How to create a picture-perfect Landscaping

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How to create a picture-perfect Landscaping

How to create a picture-perfect Landscaping

If you’re dreaming of your next summer picnic like we are, you might be interested in creating your own picnic spot--in! We’ve got just the right ideas for the flowers, plants, and trees to get you started. "Come check out our suggestions and see what works in your space", states Dennis Sons, owner of Tennessee Wholesale Nursery


Vary things up

Vary up your trees, flowers, plants, and shrubs to make sure something is always in bloom, and there’s a variety of colors for optimal beauty in your picnic area.

To start things off? You’ll need a great tree Here are some of our favorites for yours:

Red Oak Tree

These beauties are known for their fast growth and hardiness, as many live for hundreds of years. You’ll love the light red of their leaves in the spring and the deep, vibrant red of their autumn leaves. Put your picnic table right underneath this tree as it grows to make it the main feature of your picnic spot. Get your Red Oak Tree here.


 Red Maple Tree

Another gorgeous shade tree is the Red Maple, also known as fast-growing and perfect for a picnic spot. Their spring blossoms are a brilliant shade of red and attract many pollinators. In the fall, they turn different colors from orange to yellow to dark red. Leaves are light yellowish-green with a bar of silver underneath.


The branches of this sturdy tree support wildlife, i.e., many kinds of birds find adequate shelter for nesting. If you have enough space, you could get a few of these and plant them in a staggered fashion throughout your garden, or vary them with colorful daffodils, hostas, and other flowers. Get your Red Maple tree here.


Toss in some bushes for another level of beauty between your trees and flowers for the best arrangement of color.

The Wild Hydrangea Shrub

These impressive shrubs can get from three to six feet tall with heart-shaped leaves and huge greenish-white flowers. They’re also called ‘smooth hydrangeas,’ and usually bloom all the way from June until the very first frost of the winter. Get your Wild Hydrangea Shrub here.

Black Chokeberry Bush

A small to medium-sized shrub, the Black Chokeberry Bush grows to two or three feet tall and is an attractive ornamental as well as a food source for many. In spite of its sour flavor, it’s successfully made it into recipes ranging from wine to syrup and jam, to chili, beer, salsa, and ice cream.

Its blossoms appear in white clusters in the spring, about two inches across. Later as they mature, they turn into the black berries they are known to be. As fall closes in, the leaves turn a lovely shade of magenta. Get your Black Chokeberry Bush here.

Plant flowers as diversely as possible to create the most eye-popping picnic spot you can. Here are some of our ideas based on color and blooming time for you to choose from:

Virginia Bluebells

These are a unique beauty, sure to strike up a conversation if in bloom at your next picnic. The Virginia Bluebell flowers from middle to late spring to early or mid-summer with proper care and watering. You’ll likely enjoy their blossoms for around three weeks total. Their buds are clusters of pink with flowers turning light purple, then light blue when they mature. Get your Virginia Bluebells here.

Purple Coneflowers

These will bloom beautifully for you from mid-to-late summer. They’ll be a stunning shade of purple and are a popular perennial due to their lengthy blooming times. They’re both heat and drought-resistant, and attract numerous types of birds and other pollinators. Get your Purple Coneflowers here.

A splash of yellow will give your picnic spot some contrast if you go with a row of bright daffodils. Daffodils bloom in the early spring until late May or June. Typically they are found in yellow, but there are some white and orange varieties as well. Get your daffodils here.


Shasta Daisies

Perfect for a bouquet of cut flowers as well as a stretch of your garden space, Shasta Daisies start blooming in the spring and last until the beginning of autumn. Classic and simple in white and yellow, these are low maintenance flowers and great for filling in sparse areas. Get your Shasta Daisies here.


Orange Daylilies

Blooming all the way from early spring until the first frost of winter, Orange Daylilies keep their colorful petals open for 24 hours. These hardy flowers are drought-resistant, love to spread, and can grow in full shade, full sun, or anywhere in between -- but for best results, give them lots of sun. Get your Orange Daylilies here.


A quick little finishing touch; Give the bees a drink

Bees get tired flying around from flower to flower, and they need a drink of water just like we do. Add marbles to a pan of cool water and refresh it daily so your bee guests can take a sip. Here’s a quick how-to.


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