“Do you know if your flower garden can be shaped like a circle?” asked my hubby as he inspected our rose plant a few days ago. “For most gardens, a flower garden is shaped like a circle,” I said. “What’s it made of?”
Answer: A Flower Garden Is Shaped Like A Circle. Its perimeter is usually 20 feet. The inner circle, which is often notched in areas where the plants grow up and away from the flower garden wall or fence, is generally six feet wide. Most a flower garden path will be a circle, but some are very large – sometimes extending well out into the distance.
A flower garden has the shape pictured below. The circle is not a perfect circle but close. It is a poor man’s attempt at a perfect circle. The outer circle may be slanted toward the home, or toward an object that should be the focus of attention. This slant can create a problem for visitors because they may view the flower garden as being too close to their personal space. However, this is seldom a problem because the width of the flower garden path is usually more than enough to define where visitors can stand and look.
For example, when I walk through my flower garden with my children, we often look at the blooms and see how far they extend. This can be a problem if the pathway is too narrow to notice the blooms when they are flowering. When the flower beds are placed in a circle, it is easier to see the flowers because the circle is not so wide that one cannot see all of the blossoms at once.
In the diagram above, the outer circle represents the center of attention. The inner ring-shaped path through the garden is the focus. One can choose to walk along the border of the circle, or through it directly. If one chooses to walk directly through the flower garden, then the gardener is going to need to cover a significant area.
The diagram above illustrates the first step of how a flower garden is shaped like a circle. The gardener can choose to walk around directly to the flower is centers, or to follow the border. If one chooses to walk directly through the flower is centers, then the gardener needs to cover a significant area. One can determine this by figuring out how many bags of sand the gardener requires to cover one square foot of ground. Remember, each bag of sand will take up about a third of a cubic foot.
The next question that the gardener need to answer is, how many bags of sand do the gardener need to traverse the area? Remember, each person walking a round the garden need access to a different bag of sand. Each person is assuming they will use the same one bag. If, for example, two people are walking around the flower bed, then each person will need to walk under the flower that they are approaching. This means that each person will be using approximately half a bag of sand, which leads to the next question.
The last question the gardener need to answer is, if one bag of sand can cover one square foot of ground, then how many feet of path does the gardener need? This means that the width of the garden path must be measured, and then the width of one person walking on the path should be measured against the width of one bag of sand, and then once these are known, then the numbers of people walking rounds the garden needs to be figured out. In addition to the paths, once the perimeter of the garden has been marked and the paths have been marked as well, then it is time to add in a flower bed. Note that, since the gardener will be adding a flower bed, one needs to take into account the height of the flower beds. This will need to take into account the fact that taller flowers generally cost more than shorter ones.