- Pizza Garden
- Pizza is a popular choice of food in the United States. Plants growing in a Pizza Garden make up the ingredients: tomatoes, onions, peppers, parsley, basil and Greek oregano.
- Salsa Garden
- Love salsa? Why not plant your own salsa garden this year? Store-bought salsas are good but they're only as good as the ingredients in the jar. Who wants all the extra sodium and preservatives that are in commercially packaged foods? With fresh-from-your-garden produce you can create salsas that not only taste better but that are better for you too! Good plants to sow are: tomatoes, tomatillos, onion, garlic, peppers and chilies and herbs.
- Butterfly Garden
- A garden designed to attract butterflies and educate the community about the vital role that this colorful insect plays in our ecosystem. Your first step should be to find out which butterflies are in your area. Visit this website to check out which butterflies hang around our neighborhood and what flowers attract them: http://butterflywebsite.com/butterflygardening.cfm
- Kids Garden
- When starting plants from seed, choose big, easy to handle and quick-to-germinate seeds such as beans, radishes, sunflowers, dwarf nasturtiums and zinnia. Kids also love the tiny and the giant, so plant miniature vegetables like grape tomatoes and dwarf sunflowers like 'Teddy Bear' or big plants like tall Russian sunflowers or pumpkins (one rambling pumpkin plant needs a six-foot-square area of ground). Also try unusual veggies - like purple carrots and beans, rainbow chard, heirloom tomatoes, or yellow scallop squash. Uniquely shaped flowers like snapdragons and bleeding hearts are fun to manipulate and dissect. Textured plants like soft lambs' ears, woolly thyme and plumed annual celosia beg to be touched, and strawflowers and purple coneflowers are cool customers because they're so prickly.
- Herb Garden
- Herbs to consider growing are: winter savory, rosemary, sage, sweet basil, dill, mint, sweet marjoram, tarragon, thyme, chives, parsley, summer savory, anise, basil, chervil, coriander, dill, summer savory, hyssop, borage, lavender, peppermint, lovage, horehound, oregano and caraway. For more information visit: http://www.wvu.edu/~agexten/hortcult/herbs/ne208hrb.htm
- Culinary Herb Garden
- These gardens are probably the most useful to herb gardeners, having a wide range of uses in cooking. These herbs, because of their strong flavors, are generally used in small quantities to add flavor. Parsley, produced in the largest amount, is used mostly as a garnish. Next in popularity is sage, and other popular culinary herbs include chives, thyme, savory, marjoram, mint, and basil.
- Tea Garden
- A small tea garden could feature 10 or more plants surrounding — what else? — a large old teakettle. Try planting German chamomile, calendula, lemon verbena, peppermint, alpine strawberries, bronze fennel, dwarf German sage, lemongrass, anise hyssop, and lemon balm. You could be the first gardener to host a garden tea party.
- Sensory Garden
- An aromatic herb garden, for example, can have some novel uses and are not as popular to grow. Most have pleasant smelling flowers or foliage. Oils from aromatic herbs can be used to produce perfumes, toilet water, and various scents. For home use, the plant parts are used intact, often to scent linens or clothing. When dried, many aromatic herbs will retain their aroma for a considerable period. Some common aromatic herbs include mint, marjoram, lovage, rosemary, and basil. A Sensory Garden can give the physically challenged a way to experience the garden with interpretive signage and safe access to plants selected for their unique textures and aromas.
- Herb Garden & Medicinal(Healing) Herb Garden
- It shall feature a wide variety of plants that are used to spice up our foods and a section dedicated to the many medicinal herbs utilized to cure our ills.
- Storybook Garden
- Plants that relate to children's literature are featured in a Storybook Garden.
- Color Themed Garden
- Select plants to grow based on their color; from the infamous all white garden to purple and black gardens.
- Cat Garden
- Create a garden for your feline friends by planting catnip, catmint, and other plants they love. http://www.uvm.edu/pss/ppp/articles/catgardn.html
- Bible Garden
- Many, many plants are mentioned in the bible, so you actually have some fairly wide choices.
- Shakespeare Garden
- A Shakespeare garden is a themed garden that cultivates plants mentioned in the works of William Shakespeare. The best known reference in Shakespeare of plants used for symbolic purposes, aside from passing mention, as in Romeo and Juliet, "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." is Ophelia's speech from Hamlet:
Ophelia: There's rosemary, that's for remembrance. Pray you, love,
remember. And there is pansies, that's for thoughts.
Laertes: A document in madness! Thoughts and remembrance fitted.
Ophelia: There's fennel for you, and columbines. There's rue for you,
and here's some for me. We may call it herb of grace o' Sundays.
O, you must wear your rue with a difference! There's a daisy. I
would give you some violets, but they wither'd all when my father
died. They say he made a good end.