What’s a garden without its colourful animated angels? Every flower comes in its own shade of colour, shape and size. So do you. You have the power to decorate your garden with many types of flowers and choose the colours according to your own style. You may style it whatever way you want, be it in a pot, a jug, on the balcony or leave it hanging on the archway. At the end of the day, no matter which style you choose or which plant you opt for, the main element that you have to get right is how to plant your flora and fauna haven. Don’t worry, we have some tips on crafting a modern Zen garden and how you should plant your perennials properly.
How to Decorate a Modern Zen Garden
1. Pot some perennials
If you don’t have these, what will you be planting? Decide on your favourite hues and shades. Ask yourself: What type of flowers brings you the scent of a certain place you adore? Be it lavender or sunflowers, choose one that suits you and one that pleases the eye. You don’t necessarily have to plant one kind of perennial. If you desire, you may plant a few types of perennials to produce the kind of colour mixes and arrangements you prefer.
2. Instal an artificial turf
Perennial plants are great for people who have limited space to work with or have very little time to care for them but still appreciate them. An apartment’s balcony was built to a certain specification, which allows it to hold a limited amount of weight. Artificial turfs usually go between RM20–RM80 per square feet, depending on the type of yarn being used, the pile height, face weight and backing weight.
3. Obtain an ornament, fixture, a chair and a pot of Earl Grey with a drop of honey (optional)
Though your perennials look stunning in a modern, Zen-inspired way, you can still westernize with a pot of Earl Grey and a drop of honey. Create the country vibe right on your doorstep!
Potting Your First Perennial: 4 Simple Tips
1. Clean out your container and disinfect it with bleach. Give it a rinse through and let it dry thoroughly. Make sure your container has sufficient space for the plant's roots to grow out.
2. If the roots of your plant are bound to its original container, gently coax them off the surface. You'll want to retain them as much as possible.
3. Position your plant accordingly and start filling up the container with soil. Leave approximately 2–3 cam of space between the top edge of the container and the soil.
4. When it's filled, press the soil firmly to remove remaining air pockets and water. Add more soil if required.