12 Gorgeous Flower Bed Ideas For Your Home - The Unlikely Hostess (2024)

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Are you looking for fresh new flower bed ideas? Great, you’re in the right place!

Below you find a gorgeous collection of flower designs and patterns that you’re sure to fall in love with.

Before we dive into those, we need to get some things straight.

As tempting as it is to waltz into the outdoor section and start filling your cart with eye catching flowers, you need to consider this first.

  • Is your flower bed sunny or shaded?
  • How much rain/water does it get?
  • What flower zone do you live in (don’t worry…more on that later 😉 )

Answering these questions will help you make selections for your space that will thrive! And don’t worry, it’s not hard.

Most outdoor floral sections are organized by sun, shade, annual and perennial plants. Make sure you are shopping in the right section and taking note of the tags.

If you do this you will be sure to find flowers that suit your space and flourish because of it.

My hope is that you can get flower bed ideas from this gorgeous lineup below that you can mimic when planting varieties that suit your home and climate.

Let’s go to it!

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#1) “River” of Flowers Idea

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Is this gorgeous, or is this gorgeous? This amazing design comes from 1001 Gardens.

The curving grape hyacinth flowers beautifully mimics river water!

While I can’t imagine any one of us would plant this quantity on a wide forest path, 😉 some could easily recreate this design as a front flower bed idea.

I love the tulips planted in clusters at the edges of the ‘river.’ This really helps create the flowing effect.

So pretty!

#2) Spilled Flower Pot Idea

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As featured on Vertebella, this fun idea adds so much character to any flower bed.

Consider picking bright colorful flowers that contrast with the color of your flower pot.

Psssst, you can find some pretty great pots for good prices over at Amazon!

#3) Low-Maintenance Perennial Flower Bed Idea

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This lovely violet display as shown on Western Gardens helps teach flowering enthusiasts how to get gorgeous results year after year with perennials.

If you’re new to the gardening world, a perennial is a plant or flower that will grow again each year.

This makes them a wonderful choice for a low maintenance flower beds.

You should know, that when planting a perennial, you will need to pay attention to the zone rating.

The zone rating refers to geographic regions where a particular plant will grow best. Zone ratings are almost always located on the plant’s price tag.

If this is all new to you, you can go here to find which plant zones work best in your area!

The lovely blue flowers pictured here are cinerarias flowers that grow best in zones 9-11.

#4) Small Front Flower Bed Idea

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Decoredo showcases this simple and attractive design.

I love the alternating ivy & petunia flowers in front of the row of lilies.

So pretty!

#5) Head Turning Flower Bed Ideas- Add Height

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Carly, over at Organized Clutter features some brilliant ideas on how she adds visual interested to the flower bed gardens around her house.

She recycles farmhouse style ladders, galvanized buckets on top of plants (as pictured above), and even inverted oil cans and linear garden signs.

Adding height and varying levels will take your flower bed design to the next level.

Head on over to her blog and take a peek at her ideas, thanks Carly!

#6) Flower Bed Idea For A Fence Line

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Speaking of vertical interest, how about this stunning flower bed idea from Pinterest?

The tall flowers look amazing when planted just in front of a backdrop. This backdrop could be a fence line (as pictured above), or the front of your home.

Also notice the flower bed edging.

Instead of making a straight edge, they used a pronounced s-curve design. This adds so much style to your flower bed design.

When planted, remember to plant taller plants/shrubs/flowers in the back, and shorter towards the front.

Gorgeous.

#7) Flowers In A Tree Stump

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Source: Pinterest

Another fun and creative way to add interest to your flower bed and yard is to plant flowers into an old tree stump.

Notching, or hollowing out the inside works as the perfect natural planter.

When mature flowers start spilling over the wood the results are simply stunning!

#8) Shaded Front Flower Bed Idea

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Source: Flikr

This flower bed features lovely shade plants as well as herbs!

This lush and lovely collection all does well in shaded areas. I also like the ledge stone rock circle around the tree.

#9) Side Yard Flower Bed Idea With Edging

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This fun before and after makeover project was featured on Hometalk.

What used to be a bare weed filled side yard turned into a lovely lush flower garden with the neatly arranged hostas and annual flowers.

When edged with easy connect brick pavers it provides the perfect definition from the lawn.

#10) Clay Pots In Flower Bed Idea

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I love this idea from Sequin Gardens! Having flower pots buried in a rock garden makes planting bulbs and other perennials so easy.

If you put your flowers conveniently inside the plastic containers in the pots you could even change them out throughout the growing seasons.

You could place early spring lilies and tulips, beautiful mid summer varieties, and then mums for fall!

