I wanted to plant some flowers. I want to know is there anything out there that you can buy that is already pre-arranged?
The Gardener’s Answer
Hello, Vickie in New York: The answer to your question really depends on what kind of plants you are looking for. If you are wishing for pre-arranged plantings of annuals I am certain you can find this at your local garden center. If they do not have any already made up you can ask them if they do custom plantings. This may not be feasible for the larger box stores but most of the smaller, locally owned garden centers offer this service. You will have to pay for the design fee but sometimes it is easier for someone else to design a custom container than it is to pick out the plants and pot them up. If you are referring to perennials, shrubs, grasses, and or trees this is not going to be an option. For these permanent plantings it is essential that they receive ample amount of space to mature. So when we plant them in the garden we need to space them out so the roots have room to spread as the plant matures. If you are looking for ideas on what to plant in the garden most garden centers offer landscape design as well. The benefit of having a professional design your garden is that you will get a plan that has the right plant material for the light and soil conditions that your space has to offer.