There is little wonder that gardening continues to top lists of favourite hobbies year after year. There is just something about watching seeds grow and sprout into beautiful flowers that provide us with a sense of accomplishment and a feeling that all is right with the world. A well designed garden is a thing of beauty, and it provides joy from the earliest days of spring through the coldest days of autumn. There is no one way to build the perfect garden of course. Gardening is very much a matter of personal taste, from the choice of flowers and plants to the design of the flower beds themselves.
One great place to start is by looking at the exterior of the home and deciding which aspects need to be accented and enhanced. Planting flowers is a great way to highlight the exterior of the home. For instance, a dark brick home looks wonderful with a stunning rose bush growing alongside the front door, and a white home can be accented with vibrant red flowers. Driveways and walkways often benefit from the splash of colour flowers can provide as well. Many gardeners love to trim the side of their entrance walk with a selection of fragrant and colourful flowers, and drab suburban driveways can benefit from this treatment as well.
In addition, flagpoles and similar structures in the yard of the home are wonderful places for small flower beds. Planting a small bed of roses or other flowers around a flagpole provides a wonderful accent to the landscape, and this small enclosed flower bed is a great place for the new gardener to test out his or her skills before moving on to a larger plot of land. There is no doubt that gardening is a popular hobby, and a great way to spend a lovely afternoon. Planting flowers is one of those great hobbies, and it is likely to remain popular long into the future.