubbery.
In the northeastern part of the U.S., select several types of Tracheophyta, commonly known as fern, native to this part of the country. Add any of Bryophyta genus (moss) that will tolerate temperature changes to create the appearance of a green carpet.
Cultivating a Botanical Garden
Four tips for cultivating plants in your botanical garden include:
- Ensure plants receive specific nutrients for flowering stage and growth
- Maintain balance of sunlight and moisture
- Providing sufficient growing space between plants
- Careful vigilance to prevent plant disease
Don’t be afraid to be creative with the plants you choose. You can cultivate and collect plants for their color, perfume, unusual shape or those that bloom at night such as Night Blooming Cereus that always gets attention.