Garden Plants: Various Species and +80 Photos

It is a fact that a garden makes all the difference, whether indoors or outdoors. However, the biggest difficulty is knowing how to choose the most suitable species for the available area, the size of the plant and having ideas for a beautiful, harmonious environment that offers a direct connection with nature.

To help you on this difficult mission, we’ve brought you 80 models of garden plants with care tips and everything you need to know to grow them!

How to choose the ideal garden plant

First, you need to identify where your garden will be located in the house: in the backyard, in the garage, downstairs, in the kitchen, on the porch, etc. After deciding this, think about your availability for care, after all, there are plants that are easier to care for and others that need daily care. The size of the plant is also important because it’s no use wanting to have a winter garden under the stairs with a 2m tree, is it? Finally, make a plan with an architect or an interior designer and set up a corner that meets all your tastes.

Image 1: This garden blends plants of different sizes and species in a harmonious way.

Garden with plants, lawn and white stones.

Image 2: To highlight some part of the garden, place stones of different colors.

Garden with several species of plants.

Image 3: A flower garden allows you to make colorful drawings in the middle of the grass in a satisfactory way.

Large flower garden.

Image 4: On the other hand, for those who want to have garden plants indoors, the vertical version is the most appropriate.

Vertical garden in the living room.

Image 5: With planning, it is possible to gather plants of different species in a single place without it becoming overloaded.

Path to leisure area with small garden.

Image 6: Taking a shower next to a green area will make this moment even more relaxing.

Bathroom overlooking the outdoor area.

Image 7: To have a garden in the bedroom, the best option is that it is made with humidifying and air-purifying plants.

Room on the side of the backyard.

Image 8: In this case, the garden plants formed a kind of curtain for the wall.

Wall with fallen plants.

Image 9: When the garden is close to the pool, be careful to choose a type of plant that does not shed too many leaves and excessively soils the pool.

Leisure area with swimming pool and beanbags.

Plant size

When planning a garden, regardless of whether it is indoors or outdoors, it is necessary to think about the volume it will have and which are the appropriate plants for each space. As a result, you can have a garden with tall, medium or short plants.

Tall plant

Tall gardens are more easily found in backyards, because it has one or more large trees that serve to shade the space. In addition, this option is ideal for larger spaces as it can create a children’s play area with a swing, or even shade a grassy area.

Image 10: Although the available footage is small, it was used to place large leaves that occupy the space well.

Targeted lighting in the garden.

Image 11: This garden has the tree as a base for a wooden table.

Table around the tree.

Image 12: This example shows different species of tall plants in a single space.

Lawn with stones and a modern chair.

Image 13: On the other hand, the side corridor of the house is decorated with a wall of tall plants.

External corridor with bamboos.

Image 14: This garden is at the front of the house and has a glass pergola to provide the indirect lighting that plants need.

Plants under a glass pergola.

Image 15: In order not to overshadow the beauty of the trees, small and medium plants were placed in the rest of the garden.

Entrance area with trees.

Image 16: Tall plants are also perfect for providing shade and shelter in a hallway leading to the house or some other area.

Hallway with tall trees.

Image 17: Cacti are plants that can grow significantly tall and do not need regular care.

Flowering cacti.

Image 18: Even though it is a garden that is in the middle of the house, there is the possibility of planting tall species.

Garden with three trees.

Image 19: In this case, four trees provide shade on a table in the backyard of the house.

Yard with trees covering the table.

Garden with medium plant

An average plant is one that goes from half a meter to a meter and a half, generally. This option fits into any type of garden and allows for a greater combination of species without one standing out from the other.

Image 20: The small space houses medium-sized plants in different shades of green.

Garden separated by a small wall.

Image 21: Pruning is essential so that the plant does not grow to the desired size.

Garden at the front of the house with medium plants.

Image 22: To make the space uniform, bet on placing several plants of the same species.

Garden with medium and tall plants.

Image 23: The different shades of green and the flowers are harmonious when they are under a grass background.

Garden around a grassy path.

Image 24: The space reserved for the garden is higher than the grass level and has a higher central plant than the others.

