Round flower bed decoration: luxurious ideas + inspirational photos

A round flower bed of continuous flowering perennials is a classic decoration of the garden space. It's hard to imagine a home plot without such a bright spot. The flowerbed either already exists or is planned in the very near future. However, in order to do it correctly, you need to know some tricks and adhere to simple rules.

The location of the flower garden is round

As a rule, round flower beds are located in front of the house, near the main entrance. Such a flower garden next to the lawn looks most advantageous. It is against the green background that the colors of flowers play especially brightly, the whole view of the garden becomes elegant, festive.

However, you should choose a place for such a flower garden, adhering to the design of existing buildings and plantings. The flowerbed should complement or even complete the overall view of the entire panorama, but not destroy it.

It is important to:

  1. Landings did not interfere with the passage of people.
  2. The flower garden was clearly visible.
  3. The plants had enough light.

The size of the flower bed is based on the size of the space in front of the house. If there is not enough space, it is absurd to "push" there a huge flower bed that will occupy the entire area. If there is too much space, then the small flower bed will simply be lost. This does not mean at all that a hefty flower garden should be erected on a large perimeter. Such a solution would be too boring. It is much more interesting, for example, to place a round flower garden in the middle of square or triangular plantings. In any case, fantasy combined with taste is always welcome.

Features of the design of a round flower bed

Flower beds come in a variety of shapes, and each one has its own characteristics. Round flower beds are no exception.

When registering, you should adhere to the following rules:

  1. The brightest plants are planted in the center - soloists. There shouldn't be many of them. Not a single plant in these plantings should be taller than the soloist. And already, based on this main plant, the rest of the flowers are selected.
  2. Some design solutions allow a flower garden without soloists' plants. However, the middle of the flower bed should be highlighted and decorated in a special way.
  3. It is not at all necessary to plant everything that you have been able to buy in a flower garden. Skillful play of two or three colors is an indicator of taste. If there is little hope for it, you can consider online options. For example, design ideas for a semicircular flower bed can give interesting ideas about design. Schemes for planting round flower beds of annuals are also worth considering.
  4. Plants at the edges should be the same height, they usually cover the soil, it should not be visible at the edge of the flower bed.
  5. The drawing of the flower garden is desirable to be symmetrical, that is, the plants are placed evenly throughout the flower garden.
  6. Whatever the size, nobody canceled the improvement of the round flower bed, that is, it is necessary that it is convenient to handle it.
  7. The best shape for a round flower garden is the shape of a hemisphere. So all the plantings are perfectly visible, and the shape will wonderfully fit into the design of any site.

Schemes of round flower beds from perennials

In order to truly decorate the ceremonial place in front of the house, you should familiarize yourself with many examples. Even if the garden owner's imagination is too rich, acquaintance with someone else's experience will not be superfluous.Moreover, you can consider the design of round flower beds with a description.

The diagram shows how you can place plants in a flower bed.

Round flowerbed with conifers and perennials. This flower garden consists of plants with beautiful, unusual foliage. It is good not only because it withstands shade, but also because it always remains in the same state. Flowers do not fade, here the leaves of hosta, iris, barberry and other plants are responsible for the beauty. He does not play with colors, but his appearance is noble, serious. The flower garden will decorate any mansion with dignity.

This is a flower garden diagram that uses five types of flowers. Plants are in the same range and are wonderfully combined. Such a flower bed is remarkable in that quite common flowers have been selected here, which winter easily even in cool climatic zones.

We should also talk about the aster separately. It is not a perennial (although you can pick up perennial varieties of asters), but this can be considered a plus. Asters are allowed to be planted every year in different shades, and the flower bed will be updated.

Interesting diagram from bulbous perennials... It turns out a round high flower bed. It is interesting in that this scheme can be "superimposed" on a flower bed of late flowering flowers.

A flower bed for lazy gardeners. Here you can once plant phlox of one color in the center of a round flower bed, along the edges - a different color, and all the rest of the time you can just admire the beautiful flowering.

The perennial flower garden is round. Scheme where boxwood looks luxurious (1) in a flowerpot. Number 3 - lavender, 2 - roses, 1 - sedum.

A wonderful combination of perennials and a flowerpot creates an unusually solemn composition.

