Victorian gardens are very popular because of their romantic beauty and abundance of style. Although the Victorian age is long gone the Victorian style is still loved by many, and a Victorian garden is an excellent way to display your love of this time period. This article will describe how to plant your own Victorian garden.
There are many popular plants from the Victorian period; flowers, tree, shrubs, and vines can all be incorporated into your garden. Trees were usually put in spots that would block the hot summer sun from the house. Shrubs were used to accent paths and cover up unsightly foundations. Vines were also use to cover up parts of a garden or home that weren’t so attractive, and they were used for shade. Symmetrical flower beds were popular in a Victorian garden, and consistent height was predominantly found in flower beds. A wide variety of foliage and fauna is appropriate in a Victorian garden, but there are traditional flowers and shrubs that will achieve a Victorian theme in your garden.
There is a very long list of flowers and shrubs are reminiscent of the Victorian garden style. Lilies, magnolia, larkspur, zinnia, daffodil, and begonias are all common Victorian flowers. Aster, tulips, blue sage, and lavender were also very popular in these gardens. Clematis, wisteria, and morning glories are Victorian vines. When creating a Victorian garden it is important to include traditional shrubs such as rose, hydrangea, and lilac. Many Victorian shrubs are easy to find and inexpensive.
Choosing decorations for your Victorian garden can be easy and fun. Wooden scrollwork is appropriate for this type of garden, and you can find interesting wooden items to add to your Victorian garden. Wrought and cast iron is another element of this type of garden; it can be incorporated into fences, benches, and other parts of your garden. Gazing balls, urns, statues, and other forms of sculpture will add an even more personal touch to your Victorian garden.
Victorian gardens are a place where beauty is meant to be observed, and there were usually benches and seats in these types of gardens. Seating for a Victorian garden can be made from wood or iron, and it should have a natural looking. Seats where commonly placed in shaded areas, and vines would be used to shade sunrooms and porches. Being able to sit and relax in was an important theme for a Victorian garden.
Creating a Victorian garden is easy if you know what the basic characteristic elements of a Victorian garden. Keeping the many shrubs, vines, flowers, and trees is important in a Victorian garden, and decorations and seating is another aspect of Victorian gardening that should be incorporated appropriately.