Tree among bushes.

Image 25: On the other hand, it is possible to separate the garden space with soil.

Large green area with small bushes.

Image 26: In this example, the medium plants form a kind of fence around the house.

Garden with green, purple and red plants.

Image 27: The different colors of the garden plants offer liveliness, joy and relaxation in the environment.

Garden plants of various colors.

Image 28: Targeted lighting in a garden makes all the difference at night so that it remains the highlight of the outdoor area.

Plants for illuminated garden.

Blue print

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Despite being little seen, this is a trend option that is on the rise. Usually made with succulent plants or small flowers, a low plant garden is ideal for entrances and is perfect when it offers some kind of color that contrasts with the grass or the surrounding floor.

Image 29: Despite having medium plants, most are formed by small species.

Ground floor garden next to the garage.

Image 30: On the other hand, this model is made exclusively from succulents that are small plants.

Garden plants decorated with colored stones.

Image 31: To separate one species from another, a series of small stones was placed.

Garden with various species of succulent plants.

Image 32: This example shows what a garden of low plants looks like without any kind of division and with the addition of several species.

Succulent garden.

Image 33: This entrance path is even more delicate with the colorful flowers on the sides.

Entrance path to the house with floor plans for garden.

Image 34: On the other hand, it is possible to set aside a prominent space in the garden to place the flowers.

Lawn with a circle full of flowers.

Image 35: Succulents, even though they are low plants, must be cared for and pruned to maintain their shape.

Floor plans for garden.

Image 36: When the chosen plant species is too dark, choose to decorate the garden with white stones.

Garden with low plants.

Image 37: The small corridor became a shelter of small colored flowers.

Narrow garden filled with colorful flowers.

Image 38: In this case, the small plants are in small dark circles that take shape in the middle of the garden filled with pale stones.

Plants for garden decorated with white stones.

Types of Garden Plants

Now that you’ve chosen your garden style, it’s time to start choosing the species. This part is very important because it is the step in which you will see how much time is available for care or whether your available space for the garden is ideal for the plants you want. For example: if your garden is outdoors, you need to choose plants that adapt well to the sun and assess the amount of water it needs so you know if you will have time to take care of it or not.

Image 39: The little wizard is a kind of small shrub that can be molded and that is short.

Triangular garden with a tall plant.

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Image 40: As such, it can be used to stand around a tall plant in a garden, or to be the center of attention.

Garden with grass, white stones and various types of plants.

Image 41: On the other hand, the sword of São Jorge, despite being a medium plant, is widely used as a small wall.

Narrow garden with the sword plant of São Jorge.

Image 42: Like the little wizard, she can also be a kind of shield for larger plants.

Garden with Sword of Saint George.

Image 43: This plant can also be used indoors or out, as it survives with indirect light.

Garden with medium plants.

Image 44: For those who like flowers, the azalea is certainly a great option.

Garden with flowers around the house.

Image 45: Despite being a medium height plant, it forms small shrubs that can be molded according to the style of the residents.

Pink flower bush beside white fence.

Image 46: The elephant’s foot is one of those garden plants that practically do not need another species as an accompaniment, because it is large and spacious.

Indoor garden with elephant paw tree.

Image 47: Just like the previous example, the traveler’s tree composes the beauty of the entire space alone.

Lawn with a tree highlighted.

Image 48: To consider this species it is necessary to have enough space so that it can grow sideways.

Garden with three equal trees.

Image 49: The yucca is a round and pointed plant that can be used both as a shrub and as a tree, it depends on pruning.

Yucca plant in a garden.

Winter garden plants

A winter garden is one that stays indoors. It is usually found under stairs or in open areas in the middle of the home. In this case, it is necessary to opt for plants that do not need the sun. As a result, the interior of the house will look fresher and will be much more colorful.

Image 50: This garden is on the corner of the house and is separated from the interior by glass walls.

Area that shows indoor and outdoor plants.

Image 51: On the other hand, this model has only a glass front and a white stone path that highlights the space.

Garden with potted plants and stone floor.

