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From the shape I immediately took it forth granted to be a Cactus but now, on a closer examination, those that at first I thought to be spines, now appear to be veg. bodies! There is always to learn on ornamentals!
Container gardens. Begonias, geraniums, fuchsias, petunias, and many other plants can be grown outdoors in containers. The choice is almost limitless. But different plants require different amounts of care. The containers themselves may be immovable, such as window boxes, or movable, such as flowerpots. Containers come in a wide range of materials, sizes, shapes, and prices. But many gardeners build their own containers or use items found in the home, such as tubs or crocks. A container garden can thus be as easy to care for and as inexpensive as a gardener wishes.
Formal flower gardens consist of flower beds laid out in balanced and regular patterns. Generally, the edges of the beds are straight or perfectly rounded. The beds contain only a few kinds of flowers, which grow to a similar height and shape. Formal flower gardens need not be expensive to cultivate. But they require the constant care of a skilled gardener to keep them neat and orderly.
Informal flower gardens have one or more beds of flowers laid out in a casual and irregular manner. The edges of the beds may be unevenly curved, and each bed may have several kinds of flowers, which vary widely in height and shape. A simple flower garden is fairly inexpensive and easy to care for.
Rock gardens consist of plants grown in pockets of soil among rocks. On their property, some people have a natural rock arrangement, which they use to create such a garden. Other people build an artificial rock garden, which can be a costly and difficult project. Any plants that require little soil can be planted in a rock garden. A rock garden may be hard to care for because of its uneven surface.
Water gardens. A water garden consists of a body of water, usually a pool, in which plants that live in water are grown. Some homeowners have a natural body of water on their property and use it to create a water garden. However, most people who want a water garden must either purchase a ready-made pool or build a pool themselves. Construction of a water garden can be expensive and difficult, but a completed garden needs little care.
Wild flower gardens are made up of native wild flowers. Such a garden can be inexpensive and easy to grow. Many gardeners dig up wild flowers or collect the seeds in the countryside for their garden. But such flowers and seeds can also be bought.