Back when I was in 7th grade (I know, it seems like it was decades ago!) I visited my Aunt and Uncle for the summer in St. Louis, Missouri. At the time, I hadn’t ever been to their home before and I was absolutely enthralled by their gorgeous Victorian home. I had no idea that classic architecture was so beautiful! As “wowed” as I was by the overall scape of their home, I hadn’t seen anything until they took me out back to their Victorian garden. As I wandered through their well-kept flower beds and shaped shrubbery, I absolutely fell in love. How could I recreate this a stunning Victorian garden like this back at home? The answer, as it turns out, is a lot easier than you might think. Keep reading for a few tips to create (and maintain!) a Victorian garden.
Victorian gardeners prided themselves on keeping their flower gardens neat, symmetrical, and formal. Pick plants that are all the same height, color, and texture for a gorgeous Victorian garden. Some excellent flowerbed varieties include Acacia, Fushia, Geranium, Marigold, and Morning Glory. You’ll want to maintain your flower bed by weeding it weekly and watering it as often as your flower varieties need.