Image 52: Even though you don’t have a space of land for planting, it is possible to have a winter garden with only potted plants.

Winter garden with potted plants.

Image 53: How about putting a fountain to give an even stronger connection with nature?

Plants for winter garden with fountain.

Image 54: When decorating a winter garden under the stairs, choose plants that don’t need the sun to survive.

Plants on several levels under the stairs.

Image 55: Depending on your available space, it is also possible to choose the size of the plants that will be placed.

Winter garden plants.

Image 56: As a result, you will have a green area with indoor plants.

Small garden next to the stairs.

Image 57: In this case, in addition to the plants grown in the land, there are also those that are in large pots.

Winter garden with plants inside and outside the pot.

Image 58: Use the space in the high-ceilinged house to place a tree that fits into place.

Winter garden with tree.

Image 59: In addition to the winter garden, on the wall next to the stairs a series of potted plants has been placed on the wall.

Two-story house with winter garden under the stairs.

Vertical Garden Plants

Also known as the green wall, the vertical garden is increasingly being chosen for those who want to have a garden but live in a small apartment or do not have enough space for a conventional garden. To do this, just separate a wall from the living room or kitchen and line it with potted plants, preferably foliage.

Image 60: This vertical garden is entirely made with the fern plant.

Vertical garden plants of various species.

Image 61: On the other hand, it is possible to mix different types of plants to give new textures and different shades of green.

Shower in the middle of the vertical garden.

Image 62: To highlight the vertical garden in the living room, directed lighting was placed.

Area with vertical garden and two chairs.

Image 63: The porch is the perfect place to accommodate plants that need indirect light.

Balcony with wall covered with plants.

Image 64: As for the room, as the lighting is less, care must be taken when choosing the plants so that it remains bright.

Living room with plants.

Image 65: In addition to the garden plants, it is possible to put other types in the same room, such as the tree in the large pot next to the sofa and the small species on the coffee table.

Living room with vertical garden.

Image 66: In the kitchen, the most suitable garden plants are those suitable for colder and more humid areas.

Kitchen with a range with garden plants.

Image 67: In order not to influence the texture of the wall, this model offers an arch that gives the impression that the wall and the plants are on the same level.

Living room with vertical garden.

Image 68: On the other hand, this model offers several kinds of garden plants that are arranged on several levels.

Vertical garden plants.

Image 69: Flowers are excellent for adding color and delicacy to the environment, but they are more difficult to find.

Flowered vertical garden.

Garden plant photos

If you’re still in doubt about how to make your garden and what plants to put, check out some more inspiring photos to decorate your little corner and have a green space inside or outside the house.

Image 70: In this case, the plants are at a safe distance from the fiber pool so that too much dirt doesn’t fall.

Backyard with swimming pool.

Image 71: For a leisure area in the middle of the garden, invest in the pergola.

Pergola in front of the pool.

Image 72: With planning, it is possible to preserve larger plants during construction.

Pergola with big tree in the middle.

Image 73: If you are thinking of having a fountain in the middle of the garden, place plants around that need more water and moisture.

Garden plants that have a fountain.

Image 74: On the other hand, if the desire is to have new plants in the garden and there is little space, it is possible to integrate them into the trunk of one of the trees.

Two rocking chairs.

Image 75: Another solution to have plants next to a pool without worrying about dirt is to opt for species that are low or at a level below the bathing area.

Plants for garden beside the pool.

Image 76: Each type of plant needs a different care and sometimes this includes fertilizing, so in some cases it is necessary to leave them in a different place, such as a pot.

Garden with a hammock in the middle.

Image 77: How about having a wall made of tall plants and joining a garden with flowers next to it?

Side corridor of the house with garden.

Image 78: For flower lovers, it is possible to create a hallway with a unique color that matches some item in the house, in this case, the small gate.

Flowers and little wizards.

Image 79: If you have a lot of space available, be sure to rate a classic style like movies.

Several species and sizes.

Image 80: Finally, it doesn’t only have to be green, just get creative and choose your favorite color.

Garden with shrubs and flowers.

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