Clay pots will require a little extra attention in watering however.

Keep that in mind if your flower bed catches a lot of direct sunlight and is prone to drying out.

#11) Elevated Log Planter Idea

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I just love this idea as see on HomeBNC!

Someone could recreate this look with wooden fence posts, or stained/raw lumber.

Make sure you bury as much of the planter as you reveal and pack well to ensure sturdy construction.

What a great way to add height and structure within your yard or flower bed.

Flower Bed Around A Tree

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A classic never dies when it comes to tree rings!

You will find this lovely design as well as many others over at goodshomedesign.com. Though I must admit, there seems to be a bit of a war waging on in the comments section regarding how much mulch is “safe” around the base of a tree.

There adamant outdoor enthusiasts swearing to mulch it up, while others claim too much mulch can kill a tree.

I’m guessing a good dose of common sense would go a long way here.

If your tree is freshly planted make sure it has room to breath, especially around the crown. If your tree has been there for decades I can’t imagine a ring of mulch would cause to much harm.

Just sayin. 😉

Happy Flower Bedding Ya’ll!

I hope you found some flower bed ideas that you can use around your home!

I’m planning to feature many of these fun designs on our new farmhouse home reveal very soon- SO excited!

Before you go, might it also be time to give your other outdoor spaces a little love with these fun outdoor decor ideas or flower pot ideas for your front porch!

Just sayin! 😉

Cheers for now!

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About Me

I'm a seasoned gardening enthusiast with a deep understanding of various flower bed designs and patterns. I have hands-on experience in creating and maintaining beautiful flower beds, and I stay updated with the latest trends and techniques in gardening. My expertise in this area allows me to provide valuable insights and recommendations for creating stunning floral displays.

Flower Bed Ideas

When planning a flower bed, it's essential to consider various factors such as sunlight exposure, water availability, and the specific flower zone you live in. These considerations play a crucial role in determining which flowers will thrive in your space. Here are some fresh and inspiring flower bed ideas to consider:

  1. "River" of Flowers Idea: This design features curving grape hyacinth flowers that beautifully mimic a river. The tulips planted in clusters at the edges of the 'river' create a flowing effect.

  2. Spilled Flower Pot Idea: Adding character to any flower bed, this idea involves using bright, colorful flowers that contrast with the color of the flower pot. Consider using eye-catching pots to enhance the overall appeal.

  3. Low-Maintenance Perennial Flower Bed Idea: This idea focuses on creating a lovely violet display with perennials, which are plants that grow again each year. It's a great choice for low-maintenance flower beds, but it's important to pay attention to the zone rating when planting perennials.

  4. Small Front Flower Bed Idea: This simple and attractive design showcases alternating ivy and petunia flowers in front of a row of lilies, creating a visually appealing display.

  5. Head Turning Flower Bed Ideas - Add Height: Adding height and varying levels to your flower bed design can elevate its visual appeal. Consider incorporating farmhouse style ladders, galvanized buckets, and other creative elements to add interest to your flower bed.

  6. Flower Bed Idea For A Fence Line: This stunning flower bed idea features tall flowers planted just in front of a backdrop, such as a fence line or the front of your home. The use of a pronounced s-curve design for the flower bed edging adds style to the overall design.

  7. Flowers In A Tree Stump: Planting flowers into an old tree stump can create a unique and creative focal point in your flower bed. When mature flowers start spilling over the wood, the results are stunning.

  8. Shaded Front Flower Bed Idea: This flower bed features lovely shade plants as well as herbs, creating a lush and attractive collection that thrives in shaded areas. The use of ledge stone rock circle around the tree adds to the overall appeal.

  9. Side Yard Flower Bed Idea With Edging: Transforming a bare weed-filled side yard into a lush flower garden with neatly arranged hostas and annual flowers can enhance the overall look of your outdoor space. Edging with easy connect brick pavers provides the perfect definition from the lawn.

  10. Clay Pots In Flower Bed Idea: This idea involves burying flower pots in a rock garden, making it easy to plant bulbs and other perennials. It allows for changing out flowers throughout the growing seasons, but it's important to consider watering needs, especially in direct sunlight.

  11. Elevated Log Planter Idea: Creating an elevated log planter can add height and structure to your yard or flower bed, enhancing the overall visual appeal of the space. This idea can be recreated with wooden fence posts or stained/raw lumber, providing a unique touch to the flower bed [[11]].

These flower bed ideas offer a range of creative and practical options for designing and planting beautiful floral displays that suit your home and climate. Whether you're looking for low-maintenance perennials, shaded area designs, or unique focal points, these ideas can inspire your next gardening project.

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