The flowerbed is round, here is a diagram with the names of flowers. Irises add a bright note. They do not bloom too long, but their arrow leaves will decorate the flower bed until frost. And, of course, there are roses.

A bright flower garden of perennials, decorated only with pots with annuals. It will be a gorgeous composition in front of any, even the most expensive house.

What to plant in a round flower bed

An important point is what to plant in a round flower bed. The planting of plants depends on many reasons. This is the preference of the owner of the garden, and the style of the house and the entire site, and the ideas of the designers and some other factors.

Let's say there is a flower bed in front of a large stone house in the old style. Plants such as English roses, lilac peonies, beautiful-leaved plants, conifers, clematis will be appropriate here. A flower bed with the use of sculptures, fountains in the center of the flower garden will be very appropriate. Much attention should be paid to the framing. Bricks with "teeth" will obviously disfigure the entire composition.

If the flower garden is planted in the back of the garden, you can use plants such as aquilegia, lavender, pansies, dog rose. These flowers are not so solemn, but they are no less beautiful, but they require less sophisticated care.

A flower bed in front of a small house can consist of flowers such as phlox, lilies, bells can be in the center, and a woolly net will be good at the edges.

For a perennial flower garden, you can offer the following plants:

  1. Alpine aster is a perennial that blooms for up to 3 months, grows up to 10-30 cm in height, has various color shades.
  2. Carnation is a herb that perfectly acts as a frame for a flower garden. Its purple flowers are small, but blooming so profusely that they look like a solid carpet.
  3. Ever-flowering begonia is just a fountain of colors. She has decorative not only the flowers themselves, but also the foliage - dark, rich in color, interesting, pointed shape. Begonia has many varieties. You can find both undersized and with a medium stem, and the colors of the buds themselves are very diverse. A flowerbed is allowed to be made from only one begonia, and it will amaze with its beauty. True, it does not tolerate cold weather, but it can be brought into the house during the cold months of the year.
  4. Phlox subulate - a flower that creates whole caps of lilac, white or lilac.
  5. Sedum - their multi-varietal nature allows you to make any flower arrangements.
  6. Woolly chisel should be mentioned. It winters wonderfully even in the coldest regions. Its leaves are very decorative, almost white, with pubescence, they not only have an attractive appearance, but also emphasize the beauty of any other plant.

How to make a round flower bed in the country with your own hands

Making a round flower bed with your own hands, as in the photo, is not difficult, but you need to start planning it back in winter.

First you need to decide on a place, choose a sunny space that will be clearly visible, immediately outline the required dimensions.

Then it is worth "walking" on the Internet and see how you can arrange your flower garden.

You can consider a round flower bed of annuals, diagrams, photos, and then just pick up perennials that are similar in appearance. The landscape design of a semicircular flower bed is also suitable, you can also find interesting ideas there. You should not dwell only on plants, garden sculpture, a beautiful flowerpot in the center of the composition, plaster figures, decorative lanterns, fountains, etc. will become an interesting highlight.

Next, you need to think about how to place flowers in a round flower bed. It is important that the flower garden pleases all summer, which means that you need to pick up plants with different flowering periods.

The selection of flowers in a round flower bed should be made taking into account the fact that plants with the same soil requirements should grow in one place. Let's say the need for soil acidity should be approximately the same, the need for sunlight, moisture should also be the same.

Considering that less tall flowers should be placed at the edges, and their height should increase towards the middle, the location of each flower should be considered.

Having decided on the flowers, even in the fall-winter you can buy seeds and plant plants for seedlings. Flowers such as aquilegia, alissum, iberis, gypsophila, saxifrage, phlox, rejuvenated, aster, poppy, violet, primrose can bloom in the first year, if planted in January-February.

Plants such as hosta, roses, peonies, heuchera, clematis take longer to bloom, but they can be ordered from flower companies.

After that, you need to think about what the border of the flower bed will be made of. You should either buy it ready-made, or think about how to do it yourself.

After the plants have been selected, planted and ordered, in the spring you can start forming a circular flower garden.

First you need to free up the right place and dig it up. Then they take two pegs, to one of which a rope is tied. A distance equal to the radius of the flower bed is measured on it, and a second peg is tied at this place. It turns out a "compass", with the help of which they draw a circle.

