Unique Flower Landscape Ideas To Try This Spring

It’s almost spring and I’m excited to talk about flower landscape ideas.

An outdoor space can be a challenge to plan and style.

hydrangea flowers in full bloom.

But with the right types of plants, textures and features you can completely transform your garden or front yard.

Flower Garden Ideas

Today we’ll discuss some really beautiful flower landscape design ideas.

We’ll also show you how to incorporate a water feature into your design to create a beautiful and relaxing oasis at home.

So, let’s get started!

Hydrangea flower bushes planted along a house foundation as a landscape idea.

Limelight and Endless Summer Blue Hydrangeas

Starting off with one of my all time favorite types of flowers, hydrangeas.

Most of the garden centers around here carry all different types of hydrangeas in a variety of colors.

So getting a hold of these beauties shouldn’t be a problem.

My two favorite varieties to work with are Limelights and Endless Summer.

These both look best planted in a row.

Either as a flower border, along a fence or along the side of your house (as a great way to camoulage your home’s foundation.)

I also love to see hydrangeas in big beautiful pots flanking a front door or grouped together on a front porch.

However, feel free to use these beautiful flowers in a garden bed as well.

These two posts contain a lot more info on both Limelight Hydrangeas and Blue Endless Summer Hydrangeas.


Wildflower Meadow Flower Landscape Ideas

If you’re looking for something with a bit more of a natural look for your flower bed design, you can never wrong with planting wildflowers.

In fact, one of the best flower landscape ideas for small gardens is to create a wildflower meadow.

Regardless soil type or whether or not your property gets full sun, wildflowers make for great looking and easy informal gardens.

This natural and untamed look is perfect for those who want to add a touch of Mother Nature in full bloom to their outdoor space.

To create a wildflower meadow, you will need to choose native plants to your area, as these will make the best plants for this type of design.

pink flowers against a bright blue sky.

The following are a few beautiful flower beds and smaller plants to consider.

Astrantia for example is a well-known old-fashioned cottage garden blossom which helps attract bees and will bloom for a long time.

Angelonia will flower from spring to fall and is ideal for planting in window boxes and pots – perfect for those with a small garden or limited outdoor space.

Daffodils are a must for any wildflower garden and come out in early spring.

Plus, daffodils will continue to flower for years to come.

Once you have selected your plants, simply plant them in large groups and allow them to grow wild.

Most varieties of wild flowers require very little water.

This is a good idea for those who don’t want to dedicate too much time, as this is a low-maintenance garden that is still full of color and life.

flowers in a landscape garden with blue sky.

A Sensory Garden

When it comes to different flower bed ideas, it’s always fun to think outside the box, especially if you’re working with a small space.

If you have a small garden, you might think you can’t landscape it, because there isn’t enough space.

However, there are actually many flower landscape ideas that are perfect for small gardens.

One idea is to create a sensory garden that will delight your senses with texture, color and fragrance.

This flower landscape idea demands plants that are highly scented or ones which will bring a new color to your outdoor space.

Use large rocks, gravel paths, white stones and moss along with stone lanterns or bamboo to create a truly zen space outside.

Remember it’s all about creating dramatic color combinations so be sure to include a mixture of evergreen plants, small trees and evergreen shrubs. 

purple flowers around a small round water garden feature.

Small Garden Water Feature 

There is nothing as relaxing as sitting outside with a cup of coffee and listening to the gentle flow of water.

So, when it comes to choosing a flower landscape idea, why not incorporate a water feature. 

This could be anything from a small stone water feature, a simple birdbath or a pretty water fountain.

If you have the space, you could even add a small fish pond.

Water features are relatively easy to maintain and will provide your garden with both a beautiful focal point and a sense of tranquillity.

But if you don’t have the space for a pond, you can still add a water feature by using a birdbath.

Whatever type of water feature you choose, be sure to include a lot of plants and flowers around it to create a beautiful and relaxing oasis. 

tulips and wildflowers

Garden Design Ideas Conclusion

And there you have it!

Three flower landscape ideas to instantly upgrade a small garden or outdoor space.

Hopefully you found a great new flower garden idea or two here today.


Even more ideas on sprucing up your outdoor space:

How to choose the best ivy for your walls.

Backyard Enclosed Patio Ideas

The Best White Exterior House Paint Colors.

The Best Looking Door Knockers.

A round up of beautiful flower garden pots and planters

Our Smokeless Backyard Firepit Review

Container Garden Ideas

The Most Beautiful Tulip Garden Inspiration

Eleven Essentials For Dining Outdoors

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  1. Lisa D. wrote:

    Beautiful! I especially love hydrangeas and garden water features. Sue, I am going back in history here, and this is just a suggestion, but I remember loving your posts on random Chanel items. Can you do a similar post on something else that is iconic? Cheers, and thanks for the lovely garden post.

    Published on 2.27.23 · Reply
    • Sue De Chiara wrote:

      That does go a way back! Thanks so much, I’ll give it some thought:)xx

      Published on 2.27.23 · Reply