This circle should be curbed.

After that, fertile soil is introduced into this circle (the thickness of the fertile layer is 40-50 cm), it is raked with a rake so that the middle is slightly higher and the edges are lower. However, the edges should rise 10-15 cm above the lawn.

After the flowerbed is ready, it can be planted with flowers from the center to the edges.

Site selection and soil preparation

It is reasonable that a round flower bed is placed in front of the main entrance to the house, which means that you no longer have to choose a site. However, there may be several flower beds, and they may not be located at all in a ceremonial place. Moreover, such a flower bed may not be on the sunny side at all.

They select the place that you want to decorate with a round flower garden. It can be in the center of the garden, in a shady corner, or in a completely unexpected perimeter. For this, it is only important to choose the right plants.

The soil is chosen taking into account the flowers that they plan to plant. It is even more intelligent to choose flowers that match the soil. For example, avoid planting plants that like rich soil in sandy areas.Or it would be ridiculous to plant a hydrangea in alkaline soil when it needs to be planted in acidic soil.

However, fertilizing before planting is the right decision. It is better to fertilize the soil with complex additives.

Filling the flower bed with flowers

When choosing flowers, it is important to adhere to some rules that will not allow you to make a "trash can of flowers" from a flower bed.

It is believed that the height of plants in a flower bed should not exceed 80 cm. However, if there are conifers or flowering shrubs in the flower garden, as well as climbing plants with special supports (such as clematis), then the height may be higher.

Particular attention should be paid to the color scheme. Here, the types of round flower beds can be different:

  1. Monochrome, where there is one color, but the shape and height of the flowers are different (white flower bed of different flowers).
  2. Contrast - polar different colors.
  3. Play of shades - smooth transitions from one color to another, for example, from pale pink to deep purple.
  4. Neutral - greenery and small color touches prevail here (for example, thuja and white roses).

How to fence a round flower bed

Plant flowers correctly in a round flower bed. Fencing is not the last thing. With a beautiful fence, chamomile will be the queen, but the wrong design of the flower garden can ruin the whole idea.

Here are suggestions for such fences that will not harm the main decoration of the garden:

  1. Natural stone - from it the framing of the plantings will be very beautiful, long-lasting and organic. The stone can be chosen both more expensive (granite, marble) and cheaper (ordinary cobblestone).
  2. Wooden frames. These can be small fences (painted and unpainted), just exactly dug chocks, tree trunks cut by pancakes, etc.
  3. Hedge - an option made from boxwood or other low-growing shrubs looks unimaginably solemn.
  4. A round-shaped flower bed is surrounded by purchased fences along the edge (they are in a large assortment in every flower shop).
  5. Creative ideas (for example, a fence made of plates of the same color or from unnecessary discs), flight of imagination is welcome.

Summer residents often make frames from tires or plastic bottles. Nobody forbids doing this, however, you cannot call it the peak of stylistics.

Original photo ideas for decorating round flower beds

The design of a round flower bed sometimes leads to indescribable delight and admiration. Some of these masterpieces are presented below.

I would like to note right away that here are most of the examples of the design of a round flower bed with annuals, but in these situations I want to emphasize not a set of colors, but a zest.

A small bridge encourages you to walk along it and stop in the middle of the flower sea:

Such a carriage will become the pride of any owner of the dacha:

Not a single fashionista will refuse such a hat on her site. And making a round flower bed for flowers of this shape is not at all difficult:

Flower clocks are no longer a rarity in garden design. However, this color combination is especially eye-catching:

The flower bed would be rather plain if it weren't for such an interesting structure:

The usual cut of a stump, and against its background a stylish flower bed:

Another interesting decor for a round flower bed. An example of how you can beat a flower garden with decorative chips:

An example of how you can decorate the space with a stone around a round flower bed:

And here is the design of a round flower bed of perennials. Lavender, euonymus, stone and limitless taste:

A hedge for framing - a classic in parterre gardens:


A round flower bed of continuous flowering perennials is a real gem for any area. To decorate it, you only need to know how to choose the right soil and place for flowers, be able to correctly choose a frame and read about how to arrange flowers in a round flower bed. The rest will be prompted by imagination and creative impulse.

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